X Corporation, the parent company of Twitter, has acquired Laskie, a tech hiring platform. This is the company’s first ever acquisition after Musk has taken over. Now with the help of Laskie, Musk aims to transform Twitter into an all-encompassing ‘everything app’.
No formal statement has been made by officials, however Bloomberg confirmed the news citing an anonymous media source. It also mentioned that a deal, that involved a combination of equity and cash, was reportedly finalised recently. Additionally, following the acquisition news, Laskie’s website has been replaced with a blank page stating that the platform is no longer accessible to anyone.
Prior its acquisitions, Laskie served as a platform that connected tech job seekers with employers, utilising information from their profiles and the requirements set by employers. This approach bypassed the conventional process of job postings and applications.
For now, it remains uncertain whether Twitter intends to integrate Laskie’s job-matching service into its platform or allow it to operate independently.
Laskie secured a funding round of $6 million in December 2021, with investors such as Bloomberg Beta and Peak State Ventures leading the group. However, the company did not disclose the valuation at which it raised this funding.
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