Philippines-based office space provider FlySpaces has offiially launched in Kuala Lumpur having previously been in operation in just three cities; Singapore, Manila and Cebu.
The Airbnb-style platform was founded in 2015 and recently raised US$500,000 from Future Now Ventures, Narra Ventures, Coent Venture Partner Rubina Real Estate and entrepreneurs Michael Brehm and Thomas Baum.
FlySpaces empowers businesses as a digital marketplace that provides short-term work and meeting space solutions to entrepreneurs, start-ups, SMEs and mobile professionals.
"Whether the need is for an hour, a day, a week or a few months - we have a network of hundreds of spaces to discover across key South East Asian cities," says CEO and cofounder Mario Berta.
For venue owners, FlySpaces acts as a digital marketing platform that connects users to a vast data base, allowing the ability to optimize the monetization of a space.
Since its inception FlySpaces has become one of the leading networks for workspaces in Southeast Asia, with a solid presence in Singapore and the Philippines.
With the addition of Malaysia, its third country of operation, the company now helps place individuals and businesses in over 150,000 square meters of workspace.
FlySpaces has supported major clients such as Uber and Mediacorp, and has been instrumental in the smooth operation of countless startups and SMEs that span the region.
In KL, it launched in soon after onboarding some of the city's most prominent co-working and serviced offices including JustCo, Servcorp, and Incube8.
“After our launch in Singapore, entering Kuala Lumpur was the next logical step,” Berta says
“Kuala Lumpur is a natural extension of our current markets. It will allow customers that are looking for one-stop-shop solutions for their short-term office and work space needs in the region to be even more mobile in South East Asia.”
Having been voted the no. 1 startup in the Philippines by TOP100 Echelon Asia this year FlySpaces aims to compete for the top spot in all of Asia this June.
It also plans to increase its number of partners, targeting established businesses that wish to monetize their extra office space, to keep up with the demand for more flexible, short-term workspaces.