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A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

In a perfect world, everything about a potential investment will be confidence inducing. There will always be things about a potential investment that create heartburn. They have popularized a new form of work space, a new business model for it, and have they have built a global brand around shared workspaces. The team will be great and reference well. The market will be huge. The technology will be well developed. The price and terms will be attractive.

Brazilian workspace-on-demand marketplace BeerOrCoffee snags $10M

TechCrunch

BeerOrCoffee describes itself as a B2B marketplace of workspaces on demand that aims to provide hybrid work solutions for companies. It offers over 1,100 shared workspaces in 160 Brazilian cities on its marketplace, including WeWork, Selina and Impact Hub.

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The New Economy Starts with Networks of Collaboration

Impact Hub

Impact Hub is located in over 100 cities around the world and supports over 16,500 social entrepreneurs, all of who share a vision of building ventures that have a positive impact on people and places. The closing of one d?o?o?r r is usually a symbol of a new door opening.

Mage aims to be the ‘Stripe for AI;’ raises $6.3M for developer tools to build AI into apps

TechCrunch

Mage’s technology is a low-code, cloud-based tool and user interface with a shared workspace similar to Figma. Mage , developing an artificial intelligence tool for product developers to build and integrate AI into apps, brought in $6.3 million in seed funding led by Gradient Ventures.

All Day Kitchens wants to expand every independent restaurant’s delivery network

TechCrunch

The pandemic ushered in the popularity of shared workspaces, known as cloud kitchens or ghost kitchens, for restaurants to cook meals exclusively for delivery. The new investment brings All Day Kitchens’ total funding to date to $102.5

Coworking Megatrend Predictions for 2020

GCUC

At the end of each year, I look ahead to where the coworking world is going and share my predictions for the coming year. We also predicted the rise of high-end luxury brands ( see this recent Soho Investment ) with brands finding new and inventive ways to set themselves apart.