The online ad startup AppNexus is definitely getting a lot of buzz lately for successfully raising $57 million in funding as well as for its impressive headquarters in New York City.
Spread over 2 floors and 67,000 square-foot-space, the playful interiors and design of the space comprises of a lot of meeting rooms and informal spots for impromptu creative meetings. The fact that people don’t necessarily work at their desk is one of the main elements taken on board by Agatha Habjan – the interior designer of AppNexus office workplace.
The space features the signature for the company orange and black colours. One of the unique elements is a vertical break out area with vinyl upholstered seating pods, which are used for relaxation as well as for work. This innovative structure reinforces the informal work setting, stimulating creativity and inspiration amongst employees.
The open plan workspace also has its own “selfie” walk of fame – where employees are encouraged to post selfies on a corkboard, a fun way to get to know the ever-growing team.
Custom-painted skateboards cover one of the walls, making an artistic statement as well as being reminiscent of the company’s promotional campaigns.
There is large café area with wool covered foam-padded benches for comfort and definitely for aesthetics. Oh, and did we mention the mini basketball court? Yes, there is a basketball court in response to the employees’ big affiliation with the sport.
Definitely a fun office to work from!
We would like to express our gratitude to our team, our loyal members and our special partners for contributing to a dynamic and highly successful 2014. We are pleased to share some of our highlights of 2014 and we hope we continue our growth throughout the coming year.
Four eOffice centres in Central London
eNetwork expansion to over 210 locations worldwide
We connected to even more prestigious business centres and coworking spaces around the world expanding our exclusive network from 140 in the beginning of the year to over 210 at present, making the eNetwork one of the largest of this type worldwide.
eOffice first eNetwork Global Conference
We were also very pleased with the success of our first ever eOffice eNetwork Conference held in London in June, attended by over 50 of our international partners. The insightful presentations, discussions, network and location visits to Google Campus, Mozilla Spaces, Dolby, British Library and RIBA enriched our vision for the future of the workplace as well as meeting inspiring professionals from our industry.
The eOffice team got bigger
New strategic partners
We established partnerships with specially selected brands, whose innovative business module and company values comply with our philosophy. Uber, TransferWise, the Global Hotel Alliance, Rackspace, ZipCar, Crunch – just a few of our valued partners, with whom we explore new avenues for collaboration and support to mutually grow and expand.
Last, but not least, we acquired many new exciting members with innovative business, making the eOffice environment an inspiring place to work from. We are pleased to support and witness the growth of so many startups, expanding to recognized leaders in their field such as Qubit, The App Business, Quill Content, OMG Plc, Duedil, Super Awesome, Moni, Brainient, TV Beat, Bluffers, Silobreaker and Tapad to name a few.
Thanks to everyone that made this possible for us and we look forward to an equally prosperous 2015!
The premium, healthy food chain store, Whole Foods, impresses yet again with their brand new office facilities in California, spread over two floors of ample open-plan workplace. The intention of the interior design was to mainly reflect the company’s ethos of close-knit “family” culture, crucial to the brand’s identity.
Another important feature of the design of the office is to nurture collaboration and interaction, vital for a creative workflow and idea generation. There are workstations located along the windows and private offices behind glass walls, offering everyone access to daylight as well as views of the whole office.
In bright red, the open staircase between the two floors acts as a focal point of the work environment as well as stresses the collaborative spirit of the company.
The clever use of materials and the bright colours create a dynamic atmosphere serving as a creative inspiration for the employees. The wallpaper and artworks display the healthy, organic image of Whole Foods and reinforce the essence of the company’s operations and ideology.
We are please to have Compass Offices as part of the eOffice eNetwork, present with 20 high-quality locations in Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, Kazakhstan, China and Australia. The two Business office centres in Singapore, part of our network, offer design-led interior environment providing professional services and customer support for the needs of your company.
With an emerging startup scene, Singapore is on the radar for becoming the next big entrepreneur cluster, with Straits Times proclaiming Singapore the number one place in Southeast Asia for startups. In response to that trend Compass Offices offers an immediate, affordable and high-quality solutions for a temporary office space catered for startups, entrepreneurs, and small to medium size companies in need for flexible office space as well as maintaining a professional image.
With fully fitted workspace environment, high-tech meeting, conference and video-conference facilities as well as kitchen and lounge area, equipped with all comforts and amenities, Compass Offices offer everything on convenient and professional terms. The personable front desk team have hands on approach to every request in order to support the needs of every business.
