Bending Spoons, which acquired Evernote in November 2022, had laid off 129 workers in February 2023, stating that Evernote had been “Unprofitable for years” and “Unsustainable in the long term.” Whatever unspecified number of remaining employees remain in the US received notice of the move on June 23, then the layoff on July 5, according to a company blog post. “Our plans for Evernote are as ambitious as ever: Going forward, a dedicated team based in Europe will continue to assume ownership of the Evernote product,” wrote Francesco Patarnello, Evernote’s CEO. “This team will be in an ideal position to leverage the extensive expertise and strength of the 400-plus workforce at Bending Spoons, many of whom have been working on Evernote full-time since the acquisition.” Evernote was growing internationally, looking toward an IPO, and toying with side projects like Evernote Hello, Evernote Food, and Evernote Peek.
I always wanted to try this, but never did. Glad I didn’t?