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StartEngine’s 2020 in Review

December 20, 2020 3 min read


StartEngine’s 2020 in Review

Companies have now raised over $250M on StartEngine! As we bring 2020 to a close, we are thrilled to reach a final milestone for the year: a quarter of a billion dollars, all raised through StartEngine.

Our aspiration is to help companies raise $10B by 2029, and with this milestone, we are one step closer to making that goal a reality.

Let’s take a look at what else happened throughout the year, starting with the biggest numbers, working our way down to the smallest:


The amount companies raised on StartEngine in 2020, a YoY increase of 236%


The combined amount StartEngine raised itself across the two Regulation A+ offerings that we closed this year


The amount raised by Knightscope in the largest raise on StartEngine’s platform to date


The most invested by a single user in 2020 (across 121 investments) 👀


The largest single investment in 2020


The number of individual investments made in 2020, a YoY increase of 259%


The number of people who invested in a company on StartEngine for the first time, a YoY increase of 256%


The number of people that became StartEngine shareholders in 2020


The number of companies that applied to our first two pitch competitions with Mr. Wonderful


The number of investment opportunities we launched in 2020


The number of different countries that this year’s investors call home


The number of companies that raised more than $1M in 2020


The number of StartEngine employees, a YoY increase of 104%. We doubled our team this year!


The number of different industries that the companies on StartEngine in 2020 are disrupting


The number of different states that the companies on StartEngine this year call home


The number of cities the StartEngine team has worked from since March 2020 when we all began working from home


The number of sharks that joined the StartEngine platform in 2020. Thank you to Kevin O’Leary for supporting us and becoming StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc.’s Strategic Advisor!

From all of the StartEngine team (some of whom are pictured below), Happy Holidays! We are so excited by our progress and can’t wait to reach even bigger milestones in 2021 with you alongside us.

Editor’s note: this article was updated on January 19, 2021 to reflect more accurate 2020 numbers. The article originally used stats that were taken as of December 17th, 2020.

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