One of Compass Offices locations are based in the ultra modern Prudential Tower, locate in the very heart of Raffles Place, known as Singapore’s business hub. Close to major financial, banking and government offices as well as Singapore Stock Exchange, the centre has great transport links with easy access from Changi Airport. Raffles Place is also abundant in stylish malls, hotels and restaurants, ticking all criteria boxes for the perfect location to position your growing business. Within the centre you can benefit from spacious offices with stunning views over Singapore, advanced building security, executive lounge, large welcoming reception area and state of the art meeting room facilities as well as virtual office with prestigious address.
The second eNetwork location of Compass Offices is in Singapore Land Tower – also located in the buzzing Raffles Place offering a premium address for your business. It comes with the same set of professional services and contemporary interior design as Prudential Tower together with an award winning team.
When you think of a cloud solutions provider you would not imagine a design-led office environment with contemporary artworks and installations, bright colours, designer furniture and state of the art facilities.
Our new neighbour in the buzzing area of Soho is Thunderhead.com and their brand new office space designed by Areq Sq, completed just now. This high-tech workplace comprises an ultra trendy interior look, offering a creative and stimulating environment for the staff of the cloud solutions provider. Equipped with an ideas table, stand-up design desks and meeting rooms with transparent writing walls, complement the dynamic set up of the office space – giving the feel of an imaginative and inventive work process.
Thunderhead.com has grown from a UK startup to a recognized technology company with global operations across Europe, North America, Asia and Australia. Positioned on the same street as eOffice – Broadwick Street, Soho, the office instantly impresses every customer that sets foot in its remarkable premises. And this was exactly one of the objectives when designing the space – to be able to showcase and instantly grasp the brand values and ethos when walking around the workspace.
The layout is purposefully designed to encourage spontaneous, informal meetings and brainstorming, resulting in the ideas, driving the company forward. Behind bright pink transparent partitions, there is the so-called ideas table, where you can see people sitting for impromptu meetings as well as working from their mobile devices – reinstating the mobile future of working.
As expected from a cloud solution provider, the workplace is equipped with the latest in technology. It also features its own Software Design lab, deliberately furnished with standing furniture and write-on walls to encourage more dynamic and interactive meetings. The concept of collaboration and engagement is infused in every design decision in this office space as well as serving as an inspirational work environment to turn up to every morning of the week.
Located in the cosmopolitan city of Sao Paolo, Brazil, our eOffice, eNetwork partner Link2U offers a stylish coworking environment, with open plan space bringing together professionals from different business sectors. They are firm believers in the concept of sharing an office space as an opportunity for sharing experience, knowledge and skills as well as creating potential valuable partnerships. And Sao Paolo might be one of the best cities to flourish such a concept.
As the 10th richest city in the world, Sao Paolo is the biggest financial centre in the world. With large number of foreign corporations the city is thriving with opportunities for emerging companies and entrepreneurs who want to have a strategic positioning in the South American continent. The fast pace growth of the Brazilian economy saw the emergence of non-traditional methods of the work culture, one being the coworking concept. Now more and more people turn to those interactive venues as a preferred environment to set their business practice and start growing.
Link2U offers fully serviced office environment available on an hourly, monthly or yearly basis. The space is ideal for entrepreneurs, small to medium size companies, and freelancers looking for a vibrant environment with like-minded professionals. The venue is accessible 24/7 and fully equipped with kitchen amenities as well as a lounge area for relaxation or informal meetings with incredible views of Av. Paulista. The meeting room is well appointed with all necessities for a business meeting, offering you the professional image you require.
The building of Link2U office is strategically located on Av. Paulista – the most famous address in the city of Sao Paulo. With great transportation links, the building also has parking facilities inside as well as availability in front of the centre.
The personable customer care team has hands on approach, helping members inquire the perfect plan for exactly what they need on a daily, monthly or yearly basis. Whether you need a full-time office or just hotdesking the flexible terms offered by Link2U are the perfect solution for entrepreneurs, freelancers or growing companies whose needs vary according to their business growth and work engagement.
Part of the eOffice eNetwork, our established partner in Istanbul – eOfis, offers modern, fully furnished office spaces in some of the most prestigious locations of this buzzing metropolis.
Istanbul, a capital city of three Great Empires, is now one of Turkey’s economic centres. As the most important export and import gate of the country, the city is a preferred business centre for professionals from the growing sectors of finance, tourism, services and banking. The geographical location of Istanbul is also a favourable feature with international companies as the first four hours of the business day overlap with Asian countries and the other four with European. Istanbul’s unique location has made the city a financial centre for the entire region and has prompted a lot of entrepreneurial activities and business set up.
In response to the growing demand of shared office facilities and the growth of small to medium size companies, eOfis offers stylish environment on flexible terms. Located in a number of prestigious addresses across Istanbul, eOfis provides a variety of services tailored for startups and entrepreneurs looking for company establishment support and practical office solutions. If your company only requires a prestigious address presence in Istanbul you can benefit from different virtual office packages to cover all your requirements.
