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Is co-working’s latest amenity onsite doctors?

Convene is teaming up with Eden Health to put primary care offices in its locations in 6 cities including NY, LA and Chicago
March 08, 2019 12:00PM

Eden Health CEO Matt McCambridge and Convene CEO Ryan Simonetti (Credit: iStock)

Beer on tap, fitness centers, child care…and now doctors? Amenities in co-working spaces have evolved as the concept has grown more popular, and now one firm wants to add onsite health care to the mix.

Co-working firm Convene and Eden Health — a health care company provider — are teaming up to open primary care offices in 25 Convene locations in six cities including New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, according to GlobeSt. The rollout will happen in the next year and a half.

Convene co-founder and CEO Ryan Simonetti said the onsite health care providers will be available to Convene clients, landlords and fellow building tenants. Eden Health CEO Matt McCambridge said partnering with Convene will help his firm quickly scale its model across the country.

New York-based Convene was among investors in Eden’s recent $10 million Series A funding round, according to GlobeSt.

The partnership comes at a time of transition for Convene, which offers space and amenities, and more recently co-working services to mid-sized tenants. Convene co-founder Chris Kelly recently stepped back from his role as president as the company looks for someone to lead a global expansion.

In a bid to keep up with competitors like the We Company, Convene wants to double its number of locations by the end of the year. In Chicago, it has opened or announced plans for four locations in less than a year.

Convene’s most recent funding round in July raised $152 million, pushing its valuation north of $500 million. [GlobeSt.] — John O’Brien