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Linking real estate data with entrepreneurial ecosystems: Coworking spaces, funding and founding activity of start-ups

Gauger, Felix; Strych, Jan-Oliver; Pfnür, Andreas


This data article describes a panel dataset that combines flexible office space market data with entrepreneurial data, such as founding and funding of ventures in 47 European cities. One adaption of new ways of working are coworking spaces. They are shared working environments that offer office space and intangible resources, such as knowledge sharing, collaboration and networking. Access to flexible office space for self-employed, start-ups, and corporates is a key resource for businesses. Covid-19 has shown that space provision is becoming more flexible and ventures increasingly use scalable space instead of long-term lease agreements for office space or than owning it. Deskmag counts 18,700 coworking spaces worldwide in the year of 2018 with 1.65 million coworkers and high future growth expectations after COVID-19 [1].

Data were collected through two sources. Data about coworking spaces were collected through a web scraper crawling for coworking spaces within a city as of December 31, 2018. Those data were manually enriched by real estate and economic variables, such as the office high prime rent and office market size. Data about the funding and founding of ventures were obtained through using the database Crunchbase, including all start-ups in a city with their type of funding (including: seed, venture capital, private equity, debt convertibles and others) and their financing rounds. ... mehr

Verlagsausgabe §
DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000139532
Veröffentlicht am 29.10.2021
DOI: 10.1016/j.dib.2021.107185
Zitationen: 5
Zitationen: 8
Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Finanzwirtschaft, Banken und Versicherungen (FBV)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsmonat/-jahr 08.2021
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2352-3409
KITopen-ID: 1000139532
Erschienen in Data in Brief
Verlag Elsevier
Band 37
Seiten Art. Nr.: 107185
Schlagwörter Coworking space, Office market, WeWork, Entrepreneurial clusters, Start-up activity, Funding rounds, Entrepreneurial activity, Regional entrepreneurial cluster, New work
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