WeWork Announces Partnership With Online Insurer Lemonade
As part of their agreement, Lemonade will provide renter’s insurance to members of WeLive, WeWork’s co-living brand
Shared office real estate company WeWork announced Monday it entered a partnership with online insurance company Lemonade Inc. As part of their agreement, Lemonade will provide renter’s insurance to members of WeLive, WeWork’s co-living brand.WeWork, founded in 2010, leases properties and redesigns them as trendy co-working spaces. The company reports more than 268,000 members in coworking spaces in 77 cities worldwide.
WeLive offers residents furnished units that are attached to common areas that feature shared facilities for laundry, cooking, recreation, and other activities. According to the company, WeLive has hundreds of members across 400 apartments in two locations in New York City and Virginia, opened in 2016. WeLive’s is slated to open a Seattle location in 2020.
Founded in 2015 and based in New York and Tel Aviv, Lemonade’s online service charges a flat monthly rate for customizable insurance policies in the U.S. Lemonade has raised $180 million in funding from investors including the Softbank Group Corporation, which invested $4.4 billion in WeWork in 2017.
WeWork co-working space. Photo: WeWork