Knotel provides branded spaces for companies, allowing businesses to cut costs and enjoy the freedom of a flexible lease. Knotel builds and designs your HQ, supports your team’s everyday needs, and hosts thought-provoking events that help your company thrive. Knotel’s 1,000+ member network includes companies like Cheddar, The Body Shop, and Teachable.
Fly Your Flag Don't check your identity at the door. Bring it inside - we are the better for it.
Don't Look Away Care for the details no one told you about. Make every space a home and give the gift of belonging.
Outcomes, Not Processes Time is precious. Save it. Start with the goal and back out the journey.
Get Uncomfortable Innovation starts at the edge of the unknown. Embrace the adventure and sign up for the hairy challenges.
"Where is it Engraved..." Question orthodoxy.
Share in the Victory Dance No one summits alone. Leverage the best in others and offer the most in yourself.
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Amol Sarva
Amol co-founded several startups including Virgin Mobile USA, Peek, Halo Neuroscience, Knotel, and built a building in New York called East of East. He studied cognitive science for his Ph.D. at Stanford with undergraduate degree from Columbia. He teaches at Columbia. He is a backer, advisor, and mentor at 50+ companies.
Co-Founder and Chairman Edward Shenderovich
Edward is the co-founder and chairman of Knotel. Prior to Knotel, he was the founding partner of Kite Ventures and an early investor and board member at Delivery Hero (DHER.DE), Plated (acquired by Albertsons) and Tradeshift. He was also previously a co-founder of SUP Media and Merchantry, and had worked for Silicon Valley Bank. He graduated from UC Berkeley.
Chief Operating Officer Jonathan Goldberg
Jonathan is the COO of Knotel. Prior to Knotel, Jonathan served as VP of the D.E. Shaw Group and as Managing Director of Teach for America. Jonathan received his B.A. from Columbia in History and M.Phil. from the University of Cambridge. He was also a Fulbright Scholar in Germany.
General Counsel Amit Khanna
Amit oversees all aspects of the company's legal affairs in the US and overseas. Before joining Knotel, Amit was a fellow for The Schmidt Family Foundation and before that represented a number of technology and life science companies and investors at the law firms of Fenwick & West and Paul Weiss. Amit received his J.D. from Columbia Law School and his undergraduate degree from NYU.
Global Head of Real Estate and Business Development Eugene Lee
Eugene is the Global Head of Real Estate and Business Development at Knotel. Prior to Knotel, Eugene was a senior executive at Knewton, Senior Policy Advisor for Economic Development for Mayor Bloomberg, a Presidential appointee at the U.S. Department of Commerce, and worked in a variety of roles at Morgan Stanley. He earned an MBA from NYU and BS from Cornell University.
Head of Marketing Tai Nicolopoulos
Tai is the Head of Marketing at Knotel. Pior to Knotel, Tai led marketing programs at JW Player, an NYC-based video technology startup. Tai has spent more than 12 years working with startups in industries ranging from fintech to edtech to automotive services. Tai received both a B.A. and M.A. from Stanford University.
Head of Finance Ricardo Sotelo
Ricardo is the Head of Finance at Knotel. Prior to Knotel, Ricardo held executive positions in finance and strategy at Canary, Viacom, American Express and Microsoft. Ricardo received an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.