Accomable started with a simple mission: to enable anyone to go anywhere.
Accomable was founded in the summer of 2015, by Srin Madipalli and Martyn Sibley – two childhood friends with Spinal Muscular Atrophy who have travelled all over the world. Frustrated by the difficulty of finding accessible places to stay and reliable information, Accomable was created to make it easier for everyone to travel, regardless of disability.
In the early days, Srin set out on a road trip across Europe to find out how many truly accessible properties were out there. With the help of friends and social media, he quickly discovered some unique accessible stays. As the recommendations started pouring in, the platform began to grow, along with an engaged community following. At this point, it was clear, it was time to scale.
Soon afterwards, Accomable secured a grant from the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at Oxford University and raised £300,000 in funding from a group of leading angel investors. Over the next year the Accomable team accelerated the growth of the platform to list fully verified, accessible properties in more than 60 countries worldwide.
In November 2017, Accomable was acquired by Airbnb - an incredible opportunity, which will enable us to take our dream and mission to a global level, working together, to make the world a more accessible place.