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Housing Anywhere raises €5m in VC

Dutch student rental listings startup Housing Anywhere has raised €5m in Series A funding that will be used to fuel its continuing expansion into Western Europe and the US.

Housing Anywhere student accommodation rentals for international studentsHousing Anywhere plans to use the investment from henQ and Real Web to expand into 100 countries.

The website currently lists 44,996 places to rent for the upcoming semester in 239 cities

The funding comes from Netherlands-based venture capital firm henQ, which has also invested in Housing Anywhere previously, and from Real Web, which operates immobiliare.it, a real estate website in Italy and Poland.

“Real Web possess a wealth of experience in the online housing market and we can learn a lot from them”

The funding will help the Rotterdam-based company reach its target of operating in 100 countries by 2018.

“It’s very valuable to us that a major international company like Real Web has joined us. They possess a wealth of experience in the online housing market and we can learn a lot from them,” Housing Anywhere’s founder, Niels Van Deuren, commented.

The company also plans to hire new staff to fuel its ongoing expansion.

HousingAnywhere.com lists commercial housing properties and also facilitates short-term rental swaps, so exchange students can live overseas without giving up their existing tenancy agreements.

The website currently lists 44,996 places to rent for the upcoming semester in 239 cities and 44 countries across the globe.

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One Response to Housing Anywhere raises €5m in VC

  1. We are looking to develop university student accommodation in prime areas of Lusaka, the Capital of Zambia. We have had meetings with universities and the demand is very high and they are anxious to even guarantee uptake of the rooms – we are almost concluding the proposal where we not only provide rooms but other services such as banking services such as ATMs, scheduled transport service etc and to this effect, one of the universities have indicated their willingness to brand our accommodation (it seems all universities are not planning to build accommodation but they are relying on private providers)

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