Twitter has acquired a recruitment startup – the company’s first major deal under Elon Musk

A San Francisco-based startup called Laskie was founded in 2021 and was engaged in recruitment. Currently, a notice is published on the website that the company has stopped providing services.

According to Bloomberg’s sources, the deal with Twitter was covered partly by shares and partly by cash. It is said to be worth “tens of millions of dollars”, but the exact number is not known.

Laskie’s company was recruiting and raised $6 million from a group of investors led by Bloomberg Beta and Peak State Ventures in December 2021. The startup’s founder and CEO Chris Bakke is known for his scathing comments and jokes about the tech industry on Twitter, where he has about 14 followers. , including Elon Musk himself.

This is Twitter’s first major acquisition under Musk. The billionaire took over the company in October of last year, paying a whopping $44 billion for it. Most of his initiatives have involved mass layoffs and the introduction of a controversial verification system that has fueled an influx of fakes and bots and driven advertisers away from the platform.

Recently it became known that Twitter as a company no longer exists – it was renamed X Corp. The name confirms Musk’s previous claims of creating a super app X similar to WeChat, popular in Asia. Twitter’s implementation of encrypted messaging last week appears to have been the first step in that direction. Musk also promised to add private voice and video calls soon. The acquisition of Laskie is also the first transaction that will help realize the billionaire’s desire to transform Twitter into the new X social network.

The billionaire is also ready to fulfill his promise to step down as CEO of Twitter. The “pretty stupid” successor that Musk was looking for for so long turned out to be Lina Jaccarino, who previously held the position of director of the media company NBCUniversal. Ilon himself will remain with the company as a technical and executive director.

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