New search engine to display jobs worth £7bn

Founders hope to create world’s biggest classified ads resource

A new online search engine, bringing together job adverts with a combined earning value of £7bn, has gone live today.

Adzuna.co.uk will provide 300,000 job adverts on a single site, and offer a next-generation social layer which will allow users to integrate their existing Facebook and LinkedIn contacts.

Co-founders Andrew Hunter and Doug Monro have previously worked for global internet successes Zoopla, Gumtree, eBay and Qype, and the venture has already secured a £300,000 seed investment from Passion Capital.

Hunter and Monro hope Adzuna will ultimately become the world’s leading search engine for classifieds, and completely transform the way jobseekers find employment.

Monro said: “Job, property and car ads are scattered across many websites, causing massive consumer frustration. None of the existing vertical search products have made the experience better.

“We believe we can take this market to the next level by bringing social, mobile and data to bear.”

Stefan Glaenzer, partner at Passion Capital, added: “Doug and Andrew have a proven track record of creating successful multi-national internet businesses and innovating in the local search space.

“By bringing all the ads together in one place and organising them with innovative, engaging features, Adzuna will transform the online classified ads market.”

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