Hear more from WeWork's co-founders, Adam Neumann and Miguel McKelvey at Business Insiders's IGNITION: Future Of Digital.But when Fano talks about the future of WeWork, his answer becomes clear: data.Understanding the space means understanding how to make it more efficient and better for members.WeWork has, so far, been fairly limited in its ability to observe how people use its buildings.While WeWork's office plans are "open," Fano says that there is too much focus on the "open" versus "non-open" office debate.That seems particularly valuable for tech startups, but WeWork thinks it has broader appeal — much, much broader, according to leaked financial projections."No company enjoys managing space," Fano says.WeWork isn't just a landlord for its 77 buildings, but a macro-level office manager bent on figuring out how to design as much utility into the office space as possible.And if Fano's comments are any indication, the next big push — besides its entrance into the "co-living" market — will be data.NOW WATCH: Meet the founder of a hot fintech startup that an old-line insurance company paid $250 million to buy Loading video...
December might seem far away but now is the perfect time to plan for Business Insider's annual IGNITION conference.Don't miss your chance to hear from industry leaders such as Airbnb's Nathan Blecharczyk, AT's Randall Stephenson, and Time Warner's Jeff Bewkes.Book by Friday, June 10, and you'll save $1,500.But wait — there's more.Want an even better deal?Get two of your colleagues to join you and save an extra 20% on tickets.That s more than 50% off the full price.Just be sure to take advantage of this offer before it expires on June 10.Speakers include:James Murdoch, CEO, 21st Century FoxNathan Blecharczyk, cofounder and CTO, AirbnbRandall Stephenson, CEO, ATTim Armstrong, CEO, AOLJeff Bewkes, CEO, Time WarnerMathias Döpfner, CEO, Axel SpringerMiguel McKelvey and Adam Neumann, cofounders, WeWorkSusan Jurevics, CEO, PottermoreDavid Kenny, IBM WatsonRaja Rajamannar, global CMO, MasterCardBarry Diller, chairman and senior executive, IAC, ExpediaJoey Levin, CEO, IACAnd more!Don't wait — get your tickets today with our extra-early-bird rate.Stay in the know by following @BI Events on Twitter and liking it on Facebook.
Startup mega-unicorn Airbnb, currently valued at $24 billion, has disrupted the way people travel.We're excited to announce that Airbnb's cofounder and CTO Nathan Blecharczyk will be speaking at IGNITION: The Future of Digital.Blecharczyk keeps Airbnb's infrastructure running smoothly on a global level--the company is in 191 of the 194 countries in the world.That global footprint makes for a host of possible snafus that Blecharczyk and his team have to handle, from making sure hosts get paid to ensuring safety of users and following government regulations.Incredibly, Blecharczyk is not just one of the founders; he's also a client.Even though he is reportedly worth $3.3 billion, Blecharczyk still enjoys hosting Airbnb guests, though they rarely realize who their hardworking host is.That's one of the things that makes Airbnb and other "sharing economy" businesses like Uber so popular and profitable: the ability to be your own boss.Joining Blecharczyk at IGNITION are WeWork's Miguel McKelvey and Adam Neumann, Adobe's Ann Lewnes, and Cisco's Chuck Robbins.Pick up your ticket today to hear how the digital landscape is changing.Extra-early-bird ticket prices expire this Friday — and will save you $1,500.Stay in the know by following @BI Events on Twitter and liking it on Facebook.NOW WATCH: Jeff Bezos: Why I Always Tell Employees Not To Pat Themselves When Our Stock Is UpLoading video...
December might seem far away but now is the perfect time to plan for Business Insider's annual IGNITION conference.Don't miss your chance to hear from industry leaders such as Airbnb's Nathan Blecharczyk, AT's Randall Stephenson, and Time Warner's Jeff Bewkes.Want an even better deal?Get two of your colleagues to join you and save an extra 20% on tickets.Speakers include:James Murdoch, CEO, 21st Century FoxNathan Blecharczyk, cofounder and CTO, AirbnbChuck Robbins, CEO, CiscoRandall Stephenson, CEO, ATAnn Lewnes, CMO & EVP, AdobeTim Armstrong, CEO, AOLJeff Bewkes, CEO, Time WarnerMathias Döpfner, CEO, Axel SpringerMiguel McKelvey and Adam Neumann, cofounders, WeWorkSusan Jurevics, CEO, PottermoreDavid Kenny, IBM WatsonRaja Rajamannar, global CMO, MasterCardBarry Diller, chairman and senior executive, IAC, ExpediaJoey Levin, CEO, IACAnd more!Don't wait - get your tickets today with our extra-early-bird rate.
