The pandemic is changing the role of innovation hubs

A YEAR ago, we were celebrating the global startup economy and its US$3 trillion contribution in economic value.

Fresh backing could decide if WeWork Singapore will be 'WeLive' or 'WeDead'

WEWORK Singapore, the most dominant coworking operator in the Republic, is now left with a rudderless parent company after SoftBank's decision to abandon ship.

Coworking clients up in arms over continued fees charged by some operators

FORCED to suspend services for yet another month, coworking operators are facing more pressure to provide their members with rental relief.

Oyo is not wasting the WeWork crisis

[MUMBAI] Oyo Hotels & Homes is making the most of its crisis. Ritesh Agarwal's Indian startup is cutting 5,000 jobs, focusing on profitable growth, and improving governance. That might deflate...

Capitalising on diversity of thought in a collaborative space

COLLABORATIVE spaces have long been associated with nimble tech startups, millennial CEOs, and creative freelancers in need of a steady WiFi connection.

WeWork's new leases tank in New York and London

WEWORK'S days of breakneck expansion are over - at least for now.

WeWork's Adam Neumann in talks to boost investment in mortgage-servicing startup

[NEW YORK] WeWork co-founder Adam Neumann's family office is in discussions to put additional capital in Peach Street Inc, a startup focused on mortgage servicing.

'Jewel' of SoftBank's Vision Fund Oyo plagued by 'toxic' culture, troubling incidents

[NEW DELHI] Oyo, a startup that offers budget hotel rooms, has grown into one of India's most valuable private companies and aims to be the world's largest hotel chain by 2023.

WeWork arranges US$1.75b credit line with Goldman Sachs

[NEW YORK] Shared workplace operator WeWork said on Tuesday it has arranged a US$1.75 billion letter of credit with Goldman Sachs that is in the process of being syndicated and whose funds are...

SoftBank will have 'last laugh' with WeWork deal: analyst

[TOKYO] SoftBank Group Corp's massive investment in WeWork triggered a multibillion-dollar writedown and a rare apology from founder Masayoshi Son. But one analyst argues the deal is likely to...

WeWork to lay off 2,400 workers worldwide

[WASHINGTON] Embattled office sharing firm WeWork will lay off 2,400 employees worldwide - about a fifth of its workforce - as the it struggles to reorganise amid mounting losses, the company...