"By expanding WeWork in the Nordics, WeWork members will benefit from more location options and a wider group of members from various industries, who can share advice and business ideas, and utilize each other’s skill sets”, says Wybo Wijnbergen, General Manager, WeWork Northern Europe in a pressrelease.
Initially aimed at coworking companies, large copmanies are now WeWork’s fastest growing customer segment according to Di Digital. 22% of Fortune 500 companies are currently members of WeWork and 40% of enterprise customers choose WeWork because they want to be in a more creative and entrepreneurial environment.
"We hope Wework will be a springboard for Swedish startups who want to expand internationally, "says Wybo Wijnbergen, pointing out that 70 percent of their members collaborate with others in the network."
Wework, one of the world's highest valued startups, can be described as an Airbnb for office space, attracting both short and long term customers with a network of around 250,000 affiliated members in 74 cities and 22 different countries worldwide where members can get in touch with each other through an app. The company had a turnover of around SEK 7.7 billion in 2017.
WeWork was founded in 2010 with the mission of creating a world where people work to make a life, not just a living. With its community and services, WeWork aims to support enterprises, business founders and start-ups to connect, collaborate creatively and extend their networks. In addition to shared and private office space, WeWork offers its members a variety of workplace amenities and events for networking, knowledge sharing or wellness – such as language courses, “lunch & learn" sessions, yoga courses or hairdressers coming to WeWork.