Skyscanner.net operates a cheap-flights search engine that, it claims, compares prices on 670,000 routes flown by more than 600 airlines. It also offers price-comparison services for car hire, hotels and holidays. The Edinburgh company says that 10m people visit its website every month to look for deals. Its clients include British Airways, Air France, Lufthansa and Easyjet. Gareth Williams, Barry Smith and Bonamy Grimes founded the business in 2001. Scottish Equity Partners, a venture-capital firm, invested £2.5m of growth capital in 2007. Sales at Skyscanner.net have risen 87% a year from £1.4m in 2007 to £8.8m in 2010.
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