Zoomf gets some funding oomph

Early-stage Web 2.0 business Zoomf.com has received further backing for its developmental sales and letting search engine.

The company aims to offer a UK-wide search engine for house-buyers and letters, which will bring all estate agent information into one site.

Zoomf is currently developing its ‘beta-stage’ site for the Greater London area and is planning further product enhancements along with nationwide expansion.

The investment in the company, the exact amount of which has not been disclosed, comes from Howzat Media, a $10 million investment vehicle for early-stage dotcom companies, co-founded by Cheapflights entrepreneur David Soskin.

Rod Dowler, Zoomf chief executive said: “Our goal is to create something that’s both agent and consumer-centric, providing a superb service in one of the most economically important sectors in the UK.

“At present, Zoomf is available only to London agents, but we intend to roll it out nationwide later this year.

“Zoomf will eventually provide the opportunity for free property listings to every estate agent office in the UK.”

David Soskin said: “We very much look forward to working with this ‘dream team’ and helping them move from beta start-up to successful international company. All the ingredients feel right; now begins the hard work to make it happen.”

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