RALEIGH – Now here’s a startup coworking space with a unique spin: A place to work, see some of the world’s best “hypercars” (think Vin Diesel, Fast & Furious, Ferrari – you get the idea) and socialize through a private club.
Car Space is nearing its opening in North Raleigh – and the launch comes in about two months after big news today: The company has landed $1.5 million in see capital from another firm with hypercar connections: HyperNFT, which is based in California.
The focus: providing “spaces that fuel your inner drive,” Car Space declares at its website.
One amenity of note: Racing simulators.
The pitch: Car Space “combines the best of both worlds: a state-of-the-art coworking and office space and a private social club for car enthusiasts.”
“This infusion of funds is going to turbocharge our expansion plans and bring our unrivaled concept of blending upscale coworking and a private social club tailored to car aficionados to even more cities. But hold on tight, because there’s more. We’re revving up the excitement by showcasing some of the most coveted hypercars in the world, straight from the HyperNFT collection, at our Raleigh location. Get ready to enjoy a breathtaking array of Bugattis, Koenigseggs, Paganis, and other vehicles that will take your breath away,” said Dave Younts, co-founder and CEO of Car Space, in the funding news. Younts is a Duke MBA, by the way, and grew up in Charlotte as a car fan.
The startup has now raised $2,7 million, according to the company.
But first: So what’s a hypercar?
“A hypercar pushes the boundaries of what is possible — while a supercar offers world-class performance, a hypercar goes a step further. Put another way, hypercars are the 1% of supercars, boasting cutting-edge engineering and technology to offer speeds that can only truly be harnessed by a professional in a track setting. These are vehicles for the true racing enthusiasts,” says Continental Auto Sports.
Defining the space
Next: What’s Car Space include at its 5200 Greens Dairy Road in Raleigh?
It’s a “premier luxury coworking space and private social club” and will “display hypercars in Car Space’s North Carolina club locations.” Yes, expansion is alreaday planned in Charlotte and Charleston, S.C.
This round brings Car Space’s total funding to approximately $2.7 million.
Beyond the cars and the club, offerings on the startup hub side include:
Offices Starting at $800 / month
- Furnished Adjustable Desks & Steelcase Chairs
Dedicated Member Experience Manager
Daily Craft Coffee & Weekly Free Beer
Private Conference Rooms
- 30 Desk Training Classroom
Then there’s the Club.
“Build relationships with other car enthusiasts over a cocktail at our lounges and gathering spaces,” Car Space says.
Profiles provided by Car Space:
- Dave C. Younts, Co-Founder & CEO
- Anthony You, Co-Founder & CRO
- Jonathan Fifield, Co-Founder & COO
Jones, where he led as a regional manager. Simultaneously, Jonathan found time to serve within his community by planning charitable car rallies, car shows benefitting Toys for Tots.