Facing liquidity crunch, Bounce lays off half its workforce

The Bengaluru-based scooter startup has fired around 250 employees amid a cash crisis, and may be looking for a buyer.

It has been a tough week at Bounce. Varun Agni, co-founder and chief technology officer of the Bengaluru-based mobility startup, called his team members, one by one, to deliver the bad news. The company, he said, would be laying off the “entire tech team”, recalls a former employee who received the call. They requested not to be named. 

The layoffs continued across departments. In Bengaluru, Bounce has sacked almost 90% of its employees, according to two other former executives, who also requested anonymity. It also laid off a few employees working at its manufacturing plant in Bhiwadi, Rajasthan. In all, …


Samiksha Goel

Samiksha covered all things startups at The Morning Context. She joined us from The New Indian Express, where she wrote stories on the retail and food sectors. Prior to that, she had covered startups and written various business features in the Deccan Herald.