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Adzuna Acquires Work In Startups

We’re delighted to announce that Adzuna has acquired the number one UK tech startup job board Work In Startups! This is another important step towards Adzuna’s goal of helping to match people to better, more fulfilling jobs and to keep Britain working.

Launched in 2011 by Diana Ilinca and Alex Borbely, Work In Startups has become the leading job-board in the UK for startups looking to hire tech and creative talent. We’re pleased to announce that as a result of this acquisition Adzuna will take over operation of the Work In Startups website, crucially giving both its startups and its jobseekers increased hiring exposure and connection opportunities. The site will keep its independent brand and its community of tens of thousands of monthly startup jobseekers whilst also remaining free to post jobs.

Doug Monro, co-founder of Adzuna said: “We are thrilled at the opportunity to take Work In Startups to the next level, having watched it become an integral piece of the UK startup hiring scene over the past few years. It has been a fantastic resource for our key early hires as well as 100s of other early stage tech companies in the U.K, and based on our experience from Adzuna and Gumtree before, we’re really excited about what we can achieve here. We see the platform as a rough diamond, with a strong community already and bags of additional potential to grow and improve the experience for both advertisers and jobseekers.”

“Bringing the Work In Startups brand under our wing is another step in our mission to help people find better, more fulfilling jobs – particularly within the tech community which is close to our own hearts.  We look forward to working with the community to continue to make hiring top talent for UK startups faster, easier and better.”


Diana Ilinca, co-founder of Work In Startups, said: “Adzuna is a global leader in the online job space and I am firmly of the belief that Work In Startups will benefit from their marketing and technology expertise which will help accelerate the growth of the platform. In 2011, we set out on a mission to help match startups and talent together and transform the hiring space for the industry. We’ve since helped nurture a fantastic community, have been a part of thousands of successful hires and partnerships, and have made significant progress in becoming the platform of choice for both sides of the marketplace. Adzuna share our ambition and goals for the community, and I wish Doug, Andrew and the team well in continuing to grow the platform moving forwards.”