|Traded as||LSE: ZPLA|
|Industry||Internet, real estate|
|Headquarters||London, United Kingdom|
Mike Evans, Chairman|
Alex Chesterman, CEO
|Services||Property search and research|
|Revenue||£107.6 million (2015)|
|£34.6 million (2015)|
|£25.4 million (2015)|
|Owner||Daily Mail and General Trust, Countrywide|
Zoopla (Zoopla PLC) is a British property website covering the residential property market, partially owned by Daily Mail and General Trust and estate agent Countrywide. Zoopla focuses on providing users with access to information such as sold house prices, area trends & statistics and current value estimates for domestic properties in the UK. Zoopla PLC is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.
The Group was founded in 2007 and the Zoopla website was launched in January 2008 by Alex Chesterman, who also founded ScreenSelect (later LoveFilm) and Simon Kain, LoveFilm CTO. It was backed by Accomplice, Octopus Ventures and other investors.
In August 2009, Zoopla acquired the PropertyFinder Group, consisting of the websites Propertyfinder.com, Hotproperty.co.uk and UK Property Shop, with combined annual revenues of £7M, from prior owners the REA Group and News International for an undisclosed sum.
In October 2011 Zoopla and Digital Property Group, the subsidiary of A&N Media, which operates property websites Primelocation.com, Globrix.com and FindaProperty.com, merged their respective businesses and in May 2012, Zoopla acquired property information website UpMyStreet.com. In June 2012 it formed Zoopla Property Group Ltd.
In June 2015, Zoopla bought the price comparison website uSwitch.
Zoopla is a searchable directory of UK residential properties using various sources like the Royal Mail's postcode database, the HM Land Registry's data on property transactions in England and Wales, Google maps, and other data sources. Based on this data, Zoopla has developed an automated valuation model or algorithm that provides a computed valuation estimate for any property in the UK. Zoopla also allows users to claim their home or set a TemptMe price, similar to US website Zillow. Its analogue for valuing the Internet properties is DNPric.es. The accuracy of Zoopla's computed valuations is disputed.
Zoopla have sponsored West Bromwich Albion Football Club since 2012. In January 2014, founder Alex Chesterman, who is Jewish, decided to remove support of the club after an allegedly anti-Semitic gesture from player Nicolas Anelka made headlines.
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