“Creating a world where everyone has a home away from home.”


4stay shares our community’s core vision and values. We’re driven by the notion that our future belongs to those who stay and share together. Through these values, we help others find stays they can call home. We believe home is the center of all great things!

We're an online marketplace connecting students and interns with local hosts, room providers, and roommates near their destinations.

Launched in June 2017, 4stay an online resource for students and interns looking for off-campus housing. We’re creating a positive economic ecosystem that is transforming the matchmaking process of student housing rentals. We’re creating possibilities for our students, schools, hosts, workplaces, campuses, and cities.

We exist to better the lives of as many students as possible by offering affordable homes.”

Our Vision

To create a world where everyone has a "home away from home."

Our Mission

To build a trustworthy, medium-to-long-term housing platform where people can find a "home away from home" anywhere in the world.


Believe in the vision, mission, values, team, community and—most importantly—yourself.

Go further to see the light. Plan well, execute fast and learn from it

Plan, Execute, Review

Reap happiness and success when you selflessly help others

Selfless Service To The Community

Ask “Why?” as often as possible and think outside the box

Be Innovative and Entrepreneurial

Embrace change and enjoy the ride because the world and technology is moving fast

Enjoy The Rollercoaster!

Our Story

In 2007 and 2008, founders Akobir and Faridun came to the United States to pursue their education. One of the greatest challenges they faced as students were finding housing. Dorms were full or too expensive, apartment managers wanted to lock in a one-year lease, classified ad web pages weren't secure and off-campus roommate matching was a disaster. Guess what? Hundreds and thousands of students are still going through the same challenges. They seized the opportunity to help students one by one, doing it the hard way – offline! By the time of its inception, the founding team had helped more than 10,000 students in 15 different states representing 30+ countries.

In June 2017, 4stay launched as an online marketplace to help even more students. It has been backed by some of the same Silicon Valley investors who invested in Dropbox, PayPal, and LendingClub.

Together everyone achieves more


We believe great companies are built by great teams that are customer and growth-oriented. We have a T-shaped team, where everyone is an expert in their respective field and has the ability to collaborate across disciplines with experts in other areas. That cross-collaboration and shared knowledge allows us to better serve our clients.


What is 4stay?

Co-founder & Chief Marketplace Officer



Co-founder & CEO





Head of Account Management


Vice President Institutional Relations & Partnerships

VP of Product

Bakhtiyor (Bob)


Sr. VP of Real Estate



Wisest people learn from others’ success

It’s said a wise person learns from his or her mistakes, A wiser one learns from others' mistakes. But the wisest person of all learns from others's successes. We have successful Rockstar Advisors to help us in every stage of the company.

Casey Fenton

Jen O'Neal

Founder of Couchsurfing

Co-founder of Tripping.com

CEO of Cultural Vistas

Dr. Clinton

CEO of Sandboxx

Sam Meek

Serial Investor

John Fanguy

Jason Fudin

Dr. Shank

Greg Delmonte


Scott Anchin

CEO of WhyHotel

President Emeritus Marymount University

Managing Director Stifel Wealth Management

General Partner at Plug and Play Tech

Partner at Cormont Strategic Services

Jeff Manheimer

Steve Tobak

Antonio Misuraca

Co-founder of Tripping.com

Author, Journalist and Marketing Expert

Founder of HauteLiving Magazine


It’s all about idea, team, clients and the right investors

We are a high-growth venture-backed start-up funded by various investors from Silicon Valley, Wall Street, and industry experts.

Zach Randolph

NBA Star


Success is when your customers smile!

We work with over 250 campuses across the United States, Canada and Europe. We provide an off and on-campus housing solution and technology platform to language schools, colleges, universities, and organizations.



Strategic Partners

We believe in creating strong relationships with schools, colleges, universities, institutions, organizations, companies, incubators and accelerators. 4stay is rapidly growing startup tech company and is expanding regionally, national and internationally. We are open for collaboration and partnership with similar companies for shared vision and mission of helping students and interns.


Our Values




Head of Customer Service


4stay has been featured in stories on multiple media outlets. We reach students and hosts through the media to show how much better the student housing experience can be.

Millennials reinventing student living


To stay at the top of our industry we have memberships in many reputable organizations and associations.


4stay is all about people. We have an individual approach to selecting top candidates with a startup background to join our team.