Developed by Justin R. Melville, Ruark Ferreira and Rudolf Vavruch, Ekaya.co is a radical new marketplace that matches great landlords with great tenants – making renting easier, quicker, more affordable and secure.
Melville explains that its influences have been platforms like Airbnb, online dating sites, Gumtree and OLX.
He says they initially joined the 88mph programme with a product that would help surface and find show houses on a Sunday. “A very good idea, but a very bad business,” he says. The strategy was tweaked, but the initial vision stayed the same as the Ekaya team’s passion is to create great software and build great apps.
In addition, they are currently working on developing a new product – an insurance style policy which will replace the idea of a rental deposit.