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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.
TypePrivate
Founded2015
HQNew York, US
Websiteknotel.com
Employee Ratings3.5
Culture scoreA+

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Employees (est.) (May 2020)327(-17%)
Job Openings7

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

COO
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
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Knotel Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

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 Revenue

Market valuation

1.3b
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Knotel Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
DeskeoJanuary 16, 2019

Knotel Online and Social Media Presence

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Knotel Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    A+

    87/100

  • CEO Rating

    B-

    73/100

  • Compensation

    A+

    91/100

  • Diversity

    A+

    89/100

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Knotel News and Updates

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.

International office provider Knotel leases London office space

An international serviced office provider has signed a 10-year lease on 20k square feet of office space in London. Knotel, headquartered in New York, leased the Fleet Place space from property investment and asset management company Addington Capital. The building, owned by Hong Kong-based Ares Mana…

Flexible workspace firm Knotel expands London footprint with real estates partnership

Flexible workspace provider Knotel has partnered with development firm Great Portland Estates (GPE) to manage City Place House in central London. The partnership will see the firm operate 82,000 sq ft of office space in the 10 storey building, ahead of its scheduled redevelopment in 2022. Founded in…

Wework rival Knotel expands London presence with new City locations

Knotel, the flexible workspace rival to Wework, has snapped up a string of new City locations as it continues to [...] The post Wework rival Knotel expands London presence with new City locations appeared first on CityAM.
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Knotel Blogs

Baya Wins Big at CRETech

Knotel’s Amol Sarva officially introduced Baya to the world just last month, but the nonprofit coalition has already been busy in its mission to bring CRE up to 21st-century standards. The industry is paying attention, too. On Dec. 6, CREtech awarded Baya the Real Estate Tech Award (the most prestig…

SoMa Days: Dispatches from Downtown San Francisco

I have my morning routine down to a fine art, not least because I don’t rely on public transit to get to work. I hop on my trusty bike around 8:10AM and get to work at 8:30AM — such are the small-city perks of San Francisco life. Many of SF’s hoards of bicycle commuters swear … Continue reading SoMa…

Mad About Midtown: Totally Mental About Grand Central

The Midtown firm where I work is a hop, skip, and jump away from Grand Central Station. True, our company boasts an uncommonly warm, collegiate ambiance. We even have one of those basketball wastepaper baskets and a lava lamp in the breakout area. But it takes a lot more than the old rubbish hoopste…

How To Make Friends and Influence Others — At the Office Holiday Party

Navigating office etiquette is complicated enough when you are seated in an crowded conference room, or having a private meeting with the boss. But at least it all comes with structure and rules — it’s the office. It’s work. You know how to act, and what to do. And then there’s that annual high-pres…

Don’t Look Away: A Benefit for IRAP

In 2008, while attending Yale Law School, Becca Heller co-founded the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) to mobilize the resources of law schools and law firms across the country to defend the rights of refugees and improve protections for the world’s most at-risk populations. In Octobe…

Expanding to Europe? Beware the Top Three Toughest Rental Markets

Thinking about settling your startup in a hot European city? Broadening your operations to Berlin? Maybe Paris?   Be prepared for a time-consuming, arduous search for office space. The European vacancy rate is shockingly low, bottoming out at under 2%, which puts pressure on rents, according to data…
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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 309 employees.

  • Who are Knotel competitors?

    Competitors of Knotel include Saltbox, 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 1 office.