LiquidSpace Receives Additional Funding of US$ 1.3 MillionLiquidSpace, the web and mobile platform, which aims to facilitate the process of finding on-demand work and meeting spaces in the US, received US$ 1.3 million in additional funding this week. The money will be added on to the US $11 million in funding raised since 2010. According to the company, the support comes from two new strategic investors—Steelcase and the CBRE Group, two bigger companies that are also involved in the workspace industry.
The differences between work cultures found in eleven countriesCultural differences have been a major challenge for many workspaces, especially those that are welcoming a variety of different nationalities. We all work differently and our professional expectations, as well as our cultural values, highly influence the way our workspace is designed. In a new issue of the research paper 360°, Steelcase has addressed these challenges by mapping the different work cultures found in 11 different countries.
4.5 New Coworking Spaces Per Work DayMore than 110,000 people currently work in one of the nearly 2,500 coworking spaces available worldwide. Compared to last year, there are now 83% more coworking spaces that serve a total of 117% more members! Considering only workdays, we see 4.5 new coworking spaces have emerged daily for the past twelve months. During the same time, the number of coworking members increased, on average, by 245 people each work day.
Entrepreneur + Others + Space = Engagement?Is entrepreneur’s engagement boosted by social support? How is it possible that coworkers develop so many new creative ideas in Coworking Spaces? What makes them successful in implementing these ideas in start ups? A research project tries to find out, and you can take part in.
The Coworking Forecast 2013The diversity of the coworking movement is growing and with it a variety of coworking spaces. We see that more and more members are open to changing their space, so what’s going on with the coworking spaces? Compared with the previous results, they clearly plan on having a lot more members (!) frequent new locations. Fortunately, more competition leads to growth in the collaborative market, not to declining revenues. In fact, 9 out of 10 coworking spaces expect a significant increase in comparison to the previous year.
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