There’s always a story hidden behind the inception of a company. Mayank’s journey and personal student adventures in the UK played a lead role in the founding of University Living. Hailing from a quaint little town, Mirapur, in Uttar Pradesh, India, Mayank’s family had big dreams for him and were instrumental in giving him the education foundation that made him the intellect he is today.
He completed his education in New Delhi and pursued his graduation from Delhi University, post which he started his career with Quatrro in the BPO industry. After gaining work experience for about 3 years, he pursued his MBA in Operations & Quality from the University of Northampton, UK. While at Northampton, he had to deal with problems that, unfortunately, loads of international students face – lack of comfortable, economical accommodation. And so, when his friend and former roommate, Saurabh Arora, shared the same student experience, they decided to get into the student housing business (PBSA) so that students heading overseas wouldn’t have to settle for poor quality accommodation.
He co-founded University Living in 2015 and built it from the ground up into a renowned brand that allows students to search, compare and book safe and comfortable student accommodation in over 265 cities worldwide. University Living won the Economic Times Power of Ideas award the year it was founded, making it an amazing start for the company. They got featured in CNBC’s Tie the Knot, and received funding from a number of marquee investors from the Indian startup ecosystem. Under his leadership, University Living went on to win the Best PropTech Solution at The Best in Class Awards 2021 and the SaaS Startup of the Year 2021 at the FICCI-TNIE Startup Stars Awards. The company has been growing 3x year-on-year even through the pandemic.
Mayank is an ardent lover of sports, especially badminton and squash, which is probably the secret behind his endless energy level. His love for computers and all things tech encouraged him to get a Diploma in IT, a Microsoft certification in system engineering, and an NIIT certification. He continues to be a vital part of University Living and his leadership is constantly taking the brand to newer levels of success.
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