September 22, 2023

In a surprising growth, Bending Spoons, Evernote’s new company guardian, has laid off most of Evernote’s employees and can relocate all operations to Europe.

Many of the firm’s “operations shall be transitioned to Europe,” Bending Spoons CEO Luca Ferrari instructed SFGate, because of the “vital enhance in operational effectivity that can come as a consequence of centralizing operations in Europe.” Because of this, most of Evernote’s employees within the San Francisco Bay space and Chile has been laid off and people workplaces shall be closed for good.

Bending Spoons is a European expertise firm; it introduced that it might purchase Evernote in November 2022 for an undisclosed quantity, and it accomplished the acquisition this previous January. On the time of the announcement, Mr. Ferrari stated that he “noticed the potential” in Evernote, which has struggled lately after being a Silicon Valley startup darling a decade or extra in the past. Evernote skilled layoffs in 2015, 2018 (which I wrote about), and 2022, and a few workplace closures and government departures. However Ferraris stated that he was “assured that Bending Spoons can carry Evernote to new heights.”

Bending Spoons received’t affirm what number of Evernote workers it laid off, however Ferrari claims all is nicely.

“Our plans for Evernote are as formidable as ever,” he stated. “Going ahead, a rising, devoted crew based mostly in Europe will proceed to imagine possession of the Evernote product. This crew may also be in an excellent place to leverage the intensive experience and energy of the 400-plus workforce at Bending Spoons, lots of whom have been engaged on Evernote full-time for the reason that acquisition.”

That’s good, but it surely’s not clear how Evernote can achieve a market that’s now crowded with extra trendy note-taking options like Notion, Obsidian, and Microsoft Loop. And its customers are rightly fearful in regards to the finish of Evernote. It’s in all probability clever for any remaining Evernote customers to have a look at migrating their information off the service ought to it’s shut down immediately.