Yuvraj Singh has invested an undisclosed amount in Delhi-based coworking startup Creator’s Gurukul. The cricketer has also come onboard as a partner and brand ambassador for the startup. He will help create awareness reach and impact and will be the face of the company for the next four years.
Creator’s Gurukul was founded by Abhinav Tandon and Mohammed Sirajuddin in 2016. It also counts prominent HNIs such as Shabir Momin, Anubhav Kaul, and Jasmeet Singh as backers. The coworking space is looking to open its first centre, a 500-seater space in Gurugram followed by two centres in Manguluru and Delhi by the end of the year, according to an official statement.
Commenting on the multiple roles he hopes to play in the company, Yuvraj Singh said, “Creator’s Gurukul has mixed all the right ingredients and global alliances to create new age workplaces, ideally suited for modern day requirements. It feels great to be a part of the Creator’s Gurukul team and I look forward to working with Siraj (sic) and Abhinav in this exciting journey. I am confident that the unique business model of Creator’s Gurukul will disrupt the sector in a big way and create an inspiring global brand.”
Creator’s Gurukul claims to have a shared office space ethos which caters to startup entrepreneurs, MSMEs, freelancers and more. It claims to have blended global best practices with the needs of a local startup ecosystem. The coworking space provides for such amenities as plug-and-play usage, hi-speed Internet, office facilities, flexible member plans and more.
The startup offers three kinds of payment plans for members. The day pass comes with a built-in 1-hour meeting room allotment and paid printer facilities and a fixed time slot of 9 am to 6 pm. The fixed space and flexible seat have dedicated seating arrangements, locker and parking facilities amongst other facilities.
Abhinav Tandon, co-founder of Creator’s Gurukul said, “We have spent a lot of time in researching the nature of business, prepare a disruptive business model, onboarding the right strategic team and we have now been able to bring one of India’s favourite icons onboard to kick start the announcements.”
Yuvraj Singh has been an active investor in the Indian startup ecosystem. To date, he has backed startups such as Healthians, EazyDiner, and Rahul Yadav’s short-lived startup Intelligence Interfaces. His VC firm YouWeCan too has invested in ventures including Black White Orange and Startup Buddy.
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In crowded urban cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, and Bengaluru, coworking spaces aim to play a dual role. That of bringing a vibrant community of startup entrepreneurs and enthusiasts together, while solving for escalating real estate and office costs. Most recently, US-based coworking startup WeWork entered India with the launch of the first hub in Bengaluru. BHIVE Workplace, Innov8, 91springboard, Awfis and many others compete in the coworking space with Creator’s Gurukul backed by Yuvraj Singh.