This year we've lined up an amazing list of speakers that includes founders of buzzy startups like Airbnb, WeWork, Vevo, and Pottermore, as well as CEOs from major corporations like 21st Century Fox, Adobe Systems Inc., AT, Time Warner Inc., and MasterCard.Plus we've got demos, unicorns, and group of New York City teenagers dishing about their real-world media consumption habits - a session you will talk about for a long time.Want to know how Mathias Döpfner thinks the Axel Springer-Business Insider acquisition has gone so far?Curious to learn about the advertising that surrounds you from Dan Levi of Clear Channel Outdoor Americas?Check out the incredible lineup of speakers below.James Murdoch, CEO, 21st Century Fox Mathias Döpfner, chairman and CEO, Axel Springer SE Randall L. Stephenson, chairman and CEO, AT Tim Armstrong, CEO, AOL Jeff Bewkes, chairman and CEO, Time Warner Inc. Nathan Blecharczyk, cofounder and CTO, Airbnb Barry Diller, chairman and senior executive, IAC and Expedia Inc. David Kenny, general manager, IBM Watson Joey Levin, CEO, IAC Ann Lewnes, EVP and CMO, Adobe Systems Inc. Miguel McKelvey, cofounder and CCO, WeWork Adam Neumann, cofounder and CEO, WeWork Raja Rajamannar, Global CMO, MasterCard Chuck Robbins, CEO, Cisco Ken Auletta, The New Yorker Henry Blodget, editor-in-chief and CEO, Business Insider Erik Huggers, CEO and president, Vevo Susan L. Jurevics, CEO, Pottermore Patrick Keane, president, Sharethrough Dan Levi, CMO, Clear Channel Outdoor Americas Stephanie Retblatt, chief brainiac, Smarty Pants Adam Singolda, founder and CEO, Taboola Dave Finocchio, founder and CEO, Bleacher Report Andrew Bosworth, VP of engineering, Facebook Don't miss your opportunity to get insight into their many successes and experiences, and learn what's next for the changing digital landscape.IGNITIONtakes placeDecember 5-7at the Time Warner Center in New York City - get your tickets now before they sell out!
In March, WeWork stunned the tech industry by raising $430 million in funding, valuing the company at June, months after raising all that cash, WeWork laid off about 7% of its staff, Bloomberg reported.Earlier this week, founder Adam Neumann, gave a clue about why investors are so excited.
Most people think of WeWork as a co-working space with an awesomeLast valued at $16 billion, WeWork can now boast that it is home to industry powerhouses like GE and tech giants likeFind out why Business Insider ranked this privately-held company just below the power players AOL and Etsy on our Silicon Alley 100 list at IGNITION, where COO Miguel McKelvey and CEO Adam Neumann will be speaking
With the mushrooming co-working spaces in China starting in 2015, there are so many decent co-working spaces in Shanghai to choose from.To help you ease the pain of visiting every single place to compare, we visited 7 co-working spaces in Shanghai.1.WeWorkCoffee: Unlimited access to Seesaw coffee, tea, as well as Qingdao and Boxing Cat beerPrice: Dedicated desk starting from 2,200 RMB a month to 3,200 RMB a month.Private office starting from 2,800 3790 RMB a monthLocation: 5 offices in ShanghaiGood for: People who go on a lot of business trips abroad or love moving around the worldWeWork has more than 100 spaces in 14 countries in the world, and it has a base in Shanghai and Beijing, in China.WeWork claims it is running a community business rather than a co-working space business and brings in resources to help collaboration between members.WeWork was founded in New York in 2010 by Adam Neumann and Miguel McKelvey.2.
Adam Neumann and Miguel McKelvey founded WeWork in 2010 with the vision of building office spaces that served as communities.They have grown into a $16 billion company with 110 facilities inBetween 2015 and 2016, they grew from 40,000 to have a certain atmosphere about them referred to as the “buzz.” Large companies are noticing this and asking WeWork for help in
The clock is ticking to get tickets to Disrupt NY 2017 at the lowest possible price.You have just four days left to save $1,000 by purchasing early-bird tickets to Disrupt for just $1,995 apiece, so get on over to our ticketing page to score your deeply discounted tickets before the price jumps to $2,995 after the 15th.Disrupt NY 2017 is shaping up to be one of our best shows yet.We’ve put together a fabulous lineup of investors, innovators and entrepreneurs for a series of interviews and fireside chats — folks like WeWork Co-Founder and CEO Adam Neumann, Pipeline Angels Founder and CEO Natalia Oberti Noguera and Facebook’s Fidji Simo, to name a few.In addition to these incredible speakers, Disrupt attendees can check out the hundreds of startups displaying their wares in Startup Alley and Hardware Alley, and watch the dozen or so early-stage startups compete in the illustrious Startup Battlefield competition.In the Battlefield, startups will be battling for the highly coveted Disrupt Cup, a $50,000 grand prize, and the attention of the tech community at large.
