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Founder of Zoopla named ‘Best Startup Leader/CEO’ at Guardian Awards for Digital Innovation

26th March 2012

Alex Chesterman, Founder and CEO of leading property portal, Zoopla.co.uk has been named ‘Best Startup Leader/CEO’ at the 2012 Megas - the Guardian Awards for Digital Innovation. The awards were handed out at a ceremony last night at The Science Museum, with this award being one of the most hotly contested and coming with a prize of £20,000 of advertising with Guardian.

The Guardian Awards for Digital Innovation focus on entrepreneurial activity and recognition of the creativity of the UK's digital scene and are selected by an impressive panel of judges which includes well-known entrepreneurs, media and technology leaders and journalists. Hundreds of entrants were narrowed down by the judges to three finalists in each category and Zoopla was also shortlisted as one of the finalists in the ‘Best Startup Business’ category.

Zoopla.co.uk has seen exceptional growth since its launch just 4 years ago and has become one of the most-visited UK websites, attracting over 12 million visits per month. Through its exclusive partnerships, Zoopla also powers the property search for hundreds of leading national and local websites, providing its advertisers with exposure to an unrivalled audience of UK home movers.

Alex Chesterman, Founder & CEO of Zoopla said: "I am honoured to have been named as ‘Best Startup Leader’ at this year’s prestigious Guardian Awards for Digital Innovation. Four years into our journey and we are well on our way towards achieving our mission of making Zoopla the most useful online property resource for UK consumers and the most effective online marketing platform for UK property advertisers.”

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About Zoopla

Hello. We're Zoopla. A property website and app.

We know you're not just looking for a place to live. You're looking for a home.

Yeah, we've got over a million properties for you to browse.

Tools that let you filter them in all kinds of clever ways.

And reliable house price estimates, so you can be sure you aren't paying over the odds.

But we know you're looking for more than that.

Because that first flat won't just be a 'great investment opportunity'.

It'll be the feeling of starting out on your own.

That extra bedroom won't just mean another £20K on the re-sale price, it'll mean having your sister over to stay.

And that bungalow won't just be a way to release some equity, it will be a chance to spend more time with the grandkids.

We know that searching for a home is about more than just checking its price, location and features (important as all those things are).

What really matters is how it makes you feel.

We know what a home is really worth.

So let us help you find yours.

Zoopla is part of Zoopla Limited which was founded in 2007.

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