1. Beatthatquote.com

Price comparison website

Founder: John Paleomylites
Website: www.beatthatquote.com

Although it was launched in 2005, price comparison site Beatthatquote.com is really only a start-up in name: last year the company’s growth rate ploughed, behemoth-like, past its competitors. In fact, February saw BTQ crowned the fastest-growing site on the web, with monthly figures for unique visitors growing by 1,165% – even beating Facebook, which came second with a measly 781%. Serial entrepreneur John Paleomylites is ever the ambitious entrepreneur, though: “There’s still plenty more growth that we are on target to achieve,” he says.

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