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Job search engine nabs £300,000

Adzuna, a popular job search engine in the UK, said today it has secured a £300k seed investment from Passion Capital.

Current or former executives from eBay, Skype, Adjug, BT and Virgin have also reportedly invested in the job site.

With the capital infusion, Adzuna said it plans on conquering the classifieds search engine space.

Adzuna has more than 300,000 jobs and collates them from major job boards and other niche sites such as as CrunchBase and The Royal Household, along with networking site LinkedIn.

Founded in 2010 by Doug Monro and Andrew Hunter, former employees at Gumtree, who formulated a plan for the site over beers at a London pub, the site went on to go live in April 2011 and has already generated buzz in the online space.

“We’re really excited to be working with Doug, Andrew and the rest of the Adzuna team. Having led the charge at Gumtree, Zoopla and Qype, the guys have a proven track record of creating successful multi-national internet businesses and innovating in the local search space,” said Stefan Glaenzer, partner at Passion Capital, who will join Adzuna’s board of directors. “By bringing all the ads together in one place and organizing them with innovative, engaging features, Adzuna will transform the online classified ads market.”

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