2015’s biggest investments: Uniplaces £17m

Online student accommodation marketplace Uniplaces invests in booking platform development

Company: Uniplaces
Description: Online marketplace for student accommodation
Founders: Mariano Kostelec, Miguel Amaro, Ben Grech
Based in: Lisbon
Raised: £17m ($24m)
Investors: Octopus Ventures, Shilling Capital Partners and co-investor, Caixa Capital

They said:

Ben Grech, co-founder of Uniplaces:

“We are committed to transforming student experience. We started by helping students manage their accommodation, but this is just the beginning of what we can do for students around the world. It all comes down to making their university experience easier and more enjoyable. This new funding will help us reach our goals.”

Read more about the deal here.

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