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Twitter Acquires Recruiting Startup Laskie, its First Deal Under Elon Musk

Musk buys job tool Laskie in first acquisition for Twitter.

In one of the first deals of the Elon Musk era, Twitter has reportedly acquired a job-matching technology startup called Laskie, according to Axios.

The deal, the company’s first known acquisition under Musk, advances the billionaire’s vision of turning Twitter into a “super app” with multiple functions, including payments.

The San Francisco-based company was founded in 2021 and prioritised hiring. Founder and CEO Chris Bakke previously sold another company to Indeed, an online job board.

Axios reported that Laskie had raised $6 million in total funding, citing PitchBook.

While Laskie’s website says the service is currently unavailable, its LinkedIn page describes it as helping job seekers quickly find suitable job matches.

According to an insider familiar with the situation, Twitter was paid in cash and stock. While the actual cost could not be determined, sources put it in the “tens of millions”.

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