Health-tech startup Pristyn Care has reportedly fired 300 employees in the last two months

Health-tech startup Pristyn Care has reportedly fired 300 employees in the last two months
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  • Pristyn Care, a Gurugram-based health-tech startup, has reportedly laid off 300 employees.
  • The company has recently fired 45 employees, citing underperformance.
  • Pristyn Care is backed by investors such as Sequoia Capital and Tiger Global.
Gurugram-based health-tech startup Pristyn Care is the latest to join the list of companies laying off its workforce. In its latest round of layoffs, the company has fired 45 employees. The layoff wave has been arriving in ripples across the Indian companies after affecting thousands in the global market, including big names like Twitter, Meta, among many others.

According to a report by Inc42, the Sequoia Capital and Tiger Global-backed health-tech firm has fired around 300 employees across departments in the last two months.

What does Pristyn Care do?

Pristyn Care is a health-tech company founded in 2018 by Dr Vaibhav Kapoor, Dr Garima Sawhney, and Harsimarbir Singh that offers advanced secondary care surgeries across 800 hospitals, 200 clinics, and over 400 super-specialty surgeons.

The company has so far raised $177 million from Sequoia Capital, Tiger Global, Winter Capital and others.

15% of employees laid off

The fired employees make up around 15% of the company’s total workforce. The fired employees were junior and mid-level employees working in sales, administration, city teams, and others.


The company has claimed that it has fired only 45 employees, and they were let-go due to underperformance.

"We have a comprehensive performance evaluation process that helps us understand the efficiency levels across the board. This is a regular process and we found around 45 employees across the organization who were performing consistently below expectations and we had to part ways," a Pristyn Care spokesperson told Inc42.

The company has, however, denied claims about a mass layoff and has claimed that it has hired over 300 employees in the last four months.

The layoffs come at a time when the company is reportedly scaling down its international expansion segment focused on medical tourism. The segment reportedly failed to generate sufficient revenue.

Pristyn Care is not the only healthcare startup that has laid off employees. Companies like PharmEasy, MediBuddy, and Innovaccer have recently announced layoffs.


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