News: WeWork China gets US$200m investment, appoints new acting CEO


WeWork China gets US$200m investment, appoints new acting CEO

Office-sharing startup WeWork's China unit has received an additional US$200 million in funding from existing investors and has appointed Michael Jiang as its acting Chief Executive Officer.
WeWork China gets US$200m investment, appoints new acting CEO

WeWork, the flexible space provider, announced a $200 million follow-on investment in WeWork China led by Trustbridge Partners.  This latest investment will enable WeWork China to continue supporting the diverse and growing ecosystem of entrepreneurs, medium-sized businesses, and enterprise companies across the region. 

The company also appointed Michael Jiang as the Acting CEO of WeWork China with immediate effect. Prior to joining Trustbridge Partners as an Operating Partner, Michael Jiang was a Senior Vice President of Meituan-Dianping, one of China’s leading e-commerce platforms for services, where he led various businesses and corporate functions including new retail, user platform, and human resources. Prior to the merger of Meituan and Dianping, Michael served as Vice President of Product & Operations in 2010 and subsequently in 2014 served as the Chief Strategy Officer at Dianping.

“WeWork China has built a business that has cemented WeWork’s position across the region as the market leader in flexible space,” said Sandeep Mathrani, CEO of WeWork. This investment is a testament to our business and in Trustbridge we have truly found the best local partner for WeWork China’s next chapter.”

“Having watched the execution of WeWork in Greater China over the past few years, and the growing need for flexibility accelerated by the pandemic, Trustbridge firmly believes the demand that WeWork provides will only continue to increase,” said Feng Ge, Managing Partner at Trustbridge Partners.  

In the four years since opening its first location in 2016, WeWork China has grown to more than 100 locations across 12 cities, providing more than 65,000 members with flexible and innovative space solutions.

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Topics: C-Suite, #Appointments, #FundingAndInvestment

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