Patreon, the membership and payment platform for independent artists and their fans, said it is closing its Dublin office.

The company said it is offering its nine Dublin engineering staff relocation packages to join its US-based teams.

One of its Irish clients included Second Captains, a media production company based in Dublin.

Patreon also said it was closing its Berlin office.

Overall, the company said it was cutting 80 jobs from across its operations, which represents 17% of its global workforce.

It first opened its Irish office in October 2019 and said at the time it planned to create 30 jobs here.

Patreon said that over the last nine months, the tech industry - and the whole economy - has changed considerably.