Daniel Attia, the 27-year-old founder of online agent YOPA, has been named by Forbes on its list of Under 30 entrepreneurs.
Attia is one of 30 finalists in the technology section.
Other young innovators on the list include the likes of Hello Fresh founder Edward Boyes, football player Gareth Bale, star of Slumdog Millionaire Dev Patel, Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner, Brit Award nominee Stormzy and Apprentice 2014 winner Mark Wright.
The citation for Attia says: “Raised $23 million from the investment arm of Savills to build a more transparent, online real-estate agency called Yopa, jumping into a highly competitive industry dominated in the UK by Rightmove and Zoopla. Yopa charges a flat fee of around $1,000 instead of a percentage of a property’s sale price.”
It is a year this week that YOPA launched nationwide, securing £16m in funding from investors led by Savills.
Six months later, it also achieved backing from the Daily Mail General Holdings, which bought shares in the business.
YOPA’s other two directors are also under 30 – Andrew Barclay, 25, and his cousin Alistair Barclay, whose fathers own the Telegraph.