Zoopla, the real estate startup, is now one of the top 100 most visited sites in the UK and number two in its space. That’s according to web measurement firm Experian Hitwise’s January figures, says Zoopla, which positions the site at 98 and ahead of older rivals Findaproperty (ranked 125th) and Primelocation (ranked 193rd).
The three year-old startup can’t, however, claim to best market leader… → Read More
In a move that gives real estate startup Zoopla more local muscle, the company has signed a “long-term strategic partnership” with regional publisher Archant.
The deal will see Zoopla power Archant’s online property channel homes24.co.uk, giving even more exposure to estate agents utilizing the property search engine. As well as operating a number of property websites of its own – many through… → Read More
Just like its iPhone counterpart that launched last July and saw over 50,000 downloads in its first two weeks, the free app incorporates an Augmented Reality feature to let house hunters search for properties for sale and rent and compare house prices by pointing the phone’s camera at… → Read More
Real estate startup Zoopla continues it land grab today, announcing that it’s acquired Houseprices.co.uk, which when launched in 2005 was one of the first sites to offer free property price data for the UK and is currently the leader in the space. The terms of the deal are undisclosed but, having secured a further £3.25 million in funding in December (adding to the £3.75 million already raised… → Read More
Real estate startup Zoopla has raised a further £3.25 million in funding, consisting of £1.75 million of new equity finance from existing shareholders, led by venture capital firms Atlas Venture and Octopus, together with a £1.5 million debt facility from Silicon Valley Bank. This latest round of funding will be used to invest further in marketing.
This is on top of a £3.75 million raise back… → Read More
Having largely relied on online marketing and word of mouth to fuel growth over the last two years, the leading UK property site Zoopla has today launched a multi-million pound TV ad campaign with the hope to become a “household name” in Britain. It will include a number of prime-time slots across ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and the Sky digital channels, with the initial campaign running for five… → Read More
The UK land grab continues. Real estate startup Zoopla has acquired property technology company Byteplay Ltd, whose assets include OnOneMap.com, DotHomes.com and Extate.com, all three of which are now pointing to Zoopla.co.uk. The terms of the deal remain undisclosed in what appears to be classic consolidation play.
Byteplay is also the operator of the local ‘propertygazette’ websites, which… → Read More
UK real estate startup Zoopla has launched an iPhone app which rather puts the competition in the shade with an Augmented Reality option. Main competitors Rightmove and Findaproperty have apps, but all they do is For Sale and To Rent searches. Zoopla by contrast offers all the data its has on every UK home with a number of features you won’t find in the average app. The app has map-led search (map… → Read More
Zoopla! is a new online real estate play which more closely resembles a missile guidance system than the usual run-of-the-mill property aggregators. It appears to be capable of zeroing-in on just about every aspect of property, from hard-core buyers and sellers, to more passive casual browsers and ‘tempt me’ sellers who might be lured into the market for the right price. The site is… → Read More