What are the reasons behind the merger?
After years of pioneering and creating the most authentic coworking communities in Singapore, we have found that the world needs a better way for coworking, innovation and growth.
Found8 is a new singular vision and identity that drives growth and betterment for our diverse community of innovators. At our core is the greatest asset we’ve always had, which is our visionary communities, partners and a true spirit of collaboration.
On top of this we are bringing equal parts of our shared strengths to consistently produce game changing businesses, through our expanded network, beautiful spaces, and high touch customer services.
What does the new name “Found8” mean?
Both Collision 8 and Found. are both great names that align with the spirit of brand quality and impact we wanted to make in the world. So to forge a singular expression of identity we took one unique element from each name that encapsulated the value and opportunity they brought to the table.
Found as a word beautifully and clearly expresses both the emotion and pragmatism of starting, growing and innovating businesses. 8 represents the infinite (∞) value that can be found in the perfect combination of people and opportunities.
Who does Found8 serve?
The innovation community in Singapore and the region! For businesses who are looking for a supportive work environment, Found8 has a network of coworking spaces and innovation communities that can unlock opportunities for personal and professional growth. This includes start-ups, scale-ups, corporates, SMEs, experts, government bodies, VCs, as well as companies and accelerators who are looking to launch in Asia via Singapore.
How is Found8 different from other coworking spaces?
Found8 puts people at the heart of innovation, and innovation into the hearts of people. Unlike any other office space provider, we care deeply about your business success and in delivering high touch customer service.
The Found8 community combines Found’s legacy and extensive alumni network with Collision 8’s culture of high touch personal service to help each member belong and participate in an ever growing number of opportunities.
What does it mean for the existing community?
We will have an expanded network, becoming the largest innovation-centric community. Members from all our locations can tap into our 50+ partners that help you with business and personal growth. More information on this to follow by March.
Who do I speak to if I have any questions about my membership or the merger?
You can approach any of our friendly Community Executives for clarification. Our Members Success Team will be personally reaching out to each of our members in the coming months as well.
We will be organising a series of town halls weekly for a month, commencing 18 Feb.
1. Community Town Hall @ Prinsep
Address: 128 Prinsep St, #01-01, Singapore 188655
Date: 18th Feb, Monday
Time: 1130am - 1230pm
2. Community Town Hall @ High Street Centre
Address: 1 North Bridge Rd, #08-08 High Street Centre, Singapore 179094
Date: 18th Feb, Monday
Time: 1pm - 2pm
*Members only. Lunch will be provided for both sessions.
Will membership prices stay the same or will it be changed?
All current membership plans will be honoured as per signed contracts. A new set of products and services for the combined Found8 workspaces will be unveiled in the coming months.
If I’m a member, can I work out of the other 4 locations?
For the months of Feb to Apr 2019, members can hot desk at all our locations to experience the expanded space and community offering. Proof of membership will have to be shown upon request, but if you want minimal disturbance, wear your respective Found./Collision 8 lanyards!
Moving forward, we will announce options for all-access memberships.
What are the membership perks across all 5 locations?
We are speaking to our partners for them to extend the best terms to all Found8 members. This includes working out of a network of global coworking spaces, preferential products and service rates from partners such as telcos, wellness and software providers.
Our sister company, Core Collective, has confirmed that they will be extending the discounts for fitness and wellness services to all Found8 members.
Members can also look out for regular community events such as community lunches, happy hours, poker nights etc.
Does Found8 have any regional expansion plans?
Yes! We plan to launch our first regional space at KL Sentral Station in July 2019. Totalling 22,000 sqft, this space will house a diverse community of innovators such as Founder’s Institute, Startup Mamak, Purpose (a social enterprise group) and comprise our usual mix of hot desks, dedicated desks, team rooms as well as a larger innovation workshop and event space for 200 pax.
Our members will have 3 days complimentary hot desking access to KL Sentral.
What are Found8’s plans for Corporate Innovation (CI) going forward?
One of the main reasons behind our merger is to grow our focus on serving the corporate innovation mandates of clients.
We will continue to provide and develop further on these offerings:
How are Aurum Investments and Found. Ventures affiliated to Found8?
Aurum Investments and Found. Ventures remain as sister companies to Found8. Our combined portfolio companies will now be able to tap on a wider network! Aurum Investments and Found. Ventures will consider opportunities for co-investment.
For startups, this means that you will have access to two separate funds for your early-stage funding.