For Its Housing Search Engine, The Startup Erasmus Play Nets €200K

May 27, 2022 | 2 minutes read

With an aim to fix the problem of housing for international students the startup Erasmus play has developed its housing search engine.

To make the process of housing less taxing a Spanish startup Erasmus Play has fetched funding of €200K.  In a round led by Didi Value Partners and has support of investors such as Daniel Giménez (co-founder of Trovit, Niumba, among others), Marc Bigas (Skitude), Enrique Domínguez (Trovit and Parkingdoor). And Toubkal Partners, an investment fund for technology companies in Spain.

With this fresh injection of funds , the startup aims to improve the technology of the platform in order to optimize user experience.  In addition to strengthening relationships with accommodation providers.

This investment will also make it possible for a startup to expand across Europe. Alongside increasing its accommodation in almost 500 cities in which currently the startup exists. Recently,  the software and apps which help people with easy housing facility have become quite common.

But startup being the search engine is fast and aims to take stress of housing away from students studying abroad. And founders David Casanova Ronco (CEO), Manuel Herrero Gajón (CTO) and Smith Donkor (COO) came across this idea when they were studying . So to solve the physical, social and linguistic barriers faced by students in terms of finding accommodation as international students they initiated Erasmus play.

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Image Credits: Erasmus Founders

Donkor, COO and co-founder of Erasmus Play states:

-“I didn’t have the opportunity to go to Paris on Erasmus because there was no affordable accommodation I could find and almost felt for a fraudulent housing ad.  Our mission is to take this obstacle off the plate of international students.”-

Furthermore, the platform comprises of an analysis and comparison system that breaks down the hurdles in finding the student accommodation abroad. The team was also one of the finalist in EU startup summit this year.