WeWork

Hi everyone,

Does anyone know anything about how Wework raised it's equity on it's series A? Would anyone have any sources to recommend for equity for a competitor of theirs with a similar product?

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Comments (6)

Jul 25, 2016

Grind is a cowork company as well.

Jul 25, 2016

Industrious, Serendipity, and Level are other competitors.

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Jul 25, 2016

Is everyone "f"messing with me?

Perhaps I wan't clear. I am raising equity for a competitor, who by the nature of the business, like wework, does not have any assets to lend against. So while I would assume this would rule out any real estate lenders are their sources of equity that I should be going to for this type of product.

Jul 25, 2016

I would suggest you go the GCUC conferences. They cover how to obtain funding pretty extensively. Additionally, if this space is planning on opening in one of the major coworking markets (NY, Chicago, SF, LA) it would be good to have connections with a lot of the people who attend. The only downside of the whole thing is they push the operators not to use brokers which is pretty stupid.

Jul 26, 2016

The incubator/coworking space I'm most familiar with, HQ Raleigh (4 cities, even with the name), is more of a passion project funded entirely by a group of "serial entrepreneurs." It might be worth looking outside real estate equity sources, as you alluded to, and trying to find entrepreneurs who can take both an active and passive role in the venture.

Jul 26, 2016