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Guillaume Martin, a former consultant at Chappuis Halder, and Mario Berta have co-founded FlySpaces, tagged as an Airbnb for office space focused on the Asian market, Singapore Business Review reported in June.

Martin was a senior manager at Chappuis Halder, specializing in digital products, fintech, and regulatory compliance. He has a master’s degree in management from the NEOMA Business School in France. Martin is now the COO of FlySpaces.

The company, founded in October 2015, allows companies to lease space in the short term – whether it be for an hour, a day, or a few weeks. This allows startup firms with little capital to access workspace. Many office rentals require a three-year lock-in period, a three-month down payment, and a three-month advance payment.

The two partners first secured rental spaces in Singapore and Manila, which would fit a variety of needs. They then secured US$500,000 in seeding fund from Narra Ventures Capital, Cebuana Lhullier, ReAPra Ventures, and Future Now Ventures.

The firm now operates in Singapore and Manila, and will expand to Bangkok, Jakarta, and Kuala Lumpur by the end of this year. In 2017, the firm is looking to open in Hong Kong, and may consider opening in Cambodia, Vietnam, and other Asian nations.

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