Breaking Digital Nomad News: WeWork Goes Public and Selina Launches First Location in UK | Kristin Wilson

Today in Digital Nomad News: 

1. Travel: Selina Launches in the UK

Digital nomad travel lifestyle brand and hotel chain, Selina, has opened their first location in the UK with  a 37-bedroom, 132-bed property in Manchester. Amenities include a restaurant, bar, coffee shop, Irish pub, and basement club where they will host workshops and events. 

Camilo Olarte, the Product Experience and Innovation Director at Selina, joined Digital Nomad News as a special guest this week, giving us insight into their long-term strategy and plans to open 500 Selinas in the next few years. 

Selina is currently valued at $1B. 

2. Tech and Remote Work: Y Combinator is Investing in Remote Work Startups 

Tandem is one of three remote office management platforms currently backed by the VC group, Y Combinator. The company launched as an online crypto portfolio, but after struggling to operate as a distributed workforce, they ditched their crypto product and decided to go all-in on remote work instead. 

3. Tech, Investing, and Finance: WeWork is Going Public

WeWork (now We Company) is gearing up for the hottest IPO since Uber, but not without controversy surrounding the company’s valuation and profitability, as well as ethical concerns about the CEO’s business practices. 

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About: Digital Nomad News is a weekly news show covering trends in technology, remote work, and travel. It’s hosted by Kristin Wilson, a Nomad Summit speaker and digital nomad travel and relocation specialist. 

If you have a news tip, send it over to hello [at] travelingwithkristin.com or e-mail the Nomad Summit team. 

Alexandra Kozma

Alexandra attended the Nomad Summit Conference in January 2017 for the first time, when the term "digital nomad" was still new to her and she didn't even know who Tim Ferris was. The Nomad Summit and living in Chiang Mai flipped her world upside down. She's now helping people become digital nomads by co-organizing the Nomad Summit conference, blogging about the digital nomad lifestyle in Hungarian and sharing her travels on Instagram @alexandrakozma She's the creator of the Morning Mindset journal.

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