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10

Portfolio Exits

3

About David Ko

David Ko is a former Zynga executive.

Headquarters Location

San Francisco, California,

United States

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Calm Meditation App Is Reportedly Laying Off 20% of Its Staff

Aug 12, 2022

The company will reportedly lay off around 90 employees in an effort to focus on growth and efficiency. By Watch On Thursday, the company’s CEO, David Ko, announced layoffs impacting 20% of its roughly 400 employees in a memo to staff seen by Gizmodo. That 20% translates to around 90 employees. The memo comes amid a growing wave of tech industry layoffs that’s left tens of thousands of tech workers scrambling for new jobs. In his memo, Ko said the decision came in an effort to focus on growth and efficiency. Advertisement “I can assure you that this was not an easy decision, but it is especially difficult for a company like ours whose mission is focused on workplace mental health and wellness,” Ko said in the memo. “We did not come to this decision lightly, but are confident that these changes will help us prioritize the future, focus on growth and become a more efficient organization.” Calm, generally considered a leader in the increasingly crowded mediation app market, attained a valuation of over $2 billion in 2020 and has reportedly received investment support from Goldman Sachs and Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, according to Bloomberg. Ko said the company will hold an all hands meeting on Friday where they will discuss the layoffs in more depth.

David Ko Investments

10 Investments

David Ko has made 10 investments. Their latest investment was in MedChart as part of their Series A on April 4, 2021.

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David Ko Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

4/19/2021

Series A

MedChart

$8.9M

Yes

3

10/8/2020

Seed VC - II

Exer

$2M

Yes

17

9/4/2020

Series A

GetSetup

$10M

Yes

9

8/27/2018

Seed VC

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$99M

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10

9/21/2015

Seed VC

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$99M

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10

Date

4/19/2021

10/8/2020

9/4/2020

8/27/2018

9/21/2015

Round

Series A

Seed VC - II

Series A

Seed VC

Seed VC

Company

MedChart

Exer

GetSetup

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Amount

$8.9M

$2M

$10M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

3

17

9

10

10

David Ko Portfolio Exits

3 Portfolio Exits

David Ko has 3 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Boxed on June 14, 2021.

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Exit

Companies

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Acquirer

Sources

6/14/2021

Acq - Pending

$99M

7

9/9/2019

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$99M

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10

8/18/2014

Acquired

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$99M

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10

Date

6/14/2021

9/9/2019

8/18/2014

Exit

Acq - Pending

Acquired

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

7

10

10

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