Recently a very cool tech start up joined New Work and moved in in one of the most central locations in Budapest – New Work Anker. We met with the team and asked them about their story and what they value the most for productive work.
New Work: Where does the Colossyan story (your product) start? What is it about and what was the pivotal time when you understood that its working and gaining volume attention?
Colossyan: The birth history of our company is truly perfect: Hungarian engineers who moved to Copenhagen to study further came together to solve one of the most serious problems of our time. We first dealt with the detection of deep fake videos. We soon had to realize that the world market was not ready for this technology. We started thinking about how we could use the knowledge we had gathered so far for a good purpose. Last summer, we came up with the idea that instead of detecting deepfake videos, we could make videos with artificial intelligence. That’s the story of how we founded Colossyan. After a half year, we now know that there is a need for what we do and it fills us with happiness.
(Photo taken at New Work Anker, while MBA students coming from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to learn how Colossyan is innovating the video creation space)
New Work: What about the plot base of your story? How did it evolve into a physical office site? With workforce in multiple countries on what basis do you decide on needing an office in general and a flex office in particular?
Colossyan: Our team is very international. We have developers in Pakistan, Denmark, Spain and many more places. But most of our employees are in Budapest. As more and more people joined the team, we became more aware that we wanted an office where we can work together. Since most of the team was here in Hungary, it became quite clear that we wanted an office here. Every employee has the opportunity to work from home or go into the office. If one of our foreign employees wants to go into an office, we can also provide them co-work.
New Work: You choose the most central location Anker koz. of our portfolio in the middle of Budapest at Deak Square, which comes with obvious location and amenities benefits, but also the challenge of a historic centre building type, so not with the latest upgrades of an office building in a business hub for instance. Why were the upsides a priority for you when choosing us?
Colossyan: We used to work in another co-work office in this area.We love this neighborhood for a number of reasons. One of the reasons is that there are a lot of places to organize meetings, have a good meal or just drink something after work.The other reason we came here is the big shared office where everyone can work together and everyone has a desk. Turning to the building, we really liked the fact that an old building can stand out among many modern things. We also like the fact that the building was able to remain a historic building, but it turned into a more modern, cleaner building inside.
PS: We at New Work are happy that new tech Hungarian companies choose our product and we can help digital nomads to focus on what they do while we cover and organise all operational tasks.
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