SA’s DigsConnect expands internationally with partnership

South African on-line scholar lodging market DigsConnect has entered into an settlement with the world’s largest scholar lodging website,, enabling the startup to broaden its presence to roughly 30 new international locations and 400 new cities within the subsequent six months.

Launched in 2018, the DigsConnect platform permits landlords, property brokers and property managers to publish their property listings, with college students then looking and filtering by way of these listings to seek out lodging that fits their wants, and likewise discover different college students to dwell with.

The startup, which raised ZAR12 million (then US$830,000) in March 2019 and earlier this month secured a ZAR3 million (US$200,000) grant from the Michael & Susan Dell Basis, has to this point linked greater than 65,000 landlords and tenants, and is now increasing internationally by way of a partnership with

DigsConnect chief govt officer (CEO) and co-founder Alexandria Procter stated the first progress areas for the startup included the US (US), Europe and Asia-Pacific. 

“Development within the Northern Hemisphere is essential because of the tutorial calendar – with worldwide operations, we’ll be capable to reap the benefits of the tutorial seasons in each September and once more in January, our personal South African peak interval. This diversified geographic illustration offers us a number of seasons a yr, permitting us to herald income year-round and have continuous suggestions cycles to repeatedly enhance our product and providers,” she stated.

Luke Nolan, CEO and founding father of, stated he was excited to observe the partnership come to life. 

“Our international community mixed with the attain and expertise of DigsConnect in South Africa will create a powerful basis for progress, particularly as South Africa is such a preferred scholar vacation spot,” he stated. “Greater than something, this partnership is constructed from the and DigsConnect tradition; we share the identical imaginative and prescient and dwell the identical values – it’s thrilling to companion collectively to assist much more college students globally.”


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