Global non-profit web organisation Mozilla has today been announced as the big-name tenant to take up permanent residence in the Factory – Berlin’s upcoming startup and tech epicentre.
“As an innovator in the web space and as a project driven by community, Mozilla is thrilled to make the Factory our permanent Berlin home,” said Mozilla CFO Jim Cook. “We are looking forward to playing a more active role in the vibrant Berlin internet community, building for the open web right where new web trends are created.”
In the past decade, Mozilla’s been a pioneer and advocate for the internet, creating and promoting open standards whilst advancing the Web as a platform. It’s more famously known for its free web-browser Mozilla Firefox, which is used by hundreds of millions of people worldwide.
Mozilla will join a host of other Berlin innovators in the historic ex-bunker and brewery next year, including Soundcloud, Toast, and Four Sektor.
It’s a big boost for the co-working space project, which, in addition to creating more jobs, will provide valuable resources and fellow mentorship to budding Berlin startups
VentureVillage spoke with the Factory’s visionary and angel and seed investor Simon Schaefer on-camera (below) – about Mozilla’s move into the ambitious five-storey project.
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