Digital Tech Industries are central to Exeter’s economy. Between 2010 and 2014 it experienced a 161% growth in its digital tech employment, the highest in any cluster. The city scored highly on productivity during that period, with digital tech businesses reporting a turnover growth rate of 52%, while GVA grew by 84%.

Local success Crowdcube has successfully funded over 345 companies. Exeter Science Park provides space for digital tech businesses, while The Generator is Devon’s first and biggest co-working space. Local businesses are also supported by talent from South Devon University Technical College and the University of Exeter, which offers Digital and Technology Solutions as a degree apprenticeship.

Local support organisations and networks contribute to Exeter’s success. Meetup groups include Digital Exeter and Exeter Web Meetup, while Koncept works with early stage entrepreneurs and startups to create usable products. Ignite Students’ Guild, based at the University of Exeter, works with students to help turn their ideas into startups.

 

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Darren Westlake

CEO

Founded 2011

Crowdcube is the world’s first and leading investment crowdfunding platform.

Since 2011, over £135m has been invested  in more than 350 raises from a crowd of 250,000 people. By opening up equity investment to everyday investors we  enable tech businesses to reach hundreds of potential investors.

For us, our location has helped us attract top talent; it offers employees both a better work-life balance and a challenging and rewarding career in an innovative and growing business. That alluring mix has enticed top talent from the likes of Google, eBay, Octopus Ventures, KPMG, Amazon and Goldman Sachs, as well as Devon’s top local talent, and post-graduates from the University of Exeter.

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