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Swurf - the work-surfing app

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Edinburgh-based startup Swurf connects remote workers with welcoming spaces to work in since "you don’t need an office to do your best work!"

1080x360Working remotely doesn’t always mean working from home. You’re more likely to work away from the house if you are a freelancer, but even those working remotely for a company may find themselves in need of another space to work from, whether for a refreshing change of environment or through pure necessity. 

There are a couple of obvious solutions: find a desk at a coworking space or sit in a café. But if a coworking space is too much of an investment for what you need, finding another venue like a café that doesn’t mind you sitting at one of their tables with a laptop all day might not be quite as easy as it seems.

Screenshot (411)Edinburgh-based startup Swurf has created a platform tailored to you. The app connects safe and welcoming venues with users looking for a place to work from, ensuring that you can work without the nagging feeling in the back of your mind that you might be a nuisance and someone might kick you out at any moment. It also means that you can find locations to work from that you otherwise might not be able to get into or wouldn’t even think of. 

The app is designed for flexibility, allowing users to stop by the venue at short notice as well as book in advance. So whether you have a full day’s work to do, clients or colleagues to meet with, or time to kill on a business trip, Swurf can find you somewhere to go, be it a restaurant, a café, a hotel, a library, or anywhere else with a table and a chair.

Since launching in 2001, Swurf’s users have surpassed 2,500, with over 100 hosts registering. It is time, then, to expand beyond Scotland, and in support of this, Swurf has securing an undisclosed - by significant, they say - amount of investment from both Gareth Williams, Skyscanner co-founder, and Anna Lagerqvist Christopherson, co-founder of the Boda Bar Group in Edinburgh, who both see great potential in expanding the startup not only beyond the Scottish borders, but internationally.



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Published on: 29th July 2022

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