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Tech titans start 2024 with mass layoffs, but is the worst yet to come?
Layoffs signal broader industry challenges, prompting fears of further job losses
IronSource founders leaving Unity amid major cutbacks
The Israeli company merged with Unity at a $4.4 billion valuation in November 2022. Unity announced its plans to lay off approximately 25% of its workforce earlier this week
Unity laying off another 25% of workforce
Meir Orbach and Reuters
Unity Israel, formerly ironSource, is set to cut dozens of jobs as part of the layoffs. This is the fourth round of layoffs the company has conducted since July 2022
Israeli high-tech crisis deepens with hundreds of layoffs in one day
"There is a deep crisis in Israeli high-tech, part of which is due to the global crisis, but part of it is due to what is happening in the country," said Boaz Dinte, Managing General Partner at VC fund Qumra Capital
Latest layoffs at Unity to include dozens of employees in Israel
The gaming company will be parting ways with a total of 600 employees in its third round of layoffs in a year
Unity and ironSource complete $4.4 billion merger
The Danish-founded company had previously rejected an offer to be acquired by AppLovin for $17.5 billion in favor of a deal with the Israeli-founded mobile app monetization company
Unity chooses ironSource merger over AppLovin takeover
Meir Orbach and Reuters
The Israeli-founded mobile app monetization software company had agreed to be acquired by Unity for $4.4 billion last month before AppLovin offered $17.5 billion to purchase Unity last week
Israeli tech employees netted staggering $4.5-6 billion through options in 2021
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Was ironSource just a pawn in a game between Unity and AppLovin?
A month after the announcement of the expected merger between ironSource and gaming platform Unity, U.S. giant AppLovin submitted an offer to merge with Unity as long as it cancels its deal with the Israeli-founded company
ironSource: "We struck while the iron was cold”
ironSource was issued just a year ago at a valuation of $11 billion. But last week it surprisingly announced it had merged into gaming giant Unity and ceased to exist as an independent company. In their first interview since the deal, two of its leaders, CSO Eyal Milrad and co-founder and CRO Omer Kaplan, try to convince why the whole will be greater than the sum of its parts
ironSource co-founder: "There is no connection between the timing of the deal and the situation in the markets"
CRO Omer Kaplan spoke to Calcalist following the Israeli company's merger with Unity: "The deal has just matured now. The ratio in the value of the companies has not changed at all throughout the last year, and the deal is a stock deal"
ironSource to merge with game development platform Unity Software
Both companies have seen their share price plummet this year and have decided to join forces, "Calcalist" has learned. ironSource went public a year ago through a SPAC merger at a valuation of $11.1 billion and is being valued at almost $5 billion in the merger
“Academia is helping create a gaming ecosystem”
Bezalel Academy, ironSource, Hebrew University, Ministry of Jerusalem, and the Jerusalem municipality have founded Gamehub, an incubator devoted to gaming. “Content needs to be the main focus,” says Manager Dani Bacon, who isn’t worried about startups relocating to Tel Aviv
ironSource: hypercasual games are “here to stay”
Speaking at Gaming2021, ironSource’s co-founder and CRO Omer Kaplan discusses hypercasual gaming and their impact on the gaming industry
ironSource’s fall is a wake-up call for SPAC offerings
The sharp drop in valuations which followed the hot trend of SPAC mergers makes it seem as if traditional IPOs may be a preferred choice. The real test will be in August when companies will publish their quarterly figures about SPACs, which have yet to be revealed
Is Israeli tech companies’ Wall Street heyday coming to an end?
Investors are no longer flocking to everything that smells of tech; some companies may have to alter their IPO plans
IronSource quietly launches spin-off Rise shortly before $11 billion SPAC merger
Rise provides solutions to help maximize digital assets, create business growth and scale audience
IronSource shareholders and employees on their way to a $1.5 billion payday
The company will raise $2.3 billion at an $11 billion valuation through a SPAC merger with Thoma Bravo
Report: IronSource in talks to merge with SPAC at $10 billion valuation
The targeting company is Thoma Bravo, one of the largest and most active investment firms operating in the tech sector
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