Spacefy, an online marketplace for creative professionals looking for project-specific locations, has officially launched in New York City and hit 500 locations.
Spacefy‘s New York expansion is the company’s first in the US, and like all of Spacefy’s listings, includes locations meant to serve filmmakers, ad agencies, photographers, and musicians, while also allowing space owners to monetize their unused spaces.
“The sharing economy has become incredibly powerful in a short time and we’re proudly adopting this highly successful, Airbnb-style model to service the creative industry,” said Spacefy CEO Judeh Siwady. “Being a young company in this industry and seeing, not just the acceleration in the numbers of spaces being listed on our platform, but also the incredibly diverse nature of those spaces, is immensely exciting.”
The majority of locations are in Toronto. Toronto-based spaces recently listed on the platform include a Forest Hill Mansion featured on TV shows including Suits and Hannibal, a recording studio whose past artists include Rihanna, Drake and Bono, and a converted steeple penthouse with 360 degree views of the city.
The company’s last public funding round was in September, when the company raised a $300,000 seed round with the InvestX platform.