San Jose, California-based Unibui has acquired Cambridge, Massachusetts-headquartered CampusPost which offers a mobile app for students and institutions in the higher education sector.

The CampusPost app is an iOS platform hosting a digital bulletin board, peer-to-peer marketplace, and community forum for students. CampusPost’s executive team, co-founders and brothers Matthew Longfield and Timothy Longfield have joined Unibui.

Amazon Web Services-backed Unibui’s platform caters to more than 3,600 universities and 21 million students. The company stated that students who use its service save an average of $2,500 a year, including tuition reimbursement. It added that colleges utilising Unibui receive accurate student data, such as updated addresses, contact registration, and purchasing information. For local and corporate businesses, Unibui provides marketing access to students.

Unibui’s chief executive Payom Niazmandi, said: “Following our resilient growth in 2020, we examined the industry for additional opportunities to connect with students. We quickly identified CampusPost’s mobile app as best-in-class and their founding team to be innovating in both mission and technology.”

In a statement the Longfield brothers said: “Unibui and CampusPost have complementary products, making this union a natural fit. Our mission has always been to prioritise students, providing them with the tools necessary to thrive in their fast-paced campus ecosystems. We trust Payom to be an excellent steward of the company we built and are excited to continue providing superior digital services to students on the West Coast.

Date published: 17 March 2022

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