Humanyze Opens European HQ In Amsterdam

The MIT Media Lab spin-off selected Amsterdam, Netherlands as the hub for its expansion into the EMEA and UK.

Humanyze, a company developed out of the MIT Media Lab and specialist in organizational analytics and workspace design, has opened the doors of its European headquarters in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Humanyze helps companies understand how work gets done by pulling together and analyzing multiple data sources, including social network data and workspace sensors. The Humanyze Elements® platform helps operations and facility managers, workspace specialists, and HR professionals understand how teams work and communicate in order to make better space planning decisions, measure the impact of current and past initiatives, and create a space that works for their teams. Through research and practice, Humanyze has already made an impact by proving that simple tweaks to space design can increase worker productivity by 5.3%, team cohesion by over 25%, and some companies have saved over $4.9 million with improved workflows.

“Having our European headquarters in the Netherlands has been a fantastic choice,” explained Alexa Lightner, Vice President and General Manager for EMEA of Humanyze. “We are able to serve our European customers faster and more effectively, due to Amsterdam’s strong, multi-lingual talent pool, its fast and efficient transport options to all of Europe, and its professional groups and thought leaders in smart buildings, people analytics, and Property Tech (PropTech) who have already invited us to join the conversation. Moving here is a huge milestone and sets us up for rapid growth and expansion in the region.”

“Our expansion to Europe happened naturally and out of a need to support our current and future customers there,” said Ben Waber, CEO and co-founder of Humanyze. “Large enterprises in Europe are being tasked with huge challenges with their people and workspace needs, and they have sought us out as a solution to enable their long-term agility and competitiveness

The MIT Media Lab spin-off celebrated the office opening by hosting a panel discussion about the intersection between space and collaboration on July 2 at the Epicenter in Amsterdam. The event was co-hosted by real estate technology company EDGE Technologies.