Coworking has experienced growth in popularity over the past years, expected to represent roughly 30% of the commercial office sector in the U.S. Kiln launched in 2018 with a mission to provide not only office space but also amenities that support its members holistically, including an on-site theater, refresh rooms, deep workrooms, a parenting room, a café, a podcast studio, walking and biking desks along with a variety of events and programming.
The meaning of the word ”kiln” is a thermally insulated chamber that produces temperatures sufficient to complete some process – a possible reference to the working spaces serving as an incubator for entrepreneurial ideas.
The business launched on KilnSpace.com and later on dropped the descriptive “Space” by securing Kiln.co. Startups often choose the extension as an alternative to .com when they are in the early stages of development and cannot afford to spend on premium digital assets. This often results in domain upgrades later on or complete rebrands.
Recently the startup invested in Kiln.com. The move comes after the company raised $6 million in Series A funding earlier this year and acquired a fellow coworking office provider, Bloc.
Kiln has plans to expand across the Mountain West and West Coast to meet the rising demand for flexible and experiential office spaces.