The deal marks the latest step in Knotel’s expansion in Europe – first in London, in the first quarter of 2018, and now Berlin.
Founded in 2012 by Nikita Roshkow and Nikolas Woischnik, who previously launched the entrepreneurship community TechBerlin, Ahoy!Berlin connects founders with collaborators and investors, and offers its members additional services like event management and legal advice.
Ahoy, which operates a nautical-themed space to underscore its mission of helping guide companies as they grow, is located near Berlin’s historic Mitte district and has clients such as Daimler-backed Fleetboard Innovation Hub, and Bringmeister, an online food and home delivery service.
Founded in 2016 by Amol Sarva, CEO, and Edward Shenderovich, chairman, Knotel designs, builds, and operates custom spaces for established and growing brands with 55 locations across over 1 million square feet in New York, San Francisco, and London. Its network includes companies like Starbucks, Cheddar and King.
The company has raised over $100m in funding.