15 December 2016

Dexus partners with RocketSpace to open startup tech campuses in Australia

Dexus (Dexus) and RocketSpace today announced a partnership to launch a network of campuses in Australia designed specifically to service high-growth tech startups.

Headquartered in San Francisco, RocketSpace provides tech startups with the unique community and services needed as they scale their business, including office-as-a-service, access to capital, hands-on workshops, peer group roundtables and networking events, among other services.

Kevin George, Dexus Executive General Manager, Office & Industrial said: “Australia is one of the world’s fastest growing hubs for tech startups which are a key driver of innovation. We are excited to be partnering with RocketSpace to provide an unrivalled service to high-growth tech startups in Australia, creating a bridge between Silicon Valley and major hubs in Australia to help tech entrepreneurs grow.”

Duncan Logan, RocketSpace’s founder and CEO said: “Australian startups have an incredible opportunity to scale and compete at a global level. Our goal is to accelerate their growth by bringing them into the RocketSpace ecosystem and creating a bridge between Australia and the world’s top tech hubs. We’ve had the pleasure of hosting Austrade’s Landing Pad in San Francisco and look forward to growing our relationships with Australian startups.”

Chris Hynes, Dexus Head of Leasing said: “Our operating model makes this partnership more than a traditional landlord/tenant arrangement whereby Dexus will work with RocketSpace to create hubs that take tech startup acceleration to a new level, providing members with collaborative workspaces and services as well as access to leading global corporations.”

At the intersection of startups and corporates, campus members will have access to RocketSpace’s roster of more than 100 corporations who they’ve helped to plug into the startup ecosystem and drive disruption in their industry.

RocketSpace will initially open campuses in three locations in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane in 2017. Like its other campuses, RocketSpace membership will be focused on funded tech startups with space for teams of 1 to 100 people. The campus will be equipped with a variety of workspace options as well as a multi-gigabit Internet connection, cafe, collaborative workspaces, and event space.

Since launching in 2011, RocketSpace members have included more than 1,000 tech startups including 18 unicorns like Uber, Blippar, SuperCell and Spotify. Its Australian launch will expand RocketSpace’s global presence to four top global tech hubs in 2017 which include Silicon Valley in the US, London, China and Australia. RocketSpace doesn’t require equity from its startup members.

Interested startups can visit http://www.rocketspace.com/technology-campus-coworking-for-startups-australia to learn more about becoming a RocketSpace member.