Talent Garden, the leading European networking and education platform for digital innovation, is partnering with Rainmaking for their first expansion into the Nordics, in line with Talent Garden’s long-term strategy of growth at an international level.
As part of the collaboration, Talent Garden will acquire 51% of Rainmaking Loft, the leading coworking network in Copenhagen with more than 1.000 members.
This announcement is further evidence of Talent Garden’s accelerated growth following a round closed at the end of 2016 led by TIP (Tamburi Investment Partners). The project aims to support innovative enterprises in Europe based on the partnership between two companies led by the same vision of promoting cross-cultural pollination and sharing of experiences.
The four joint campuses in Copenhagen led by Rainmaking Loft will feature coworking spaces together with the Talent Garden’s Innovation School, providing new digital skills for tech entrepreneurs and corporates as well as a series of events and networking activities.
Following this joint venture, the Talent Garden network will now connect 3.500 innovators across 7 European countries (Albania, Austria, Denmark, Italy, Lithuania, Romania and Spain) in 22 campuses, giving members the opportunity to join more than 1.200 digital and tech events every year.
Davide Dattoli, CEO and co-founder, Talent Garden, says about the joint venture:
“The joint venture with Rainmaking is a crucial step in our growth for Talent Garden, its members and students. It will deliver a thriving platform in the Copenhagen ecosystem and the wider Nordic region. Copenhagen has a scene of incredible entrepreneurs with a track record of success stories, such as Skype, Spotify and many other unicorns. We have seen the key role of Rainmaking Loft in supporting the technological and digital development of the market and when we started our dialogue, we discovered that we share the same values. We are excited about what we can develop thanks to the joint venture with Rainmaking, whilst defining synergies with Startupbootcamp and to connect our corporate partner with Rainmaking Innovation” .
Martin Bjergegaard, CEO and co-founder, Rainmaking Loft, hopes that the partnership can create a wave of new startups across borders:
“Across the 4 spaces in Copenhagen that Rainmaking is running today, we are the daily home for more than 1.000 entrepreneurs and corporate innovators. By bringing Talent Garden into our family, we expand our network with the 2.500 members in Talent Garden’s 18 campus, not to mention the thousands of people that have picked up on digital transformation through their Innovation School. This is a powerful crowd with a huge potential, and I am very excited to see new startups forming across this band of collaborators. Think about what a founder from Milan, a lead developer from Bucharest and a Copenhagen business angel might do together.”