Flown, an online platform that will match knowledge workers with inspiring properties already set up for productive and ergonomic remote work, as well as providing an array of online tools and resources to help them. Flown has now closed a $1.5 million pre-seed investment round from several noted and prolific angels and entrepreneurs, including Taavet Hinrikus (TransferWise), Greg Marsh (OneFineStay), James Meekings (Funding Circle) and Pete Cashmore (Mashable) — with a third of the fundraise also coming from female investors.
Flown is being launched by serial entrepreneur Alicia Navarro, who has emerged from a hiatus following the acquisition of Skimlinks in May this year. Navarro said: “After leaving Skimlinks, I thought I’d have tons of time to write, think and ideate. Unfortunately, it was impossible to find spaces to do this: co-working spaces were too distracting, cafes weren’t ergonomic and I needed a break from working from home. Plus, not being part of a team any longer meant I was often lonely, and struggled to get into the right mental space for thinking creatively or productively.”
The funding will be used to build out the Flown platform ahead of its formal launch in the U.K. and Portugal, onboarding new properties and hiring a team,
Announcement: Flown Raises $1.5M for deep-think workspaces