Backers included 500 Startups, Endeavor Catalyst, Tamburi Investment Partners (TIP), Italian family offices as well as other strategic investors.
The company intends to use the funds to continue to open new co-working spaces, expand its franchising network and its service offerings, as well as to hire new people.
Launched in Brescia, Italy, by CEO Davide Dattoli, Talent Garden:
– operates a network of 17 co-working spaces across 5 countries Europe hosting more than 1,500 digital freelance, startup, SME and large corporate professionals,
– provides learning and innovation services via TAG Innovation School, and
– organizes over 500 digital, innovation and entrepreneurship-focused events.
The company says it expects to close 2015 with a turnover of €5M with a 300% YoY growth rate.