According to people familiar with the matter, Bogensberger was asked to leave by the company's board of directors.
"I am proud of the complete transformation we have been able to make in such a short period of time," said Bogensberger in a statement. "I wish this completely revamped, passionate team monumental success in the years to come!"
An internal message to NPM staff from company co-founder Isaac Schlueter, seen by The Register, admits this has been a rough year for the software company, and that Bogensberger's departure "will probably be interpreted as negative news, or chalked up as a win for folks who have been critical of NPM."
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Bogensberger was brought in to build the company's enterprise business and over the summer participated in fundraising efforts. In June, he sent an internal memo to staff assuring them the company had enough funds to operate into 2020 and there's been no further word from the business about whether its financial situation has improved.
In his email, Schlueter nonetheless insisted the future is bright for NPM. "This transition is a chance for NPM to reassess its priorities, and to focus our efforts behind those priorities that truly matter to our users," he wrote.
Jonathan Cowperthwait, former VP of marketing at NPM Inc, struck a similar optimistic tone in a note to The Register. "NPM is fundamentally well-positioned, and still has a unique advantage in the developer tools space by being the center of the open source universe," he said. "Many of us spent the last year watching our friends and colleagues’ struggle through our fingers, but I’m still profoundly confident in the company’s ability to turn this around." ®