The Company Behind Maker Faire and Make: Magazine Has Shut Down

TechCrunch has learned that Maker Media, the company behind the DIY magazine and online publication Make:, as well as the Maker Faire science, art, and hacking festivals that happen all around the world each year, ceased operations last week and let go of the rest of its 22 employees.The company’s founder and CEO, Dale Dougherty,…

The Company Behind Maker Faire and Make: Magazine Has Shut Down

TechCrunch has learned that Maker Media, the company behind the DIY magazine and online publication Make:, as well as the Maker Faire science, art, and hacking festivals that happen all around the world each year, ceased operations last week and let go of the rest of its 22 employees.The company’s founder and CEO, Dale Dougherty, confirmed to TechCrunch that since its inception 15 years ago, the business has been a struggle, as it has been four countless print publications over the past few decades. Layoffs first hit the company back in 2016, followed by eight more staffers being laid off in March, which the SF Chronicle reported ahead of the 2019 Maker Faire; the company’s flagship event held in the Bay Area each year. Despite rain, the event met its ticket sales, but it’s
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