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[Press Release] fabbit Global Gateway “San Francisco” opens as a bridge between Japanese startups and Silicon Valley

Startup support and coworking space provider fabbit Co., Ltd. (headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; CEO: Yasunari Tanaka, hereinafter “fabbit”) has established a new facility, fabbit Global Gateway “San Francisco,” at the doorstep of Silicon Valley. This first overseas “Global Gateway” opened its doors in January and celebrated the occasion with an opening ceremony on January 1st.

(Interior of fabbit Global Gateway “San Francisco”)

fabbit supports startup companies and SMEs through the operation of coworking and rental office facilities, in accordance with the Japanese government’s “Japan Revitalization Strategy 2016” (now the “Future Investment Strategy 2018”). In addition to Asia locations in Japan, the Philippines, and Hong Kong, fabbit has recently expanded to Hawaii. Including locations operated by capital partner Workbar, fabbit has 23 domestic and 22 overseas locations, with a total of nearly 6,600 members.

(Interior of fabbit Global Gateway “San Francisco”)

fabbit Global Gateway facilities are particularly targeted at startups aiming for global expansion. San Francisco is now the fourth Global Gateway, alongside those in Tokyo, Osaka, and Fukuoka. fabbit’s expansion to the U.S. and specifically San Francisco, the epicenter of IT and business innovation, allows us to serve as an international bridge for Japanese startups and corporations entering the U.S. market and U.S. startups expanding to Asia.

Facility Namefabbit Global Gateway “San Francisco”
Location88 Kearny Street, Suite 2100, San Francisco, CA

(Left: John V. Roos, Right: Bill Reichert)

For the opening ceremony held on 1/23, we invited Deputy Consul-General of Japan in San Francisco Tomoyuki Omura as guest speaker, former US Ambassador to Japan and Geodesic Capital Founding Partner John V. Roos for the keynote session, and Garage Technology Ventures Managing Director Bill Reichert to deliver greetings. Additionally, fabbit Ambassadors Stéphane Fouché and Rika Nakazawa and BootUP Ventures Founder and CEO Mukul Agarwal joined us for a panel discussion on the theme “How can fabbit contribute to the U.S. startup ecosystem?” moderated by fabbit Advisory Board Member Michimasa Naka.

(Panel discussion)

fabbit looks forward to continued expansion both domestically and internationally. We strive to support startups expanding into the global market, as well as those aiming to become unicorns, and with that mission provide events, networking opportunities, information, and business matching to strengthen the startup ecosystem.

(*) As of the end of September 2019. Figures are cumulative and subject to change.

Number of members includes fabbit, COMPASS, and group companies.

Number of locations includes those in design and construction phases, and Workbar, a group portfolio company.

[About fabbit Coworking & Rental Office Facilities]

fabbit supports startups, venture companies, and SMEs through the operation of 2016 coworking and rental office locations around the world, in accordance with the Japanese government’s Japan Revitalization Strategy 45. fabbit has grown to Japan’s largest coworking space operator, and in addition to providing workspace we make use of the unique inter-industry and inter-cultural interaction made possible by the coworking environment to offer a wide range of startup support programs.

We work to solve all of the various challenges facing startups, by hosting over 1,000 events each year including large-scale annual and thematic monthly conferences, creating ample networking opportunities, offering incubation meetings to discuss strategies for sales or recruitment, and investing through our joint fund with a major Japanese venture capital.

[About fabbit Co., Ltd.]

fabbit offers support to startup companies and operates coworking spaces. In addition to providing comfortable and conveniently located facilities, fabbit also offers members the chance to create new value through ample networking opportunities in our unique startup ecosystem.


[Contact for related press inquiries]

fabbit Co., Ltd. PR

Asahi Seimei Otemachi Building XNUMXF, XNUMX-XNUMX-XNUMX Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Tel: 03-6895-6005 Email: pr@fabbit.co.jp

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