p WeWork, which is said to be raising as much as $4 billion at a valuation of more than $20 billion, is still on its way to hitting $1 billion in annual revenue this year — though CEO Adam Neumann said at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2017 that it’s not quite as simple as betting big on enterprise deals.Neumann said that enterprise deals, which would help handle office space for larger groups of employees, now account for 30 percent of the company’s new business.But originally synonymous with tiny teams in tiny offices or small startups strewn across a multitude of wide open co-working spaces, WeWork has to tackle the problem of company cultures changing as they mature and figuring out how to host those companies.“When you bring in enterprise you have to ask, ‘am I changing the environment we’ve created and worked so hard to create?“The kind of departments are very similar to our members, the average age is 30 to 35 years old, everyone wants to create life’s work… We’re saying we’re keeping a close eye on it, there’s definitely a cap — no question there’s a cap.”If WeWork is going to grow into that $20 billion-plus valuation, the company is going to have to figure out how to position itself as a company that has real revenue, with real margins, that justifies a revenue multiple for a private company that signals a fully sustainable company going forward.
LONDON — WeWork cofounder Miguel McKelvey has committed to give a at least 2% of whatever he makes when WeWork exits — either through a stock market listing or an acquisition — to a charitable cause.McKelvey, who set up office space provider WeWork with Adam Neumann in 2011 and is now its chief creative officer, has signed up to an initiative called "Founders Pledge".Founders Pledge gets entrepreneurs to commit to giving a fixed percentage — at least 2% — of whatever they make when they exit their company to charity.The WeWork executive's commitment was made last Thursday at Founders Forum — an exclusive tech conference in London that has been attended by the likes of ex-Google CEO Eric Schmidt and former Prime Minister David Cameron.Founders Pledge CEO David Goldberg told Business Insider: "Our biggest pledge [at Founders Forum] was Miguel McKelvey from WeWork.That was a very good one."
WeWork is gearing up to launch its co-working spaces in Japan, thanks to a joint venture with SoftBank, SoftBank said today.As part of the arrangement, SoftBank and WeWork will each own 50 percent of the joint venture, which will go by WeWork Japan.WeWork Japan’s first location will launch early next year in Tokyo.In addition to the U.S., WeWork operates co-working spaces in 16 other countries, including Argentina, China, Israel, India and Germany.To lead WeWork Japan, the company has appointed Chris Hill, WeWork’s first-ever chief operating officer, as its chief executive officer in Japan.“Both WeWork and SoftBank have established reputations for connecting people and creating partnerships to facilitate innovation and inspire new ideas,” WeWork CEO Adam Neumann (pictured above) said in a statement.
Heavily funded startup WeWork is launching a joint venture (JV) with telecom giant SoftBank that will open WeWork’s shared working spaces to the Japanese market.The new JV, which will be known as “WeWork Japan,” will be 50 percent-owned by each company and will enable the New York-based tech firm to gain a solid foothold in a potentially sizeable and lucrative market.Founded in 2010, WeWork offers shared working spaces in dozens of locations across the U.S. and globally, including in Europe, Latin America, and Asia.The company already has hubs in China, India, and South Korea, and with the backing of SoftBank — one of the world’s largest public companies — it will now set out to conquer Japan.“At WeWork, we want to create a world where people work to make a life, not just a living,” explained WeWork cofounder and CEO Adam Neumann, in a press release.“When I met Masa (Masayoshi Son, chairman and CEO of SoftBank) and understood his vision for a technology-enabled future, a vision I share, I knew that together we would be able to make a big impact, grow our community and change how and where people work.
Office-sharing startup WeWork rents out office space and desks to individuals and companies.It has raised $500 million from a consortium of investors to expand its presence in China.A separate round of funding this month valued the company at $20 billion.Office-sharing startup WeWork has raised another massive round of funding, this time landing $500 million (£380 million) to fuel its expansion in China.The new cash injection comes from a consortium of investors including Chinese private equity firm Hony Capital, Japanese internet giant SoftBank, Greenland Holdings, and China Oceanwide.The round comes shortly after WeWork raised $760 million (£579 million) in financing earlier this month, which valued the firm at $20 billion (£15.2 billion).
