Roomify helps students outfit college dorm rooms
Austin startup firm saves customers time, grief and money.
The idea for Roomify started, of course, with going to college.
Shanil Wazirali and Sagar Hemani were attending different colleges but each had trouble furnishing their dorm rooms.
“We went through the struggle of making multiple trips to stores and guessing what we needed,” Wazirali said. “We spent hundreds of dollars on items and few of them were useful.”
So when they graduated, Wazirali from Texas A&M University and Hemani from the University of Missouri, they decided to turn their room-furnishing headaches into a business and founded Roomify, which was initially called Dorm it Up.
Shanil Wazirali and Sagar Hemani founded Roomify after their bad experiences outfitting their rooms in college.