Crowdcube celebrates first birthday with £2.3m invested

First year investments to create over 200 new jobs

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Happy birthday to Crowdcube, which is today celebrating its first year of trading.

The crowdfunding platform was the first equity-based model in the world when it launched last February and has facilitated investments totalling £2,352,000 in small businesses within 12 months.

Eleven businesses have secured seed or growth capital through the platform to date – including Crowdcube itself – which is expected to create an estimated 246 new jobs within the next three years.

In November 2011, Crowdcube hosted the world's first £1m investment through crowdfunding, positioning the business as a leader in its field.

Last month the start-up's founders were invited to Number 10 to advise on the implementation of the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme and they also launched their first white-label partner site, with Startups.

Crowdcube has created an infographic to celebrate its first birthday.

Aimee Bradshaw Senior Writer

Aimee is Startups' resident expert in business tech, products, and services. She loves a great story and enjoys chatting to the startups and small business community. Starting her own egg delivery business from the age of 12, she has a healthy respect for self-starters and local services.

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