RBS and RocketSpace to open London campus for tech start-ups
San-Francisco based RocketSpace, with the support of Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), plans to open a campus in London, designed specifically for “high-growth” tech start-ups.
The campus, located near Angel tube station, will initially hold up to 1,500 members at its opening in early 2017.
Duncan Logan, RocketSpace’s founder and CEO, says: “Creating a physical presence here is critical to our expansion strategy and mission to build an ecosystem for innovation to thrive, across a global network of campuses.”
Services and amenities include office-as-a-service, a multi-gigabit internet connection, cafe, collaborative workspaces and an event space. Members will have access to hands-on workshops, peer group roundtables, trend talks and networking events, among other services.
RocketSpace’s future home in the Angel building is currently occupied by RBS, who is the development partner for the campus. UK Trade and Investment and London & Partners have also been supporters of RocketSpace’s expansion.
The campus will be RocketSpace’s first international location. Since launching in 2011, its members have included more than 750 start-ups and 16 “unicorns” including non-fintech giants Uber and Spotify.