22 Gorgeous Startup Offices You Wish You Worked In

July 16, 2014

We all have this picture of a startup office, at least I do – Steve Jobs, working out of his parents’ garage. Mark Cuban, making his first billion dollars by starting a company in his dorm room. We now have commercials where they wax nostalgic about startups (Here is a Dell commercial in case you have not seen it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ja61fxmY77Q).

Oh how times have changed….for some. Below is a list of 22 startups with photos. These are really cool, and way cooler than the space we occupied when we started Lee in 1991. Back then, the eight founders took over Bob Gosnell’s conference room. Fast forward almost 25 years and we are still not occupying space like you can see below.

My favorites?
–Etsy’s space
–Google (Not quite a startup is it, but this is their Dublin space)
–Dropbox (Ok, in January they raised $450 million with an almost $10 billion valuation)
–Homeaway’s patio

Scroll down to see for yourself.

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22 Gorgeous Startup Offices You Wish You Worked In
It is totally acceptable to judge a company by its insanely beautiful office.

BuzzFeed
By: Peggy Wang
November 21, 2013

1. 37signals’ Downtown Chicago Office

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The 37signals office looks like a huge, modern hotel lobby with its sharp, clean lines.
[source: Quora]

2. Mojang in Stockholm, Sweden

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Mojang, the company that makes Minecraft, has an office that is decidedly un-dorky.
[source: Quora]

3. Etsy’s New York Offices

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The Etsy Dumbo office is like a microcosm of Etsy.com itself — it’s filled to the brim with brightly colored tchotchkes and evokes a cozy living room feel.

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Etsy’s Hudson office has more room to breathe, with a very minimalist appeal. It features an apothecary of natural remedies for the staff to use, a salvaged pool table, and hula hoops.

4. Hub in Madrid, Spain

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According to Office Snapshots, “The Hub is an interesting combination of incubator, coworking space, and social entrepreneur hangout.”
[source: Quora]

5. Square in San Francisco, California

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Jack Dorsey has good taste in wallpaper.

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6. Evernote in Redwood City, California

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Chalkboard paint + vertical air plant garden + Eames = Pinterest dream come true.

7. Moo.com in London, England

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Moo.com makes these cute little business cards that you can order online with the utmost of ease. They’ve incorporated every color of the rainbow into their office.

8. Dropbox’s San Francisco Office

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The conference room is filled with Legos and the conference rooms have funny names. In addition to being an elegant and modern office space, they’ve managed to incorporate a lot of character.

9. Airbnb’s Listing-Inspired Offices in San Francisco

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Full of quirky, lived-in details, it’s evident that whoever decorated the space did a really good job of raiding the thrift store.
[source: Quora]

10. CouchSurfing in San Francisco, California

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[source: Quora]

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Swings are scientifically proven to enhance productivity.

11. Quid in San Francisco, California

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It’s like fancy downtown art gallery meets stately uptown library.
[source: Quora]

12. Pionen in Stockholm, Sweden

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Pionen holds a data center in an old nuclear bunker, situated underneath the bedrock of Stockholm, and is locked away from civilization by a 16-inch thick door. It’s a metaphor for the how secure the data is kept.

13. Path’s SF Office

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Two words: THAT VIEW.

14. LivePerson’s NYC Office

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You would feel happy swimming in all those colors everyday.

15. Google’s Dublin Campus

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All of Google’s offices are pretty amazing (see also Google Zurich) but the Dublin office is possibly the best designed.

16. Quirky’s NYC Office

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The exposed brick, the bike rack, the DINER marquee — this is basically Little Williamsburg.

17. YMedia in San Francisco

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This office takes the “accent wall” to a whole new level.

18. Draugiem in Riga, Latvia

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Draugiem is a social networking site that surpasses Facebook in usage in Latvia. Its office features tons of lush, beautiful greenery.

19. Migo in Manila, Philippines

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BARN CUBICLES.

20. Zazzle in Redwood City, California

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Not having Zazzle Poetry emblazoned across the walls seems like a missed opportunity, but this office is so fabulous, I can perhaps forgive.

21. Fueled Collective in NYC

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It isn’t technically a startup, but rather a collective office space. It houses quite a few companies, like Elevatr and Coinsetter. Find out more about renting office space here.

22. Homeaway’s Office in Austin, Texas

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Since the site is all about vacations, the office is designed to MAKE YOU FEEL LIKE YOU ARE ON A VACATION. Which is just an absolutely beautiful contradiction.

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