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As mass layoffs spread, tech workers are flocking to this app

Blind, the anonymous professional network, is attracting current and former Silicon Valley employees as layoffs continue.
TNCR Staff

Blind, founded by South Korean tech workers in 2013, is becoming a safe haven for tech workers who have been laid off. Users on Blind are anonymous allowing freedom of communication not seen other places online, including LinkedIn.

Why it matters: Blind was originally a space where women and minorities gathered to find community as outsiders in Silicon Valley, and became a community space for many in the tech industry. As layoffs have permeated Silicon Valley, tech workers have flocked to Blind to seek and offer support, job-searching advice, and more.

  • Thousands of Google and Meta employees joined the platform after layoffs were announced late last year.
  • Employers are using the platform to resolve complaints through the Insights by Blind program.

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