After reportedly laying off 20% of its staff amid dwindling downloads, HQ Trivia is about to try something new

HQ Trivia has reportedly laid off about 20% of its staff, leaving the live game-show startup with less than 30 employees.Downloads of the HQ Trivia app were down 92% in June when compared with last year, according to the data-analysis firm Sensor Tower.HQ will test a new subscription-based model for HQ Words, a spinoff game…

After reportedly laying off 20% of its staff amid dwindling downloads, HQ Trivia is about to try something new

HQ Trivia has reportedly laid off about 20% of its staff, leaving the live game-show startup with less than 30 employees.Downloads of the HQ Trivia app were down 92% in June when compared with last year, according to the data-analysis firm Sensor Tower.HQ will test a new subscription-based model for HQ Words, a spinoff game resembling “Wheel of Fortune.” A tweet from HQ Words said the subscription would cost $10 per month but offer daily prizes for members. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. HQ Trivia has had a rough 2019. The live-game-show startup has struggled to recover from the loss of cofounder and CEO Colin Kroll, who died unexpectedly in December. In April, about half of HQ Trivia’s 35 employees signed a letter asking the company’s board to remove cofounder Rus Yusupov as CEO, the second time the request was made. The longtime host Scott “Quiz Daddy” Rogowsky also left HQ Trivia in April. Now, Tech Crunch has reported that HQ Trivia laid off about 20% of its staff, l
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