21. Adzuna

The pioneering search engine bringing millions of classifieds together in one place

Founders: Andrew Hunter and Doug Monro
Founded: December 2010 (launched July 2011)
Website: www.adzuna.co.uk

Hunter and Monro met at Gumtree, where Hunter was head of marketing and Monro was MD. They launched Adzuna as a job search portal, to save users trawling through lots of different sites to find the right vacancies. Since launching last summer, the scope of the site has expanded to include property and cars. Investors have been impressed: earlier this year Adzuna raised half a million pounds from Index Ventures, The Accelerator Group and other existing investors, and the business secured £300,000 seed investment pre-launch to get the website off the ground.

Jobhunters have been attracted by the site’s innovative features, including Adzuna Connect, which integrates with Facebook and LinkedIn to show vacancies at companies with which the user has connections (through their contacts), plus information such as the average salary for any job searched for.

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