OFIXU, a company refers to itself the “Airbnb for workspaces,” has closed its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. The company launched the initiative earlier this year, which not only surpassed its initial £75,000 funding target, it also achieved more than £150,000 at its closing.
OFIXU, which was founded in 2014 by Dan Hinden, is seeking to challenge the WeWork model. Rather than tie clients to a subscription, the company states it frees them by offering space for even just a day:
“OFIXU is building the World’s largest online marketplace allowing hosts of any surplus commercial space (desk, office, floor or entire building) to list and rent out their space to those that need a place to work. OFIXU Lists ALL office types for an individual or company meeting all office needs in any location, globally and allows its users to book any commercial space on one convenient platform for a single day, week, month or year!”
Since its launch, OFIXU has formed partnerships with Servcorp, Camden Market, Studio Shoreditch, Zipcar, MyBuilder, WorkPad, UberOffice, and Grid 24. Zipcar spokesperson recently shared:
“We are delighted to announce that Zipcar and OFIXU have teamed up to give members a great offer on joining. Zipcar is the UK’s largest pay as you go car club giving members access to wheels when they want them. OFIXU members can take a Zipcar from as little as £4.75 an hour or a Zipvan from £7.92 an hour (prices include insurance, 60 miles of free fuel, and the congestion charge). All members are eligible for a FREE 1 year Zipcar for business account (normally £99) and a free two hour test drive worth £13.50.”
Funds from the campaign will be used for:
- Hire further sales members to acquire property hosts
- Increase advertising
- Expand on social reach with in-house talent
- Outsource SEO
- Increase PR team
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