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Each month 25m people in 42 countries use this firm’s website and app to book airline tickets. Under co-founder and chief executive Gareth Williams, 46, the Edinburgh company increased profits to £17.7m in 2013. In the same year it secured investment from Sequoia Capital, valuing it at £500m. It has opened offices in Beijing, Miami, Singapore, Sofia and Glasgow. Last year it acquired Chinese internet search company Youbibi and Hungarian mobile app development company Distinction for undisclosed sums.

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Company details
Year2015
Rank3
CompanySkyscanner
ActivityTravel search engine
LocationEdinburgh
Annual profit growth139.87%
Latest profits £000s17,736
Latest sales £000s65,819
Staff377
Founded2001
Websitewww.skyscanner.net

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