Messaging service IRL has suspended CEO Abraham Shafi following an investigation that uncovered “a pattern of misconduct.”
The Information broke the story, saying outside counsel had compiled the report for the company, finding Shafi guilty of “a pattern of misconduct.” The spokesperson that provided the statement to the outlet did not elaborate on what the misconduct involved.
In the meantime, Scott Kauffman has been named acting CEO. Kauffman has a long history in the tech industry, previously serving as CEO of MDC Partners and Zinio.
Shafi’s suspension comes after The Information previously reported on allegations that IRL had used bots to inflate its user numbers.
Whatever is going on with IRL, there will likely be some major revelations in the days ahead.