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India's first community workspace, WeWork Galaxy, to be set up in Bengaluru

The New-York based co-working startup to open centres at Delhi and Mumbai soon

BS Reporter  |  New Delhi 

WeWork, office space, India
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WeWork, the New York-based collaborative workspace or co-working space firm and the ninth most valued start-up in the world, opened its doors with its first in India, Galaxy, in  

"Galaxy would cater to around 2,200 members and provide beautiful workspaces that have a swimming pool and a gym. The company is aiming to reach out to entrepreneurs, freelancers and start-ups across the e-commerce sector for filling up the office space," said the company.

According to the company, was chosen as the first location for its robust ecosystem of startups. 

"is a global company with a local playbook and the reason we chose as our first location is because of its demographic composition, making it the most diverse city, apart from being with the second fastest-growing metropolis in with a robust startup ecosystem," said Karan Virwani, director at (India).

The company has major expansion plans and would be setting up shops in other metropolitan cities as well. "For WeWork, 2017 is a year of great expansion in the Asia-Pacific region, and we want to strengthen our communities here as we enter new markets. We'll soon bring to and as well, and are looking forward to exploring innovative ideas coming out of these communities," said Ole Ruch, managing director, Asia-Pacific.

In 2016, had doubled its membership with over 80,000 members utilising the space, community and services that it offers. such as Microsoft, and have used the co-working space offered by the firm. Founded in 2010, has been adding around 10 to 15 locations every month and has opened 149 workspace units in 45 cities across the world.

First Published: Wed, July 05 2017. 22:42 IST