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Get Croissant or (Croissant Coworking) is an American online marketplace software technology coworking company that provides on demand access to shared workspaces, enabling freelancers,[1] startups[2] and entrepreneurs to rent and work on a flexible basis.[3] [4] A number of real estate software companies such as 42floors, LiquidSpace or Pivot Desk have emerged, offering flexible membership access to some of these commercial office spaces.[5] The company does not own any office buildings; it is merely a broker and it charges members for hourly workspace access[6] and gives a percentage to temporarily fill the vacant office space owner’s that it partners with.[7] Get Croissant is a form of collaborative consumption and sharing economy. Founded in 2015, it is headquartered in New York City.

History

In 2015, Nisha Garigarn[8] and her three cofounders, Dave Idell, Adam Chew[9] and Zoltan Szalas, were all working in corporate jobs, and they noted that way people work is changing. People are transitioning from a 9-to-5-er economy to a 1099-er economy, the latter group also known as freelancers. They noticed a market of 10 million square feet of available office space in New York City, as well as over 100 coworking spaces with hundreds of vacant seats that were not being filled by the traditional coworking membership leasing contract model.[10] They identified a need for providing a more flexible hourly based office space memberships subscription service [11] that allows remote workers [12] and freelancers to work from multiple workspace locations by partnering with different office space providers.[13] They have been compared and dubbed by New York Times the “Uber of rentable desk space”[14] [15] the “class pass of coworking spaces”[16] and the “Airbnb of coworking office space”[17] The mobile app technology company is looking to disrupt the traditional coworking operating model by acting as the bridge between the real estate side of the coworking world and the software and logistics side that powers it.[18]

Product

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screenshot of locations tab on the Get Croissant IOS app

The product is available on the web, and as a location-based app on Android[19] and iOS app.[20] The product includes a work space search network, as well as a online booking platform.[21] The mobile app lets users search for and check into work space using a variety of filters, including location type, seat availability, operating hours and amenities on the go.[22]

Funding

In September 2015, Croissant started pitching investors and judges from the startup accelerator Techstars at a demo day hosted at the coworking space The Alley.[23] In August 2016 they applied and got accepted to a 4 month early stage incubator program at 500 Startups[24][25] where they graduated and received 125k seed funding from 500 startups[26]

