FOUNDER PROFILE

Mariano Kostelec

Mariano Kostelec

Mariano Kostelec

Co-founder of Uniplaces , CEO and co-founder of StudentFinance

Global citizen Mariano Kostelec is an Argentinian native who has lived in Asia and Europe. After earning his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science with Management from King’s College London, Kostelec moved to Asia to work at Groupon China (GaoPeng) and Wimbu China. He then moved to Portugal to launch Uniplaces with friends Miguel Amaro and Ben Grech. He is a member of the Entrepreneur Organization in Lisbon and of the Sandbox Network and has appeared on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list. 

STARTUPS FOUNDED

Portugal / London , United Kingdom

Series A 11/2015
Series A 11/2015

Uniplaces

Series A 11/2015

Portugal / London , United Kingdom

The Airbnb of student accommodation, Uniplaces offers verified housing in-demand cities in six European markets, with over 5 million nights booked to date.

Portugal / Madrid , Spain

Angel/Seed 12/2019
Angel/Seed 12/2019

StudentFinance

Angel/Seed 12/2019

Portugal / Madrid , Spain

With plans to expand across Europe, StudentFinance uses AI-powered screening platform to recruit and train students to plug the skills gaps in fast-growing tech sectors.

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