Uniplaces was founded in 2012 by three founders shortly after they had graduated university. Miguel Amaro, Ben Grech and Mariano Kostelec, who met while studying at Nottingham University and King’s College London, had become aware of how difficult and outdated the process of finding accommodation was for all students. Uniplaces, which was started with the founders’ own savings, has already grown to a team of over 120 people.
The site has seen fast growth, having expanded into 38 cities in Europe from just six last year. It has over 40,000 furnished rooms in its inventory, and has generated more than $25m in bookings for landlords since launch. Students from over 140 different countries have booked their student accommodation, for more than 500,000 nights, with Uniplaces.