Crowdcube has released an infographic outlining its staggering successes of 2015 thus far.

In total, 31,832 investments were made from January to June 2015, raising more than £53.5m. However, only £38.9m was invested in fully-funded businesses that reached their goal.

This compares to £35m raised throughout the whole of 2014 – a substantial increase that demonstrates the growing interest in crowdfunding and in particular, equity models.

74 businesses have been fully funded so far in 2015 and CrowdCube estimates this has enabled 2,256 new employees to be taken on by those successful entrepreneurs over the next three years.

JustPark received the most funding, with £3.7m contributed towards its campaign, while The Pressery was the fastest fully funded project, taking just and hour and 40 minutes to hit its target.

The biggest single investment out of the 31,832 made on the site in the first half of this year, was £1m, which was contributed towards Sugru’s campaign. There’s plenty more opportunity for big investment in the coming months, with 56,828 people joining the platform since January.

CrowdCube announced that 19 startups, 36 early stage companies and 19 growth-driven enterprises have been funded. Nine of these businesses raised over £1m in total.

Take a look at the full infographic below….

Crowdcube 2015 infographic