South Africa’s online student accommodation marketplace DigsConnect.com has partnered with Student.com – the world’s largest student accommodation website in a partnership targeting the growing number of students studying in the world. The new approach will provide a gateway for African students who wish to access international higher education. DigsConnect.com will expand its presence to 30 new countries and 400 cities over the next 6 months while leveraging student.com’s strong international presence.
DigsConnect.com was founded in 2018 as a service targeting students and homeowners by providing them with suitable accommodation at universities and colleges. To date, the platform has connected more than $ 65,000 of tenants and landlords.
Addressing the future of the education news channel, Procter of Alexandria, DigsConnect co-founder and CEO revealed it was an exciting time for the company known for an R12M seed investment cycle in 2019. This deal with Seed.com follows an increase additional investments in 2021. He further highlighted how difficult the South African real estate market has been over the past 18 months. This partnership marks a renewal in the student accommodation sector. According to Proctor, the main areas of growth for DigConnect.com are Asia, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Proctor points out that the âa diverse geographical representation gives us several seasons per year.
Student.com Founder and CEO Luke Nolan said the reach and experience of DigsConnect.com will provide a solid foundation for growth.
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