Cobot is a web-based coworking management application that dramatically eases the everyday administrative tasks to empower space managers, so they can focus on what really matters – time for their coworkers.
Cobot was designed for the unique needs of coworking from the very beginning, having now over six years of constant in-house testing.
We believe coworking communities are vibrant hubs. We aim to be the tool to support the growth of all spaces, no matter their size or location. Today we have a broad user community of hundreds of spaces of all sizes using Cobot. We are present in more than 30 countries across five continents and over 35,000 coworkers enjoy the benefits of our software.
Thilo Utke and Alexander Lang are the founders behind Cobot. They work together since 2006 and opened their own coworking space in Berlin, co.up, in 2008.
With the success of co.up, the management became more and more time-consuming. Being engineers, they kept thinking about how could they improve and automate operations to no longer have to deal with spreadsheets and paperwork. This lead to the creation of Cobot in early 2010 as our own in-house tool.
Our initial in-house product helped us to run our space more efficiently and it quickly got the attention of other spaces – something we didn’t expect at first.
Today, Cobot helps hundreds of others coworking spaces all over the world to streamline their operations and is one of the highest ranked coworking softwares.
We strive to continuously build the best possible system for coworking management, so that space owners can focus on what really matters – time with their coworkers.
The Cobot Manifesto was developed by our team to guide our development and business decisions. It reflects our dedication and participation in the global coworking community, the heart of our business. Most importantly, it represents why we choose to be part of this movement. The Cobot Manifesto is based on these five main pillars, inspired by the international coworking manifesto:
People and their connections are the foundation of our industry.
We prefer letting coworkers organize themselves over micro-managing every aspect of a space.
We prefer doing a few things very well over doing everything in a mediocre way.
A conversation between real people mostly does more than reaching a thousand followers.
Trust people, and they will do the right thing.