Coworking space for creatives raises £2m seed funding
Coworking studio complex The Qube has revealed a £1.9m funding round.
The investment is being led by the Angel CoFund, UK music industry veterans AEI Group; and a cohort of angel investors including co-founder of Mixcloud, Nikhil Shah; and ex-MD and co-founder of Investec, Bernard Kantor.
The funding will be used to develop The Qube’s 16,000 sq ft flagship site ahead of its launch.
With less than 20 dedicated music and arts flexible working spaces out of around 14,000 coworking offerings globally, co-founders Amin Hamzianpour and Nicholas Sonuga launched The Qube in order to provide a community and workspace for creative sectors.
Amin Hamzianpour, co-founder of The Qube, said: “Working as a music producer for the past five years, I have struggled tirelessly to find flexible and affordable studio space with a real sense of community.
“Most creators are facing this same battle; artists, podcasters, songwriters, photographers, youtubers, video editors, directors working from home or in dingy basement studios feeling isolated, with no real sense of belonging.
“We’ve set out to bridge that gap with Qube; a home for a new generation of creators to connect, collaborate and most importantly feel inspired to create their best work.”
The West London premises will offer purpose-built music, podcast, photography and video edit facilities.
The Qube is now accepting new members, and the first site will be officially launching this autumn.
Tim Mills, founder partner at the Angel CoFund, added: “Qube has identified that there is a lack of similar options available for the UK’s flourishing arts and creative industry.
“Amin and Nicholas have a clear vision, borne from their own extensive experience, to give access to tier 1 facilities for creatives across the sector, and bring people together in a vibrant environment where ideas get the best chance to thrive.”
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