fabbit is the first Japanese company with a co-working workspace in both Silicon Valley and San Francisco. “fabbit” members can use offices in both San Francisco and Silicon Valley, providing the opportunity to take advantage of business opportunities throughout the region.
As a Global Gateway, fabbit is enhancing its support for startups aiming to become unicorns and expand their business globally, by connecting them with corporates both locally and internationally.
SVVS together with its affiliate BootUP World is a leading global ecosystem focused on building strong, dynamic bridges between Silicon Valley and the world, helping startups, corporates, universities, and countries grow through entrepreneurship and innovation. The SVVS/BootUP World ecosystem has been involved with over 125 companies that have raised more than $400 million in investments and are valued at over $4.5 billion.
fabbit aims to develop its startup ecosystem, and by providing the unique acceleration and innovation programs offered by SVVS in addition to fabbit’s existing startup acceleration services, fabbit supports startups to grow and develop their businesses globally.
We’re following guidelines by local governments to implement measures for hygiene and physical distancing across all our locations around the world, to provide a safer work environment for our community.
fabbit GLOBAL GATEWAY “SAN FRANCISCO” COMMUNITY SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS
Here are some of the measures we have taken to insure the safety, health, and wellbeing of our members at fabbit Global Gateway “San Francisco”
Moving desks to maintain 6ft of physical distance.
We are providing more space between desks in each neighborhood by using placemats on the desks that should remain empty to adhere to the 6 ft requirement.
We are adding density tracker to the system so members can know how many people are in the spaces at all times.
Marking floor with social distancing locations
Increased cleaning and sanitation
24/7 hours Ventilation fan
Community Manager will take body temperature of all members, staff and visitors before they enter our office space at reception.
Set up hand sanitizers and sanitizing wipes
Any communal condiments or amenities will be removed
Single serve creamers and sugars will be available
Individually wrapped cutlery kits will be available and include a fork, knife, spoon, salt packet, pepper packet, and napkin
Disposable and compostable plates, bowls, and cups will be available
Disposable paper products will be available throughout the space.
Automatic soap dispensers in bathrooms and the café area.
Hand dryers or pull style paper towel dispensers in each bathroom
Wastebaskets to assure you that you do not have to wander far to find one.
We will encourage casual communication with other members and our community Managers by incorporating Slack.
We are lowering our capacity in the open space and meeting rooms.
We are providing a Webinar and meet-up virtually for keep the social.
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
As our daily lives continue to be impacted by the effects of COVID-19, we’re doing everything we can to help our community members run their businesses. We want to assure you that the health and wellbeing of our community members and employees is our highest priority.
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San Francisco, CA, May 1st – Startup support and coworking space operator fabbit Co., Ltd. agreed on Friday, May 1st, 2020 to partner with ZeBrand, Inc., a New York-based startup that offers a web branding automation service, “ZeBrand.”
With over 40,000 users around the world to date, ZeBrand is an innovative web automation service in which ZeBrand’s proprietary AI algorithm uses basic information about the company’s name, field, vision, mission, and core values to create customized branding elements, from basics like color and typography to presentation templates, brand guidelines, web site templates, and social media kits.
ZeBrand makes it easy for even startups and entrepreneurs to get started with branding.
ZeBrand Inc. logo
As a product of this partnership, users will be able to access ZeBrand at a discounted rate by registering through fabbit. Parties interested in or looking for assistance with branding should contact fabbit for further details
ZeBrand Inc. Founder and CEO: Ryo Kikuchi Headquarters: 142 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019 US URL: https://zebranding.com/
fabbit Co., Ltd. President and CEO: Yasunari Tanaka Headquarters: Asahi Seimei Otemachi Bldg 3F, 2-6-1 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0004 JAPAN URL: https://fabbit.co.jp/en/
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.
fabbit Global Gateway “San Francisco”
88 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.
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.
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.