According to Reporters of AFPR NEWS, Twitter has made its first deal under Elon Musk: purchasing a job-matching startup called Laskie.
It is important to note that this is the company’s first acquisition under the leadership of Elon Musk, as well as a deal that represents one of Musk’s visions to turn Twitter into a “super-app” that is able to offer users a number of features, including the ability to send payments.
Laskie was Founded in 2021, the San Francisco-based startup has focused its efforts on recruiting since its inception. Chris Bakke, the founder and CEO of the startup, previously sold another startup to the online job board Indeed during his career.
- Currently, Laskie’s website tells users the service is no longer available, although on its LinkedIn page, it describes the service as a tool for helping job-seekers find suitable matches quickly.
- A total of $6 million was raised by Laskie, according to PitchBook.
- According to a source familiar with the matter, Twitter is paying both in cash and stock as part of the deal. According to the source, though the exact price was not disclosed, it was in the “tens of millions” range.
A quick note about Friday’s announcement: Musk announced on Friday that Linda Yaccarino, a former executive with NBCUniversal, would be the new CEO of the social networking giant Twitter.
As far as Twitter’s response to AFPR NEWS’ request for comment goes, it did not respond beyond its usual automated response in a timely manner.