To maximize your productivity at a minimum cost, eOfis provides fully furnished modern office space, as well as having every call answered by your company name. All your mail will be collected on your behalf, and you will receive a prompt notification to your email address. High-tech, fully equipped meeting rooms can accommodated your business meeting as well as enhance your professional image.
With 24/7 security, easy access to transportation links and personable customer care and reception team, eOfis is your best partner when looking for an office space, meeting room, virtual office or simply hotdesking on an hourly basis in Istanbul, Turkey.
Work&Spaces, our eOffice eNetwork partner in the sunny city of Valencia, is a stylish coworking space offering a variety of services to the steadily growing entrepreneurial and startup community of Spain.
As the third largest city in Spain, Valencia offers a favourable business climate for any starting company. The region has enjoyed strong economic growth over the past decade, mainly due to the strong influx of tourism as well as the construction industry. Ranked as one of the fastest improving European cities, Valencia has a significant influence in commerce, media, fashion and science and is a preferred business hub for companies seeking an expansion in any of these sectors.
Work&Spaces offers this type of startups, entrepreneurs, small and growing companies a well managed, fully equipped facilities to work from on flexible basis. Whether you are looking for a virtual office, hotdesking space a few hours a week, or you are after an enclosed office, Work&Spaces can accommodate the needs of your business as well as offer all standard office services. The meeting rooms are fitted with the latest in technology available for bookings on an hourly basis. With almost 365 days of sun, the terrace, decorated with traditional Spanish tiles, offers a beautiful space for relaxation or impromptu meetings. The coworking space also has an events venue, used for seminars and workshops tailored to the interests of entrepreneurs.
The personable team of Works&Spaces has hands on approach, always happy to assist with any of the specific requirements by members. They are all trilled to work amongst so many innovative businesses in a shared office environment, which promotes interaction and collaboration. In their own words, the team describes Work&Spaces as:
Flexibility, quality and value in a single, versatile and multifunctional space.
We are pleased to have coworking space ShakeHands part of our expanding eOffice eNetwork, pining a presence in Hiroshima, Japan.
With a population of 1.17 million, Hiroshima has a large consumer market with a vast trading zone extending beyond the city’s borders. The district offers ample business opportunities with a great cluster of commercial, manufacturing and distribution companies.
ShakeHands has their office centre strategically located to benefit from good transport links. The shared workplace is located 4 minutes from Hiroshima Bus Centre and 3 minutes walk from Hiroshima Electric Railway Higashi Station.
The stimulating, open plan work environment welcomes freelancers, entrepreneurs and statups who want to escape the solitude of working from home. In the occasions when members are based in another city or country, they can benefit from just a business address, allowing them to have a virtual office in a premium location in Hiroshima.
The spacious workplace covers 130 square meters of shared office facilities, giving members the chance to interact, work along each other and meet professionals from different sectors in the industry. ShakeHands is committed to provide a great customer service experience as well as high quality facilities to its community, who have adapted the coworking philosophy of working.
ShakeHands coworking space is also dedicated to offer its community opportunities to expand their professional connections and network with the right people for their business growth. On their events calendar there are a variety seminars and workshops that are specially tailored to the needs of the clients. Non-members are also very welcome to attend the networking sessions making use of the opportunity to meet and exchange valuable contacts.
We are pleased to expand the eNetwork presence to Izmit, Turkey, with our very stylish new partner Flexy. Located 100 km from Istanbul, Izmit is the administrative centre of Kocaeli Province as well as a major port city. Nominated by Financial Times as one of the 25 European Regions of the Future, the Kocaeli area, and Izmit as its capital, have a promising business climate scoring high on infrastructure and cost effectiveness.
Flexy offers a range of services to accommodate flexible solutions as well as any standard workplace requirement for entrepreneurs, startups and growing companies. In their brand new and very stylish facilities you can benefit from full-time office space, hotdesking, meeting room facilities as well a large conference rooms. Their large events venue can be arranged in any style of format, providing high-tech equipment and modern surrounding.
Flexy has a contemporary design, incorporating fresh, bright colours that complement the dynamic atmosphere of the space. An essential feature of this shared office space is the ample garden equipped with comfy furniture so you can enjoy open air impromptu meetings with other coworkers.
If you are looking for a business address in Izmit, Flexy provides affordable virtual office plans that can match your needs in terms of duration and additional services. Their personable team has a hands on approach on every query, so you can fully focus on your business and operations.
The events calendar of Flexy is also very busy. From networking events to seminars and workshops, Flexy provides its members with value added initiatives, specially tailored for startups and small to medium size companies. This provides an opportunity to meet like-minded professionals and expand your business contacts– a valuable stage in growing our company.