In The Loop: Knotel, Coworking + Childcare, and Niche Coworking

Knotel Raises $60 Million
The Wall Street Journal (paywall) reported this week that flexible workspace operator, Knotel, raised US$60 million from venture firms. According to the article, “the investment will bring Knotel’s total fundraising to $160 million. The latest round of funding will go toward expanding into new markets and adding locations in cities where Knotel already exists.”

The Wing now Offers Childcare
Women-focused coworking operator, The Wing, announced Thursday that it will launch The Little Wing, “a space designed for kids to play so their parents can take flight.” According to a CNBC article, the childcare initiative will launch in The Wing’s Soho and West Hollywood locations and it will have on-site certified babysitters that will provide supervision and programming for kids.

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Ministry of Sound Opens New Location in 19th Century Factory
Dezeen reported this week that Ministry of Sound teamed up with an architecture studio to create a coworking space and private members lounge in a former 1860s printing factory. The space was created to offer creative individuals a place to do business as well as an environment for a convivial and creative way of life.

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