PivotDesk launches office sharing service in the Kansas City area

05/02/2014 4:40 PM

05/02/2014 4:40 PM

PivotDesk, which provides office sharing services to startup companies, has expanded to the Kansas City area.

The company, based in Boulder, Colorado, was launched two years ago and initially served Denver, Boulder, Boston, New York, San Francisco and Portland, Oregon.

This week, PivotDesk added 23 markets, including Kansas City, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, Omaha, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio. The company said it focuses on metropolitan areas that have growing startup communities of entrepreneurs.

PivotDesk has built an online service that connects startups in need of office space with companies that have excess space and are in need of tenants. PivotDesk charges “host” companies a fee once small business tenants are placed in their space. Rental agreements automatically renew every 30 days, though either party can cancel by giving a 30-day notice.

The company said it has helped hundreds of companies nationwide find space, although it declined to be more specific.

PivotDesk said that by eliminating “the pressure and panic of a long-term lease,” it helps startups “find the right place for right now and helps host companies avoid empty desk syndrome.”

The company has raised more than $7 million to finance its own startup, including about $4 million recently.

The company’s website is at

www.pivotdesk.com.

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