Talent Garden announced: We are proud to announce that Talent Garden has raised 44 million euro. This is a major achievement for all the Talent Garden team and will go towards our continuous growth and global expansion.
Talent Garden announces raising the € 44M round from TIP, Social Capital, Indaco Ventures and primarily European family offices. It will give Talent Garden a strong foundation for the European growth already undertaken in recent years. While WeWork or General Assembly focuses on America and major European cities, Talent Garden is bringing coworking and education to places like Spain, Italy, Denmark, Austria and many more countries around Europe because Innovation is not growing only in San Francisco or London.
Driven by its mission to create vibrant local platforms for the tech ecosystems and connect the globally, Talent Garden is working to open 20 new international coworking campuses over the next 5 years and expand the scope of the Innovation School in digital training and big summit organization, mixing coworking, education and big events to create a unique model to accelerate the “second tech ecosystem” around Europe outside London, Paris and Berlin.
The round including the investment from TIP, Social Capital and Indaco Ventures and some of the major Family Offices in Europe.
Talent Garden is now present in 8 countries and has 23 active campuses with the Talent Garden Innovation School present in 5 of those countries.
Thanks to this funding, Talent Garden will continue its further expansion around Europe with a particular focus on Spain with a brand new location in Madrid and Barcelona, France with one opening planned in 2019, Italy where it already has more than 10 campuses and Austria where it just recently opened. In 2018, Talent Garden opened a new campus in Dublin as part of a strategic partnership with Dublin City University and also created a joint venture with Rainmaking Loft in Denmark, and has more than three locations across Copenaghen and is now sighting for more locations in the Nordic region.
The new round will also boost the company’s growth in new markets. Currently, Talent Garden is working on creating new opportunities in Germany, Israel, Benelux and CEE region. To bridge its European community with the strongest global tech ecosystems, Talent Garden is also working on a special campus project in overseas in San Francisco planned to open in 2020.
Initially started as a coworking network, which is now a booming trillion market opportunity, in 2015 the company expanded its scope of activities and created a unique model combining the future of work, innovative education and networking events (with the company licensee SingularityU Summit brand across Italy, Spain and Switzerland).
While today there are plenty of coworking space providers out there racing for a few major cities in Europe, Talent Garden is putting its main focus on creating impact in growing tech ecosystems first, these are found in – non-tech capitals, that are the second or third largest cities in each country.
Differently than most of the vertical competitors, to co-create and deliver the best value in every market, Talent Garden is working with the strongest local partners – corporates, institutions, entrepreneurs and other innovation ecosystem stakeholders such as Google for Startups, Cisco, Startup300, Rainmaking, Mini, Raiffeisen Bank International, Dublin City University and more than 150 big corporations across Europe.
Further information: https://talentgarden.org