At the time, there were only 250 coworking spaces in the world, Rosen said.
Rosen co-founded Deskpass, a subscription-service platform that connects remote workers to open coworking desks across 11 different cities, in 2015.
The technology is based on the Desktime software Rosen’s coworking space, The Coop, had used to manage day-to-day operations.
Eventually, Rosen realized that as competition between coworking spaces grew, what they really needed was a tool to help them fill their open seats.
Some of the more unusual shared work spaces in its network include a mansion, a bouldering gym and Second City, but mostly, users pick their desks based on proximity, Rosen said.
Deskpass is the first coworking experience for nearly 70 percent of its customers, Rosen said.
“The thread that binds them all together is that they work remotely, but they have to change it up from time to time,” Rosen said.