Tech unicorn LetsGetChecked lays off staff including Dublin workers

The at-home testing company, which is valued at over $1 billion, reduces headcount following a number of acquisitions

Peter Foley, chief executive of LetsGetChecked: the at-home testing company became Ireland's fourth homegrown tech unicorn in June 2021 after a $150 million D funding round. Picture: Bryan Meade

Irish tech unicorn LetsGetChecked has laid off a number of employees over the past week, including staff working in Dublin.

The at-home testing company founded by Peter Foley in 2015 declined to say how many employees had been laid off, but said the move came on the back of a number of recent acquisitions.

LetsGetChecked, which employs more than 230 people, announced a deal to acquire Veritas Genetics, a genome sequencing company, and a subsidiary, ...