Talent Garden, a Brescia, Italy-based co-working space operator, raised €44m in funding.
The round was led by existing backer Tamburi Investment Partners with participation from Social Capital, Indaco Ventures and a range of European family offices.
The company intends to use the funds to continue to further expand around Europe with a particular focus on
– Spain (with a brand new location in Madrid and Barcelona),
– France (with one opening planned in 2019),
– Italy (where it already has more than 10 campuses), and
– Austria (where it just recently opened).
Founded in 2011, Talent Garden is bringing coworking and education to places like Spain, Italy, Denmark, Austria and many more countries around Europe. The company is now present in 8 countries and has 23 active campuses with the Talent Garden Innovation School present in 5 of those countries. In 2018, it opened a new campus in Dublin as part of a strategic partnership with Dublin City University and also created a joint venture with Rainmaking Loft in Denmark, and has more than three locations across Copenaghen and is now sighting for more locations in the Nordic region.
Talent Garden is now working to open 20 new international coworking campuses over the next 5 years working with strong local partners – corporates, institutions, entrepreneurs and other innovation ecosystem stakeholders such as Google for Startups, Cisco, Startup300, Rainmaking, Mini, Raiffeisen Bank International, Dublin City University and more than 150 corporations.