If you've ever pleaded for the day when paying a group tab doesn't make you want to rip your hair out, then you know why Venmo is awesome. The relatively young mobile payment app is slowly proving itself a worthy — and arguably more adept — competitor in the space occupied by big guys like Google and PayPal. And it's got the office space to prove it.
Recently decked out in awesome by designer Danielle Arps from Homepolish, we took a peek inside the digs that are so cool, employees have been known to occasionally even visit on their days off.
The crew recently moved into a new office in Chelsea, but it needed a significant makeover to match the brand's startup culture, which was achieved by juxtaposing the industrial feel of the space with contemporary accents. Cue the upcycled shipping pallets!
The open, airy setup is peppered with smaller, more intimate breakout spaces with couches and chairs. Suck it, cubicles.
Rather than assign uninspired labels to the different meeting areas, each room is named for an individual on currency, like this one: Sacajawea.
The Venmo crew includes quite a few musicians.There are enough of them to justify having a music room dedicated to rocking out under the watchful eye of Lucas — an actual Venmo employee and the face of their latest ad campaign, which if you ride the NYC subway you've no doubt seen... a lot.
Here's Lucas overlooking their stadium seating "theater," perfect for hosting big meetings. And, from the looks of it, group naps.
Joe McGauley is a senior editor at Supercompressor. He's accepts payment via Venmo, in cash, or air miles.