We help IT humans.

READ OUR STORY

As we said earlier, we are a bit... different.

We started as an IT startup. We needed an office. We didn't find one. Long story short, now we make coworking spaces for amazing IT humans. Cool, huh? We design 300 kg desks and get to see how teams build their businesses on them. Oh!, we also get to explore abandoned buildings, walk around barefoot and connect with remarkable people.

Basically... we are having fun.

Our mission.

To help IT humans and teams grow in a productive environment.

We created Puzl CowOrKing to help IT humans and teams make better products and services. How? By giving them a gorgeous place to work from and a supportive community of like-minded people to share the journey with.

As a company, we measure our success by how well we achieve that mission. It is the achievements of our members and the impact that the environment has on their growth that defines the added value of our business model – not financial ratios. 

This is also reflected in the way our Puzl CowOrKing spaces are made. They are not built like common offices. Instead, we design them as community environments which foster efficiency, collaboration, and creativity, both within companies and individuals.

Since we opened on October 27, 2015, 1,000+ humans have joined our community, more than 1,000+ IT events have been hosted, and an unknown amount of beers has been consumed.

Our story.

It involves an ex-sewing factory and some IT humans who thought that making a coworking would be relatively easy.

We started out as an online platform for small and medium businesses many years ago. In early 2015, our team was rapidly growing and we were in desperate need of a bigger office.

Our founders, spent months looking for a space which could cater to our growth and yet be beautiful, functional and affordable. We visited office buildings, apartments, coworking spaces, basements, rooftops. Nothing could serve our needs. Some spaces were too small, others were too dark, some were too distant. We were already feeling hopeless, until one day... *a dramatic pause*

We found an abandoned floor in an old sewing factory. It was semi-destroyed, disgustingly dirty and super dusty. But we loved it! So much that we spent the next 6 months working 24/7 to turn it into a cozy industrial-style office for us and other fellow startups.

The first ones, who joined us in October, were so eager to start, that they even assembled their own desks and chairs (shoutout to Metrilo!). Many more came after them telling us that we had cracked the coworking code. Thus, we decided to focus all our efforts on it.

Apr,
2015

We fall in love with a floor in the Vitosha factory.

In early 2015 we discovered an abandoned floor in an old sewing factory. Love at first sight.

Jun, 2015

Renovation of the first coworking begins.

Oct, 2015

Puzl CowOrKing opens its doors.

After six months of heavy renovation we finally opened the first 800m2 of our IT-only coworking space alongside our first tenants from Metrilo.

May, 2016

Floor #2 welcomes its first members.

Nicknamed The Factory, our second floor adds another 920m2 of coworking space, an event venue, and another 160 members.

May, 2016

Desks were so big, we used a crane to lift them.

Dec,
2016

We organize the first CoChristmas party.

The CoChristmas party is our way of saying "thank you" to the IT community. We welcome anyone who wants to party and have some jolly good fun.

Apr,
2017

Space #3 goes live and welcomes 130 new IT humans.

Jun,
2017

The Roof enters private Beta.

Our roof has an amazing view to the Vitosha Mountain. We figured we'd let members beta test it with some beer before we turn it into a restaurant and an event space.

Nov, 2017

CESAwards "Best Coworking in Bulgaria then CEE"

We've always known we are arguably the best IT coworking space. Two years after we opened our doors we also officially became the "Best Coworking in Bulgaria". But then... We went straight on to win "Best Coworking in CEE". Yay us!

Apr, 2018

Floor #3 opening of "The View"

Reaching the magical 600 members count with opening the doors to our 3rd floor. You may not see it from the pic, but blimey the views from this floor!

Jul, 2019

From Roof beta to the CoCafé. Bye wooden pallets!

Jun,
2020

Welcome to Factory 2.0 & Halfbike.

You thought the office was dead ? Think again! People kept coming and coming. So we launched 2 more offices!

Jan, 2021

We did not just purchase a factory in Budapest!

Finally found the ONE! And so papers were drawn and signatures were carved and we bought our very first building abroad! #Hard@Work.

Mar, 2021

Opa! We hit the 1,000 community member mark.

With the Greenhouse floor, we created our first serviced offices! One of our finest work so far 😉 Also we planted like 80 pots of plants for this one.

Jan,
2022

Rebranding the CoCafé to Barter Community Hub
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Apr, 2015

We fall in love with a floor in the Vitosha factory.

In early 2015 we discovered an abandoned floor in an old factory. It was semi-destroyed, disgustingly dirty and super dusty. We loved it.

Jun, 2015

Renovation of the first coworking begins.

Oct, 2015

Puzl CowOrKing opens its doors.

After six months of heavy renovation we finally opened the first 800m2 of our IT-only coworking space.

Mar, 2016

We begin work on a second floor.

Six months after we opened our first space we decided to expand to a new floor, so that we keep up with the huge demand.

Apr, 2016

Desks get so big, we have to use a crane to lift them.

May, 2016

Floor #2 welcomes its first members.

Nicknamed The Factory, our second floor adds another 920m2 of coworking space, an event venue and another 160 members.

