We love collaborating with our members, especially when they’ve created a product or service that will benefit the WeWork community as a whole. Such is the case with Hathway, a mobile agency that joined our community in both San Francisco and Los Angeles.
During an all-team hackathon in 2014, Hathway employees DJ Tarazona and Florent Ferere came up with the idea to build Welkio—a comprehensive visitor sign-in system that modernizes the front-desk reception process for visitors, receptionists, and IT teams while also increasing office-wide security and productivity. We saw Welkio go live on Product Hunt a few months later and immediately knew it’d be the perfect fit for us.
Today, we couldn’t be happier to announce that WeWork has acquired Welkio and is welcoming their team and their customers to the WeWork community. In the coming weeks, we’ll officially kick off implementation of Welkio’s product, creating a better sign-in experience for WeWork guests and visitors in our 85+ locations across the globe. Hathway will remain an independent company, and one with a strong legacy in its wake.
This is only the beginning of our technological growth as a company—a journey we look forward to embarking on in the year ahead as we continue to find the greatest teams and partners to build more valuable spaces and help our members be more successful.
With Welkio’s ability to help modernize the workplace in this simple and effective way, we know the product will strengthen the WeWork member experience worldwide, and we’re excited to work together to take the product to another level.