About Us

 

A Better Way For Students to Explore

Rayka refers to the Icelandic word for “wander,” similar to their capital city of Reykjavik. We are hoping to tap into this theme of wanderlust by allowing students to “explore socially” and see the favorite places of other students and of their friends. It’s simple: students want to know of restaurants, bars, things to do, etc that other students recommend. 

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The Future of Wanderlust

Rayka refers to the Icelandic word for “wander,” similar to their capital city of Reykjavik. We are hoping to tap into this theme of wanderlust by allowing people to “explore socially” and see the favorite places of their friends. If you are in a new city, simply open the Rayka app and see what your friends recommend- or, see what the public likes and have the ability to sort among demographics, such as age, gender, just locals, and more. With Rayka, social exploration is given a new meaning. 

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A Simple Idea

Our founder studied abroad in the beautiful city of Salamanca during the fall of 2014, but he was the only student from his college studying there. Thus, through the entire semester, he struggled to find ways to contact other students and find good student recommendations: only by the end of his semester did he feel like he had a solid grasp on great places to go. Thus, the idea for Rayka was born- to fix this simple but widespread problem of organizing, compiling, and ranking student-driven reviews.

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Rayka Founder

A Simple Idea

Our founder traveled a lot in his early years (38 countries and 42 states), and every time he traveled, he’d always try to find out which of his friends had been there and what they recommended. Likewise, his peers constantly asked him about his favorite spots and for travel advice, leading to the point of frustration where he wondered why there wasn’t a simple platform where all of this could be shared. Hence, the idea for Rayka was born. 

A Visionary Future

Rayka will become the world’s first “Student Review Platform,” and the first demographic-focused recommendation platform. Anytime a student asks “Where should I go?” whether in their own city, another city in the US, or a foreign city, Rayka will be able to quickly and easily provide the answer from student-driven recommendations. We won’t spoil the surprise by telling you any of the updates, improvements, and new features we have planned, but let’s just say that it’s going to be sweet. Rayka will be the best way to find students favorites, near and far. 

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A Visionary Future

Rayka will become the go-to-platform for whenever someone is wondering “Where should I go?” We won’t spoil the surprise with telling you any of the updates, improvements, and new features we have planned, but let’s just say that it’s going to be sweet. Whether hoping to find a new spot in your own city, in a new city, or anywhere in the globe, Rayka will be the platform for finding just the best the world has to offer. 

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