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Knotel is a company that operates an office platform for established businesses that require turnkey, customizable solutions. It finds, builds, designs, and operates custom office spaces.
HQNew York, US
Employee Ratings3.3
Overall CultureA+

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Employees (est.) (Nov 2020)275(-1%)
Job Openings2
Cybersecurity ratingBMore

Key People/Management at Knotel

Amol Sarva

Amol Sarva

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Edward Shenderovich

Edward Shenderovich

Co-Founder and Chairman
Jonathan Goldberg

Jonathan Goldberg

Eugene Lee

Eugene Lee

Global Head of Real Estate and Business Development
Ricardo Sotelo

Ricardo Sotelo

Head of Finance
Amit Khanna

Amit Khanna

General Counsel
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Knotel Office Locations

Knotel has an office in New York
New York, US (HQ)
229 W 43rd St 8th floor
New York, US
228 Park Ave S
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Knotel Financials and Metrics

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Knotel total Funding

$555 m

Knotel latest funding size

$400 m

Time since last funding

a year ago

Knotel investors

Knotel's latest funding round in August 2019 was reported to be $400 m. In total, Knotel has raised $555 m. Knotel's latest valuation is reported to be $1.3 b.
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Knotel Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
DeskeoJanuary 16, 2019

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Knotel News and Updates

Vista loses $100 million pension-fund investment — UBS ramps up middle-market deals — Knotel plans for big cuts to portfolio

Summary List Placement Just a few days removed from Pfizer's announcement on progress made with its vaccine, state governments are beginning to reenact restrictions as COVID-19 cases continue to rise. As a result, the market rally that started the week is now fairly muted, save for tech.  If you're…

WeWork rival Knotel just told staff it's getting a $10 million infusion this week and targeting a $100 million fundraise

Knotel is trying to raise $100 million this summer, the company told employees on Monday. The flexible-office company will bring in $10 million this week. Unpaid bills as well as lawsuits over rent are piling up, Business Insider reported last week.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more sto…

Leaked financials from WeWork rival Knotel show huge pre-pandemic losses and more unpaid bills than cash. It's a grim sign for the flex-office space.

Knotel's finances were stretched even before the pandemic, with a $223 million net loss in 2019, per financial statements seen by Business Insider.  The flexible-office company lost $49 million in the first quarter of 2020.  Knotel also owed vendors and other groups more than $80 million at the en…

Leaked Knotel financials show the WeWork competitor struggled to hit sales targets well before the coronavirus hit

WeWork competitor Knotel missed financial targets as recently as the fourth quarter of 2019, well before the coronavirus hit, according to a leaked document seen by Business Insider.  The company's once-surging flex-space business has been hit hard by the coronavirus crisis, which has left tenants…

Leaked memo reveals Knotel CEO's playbook for burying news about jobs cuts at the flex-office startup

Knotel laid off and furloughed a total of 50% of the company's staff on Friday. Days earlier, Knotel CEO Amol Sarva emailed staff with his playbook for media: get good news out ahead of layoffs and dealing with brokers and landlords.  The first tactic he listed was to "bury" by going to a small pu…

Knotel, A WeWork Rival Valued At $1.6 Billion, Lets Go Half Of Its Staff

Knotel, a rival to WeWork that leases office space to larger companies, has laid off 30% of its workforce and furloughed another 20%, becoming the latest venture capital-backed real estate firm to bow to the impact of coronavirus.
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Knotel Blogs

SoMa Days: Downtown’s Hidden Gems from an Archery-Obsessed Engineer

Yes, I am a man who works in tech in SoMa, but no, I am not a “tech bro.” It’s a nuanced, yet important distinction. By day I’m an engineer for a fraud detection startup, and at night I make art. On weekends, I dabble in archery. Yep.   I love taking in the morning … Continue reading SoMa Days: Down…

The Most Wonderful End to the Year

Ah, the company holiday party, naturally the social highlight of the most wonderful time of the year. And what a year it was! MILESTONES   In March, we raised $70M in Series B funding. By June we hit 1MM square feet of space across three cities. In July, Ahoy! Berlin and 42Floors joined the family. …

London Ledger: A Copywriter’s Guide to Modern Day Adland

You know how in Mad Men everyone dresses super sharp in natty little suits and heels? Well advertising in London in the 21st century is nothing like that. Which is just as well because I try to walk most days to my job at a media agency in Fitzrovia — aka adland — meaning an … Continue reading Londo…

Knotel x Rag & Bone: The Importance of a Tailored Fit

Looking incredibly dapper at all times is an integral part of the real estate broker gig. So what better way to honor our esteemed broker partners than with some fresh new duds from the sartorial experts at Rag & Bone.     Our guests got the full personal shopper treatment, with guidance on deni…

FiDiaries: A Film Nerd Waxes Wall Street and Talks Hotspots Between Cold Calls

Confession time: sometimes I fantasize that I’m an ambitious, fabulously handsome Bud Fox. If you haven’t see the 1987 classic “Wall Street,” let me set the scene for you. He’s a fresh-faced stockbroker clawing his way to the top. Through a whirlwind of ethical dilemmas, he must form alliances with …

London Owns Lion’s Share of Flexible Office Space

A new breed of flexible office providers is shaking up commercial real estate worldwide, and landlords and investors are taking notice, according to Cushman & Wakefield report “Coworking 2018 – The Flexible Workplace Evolves.”   So far, London is king when it comes to flexible workspace, which o…
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Knotel Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Knotel founded?

    Knotel was founded in 2015.

  • Who are Knotel key executives?

    Knotel's key executives are Amol Sarva, Edward Shenderovich and Jonathan Goldberg.

  • How many employees does Knotel have?

    Knotel has 275 employees.

  • Who are Knotel competitors?

    Competitors of Knotel include Real Time Acquisition, Workspace Group and LiquidSpace.

  • Where is Knotel headquarters?

    Knotel headquarters is located at 229 W 43rd St 8th floor, New York.

  • Where are Knotel offices?

    Knotel has an office in New York.

  • How many offices does Knotel have?

    Knotel has 2 offices.