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Europe Leads the Latest Trend in Co-Working

“Building a startup community is not a zero-sum game in which there are winners and losers: if everyone engages, they and the entire community can all be winners” -Brad Feld

What’s a Startup Campus?

Traditional co-working spaces offer startups the ability to rent a desk, or space to measure (sqft/sqmt) and co-habitate with other startups and in some cases also with investors, freelancers and service providers (some communities restrict membership to startups only). WeWork, perhaps the largest and most global co-working space company, is the poster child of the space with 221 locations in 52 cities. WeWork announced a $760 million series G last month, bringing its valuation to $20 billion. Now Softbank is investing $4.4 billion in WeWork, its biggest single investment ever:


Station F Paris
  • 34,000 square meters/ 366,000 sqft
  • 3000+ desks in the startup zone
  • 8 event spaces
  • 26 international startup programs
  • Founders can apply to join Station F as members for either €195 a month (per desk) or €900 a year for hot desks and 5 monthly days.
  • Amongst its tenants are over 10 VC funds who have taken desks on Campus: Accel, Index Ventures, Balderton, Daphni, Partech Ventures,


Factory Berlin
  • 16,000 square meters/ 75,000 sqft
  • Core tenants include SoundCloud, Twitter, Uber, Zendesk and Pinterest
  • Co-working space for smaller startups (albeit it’s not the majority of the space) includes startups like Zenloop, Progedo, Klara, and Drivy
  • There’s a cafe for public access and organic supermarket
  • Corporate partners include Google for Entrepreneurs, Deutsche Bank, Deloitte, Lakestar Ventures


Factory Lisbon
HereEast London
  • office space from 4–30 desks with access to fibre internet (legacy of the olympics)
  • event spaces for up to 250 people
  • specialised prototyping and making fascilities
  • Corporate innovation programs



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Eze Vidra

Managing Partner at Remagine Ventures. Founder of Techbikers, Campus London and VC Cafe, proud Xoogler. On the boards of Chargifi, HourOne, Vault AI and EchoAR