naked Hub

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naked Hub
File:Naked Hub logo.png
Founded 📆2015
Founder 👔Grant Horsfield
Headquarters 🏙️, ,
Area served 🗺️
Key people
Jonathan Seliger (CEO)
Products 📟 Shared workspace
Number of employees
Parentnaked Group
🌐 WebsiteOfficial website
📇 Address
📞 telephone

Naked Hub (stylized naked Hub)[1] is a Chinese coworking company that provides a network of shared workspaces. It is based in Shanghai with locations in China and Southeast Asia.


Naked Hub was founded in 2015 by Grant Horsfield as part of the naked Group (which also operates naked Retreats).[1][2] Its first location was opened on Fuxing Road in Shanghai in November 2015.[3] By June 2016, the company operated 3 sites and was planning to add 9 others throughout Shanghai by the end of that year.[4] In August, former Richemont and Coach executive, Jonathan Seliger, was named CEO of naked Hub. Two months later, the company opened its sixth location at Xintiandi in Shanghai.[1]

In November 2016, the company earned $33 million (USD) in a funding round led by Gaw Capital Partners.[5] The goal of the new funding was to open up 24 to 30 new locations throughout China, Singapore, and other Southeast Asian locales.[6] By April 2017, naked Hub had 21 locations open and under development, twelve of which were in Shanghai and nine others in Beijing, Hong Kong, Hanoi, and Ho Chi Minh City.[7][8] It opened its first Hong Kong location in Sheung Wan in July 2017.[9]


By October 2017, naked Hub had 35 locations.[10] Its spaces are designed to house both corporate entities and individual entrepreneurs.[11] The company offers designated seats and non-designated seats in rooms and public areas.[12] Each location has a differing number of work desks.[1][9] According to naked, its clientele is composed of 41% multinational organizations, including GoPro and Viking Cruises. Douban occupies 300 seats at naked Hub.[13]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Hollis, Cheyenne (October 21, 2016). "Shanghai's Co-Working Scene Gets Naked at Xintiandi". Mingtiandi. Retrieved December 6, 2017.
  2. Russell, Jon (July 18, 2017). "Naked Hub emerges as WeWork's main competitor in Asia". TechCrunch. Retrieved December 6, 2017.
  3. "Work Naked in the City". Entrepreneurs in Asia Magazine. November 2015. Retrieved December 6, 2017.
  4. Flannery, Russell (June 5, 2016). "Naked Hub to Add Nine Co-Working Locations In Shanghai By End Of '16". Forbes. Retrieved December 6, 2017.
  5. Yue, Jillian (November 1, 2016). "Gaw Capital Leads $33M Round In Chinese Co-Working Space Firm Naked Hub". China Money Network. Retrieved December 6, 2017.
  6. Lee, Emma (November 23, 2016). "Co-working Startup naked Hub To Add Up To 30 New Locations With Fresh Funding". TechNode. Retrieved December 14, 2017.
  7. Cole, Michael (April 9, 2017). "naked Hub Expanding Co-Working Network into HK, Beijing, Hanoi and HCMC". Mingtiandi. Retrieved December 14, 2017.
  8. Yue, Jillian (April 14, 2017). "Gaw Capital-Backed Naked Hub Eyes Expansion Across Asia". China Money Network. Retrieved December 14, 2017.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Isaacson, Greg (July 16, 2017). "Naked Hub Unveils First Hong Kong Co-Working Centre in Sheung Wan". Mingtiandi. Retrieved December 14, 2017.
  10. Jim, Clare (October 20, 2017). "China-based coworking operator naked Hub sets sights on Hong Kong IPO". Reuters. Retrieved December 6, 2017.
  11. Cole, Michael (November 2, 2016). "Gaw Capital Leads $33M Investment in Co-Working Startup naked Hub". Mingtiandi. Retrieved December 14, 2017.
  12. Cao, Cherry (November 7, 2016). "The 'sharing economy'extends to the workplace". Shanghai Daily. Retrieved December 14, 2017.
  13. Ambler, Pamela (September 3, 2017). "(Shared) Space Race: WeWork Will Need More Than Funding To Take On Asian Rival Naked Hub". Forbes. Retrieved December 14, 2017.

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