52. Zoopla

A smarter property search

Founders: Alex Chesterman, Simon Kain
Website: www.zoopla.com

Fresh from their success as part of the LOVEFiLM.com founding team, Alex and Simon decided they wanted a new challenge, and came up with the idea for Zoopla. Hailed as ‘the Wikipedia of the property market’, the website has a page for each of the 26 million residential properties in the UK, each with the potential for owners, buyers, sellers and agents to add voyeuristic little details such as the number of bedrooms, when it was last sold and, using a clever algorithm, an estimate of the property’s value.

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