spaceOS is the first company in the portfolio of ffVC Tech & Gaming, a CVC fund set up by Totalizator Sportowy and the New York ff Venture Capital fund with the support from PFR Ventures. spaceOS is an investment in the PropTech sector – technologies supporting the real estate industry. spaceOS addresses its offer to commercial property owners and corporate tenants, as well as co-working space and flex space operators.
The current financing round with the participation of ff Venture Capital (ffVC) Tech & Gaming allowed spaceOS to raise a total of EUR 5 million as of today. The proceeds of the latest funding round will allow the startup to further develop its disruptive commercial real estate technology and continue its international expansion, focusing on the US market. With its investment ffVC joins the prominent spaceOS shareholder base of Immofinanz, BeyondBuild and Rsquare.
“We decided to invest in spaceOS for several reasons. One of them is definitely the visible shift in how millions of employees worldwide work. The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has shown us that getting back to the office won’t be possible without advanced technological solutions such as spaceOS to ensure a safe, flexible and human-centric workspace experience in the future. This is a unique technology and a great team of founders, who complement each other perfectly and whose ambitions are perfectly aligned with ffVC Tech & Gaming’s values,” says Mariusz Adamski, Partner at ffVC Poland.
spaceOS has been providing technology to commercial real estate and co-working operators since 2016. Using innovative cloud-based technology, the platform software connects tenants with their workspaces and building technologies to create holistic and human-centric experiences. spaceOS provides contactless access to the workspace and tools to book desks and meeting rooms on-demand, across multiple locations, to orchestrate a hybrid workplace. Other core features include parking management, community tools as well as end-to-end management of short-term leasing.
Currently, the spaceOS platform is used in more than 100 properties across 19 countries. The technology has been implemented by industry-leading commercial real estate players, including Commerz Real, CPI, Hitachi, Immofinanz and Sage, as well as leading co-working operators, including Unicorn, Rooms, Factory and myhive.
“We’re excited that a leading tech VC fund recognise the potential of spaceOS’s solutions for the entire real estate industry. The partnership with ffVC Tech & Gaming is an opportunity for our platform to continue its growth and expansion into new international markets,” says Maciej Markowski, Co-founder of spaceOS.
In the future, spaceOS will combine data from various sources like BMS systems, occupancy sensors, air quality sensors with the behavioural data of users, to for example visualise the carbon footprint of the users at the workplace and guide them to more environmentally friendly behaviours. “The goal is to allow people to understand their carbon footprint and can adopt better practices and habits to track and ultimately reduce it. With the ongoing pandemic, this will bring a double benefit for both employee health and the environment,” Markowski adds.
The company is also working on open API’s to allow plug and play integrations of other software and hardware, as well as data exchange with other platforms. “We are a cloud-based software platform that connects buildings, their technology and services with the people that inhabit them. Now that the pandemic has fundamentally reset the way people work, spaceOS is an essential tool to orchestrate the future of work.” says Marley Fabisiewicz, Founder of spaceOS. “We have also been expanding our platform features to facilitate the operational processes of flex spaces and short-term leases for the new wave of flexible workspaces.” Fabisiewicz adds.
“We consistently follow the strategy we first presented when we established the ffVC Tech & Gaming fund. Our investment policy aims to fund companies that stand out in the market and have global potential aligned with the mega-trends such as digital transformation. We firmly believe that our vast network of contacts and a strong penetration of the US market will make us a valuable partner for spaceOS as they continue their rapid growth,” Mariusz Adamski adds.
The ffVC Tech & Gaming fund has announced future investments in Polish startups that offer innovative solutions to support industries undergoing digital transformation.