Anyplace announces expansion into the Asia-Pacific region
Worldwide: The digital nomad-focused rental platform Anyplace has announced its intent to expand to the Asi-Pacific [A-PAC] region.
It has signed partnerships with Lyf, a Singapore-based company, and Outpost, based in Indonesia.
Anyplace is designed to help the growing community of digital nomads world-wide, providing them working and living spaces without the constraints of long-term leases. This allows those who work remotely to successfully stay on the move easily.
The company vets all of its possible users, however, to provide extra security for its property partners. This includes provision of eviction insurance and mandatory background checks for users.
The business was founded in 2017, and has grown to a team of 18, with around $2.8m in funding. Its reach makes up over 47 cities worldwide.
Anyplace hopes that the A-PAC region will be quickly profitable because of Asia’s popularity with nomads.
Satoru “Steve” Naito, co-founder and CEO of Anyplace, said to WebinTravel: “[The digital nomad] lifestyle is becoming a trend and I believe it will be more common within [the] decade.
“Our goal is to make a world in which people can live in any place. We aim to build a strong lifestyle product that enables people to more easily subscribe to a freedom lifestyle by helping them with accommodation, services and community,” he added.
The company is on the rise, having expanded into Europe in late 2019. The company’s European plans focus on Berlin, Lisbon and Madrid, with listings in London already.
In Asia, Anyplace intends to target Thailand, Indonesia, the Indochinese peninsula and the Phillipines for their primary market.
Naito noted: “We have already partnered with a property in Malaysia, which will be available on our platform soon.”
The company also hopes to launch a loyalty programme later this year. This gives community members unique discounts on food delivery, gym access, transportation, etc., to keep making their transition to new places easier.
For more information, visit the Anyplace website here.