See also

References

  1. loyd, Jack (20 November 2015). "Croissant Makes Freelancing the coolest place to work". The American Genius. https://theamericangenius.com/entrepreneur/croissant-makes-freelance-the-coolest-place-to-work/. Retrieved 20 November 2015. 
  2. Brule, Sam (9 August 2016). "The Daily Guide to New York’s Startup Ecosystem". Medium. https://medium.com/@samdebrule/the-secret-daily-guide-to-new-yorks-startup-ecosystem-42f5d38b22d. Retrieved 9 August 2016. 
  3. Perez, Sarah (3 May 2015). "Croissant Lets You Reserve A Seat At A Co-Working Space Or Coffee Shop Using iBeacons". Techcrunch. https://techcrunch.com/2015/05/03/croissant-lets-you-reserve-a-seat-at-a-co-working-space-or-coffee-shop-using-ibeacons/. Retrieved 3 May 2015. 
  4. Woods, Tyler (16 September 2011). "Croissant lets you get promiscuous with NYC coworking spaces". Technical.ly. https://technical.ly/brooklyn/2015/09/15/croissant-coworking-app-on-demand/. Retrieved 13 September 2015. 
  5. Broadbent, Andrew (3 March 2017). "Is Croissant the Airbnb of coworking office space". Startup Grind. https://www.startupgrind.com/blog/is-croissant-the-airbnb-of-coworking-office-space/. Retrieved 3 March 2017. 
  6. Cropcho, James (6 March 2016). "Croissant Makes Freelancing the coolest place to work". New Worker. http://newworker.co/mag/coworking-in-nyc-using-croissant/. Retrieved 6 March 2016. 
  7. "Croissant Helps Businesses and Co-working Spaces Lure in Costumers - Thai Tech". http://tech.thaivisa.com/croissant-helps-businesses-and-co-working-spaces-lure-in-costumers/10253/. 
  8. mcdonough, Megan (18 October 2016). "Croissant Makes Freelancing the coolest place to work". Huffington Post. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/10-badass-female-founders-to-inspire-your-wanderlust_us_58006031e4b0f42ad3d25ef6. Retrieved 18 October 2016. 
  9. Constine, Jon (6 September 2016). "PepperPay’s robot photographer replaces cashiers". TechCrunch. https://techcrunch.com/2016/09/11/robot-cashier/. Retrieved 6 September 2016. 
  10. Weinreich, Andrew (16 September 2015). "Croissant: Sample The Best Coworking Spaces In NYC". Forbes. https://www.forbes.com/sites/andrewweinreich/2015/08/28/croissant-roadmap-video/#467909c57098. Retrieved 28 August 2015. 
  11. mateusz, Matt (16 September 2016). "New York Co-Working Space App Croissant by Shyda Hoque". realty Collective. http://realtycollective.com/New-York-Co-Working-Space-App-Croissant-by-Shyda-Hoque/. Retrieved 28 February 2016. 
  12. mueller, Ben (13 March 2016). "Survey Uncovers Working Habits of NYC's Remote Workers Hoque". Namely. http://blog.namely.com/blog/2016/2/11/survey-uncovers-working-habits-of-nycs-remote-workers. Retrieved 11 February 2016. 
  13. Yang, Phil (13 September 2015). "Get Croissant – A Hip New Way To Find Shared Space". Geeky Yang. https://geekyyang.com/2015/09/18/getcroissant-a-hip-new-way-to-find-shared-space/. Retrieved 11 September 2015. 
  14. Alford, Henry (13 November 2016). "The Tricky Etiquette of Coworking Spaces". New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/06/fashion/coworking.html?_r=0. Retrieved 11 November 2016. 
  15. Stone, Zara (15 September 2016). "Croissant Wants To Be The Uber For Coworking Spaces". Forbes. https://www.forbes.com/sites/zarastone/2016/09/14/croissant-wants-to-be-the-uber-for-coworking-spaces/#d6c742f9e916. Retrieved 14 September 2016. 
  16. Sodd, Anthony (26 April 2016). "Croissant Classpass of coworking". Built in NYC. http://www.builtinnyc.com/2016/04/26/croissant-classpass-coworking. Retrieved 26 April 2016. 
  17. Broadbent, Andrew (3 March 2017). "Is Croissant the Airbnb of coworking office space". Startup Grind. https://www.startupgrind.com/blog/is-croissant-the-airbnb-of-coworking-office-space/. Retrieved 3 March 2017. 
  18. Amador, Cecilia (22 November 2016). "Get Croissant". All Work. https://allwork.space/2016/11/disrupting-the-coworking-industry-through-a-mobile-app/. Retrieved 22 November 2016. 
  19. "Croissant Android". Google Play Store. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.croissant.ios. 
  20. "Croissant - Get Work Done, Anywhere on the App Store". Itunes App Store. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/croissant-get-work-done-anywhere/id996707738?mt=8. 
  21. Mcquarrie, Laura (6 May 2015). "Get Croissant". All Work. http://www.trendhunter.com/trends/croissant. Retrieved 6 May 2015. 
  22. "How do I create an account? - Get Croissant FAQ". https://www.getcroissant.com/faq. 
  23. Staff, Entrepreneur (15 September 2015). "Watch These Entrepreneurs Pitch Their Startups to Judges from Techstars and AlleyNYC". Entrepreneur Magazine. https://www.entrepreneur.com/video/250623. Retrieved 15 September 2015. 
  24. Lynley, Mathew (1 August 2016). "Here’s the 18th batch of companies from 500 Startups". TechCrunch. https://techcrunch.com/2016/08/01/heres-the-18th-batch-of-companies-from-500-startups/. Retrieved 1 August 2016. 
  25. Pollack, Tristan (1 August 2016). "Announcing Batch 18 — Bring on the Bits, Bots and Bods! - 500 Startups". 500 Startups. https://500.co/announcing-batch-18-sf/. Retrieved 2 August 2016. 
  26. "Croissant Crunchbase". Crunchbase. https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/croissant#/entity. 

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