By Daniel Hunter
A UK-based job search engine has announced plans to launch a £1.5 million crowdfunding campaign for its mission to "get Britain working".
Adzuna, one of the Europe's fastest growing job search sites, is hoping to raise at least £1.5m through the UK's leading crowdfunding platform, Crowdcrube, with a minimum investment of just £13.
Adzuna already attracts six million visitors a month, but wants to increase that as part of its mission.
Capital raised from the campaign will be used to invest in Adzuna’s technology, building on a market-leading search and machine-learning platform that brings together over 1 million UK job ads in one place, and adds smart search options and powerful data about the job market.
Andrew Hunter, co-founder of Adzuna, said: “Having already attracted first class institutional investors in previous funding rounds, we want to offer our users and the wider public the opportunity to be part of our journey. Our mission is to match people to better, more fulfilling jobs and keep Britain working and we are passionate about achieving it.”
Luke Lang, co-founder of Crowdcube, said: “Giving people the opportunity to invest in a tech startup backed by Index Ventures, one of Europe’s top venture capital firms, The Accelerator Group and Passion Capital through Crowdcube is an exciting prospect. Adzuna’s mission to keep Britain working resonates immensely with Crowdcube. Our platform has already created thousands of new technology jobs in Britain and we support Adzuna’s wish to create many more through this campaign!”