Deskwanted Reaches a Co-Working Milestone

By Silicon Allee |

By Sacha Robehmed at Four Sektor

There are so many co-working spaces in Berlin, but how do you find the perfect place to work? Well, if you’re a Deskwanted user, you can now choose from 1000 listed spaces. Following a website redesign, the Berlin-based startup has grown to offer more listed spaces than ever before, becoming the largest co-working search, booking and management website out there.

This increase in listed spaces, coupled with the redesign, is showing real benefit to the coworking space platform, with user activity doubling on its website over the past two months.

Previously described as a kind of ‘Airbnb for coworking spaces’, Deskwanted has added new tools to help coworking spaces manage bookings and remove some of the potential organisational hassles, making it easier to transform any office with a spare desk into a shared workspace. “We want every office to become a shared office, and every flexible worker to become a member of our community,” said Joel Dullroy, co-founder of Deskwanted and its sister site, Deskmag.

An unlikely way of working a few decades ago, co-working is now popular amongst freelancers, self-employed workers, and early-stage startups. But Joel feels that a coworking environment should be adopted by everyone: “Coworking spaces are setting an example of openness and collaboration that all traditional offices should follow.”

Deskwanted has truly global listings, featuring spaces in cities from Casablanca to Cape Town, although the largest density of co-working spaces remains in the US and Europe.

Popular spaces in Berlin dedicated to coworking include Charlottenberg’s Ahoy!, Kreuzberg situated Betahaus and Co.UpMobileSuite in Prenzlauer Berg and Neukölln’s Agora Collective. Deskwanted themselves practice what they preach, housed in the collaborative Immobilienscout24 incubator, YouIsNow.