40. Zoomf

Property search

Founders: Dave Romano-Critchley, Mike Carter, Rod Dowler
Website: www.zoomf.com

Mike and Rod met while working for online marketing giant MIVA where they impressed the company with some web crawler software they wrote in just one week. Joining forces with Dave, the pair took their skills for writing web code and created property site Zoomf, which uses visual search tools such as maps in addition to traditional property listings. The trio raised £1.5m to start the project which launched in 2006.

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