Coffee shops are quickly becoming the go-to place for the world’s digital nomads. On any given workday, you can probably spot a few squatters with laptops at a cafe, buying coffee and snacks to justify the fact that they’ve been there for hours.

“Starbucks is the most [global] coworking space in the world,” says Andrew Collins, the CSO and co-founder of Loop, a startup based out of Shanghai and Singapore. “Our goal is to disrupt Starbucks, and get folks out of the cafes and into collaborating across the best coworking spaces.”

To do that, Loop wants to create a global network of coworking spaces, starting with Asia. For $30 USD a month, users can access Loop’s network of partner spaces and book meeting rooms and hot desks on a pay-as-you-go basis through the company’s app. Existing members of partner coworking spaces in Loop’s network will automatically become Loop members for free.

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Eva Xiao

Eva Xiao is a tech reporter based in Shanghai. Contact her at eva.xiao@technode.com or evawxiao (wechat & twitter).