Healthcare automation firm Olive lays off round 450 employees

Healthcare automation startup Olive is shedding about 450 employees, based on an e-mail despatched by CEO Sean Lane to staff on Tuesday. 

Lane wrote the corporate had grown shortly over the previous a number of years, hiring new staffers and launching new instruments. However the “realities of right this moment’s economic system” are pushing the automation firm to tug again from that technique. 

Going ahead, Olive will give attention to the corporate’s Autonomous Income Cycle product geared towards suppliers and its Utilization Administration Transformation device for payers. The letter stated the plan will assist Olive change into worthwhile extra shortly than the startup had first deliberate.

Laid off staff acquired an e-mail notifying them that their final day is right this moment, however their official employment will finish in 60 days. Lane wrote that affected employees might be eligible for 2 weeks of severance per 12 months of service in addition to job placement help and entry to a expertise portal. 

“Whereas we’re experiencing lots of the similar headwinds as different organizations together with shifts within the trade panorama, evolving buyer expectations and difficult market circumstances we additionally should reconcile missteps we made,” Lane wrote. 

“Our fast-paced progress and lack of focus strained our product and engineering sources and prevented us from executing shortly on key initiatives. I take accountability for this.”


The layoffs come a couple of 12 months after Olive introduced it had closed a $400 million funding spherical that boosted its valuation to $4 billion. It additionally raised a number of rounds in 2020, together with a $225.5 million funding introduced in December that 12 months. 

In April, Axios reported that Olive wasn’t delivering on its guarantees to generate huge price financial savings for well being techniques by automating administrative duties.

Olive is much from the one digital well being firm pursuing layoffs this summer season. Cost startup Cedar laid off 24% of its workforce earlier this month. Ro, a direct-to-consumer digital care unicorn that earlier this 12 months raised $150 million, let go of 18% of its workforce. Diagnostics firm Cue Well being, hybrid supplier Carbon Well being, major care firm Ahead and psychological well being startup Cerebral have additionally laid off staff.

A Rock Well being report on digital well being funding by way of the primary half of 2022 discovered growth-stage corporations might face explicit challenges within the present market, noting the current spate of layoffs. Sizes of Sequence B, C and D+ offers declined in contrast with 2021, whereas Sequence A rounds stayed regular. 

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