Leading room share platform, ideal flatmate, has made the UK’s top index of new disruptive businesses launched in the last five years. ideal flatmate was named by Start-up 100, the longest-running index of its kind, having beat stiff competition from 400 odd companies to rank within the top 100 at number 74.
ideal flatmate joins some other big names from previous years such as Deliveroo, Notonthehighstreet, HelloFresg and Monzo.
Run by Startups.co.uk, the Start-ups 100 offers a diverse showcase of new businesses which demonstrate innovation, solid financials, economic impact, and the ability to scale.
ideal flatmate is an innovative room sharing platform and the first to match, people not properties, using scientifically designed algorithms to make sure applicants are compatible based on a number of personality traits. This has enabled ideal flatmate to create a more harmonious rental environment for landlords, letting agents and tenants, with much higher tenant retention rates as a result.
Founded by Tom Gatzen and Rob Imonikhe, ideal flatmate has formed a firm foundation in London since launch in 2016 and has now brought the concept to a number of major UK cities.
Co-founder of ideal flatmate, Tom Gatzen said, “As cliche as it sounds, we are of course delighted to be considered by the Start-ups 100 Index full stop, let alone rank within the top 100 and then some.
We’ve put a lot of work into delivering a platform that puts the emphasis on people rather than property and I think this is something that resonates with the many who have otherwise had a less than ideal experience when renting in the UK.
While such recognition is great, we’ve still got a long way to go and now that our national expansion is well underway, we’re looking forward to helping landlords and tenants across the UK to find their ideal flatmate.”
The list was invigilated by a host of high-profile business leaders including entrepreneur and angel investor Alex Farrell, England and Lions rugby player and CEO Tim Rodber, Instagram influencer and small business advocate Gemma Metcalfe-Beckers (Mutha Hood), engineer, investor, and inventor Gi Fernando MBE and founder and serial entrepreneur and President of MVF Titus Sharpe.
Editor of Startups.co.uk, Bryn Glover said, “Congratulations to all of the companies listed on the Start-ups 100 this year. We had more entries than ever, and the standard was especially high, so being included is a fantastic achievement.
“We have a good track record of identifying potential – Deliveroo, Notonthehighstreet, HelloFresh and many more, so we can’t wait to watch the businesses progress over the coming years.”