Dec, 2016

We organize the first CoChristmas party.

The CoChristmas party is our way of saying "thank you" to the IT community. We handle all of the logistics and welcome anyone who wants to party and have good fun.

Apr, 2017

Space #3 goes live and welcomes 130 new IT humans.

Jun, 2017

The Roof enters private Beta.

Our roof has an amazing view to the Vitosha Mountain. We figured we'd let members beta test it with some beer before we turn it into a restaurant and an event space.

Sep, 2017

CESAwards awards us "Best Coworking in Bulgaria".

Two years after we opened our doors we became the "Best coworking in Bulgaria". But then...

Nov, 2017

We also win "Best Coworking in CEE." Yay us!

Dec, 2017

CoChristmas Party Vol. 2 makes 600 humans dance and smile.

The CoChristmas party returns. This time with even more music, dances, alcohol and laughs.

Our Team

The Super Doers

Officially known as the Operations Team and taking care of everything related to the daily work of the CowOrKing and Community. Everything? Well, community building, floor management, tours with potential members, onboarding of new joiners, organizing events, administration, social media, technical and sometimes emotional support? So, yes, everything! You'll find at least one of them on each floor.

Neda Chakarova
Sofia Co-Lead, Navigator
Nadezhda Nedkova
Sofia Co-Lead, The Voice
Petya Rafailova
Floor Guru
Monika Mladenova
Floor Guru
Ilian Tinkov
Facility Manager

The Block Builders

A.K.A. Puzl's very own full-blown Architectural Studio - The REN Team. And let us tell you, hey are skilled! How many architectural studios can pride themselves in transforming old and abandoned industrial buildings into beautiful and modern IT workspaces? We often say Puzl builds the walls for the community to inhabit. Well this is exactly what our team of talented architects, engineers and designers specializes on. They envision what a building could become, assess its potential, plan and design our offices to the smallest detail to rehabilitate those into unique spaces ready to be filled with life.

Daniel Minchev
Co-Founder, Space Executioner
Dima Gyudzhenova
Space Architect
Ralitsa Revalska
Space Architect
Tsvetelina Zgorigradska
Space Architect
Balázs Rigó
Worksite Master
Veselin Solakov
Space Architect
Renata Orova
Space Architect
Galina Gerginova
Furniture Master
Denitsa Marinova
Interior Master

The One Man Army

The Dev Team is building our very own CowOrKing management system - from requirement analysis, design, coding, testing, deployment and maintenance. The system that's making the lives of the other teams a lot easier with every release. The One Man Army is making sure we can run the CowOrKing as clockwork.

Vitaliy Berov
Code Diver

The Number Munchers

Officially known as the Business team, they’re responsible for Puzl’s growth, scouting new locations, negotiating new buildings, ESG leadership, and managing all the pieces of the Puzl (yeah lame pun intended!). Puzl is run on spreadsheets and numbers and a lot of love from the people. The Business team takes care of both (numbers and the people). The business team also makes sure that all function well together and Puzl stays lean and slim as we scale. Oh! Can you guess what CACAO stands for? :)

Thibaut Taittinger
Barefoot Founder
Petya Lipeva
Co-Founder, COO(L)
Nikolay Dimov
Chief Project Financier
Lili Trifonova
CACAO
Zsofi Toth
Budapest Co-Founder, Navigator

Join us!

What About You?
An Anonymous Genius Waiting To Be Recruited

Why us?

A bunch of friends who like having fun, while doing stuff together.

We are an independent company with no managers, but equally shared responsibilities across all team members. Experience, talent, motivation, hard work and cultural fit are key qualities shared by all of us.

We love our community and are thankful that our passion meets us with amazing people every day. We build relationships with honesty and integrity because we value people more than financial ratios. 

We are part of the very community we're building. Equally responsible and treated just like everybody else. We don't get special benefits. We play by the same rules and we do our best for the whole.

We don't buy pretentious words and fancy titles. We know that it's popular to "fake it until you make it", but in a world full of vanity, we prefer to stay grounded and not take ourselves too seriously.

Our values.

We stand by our word and do what feels right for the community.

Genuineness

We are honest and authentic which helps us build meaningful relationships. We are not afraid of being different and we stay true to our vision, mission, and community.

Community

There is nothing else we value more than people. We invest in our relationships with our colleagues, coworkers, partners, and investors, and we do everything we can to support them.

Determination

There is no "try" here. We either do something right or we don't do it at all. We are entrepreneurs and we're restless until we achieve our goals.

Craftsmanship

We don't like to hear that something can be "good enough". We work around the clock to deliver EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY that we feel proud of. Period.

Passion

Oh, boy! Do we have passion! We go to bed and wake up with the thought of helping IT humans work better, live better, and achieve more. That's what drives us to constantly exceed people's expectations.

Sustainability

It’s our guiding principle, for everything we do. Converting city landmarks into innovation hubs is our motto. Applying the principles of the sharing economy to commercial real estate is our credo. Saving carbon one square meter at a time.