Industry Update
Press Release 3 May 2018

Kafnu Taipei Achieves Growth Milestone

Next Story Group expanding successful business model across Asia-Pacific

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Kafnu Taipei, a full-service lifestyle space designed for creators in the heart of Taipei, has successfully reached 100% occupancy for its private offices since opening in January 2018. With a rapidly-growing member ecosystem, Kafnu is expanding its innovative concept across Asia-Pacific, with confirmed properties in Bangalore, Colombo, Ho Chi Minh City, and Sydney opening within the next 12 months.


A physical social network with diverse facilities and services, Kafnu Taipei is an integrated community fulfilling the living, working, playing, learning, and resting needs of creators. Kafnu Taipei has quickly become the hub for Asia-Pacific's new generation of entrepreneurs, artists, start-ups and companies in Taiwan to come together and contribute to an innovative ecosystem. Over 300 members are currently part of Kafnu Taipei.

Morris Sim, Chief Executive Officer of Kafnu said, "Kafnu is about connecting creators into a meaningful ecosystem. We're proud to be bringing together so many creative entrepreneurs and companies in Taiwan and across Asia-Pacific, giving them the space and services to interact and help each other succeed."

For any ecosystem to thrive, it needs diversity of industries and perspectives. Three months after opening, Kafnu Taipei has attracted members from industries of the future, including fintech, esports, and blockchain companies. Kafnu facilitates connections with similar members in traditional industries, including consulting, media, and insurance, resulting in a dynamic ecosystem. Both local and multinational companies are already benefitting from natural face-to-face interactions in the same space. To inspire its community, Kafnu Taipei coordinates daily events, with international brands like Kiehl's, Piaget, Chanel, and Redbull hosting events over the past month.

"Being a part of the Kafnu family is a huge benefit to asset owners," said Andreas Flaig, Group Chief Development Officer of Next Story Group. "The lifestyle focus turns buildings into destinations, and everyone benefits from having a vibrant social network built into the property."

Pioneering Technology with Kotubuki Sleep Capsules

To further enhance the living and resting aspects of Kafnu Taipei, ultra-modern Kotubuki sleep capsules have just been installed. Originating from Japan, Kotubuki capsules create a peaceful sleep sanctuary experience blending functional space with the comfort level of a hotel. "When you're passionately pursuing your vision, working hours are unpredictable. Sometimes you need a place to nap, crash for a couple of nights, and recharge your thinking. That's why we provide facilities like this at Kafnu," said Sim.

Re-Fuel at Morsel Taipei

Morsel Taipei, Kafnu's café serving quality light bites and drinks with fresh local ingredients, has unveiled its new menu. Morsel has recently hired Hardy Chen, Taiwan's 2016 hand drip coffee champion, as lead barista, curating the member coffee experience.

Everything is Art

To honor artistic creators of Taiwan and build bridges to the local community, Kafnu Taipei will be hosting one artist-in-residence per month beginning in May for the next three months. Each artist's work will be on exhibit in Kafnu Taipei at the beginning of every month and open to both the Kafnu community and its surrounding neighbors.

About Kafnu

Kafnu is a real-life social network, integrating the best aspects of living, working, playing, learning, and resting. Drawing inspiration from its namesake village at the foot of the Himalayas, Kafnu builds a community through empowering and connecting entrepreneurial minded individuals to accelerate personal and professional growth and achievements. For more information:

About Next Story Group

Next Story Group designs, manages and markets hotels and urban spaces. Seeing each real estate asset as a living ecosystem, the group optimises each space's design and performance based on customer demand. With experienced leaders in design, marketing, operations and emerging technologies, Next Story Group adopts a holistic approach to each space it manages, future proofing its owners' investments. The group's brands include Next Hotels & Resorts, Kafnu, Brand Karma and Virsa. For more information:

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Kafnu is a real-life social network, integrating the best aspects of living, working, playing, learning, and recharging. Kafnu provides a physical, intellectual and social launch pad for individuals and the larger community to create and construct.
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