WeWork China buys social network Meetup to bring more people to its spaces

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The coworking giant is at it again.

WeWork’s empire is expanding—again. The well-funded multinational coworking company that’s also been opening gyms, schools, and coliving experiments just announced it has acquired Meetup, a 15-year-old social media network aimed at connecting people with similar interests (French! Data visualization! Pickup soccer!) in real life.

The deal makes sense. Meetup, which comprises a website and app, wants people to, well, meet up, and in a physical space. WeWork, with locations in over 23 U.S. cities and 21 countries, has those spaces.

Put another way, the simple graphic embedded below was created based on Meetup founder Scott Heiferman’s idea that his company stands at the intersection of cities and interests. WeWork’s some 10 million square feet of office space across many cities will come in handy.

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