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Deskimo: On-demand workspaces, paid by the minute

Deskimo helps hybrid working employees get instant access to near-home offices

With Deskimo, you can access 100+ professionally managed workspaces all across Singapore, Hong Kong and Indonesia without the need for a membership!

Problem

Work-from-home (WFH) is good for companies, as they can save fixed costs by reducing office leases, and it’s good for employees, as it increases flexibility and reduces commuting time.

However, most homes are not designed for work, and personal circumstances add distractions, such as your partner being on a call or watching TV, or your toddlers and pets craving for your attention.

Solution

Deskimo is complementing the WFH setup in South East Asia in a fully remote or hybrid future with near-home office options. Companies create an enterprise account on Deskimo and provide their employees a monthly budget that they can use at any of the listed workspaces on the app. As an employee, you can choose when to WFH and when to spend a few hours at a workspace to take important calls, attend a team or client meeting, or get some deep work done that requires full focus. Companies get one consolidated invoice per month and get billed only for the minutes used by their employees at any of the Deskimo workspaces.

Deskimo is now live in Singapore, Hong Kong and Indonesia, and will expand to more countries soon.

Founders

We have previously co-founded Foodpanda (the “DoorDash” of Asia), now part of Delivery Hero ($DHER). Thereafter, we were the co-founders of HotelQuicky (the “Hotel Tonight” of Asia-Pacific), which turned into an OTA generating over $100M in annual GBV (exited in 2017).

After HotelQuickly, Raphael then founded GoBeeBike, which was the leading bike sharing company in Hong Kong, before becoming the Head of Asia at Rocket Internet. Chris co-founded GuestReady, which is now the largest short-term rental management company in Europe and the Middle East.

We have made a lot of learnings in PropTech, hospitality and on-demand marketplaces. We combine these learnings with our own experience in working remotely for the most part of the past 10 years and decided to launch Deskimo in a period where most companies are moving to a hybrid work model.

Asks

We would love to get your feedback, if you happen to be living in Asia and like to work from different places. If you have friends or family in our markets, tell them about Deskimo! You can help us by testing the app:

Please send us any unfiltered feedback to founders@deskimo.com

Thank you 🙏,

Raphael, Christian