A flexible work spot in a shared office — that is, coworking — is one of today’s biggest office trends. Last year there were already about 14,000 coworking centers worldwide. This year they will be joined by a new center in the Czech Republic — also to be the nation’s largest.
Coworking, Community, Colossal. That’s the startup WeWork, which has grown in the mere eight years since its founding into the largest global player on the office-spaces market. But it’s about more than just renting working spaces to freelancers and small enterprises. WeWork also provides consulting and complete branch management services in this area to multinationals. According to the Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones VentureSource, WeWork is currently valuated at $20 billion, making it the sixth most valuable global startup, right behind Uber, Airbnb, and SpaceX.