MJ Biz reports
The parent company of cannabis advertising platform Weedmaps is laying off roughly 25% of its staff, or up to 175 employees.
Company Annoucement to SEC
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 29, 2022
WM TECHNOLOGY, INC.
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Item 2.05 Costs Associated with Exit or Disposal Activities.
On November 29, 2022 and December 1, 2022, the Board of Directors of WM Technology, Inc. (the “Company”) approved plans to reduce the Company’s current workforce by up to 175 employees, representing approximately 25% of the Company’s total global workforce. This decision was based on cost-reduction initiatives intended to reduce operating expenses and sharpen the Company’s focus on key growth priorities.
The Company currently estimates that it will incur charges of approximately $10.7 million in connection with the reduction in force, primarily consisting of cash severance payments, employee benefits and related costs. The Company expects that substantially all of these charges will be incurred and most of the cash expenditures will be paid in the fourth quarter of 2022, and that the reduction in force will be substantially complete by the first quarter of 2023, subject to local law and consultation requirements, which may extend the process in certain countries. The charges the Company expects to incur are subject to assumptions, including local law requirements, and actual expenses may differ materially from the estimates disclosed above. The Company may also incur additional costs not currently contemplated due to events that may occur as a result, or that are associated with, the workforce reduction.
This Current Report on Form 8-K (“Form 8-K”) includes “forward-looking statements” regarding our future business expectations which involve risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of words such as “estimate,” “plan,” “project,” “forecast,” “intend,” “will,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “seek,” “target” or other similar expressions that predict or indicate future events or trends or that are not statements of historical matters. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the total number of employees included in, and anticipated charges in connection with, the reduction in force, the timing and process for the completion of the reduction in force and the Company’s ability to reduce operating expenses and achieve its key growth priorities. These statements are based on various assumptions, whether or not identified in this Form 8-K, and on the current expectations of the Company’s management and are not predictions of actual performance. These forward-looking statements are provided for illustrative purposes only and are not intended to serve as, and must not be relied on by any investor as, a guarantee, an assurance, a prediction or a definitive statement of fact or probability. Actual events and circumstances are difficult or impossible to predict and will differ from assumptions. Many actual events and circumstances are beyond the control of the Company. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including the Company’s financial and business performance, including the accuracy and reliability of the Company’s key business metrics and any underlying assumptions thereunder, which may be subject to a number of risks; market opportunity and the Company’s ability to acquire new customers and retain existing customers; expectations and timing related to commercial product launches; success of the Company’s go-to-market strategy; ability to scale its business and expand its offerings; the Company’s competitive advantages and growth strategies; the Company’s future capital requirements and sources and uses of cash; the Company’s ability to obtain funding for our future operations; the outcome of any known and unknown litigation and regulatory proceedings; changes in domestic and foreign business, market, financial, political and legal conditions; risks relating to the uncertainty of the projected financial information with respect to the Company; future global, regional or local economic and market conditions affecting the cannabis industry; the development, effects and enforcement of and changes to laws and regulations, including with respect to the cannabis industry; the Company’s ability to successfully capitalize on new and existing cannabis markets, including its ability to successfully monetize its solutions in those markets; the Company’s ability to manage future growth; the Company’s ability to develop new products and solutions, bring them to market in a timely manner, and make enhancements to its platform and the Company’s ability to maintain and grow its two-sided digital network, including its ability to acquire and retain paying customers; the effects of competition on the Company’s future business; the Company’s success in retaining or recruiting, or changes required in, officers, key employees or directors; the possibility that the Company may be adversely affected by other economic, business or competitive factors; the possibility that the Company may be adversely affected by other economic, business or competitive and those factors discussed in the Company’s 2021 Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), subsequent Form 10-Qs or Form 8-Ks filed with the SEC. If any of these risks materialize or these assumptions prove incorrect, actual results could differ materially from the results implied by these forward-looking statements. There may be additional risks that the Company does not presently know or that the Company currently believes are immaterial that could also cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward looking statements. In addition, forward-looking statements reflect the Company’s expectations, plans or forecasts of future events and views as of the date of this Form 8-K. The Company anticipates that subsequent events and developments will cause the Company’s assessments to change. However, while the Company may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so, except as required by law. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the Company’s assessments as of any date subsequent to the date of this Form 8-K. Accordingly, undue reliance should not be placed upon the forward-looking statements.