Investment crowdfunding platform Crowdcube has just released their numbers for the first half of 2015 and according to their tally the funding portal has seen £53.5 million invested via their site with £38.9 million raised for a funded business. In 2014 the total amount raised for funded business was £35 million – for the year. Guess they topped that number.
So far this year, 74 businesses have been funded with a new record for single largest investment in an offer: One investor committed £1 million online to moldable glue company Sugru. Pretty incredible.
Some other points of note:
- 31,832 investments were made from January to June 2015.
- Estimates place the number of jobs created at 2,256
- Largest funded pitch goes to JustPark at £3.7 million
- Fastest funded pitch was awarded to The Pressery that took 1 hour and 40 minutes to hit its goal.