Shared office space startup WeWork announced on today that it has received $500 million from Japanese conglomerate SoftBank and Chinese private equity firm Hony Capital.The funds will be used to set up WeWork China which will help expand the company’s operations in multiple Chinese cities as well as increase its presence in Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong.“Since coming to China only a year ago, we’ve been able to establish a vibrant community of creators and companies – and we’ve only just begun,” said CEO of WeWork Adam Neumann in a press release.In March 2016, WeWork sealed a $430 million deal aimed at helping the US-based company open centers in several countries including China, South Korea, and Japan.This financing was also led by Hony Capital and as well as parent company Legend holdings.The company entered the Chinese market by opening its first office space in Shanghai in July 2016
WeWork, a $20 billion startup that leases trendy millennial-friendly office spaces around the world, is getting into the business of childhood education.A spinoff called "WeGrow" will open its first school in New York City in fall 2018.Students in the WeGrow pilot program learn business from entrepreneurs who rent office space from WeWork, and spend one day a week at a farm.Coworking startup WeWork wants to change the way people live, work, and get fit.Now the $20 billion company is tackling education with the launch of a grade school."In my book, there's no reason why children in elementary schools can't be launching their own businesses," Rebekah Neumann, chief brand officer of WeWork, told Bloomberg.
WeWork Cos. has attained a $20 billion valuation as an office-leasing company.The seven-year-old New York company has purchased a large stake in Wavegarden, a maker of wave pools, according to people informed by WeWork Chief Executive Adam Neumann in recent months.It isn’t clear how Wavegarden—whose technology creates artificial waves up to 8 feet high for surfing at giant water facilities—would fit with WeWork, which takes on long-term leases for offices and remodels them into common spaces with a hip, millennial-conscious vibe.The deal is part of a blitz of acquisitions and new ventures apparently designed to thrust WeWork past the office-subleasing business that makes up the vast majority of its revenue, which annualized totals more than $1 billion.Within the past month, WeWork launched fitness club Rise by We; bought a coding academy called the Flatiron School that offers crash courses in tech; and announced plans for an elementary school called WeGrow that aspires to teach children about the virtues of entrepreneurship.“We ourselves are still discovering what is the best type of company that we want to be,” he said.
Like its previous versions, the ongoing World Internet Conference in Wuzhen has attracted the biggest names in China’s tech industry.Official meetings and keynotes aside, more casual business dinners, which gather China’s, or even the world’s richest technology tycoons, offered precious opportunities for them to get connected and share insights.It’s in China after all, where a banquet is crucial in the deal-making process.While some banquets shed light on the alliance between local tech giants, others may be more intriguing and will invoke different interpretations from lookers.It depicted perfect table harmony between WeWork execs—co-founder Adam Neumann and vice chairman Michael Gross—and URwork founder Mao Daqing.After all the disputes between WeWork and URWork, in which the former filed a litigation against its Chinese rival for trademark infringement and unfair competition, it may be hard to believe that the men behind the two rivals would be dining at the same table and sharing a toast.
Israel’s collective communities, or kibbutzim, were first established as agricultural projects but have changed significantly over their 100-year history, showing an astute capability to adapt to a dynamic economic environment.Others still went down the path of sustainable living, developing innovative and environmentally friendly community designs and living methods.Libstein tells NoCamels that kibbutz organizations have actively encouraged the development of the high-tech sector in their communities by supporting various non-profit organizations throughout Israel that aim to teach technical skills, train kibbutz residents for work in high-tech, bring technology companies from Israel’s economic centers to kibbutzim, and serve as incubators for startups.Founded in 2015, SouthUp operates in the Sha’ar HaNegev region and seeks to promote “employment, education, and community growth” in kibbutzim near the border with Gaza.Taking a page from the shared workspace giant WeWork, co-founded by the Israel-born Adam Neumann who spent time on a kibbutz, the SouthUp “Hab,” as the organization calls it, comes complete with a bar, a pool table, work tables and other communal areas, all with a sleek decor.Nir Am’s business administrator Yair Menah tells NoCamels, “We have many young people coming to the kibbutz, studying and working at various startups…We saw the future in this and invested in and made adjustments to a vacant structure we had” – where SouthUp is setting up shop.