World-first space sharing platform from Australia, spacenow.com, has simply signed a local collaboration arrangement with Dubai's SEED Group, a team of diversified companies possessed and chaired by the Exclusive Workplace of Sheikh Saeed container Ahmed Al Maktoum. Leading the finalizing was Hisham Al Gurg, CEO of the Exclusive Office of Sheikh Saeed bin Ahmed Al Maktoum and SEED Group.
Spacenow is a platform that enables building and also site owners to trigger as well as monetise their underutilised area - from studios as well as yards, to wall space as well as occasion places-- and also makes it possible for business owners and companies to gain access to that room on a long- or temporary basis, from as low as just one hour. It was developed in November 2016 by four Australian entrepreneurs in the real estate, modern technology, money, as well as creative industries: Daniel Gunning, Barrett Ovens, Baydr Strik, and also Nick Leary. The firm was birthed to satisfy the needs of the fast-moving, turbulent world of the sharing economy - a $100 billion market that is approximated to more than triple to reach $330 billion in 2025  Spacenow now operates in 52 cities internationally.
“We are delighted with the partnership we have founded with SEED Group Dubai to establish Spacenow’s Dubai office and roll out our expansion plan throughout the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. This will become the first multi-space, short-term rental platform in the region and we are very eager to start operation,” said Daniel Gunning, Spacenow’s CEO and Founder.
" The UAE and indeed the entire region has a fantastic variety of spaces and places simply waiting to be activated. We are happy to partner with Spacenow and support this distinct system. It is a clever effort and also weds well with Dubai's ambition to be a model city of the future, as well as to proceed attracting advancement as well as entrepreneurship to our city as well as our country. Currently, there is no short-term multi-space rental platform readily available, regardless of the expanding variety of top international businesses based in the area and the flourishing number of regional startups and also entrepreneurs," stated Hisham Al Gurg, CEO of the Exclusive Office of Sheikh Saeed bin Ahmed Al Maktoum and also SEED Team.
Already 1 million people  worldwide use co-working areas and by 2020, it is anticipated that 40 percent  of the workforce will be consultants, entrepreneurs, or independent professionals. But regardless of the substantial number of offices resting vacant yearly, there is inadequate easily rentable space online to fulfill their demands.
The new partnership announced today covers Dubai as well as Abu Dhabi as top priority markets, widening to the whole MENA area, as well as contributes to the initial capital raised by Spacenow, which led to the soft launch of the worldwide system in January 2018.
Dubai's SEED Team initially recognised the massive potential of the Spacenow platform while the UAE was intending the upcoming Dubai 2020 Expo. “For the first time, a platform like Spacenow will give businesses travelling to the UAE the ability to rent office and desk space by the hour, day, week, or month. Spacenow’s business model is solid. It addresses a gap in the market and we are excited to see them expand,” says Al Gurg.
Along with workplaces, Spacenow also enables users to activate any type of underutilised area, from studios and gardens, to wall space and also occasion places.
SEED Team's collaboration will additionally assist in the launch of the Spacenow App and the NOW Incubator Program - Spacenow's proprietary incubation program - which will aid business owners expand their organisations.
" The opportunity to monetise area is restricted only by creativity. Imagine renting out the wall surfaces of your retailer or entrance hall to an artist, or sharing your storehouse, or leasing your building's yard for a brand-new product launch. With Spacenow you can list any kind of possession for rent by the hr, day, week, month or year. If you are a brand-new as well as creating style brand you can set up a pop-up store in several one-of-a-kind areas throughout the city. The Spacenow system uses unique flexibility, availability and price of preferable rooms to function, play or remain in." stated Gunning.
Spacenow will move its system into the blockchain in the coming months - this enhances Dubai Government's search to end up being the globe's very first blockchain-powered government by 2020. The relocate to the blockchain indicates a truly decentralised platform for room sharing that will certainly provide individuals, the possibility to monetise on underutilised room as well as be creative about it.
The blockchain will certainly also make the Spacenow system completely safe and secure and also clear. Using Ethereum ERC20 clever agreements, Spacenow will certainly deal with the troubles related to short-term sharing, such as lawful issues, agreements, repayments, and also disagreements, all promoted on the blockchain, payment cost-free. This leaves the customers totally free to trigger their areas in brand-new and also cutting-edge ways.
" Our decentralised version enables concepts as well as services to world troubles to flow in ways the standard economic situation simply could not support. Thanks for visiting the brand-new age of Activated-Spaces, the Spacenow Economic climate. Joint as well as shared area is the future, but there is no decentralised marketplace bringing hosts and also visitors with each other without a middle man." states Gunning.
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Front row: Hisham Al Gurg, CEO SEED Group; Daniel Gunning, CEO and Founder Spacenow
Back row: Osama Smadi, Senior Manager-International Ventures SEED Group; Mohamed Al Banna, Senior Director - International Ventures SEED Group; Nick Leary, Chief Creative Officer and Founder Spacenow; Baydr Strik, Chief Financial Officer and Founder Spacenow; Barrett Ovens, Chief Technical Officer and Founder Spacenow; Karim El Sarki, Director of Investments SEED Group