Knotel, a flexible workspace provider, has completed a $400 million financing, led by Wafra, an investment arm of the Sovereign Wealth Fund of Kuwait.
Flexible workspace provider will use the financing to grow its footprint in existing markets, continue expansion into the world’s 30 largest cities and deepen its engagement with global enterprise accounts.
“Knotel is building the future of the workplace, and we are excited to welcome a group of investors who believe passionately in our product, vision and ability to execute.Wafra will help us continue our rapid global expansion and solidify our position as the leader in a fast-growing, trillion-dollar flexible office market,” said Amol Sarva, Co-Founder and CEO of Knotel.
Mori Trust (one of Japan’s leading real estate business operators), Itochu (one of Japan’s largest trading conglomerates) and Mercuria (a leading Japanese equity firm) all participated in the financing. Returning and previous Knotel investors include Norwest Venture Partners, Newmark Knight Frank, Bloomberg Beta and Rocket Internet.
Since the company’s inception in 2016, Knotel has grown to more than 4 million square feet across more than 200 locations in New York, San Francisco, London, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Paris, Berlin, Toronto, Boston, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. In less than 4 years, the company has raised a total of $560 million, is now valued at more than $1 billion and boasts a slew of enterprise customers.