View, the dynamic glass company that raised $1.1 billion from SoftBank in 2018, is laying people off

View, a 13-year-old, Milpitas, Calif.-based company that makes dynamic glass designed to reduce heat and glare as well as lessen eyestrain, has cut an unknown number of employees, including at a plant in Olive Branch, Mississippi. One employee of several years, an IT manager, wrote on LinkedIn that he was laid off owing to the…

View, the dynamic glass company that raised $1.1 billion from SoftBank in 2018, is laying people off

View, a 13-year-old, Milpitas, Calif.-based company that makes dynamic glass designed to reduce heat and glare as well as lessen eyestrain, has cut an unknown number of employees, including at a plant in Olive Branch, Mississippi.
One employee of several years, an IT manager, wrote on LinkedIn that he was laid off owing to the pandemic. Another employee of the company — an engineer and project manager — wrote on LinkedIn that he has also been laid off and that the company “really cleaned house.”
This individual added that several other “long timers” had also lost their jobs.
One of the former View employees confirmed the layoff but offered that he was not authorized to speak on behalf of the company. A request for help from the company’s head of communications went unreturned today.
View — which touts its glass as a way for real estate owners to attract commercial tenants as well to improve energy consumption by up to 20 percent —  is among a large stable of companies that raised enormous amounts of capital from SoftBank’s Vision Fund over the last two years.
The funding that was provided by the outfit — $1.1 billion in early November 2018 — was notable at the time in part because it included no other investors.
The round was also announced at a trying time for the Vision Fu
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