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Privately held company
IndustryInternet, Employment website
FoundedApril 2011 (2011-04)
FounderDoug Monro and Andrew Hunter
Area served
Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States
ServicesEmployment website
Number of employees
c. 100

Adzuna is an employment website for job advertisements. The company operates in 16 countries worldwide and the UK website aggregates job ads from several thousand sources.

Like other employment websites, Adzuna gathers and displays vacancies from large employment websites, specialized job portals and employer websites into a single database.

It lists around 1 million UK job vacancies.[1] The large database of job ads collated by the service has allowed the company to produce a number of statistics about trends in the employment market.[2][3][4]

In November 2012, it was reported that Adzuna's job and housing market data was being supplied to the "Number 10 Dashboard", an app built by the UK's Government Digital Service to keep Prime Minister David Cameron and others up to date on key economic indicators.[5][6]

In April 2013, Adzuna announced the launch of its job search engine in five additional countries—Germany, Canada, South Africa, Australia and Brazil.[7][8][9] In January 2014, Adzuna also launched in France, The Netherlands, Poland, Russia, and India[10]

In September 2017, Adzuna announced the relaunch of improved 'ValueMyCV'.[11]

In 2018, Adzuna was reported to have won a UK government contract to provide the Department for Work and Pensions' Find a Job service.[12]


Adzuna was founded in 2011 by Andrew Hunter, former head of marketing of Gumtree and VP of marketing at Qype, and Doug Monro, former MD of Gumtree and COO of Zoopla. The beta site was launched in April 2011 with £300,000 seed investment from Passion Capital and Angel Investors, followed by a public press launch in July 2011.[13][14][15] In January 2012, Adzuna announced further investment of £500,000 from Index Ventures and The Accelerator Group to expand into other verticals and countries.[16] In April 2013, Adzuna raised a further £1M from the same investors.[17] In July 2015, Adzuna raised an additional £2M from over 500 investors via a crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube.[18]

Adzuna was named by as one of the top 20 UK startups of 2011,[19] and by V3 Magazine as one of the top ten up-and-coming UK technology startups of 2013.[20] In the same year it was also listed by Wired as one of the top 10 startups in London[21] and in 2015 was named to UK government agency Tech City's 'Future Fifty' high growth startups accelerator.[22]

In January 2014, Fairfax Media announced a joint venture with Adzuna in Australia to challenge the job board market leader there, SEEK.[23]

In May 2018, Adzuna announced a Series C funding round of £8M from Smedvig Capital[24]

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  1. ^ "Can Adzuna's job search brighten British classifieds?". GigaOm. Retrieved 28 December 2011.
  2. ^ "High tech and City meet in Shoreditch". Financial Times. Retrieved 28 December 2011.
  3. ^ "Oxford in top five places to find a job". Oxford Mail. Retrieved 28 December 2011.
  4. ^ "The five quirkiest Xmas jobs". London: The Telegraph. 7 December 2011. Retrieved 28 December 2011.
  5. ^ "David Cameron testing app to aid government decisions". BBC. 8 November 2012. Retrieved 18 November 2012.
  6. ^ "Adzuna makes data app for Prime Minister". Financial Times. Retrieved 18 November 2012.
  7. ^ "Adzuna rolls out its job search engine". TechCrunch. Retrieved 18 April 2013.
  8. ^ "UK-based Adzuna takes its job search engine to Brazil, South Africa, Australia and Canada". The Next Web. Retrieved 18 April 2013.
  9. ^ "Adzuna extends push beyond UK". Financial Times. Retrieved 18 April 2013.
  10. ^ "Adzuna Forms JV With Australian Media Giant Fairfax, Expands Job Search Engine To Five New Countries". TechCrunch. Retrieved 16 January 2014.
  11. ^ " launches new, improved 'ValueMyCV' | Onrec". Retrieved 2017-10-12.
  12. ^ "Adzuna's contract for government jobs service valued at £5.8m". Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  13. ^ Kiss, Jemima (13 July 2011). "Quick Pitch: Adzuna launches as search engine classifieds". London: Guardian. Retrieved 28 December 2011.
  14. ^ "Industry Names Launch Adzuna". AIMGroup. Archived from the original on 16 January 2012. Retrieved 28 December 2011.
  15. ^ "Start Me Up! A profile of Adzuna". eConsultancy. Retrieved 28 December 2011.
  16. ^ "Adzuna raises new funding to make job ads fully social". TechCrunch Europe. Retrieved 18 January 2012.
  17. ^ "With Help Of Data Science Community, Adzuna Can Now Predict Salaries For Job Ads Missing Salary Info". TechCrunch Europe. Retrieved 15 May 2015.
  18. ^ "Job search engine Adzuna scoops £2m from the crowd". Retrieved 29 July 2015.
  19. ^ "Top 20 startups of 2011". Archived from the original on 7 January 2012. Retrieved 28 December 2011.
  20. ^ "Top 10 up-and-coming UK Technology startups". Retrieved 18 April 2013.
  21. ^ "Europe's hottest startup capitals: London". Wired Magazine. Retrieved 15 May 2015.
  22. ^ "Meet the 12 startups joining Tech City's Future Fifty". Management Today. Retrieved 15 May 2015.
  23. ^ "Fairfax Media to challenge online rival Seek through joint venture with job ad aggregator". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 16 January 2014.
  24. ^ "Job search engine Adzuna raises £8M Series C from Smedvig Capital". Techcrunch. Retrieved 23 July 2018.

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