Co-founder Evan Doll is not at Flipboard, the corporate has confirmed to TechCrunch and has simply introduced in a weblog publish. He will probably be becoming a member of Redpoint Ventures as an entrepreneur-in-residence. His role as head of Flipboard’s head of shopper engineering shall be taken over by Troy Brant, who has been dealing with the job recently.
Along with the weblog submit from CEO and co-founder Mike McCue, Doll has tweeted his personal farewell.
It seems just like the departure is on pretty amicable phrases: the internal memo revealed within the weblog publish mentions that it’ll toast Doll on the firm’s Friday “Mock-o-Clock” assembly.
Doll isn’t the one current departure. Eric Feng, the corporate’s CTO, left earlier this week to re-be a part of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Feng spent 2 years at Flipboard earlier than returning to the agency, which he left in 2011.
Doll’s departure comes at a troublesome time for Flipboard, The firm earlier this yr raised $ 50 million in a new financing spherical. However on the similar time, it’s discovered itself coping with stiff competitors from providers like Apple Information. That’s additionally raised questions on whether or not Flipboard can stay an unbiased firm, given rumors that Twitter may purchase the corporate, which cropped up earlier this yr.
On the time the corporate confirmed its funding spherical, Flipboard stated it had 72 million month-to-month lively customers, with the overwhelming majority of that coming from mobile units. Earlier in July, it was reported that the corporate’s numbers had jumped 75 % within the final six months to 70 million on the again of net-consumer progress. The firm stated it sees anyplace from one hundred fifty,000 to 200,000 activations daily around the globe.
Earlier than Flipboard, Doll was at Apple, the place he was an engineer working on early fashions of the iPhone.
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Source : TechCrunch