The Riveter (organization)

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The Riveter
Company typePrivate
FounderAmy Nelson
HeadquartersSeattle, Washington, United States
Area served
United States (online)
ServicesWork space, advocacy, events, wellness services

The Riveter is a for-profit company headquartered in Seattle, Washington. It is focused on supporting women in the workplace. It engages in political advocacy, provides office and work space, hosts events, and publishes content.[1] It was named after Rosie the Riveter, a symbol for women in the workplace during World War II.[2][3]

The Riveter was founded in July 2017 in Seattle by former attorney Amy Nelson and former social worker Kim Peltola,[4] who later left the company,[5] using $700,000 in initial funding.[6] In 2018, it raised $4.75 million in seed funding[6][7] and $15 million in Series A funding.[8][9] In mid-2019, The Riveter acquired a Denver coworking space business called Women in Kind.[10] The Riveter expanded to 9 locations by late 2019.[3][11]

The Riveter's gathering and work spaces consisted of offices and large co-working spaces filled with desks.[12] Some locations also provided fitness events, workshops, and other services.[4][11] In 2017, The Riveter's membership is about 75 percent female and 25 percent male.[2][8][12]

During the summer of 2020, The Riveter shuttered its physical locations, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, launching its digital community online.[13]


  1. ^ Shoenthal, Amy (September 20, 2019). "How The Riveter's Amy Nelson Built A More Inclusive Women's Coworking Space While Changing The Motherhood Narrative". Forbes. Retrieved December 7, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Cortes, Amber (August 23, 2017). "In the Gig Economy, Coworking Spaces Are Everywhere—What Is It Like to Work in One?". The Stranger. Retrieved December 7, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Coworking space companies find new niche with women entrepreneurs". KTVA. October 25, 2019. Retrieved December 8, 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Seattle Women Take On 'Bro-Working,' Scourge of the American Office". Seattle Magazine. July 26, 2017. Retrieved December 7, 2019.
  5. ^ "Women-focused co-working startup The Riveter cuts 5 positions as it aims to grow digital arm". GeekWire. January 17, 2020. Retrieved January 20, 2020.
  6. ^ a b "This Mom of 3 Started a Women's Co-Working Space to Help Fix Corporate America". The Everymom. July 24, 2018. Retrieved December 7, 2019.
  7. ^ "The Riveter raises $4.75M to expand female-focused co-working model across U.S." GeekWire. March 19, 2018. Retrieved December 7, 2019.
  8. ^ a b "With $15M, The Riveter plans to open 100 new female-focused co-working spaces". TechCrunch. December 11, 2018. Retrieved December 7, 2019.
  9. ^ Brodeur, Nicole (December 20, 2018). "How a woman-led startup beat steep odds to land $15 million in venture capital". The Seattle Times. Retrieved December 7, 2019.
  10. ^ "Riveter Acquires Women In Kind Coworking Company". Bisnow. June 3, 2019. Retrieved December 8, 2019.
  11. ^ a b "Amy Nelson on The Riveter". YouTube. NBC-affiliate KING-TV. September 10, 2019. Retrieved December 7, 2019.
  12. ^ a b Reader, Ruth (December 11, 2018). "The Riveter, a female-centric coworking startup, raises $20 million". Fast Company. Retrieved December 7, 2019.
  13. ^ "The Riveter closes all 9 co-working spaces as questions loom about the future of physical offices" KURT SCHLOSSER, GeekWire, May 29, 2020. Retrieved September 28, 2023.

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