How Curve Became One Of The UK’s Hottest Start-Ups 🔥

Delivering innovative features and huge customer growth makes Curve a thrilling place to work every single day. But surely September has been one of, if not, the most exciting months in Curve’s short history?

We saw our crowdfunding campaign smash Crowdcube records – raising £1m in 4 minutes, and £6m in less than 5 hours. This news whipped up a media frenzy and eyes from all corners of the financial services and VC industries were focused on Curve. As we were riding high from our crowdfunding success, it was announced that Curve had been shortlisted in LinkedIn’s coveted top UK startups list of 2019; naming Curve has one of the hottest companies to work for in the U.K 🔥 

Curve’s growth since we launched out of Beta last year may not have been as widely documented as others in the Fintech space. We’re not yet on TV, radio or plastered all over the Tube (but watch this space). A significant amount of our  growth has been driven through referral and word-of-month by our biggest brand advocates – our customers. 

This advocacy has now spilled over into the professional world and our reputation as one of the best places to work has been recognised by Linkedin – the world’s largest networking platform. The accolade  is a testament to the environment our team continually work to create. 

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There were no fabricated entry packs, clichéd video pitches littered with new-age maxims or ways in through the back door. LinkedIn’s data scientist and editorial staff parse billions on actions taken by all of its 645m (yes, 645 MILLION!) members, looking at 4 key areas: 

  • Employee growth.
  • Jobseeker interest.
  • Member engagement with company & its employees.
  • Talent pull.

We won’t bore you with any facts or figures but in the simplest terms this means that we’ve been doing a thing or two right! We don’t have videos of smiling people playing ping-pong and photos of designers pointing at post-it notes. Everyone has seen this a million times before and these images can just as easily be pulled from a generic stock library. 

Curve isn’t a soft-play area with slides between floors and coffee runs on scooters. We are a company that relishes working with ambitious and driven people who want to achieve the impossible. Our leadership principles are not dictatorial, they are the foundations from which we want every single employee to develop into an industry leader in their respective field. 

We can’t talk about the future of Curve without extending our thanks and eternal gratitude to our early adopters. You have been with us from the very beginning, supporting us through some incredible highs and frustrating lows. Without you, none of this would have been possible. 

Curve is on a mission to build something completely new; the likes of which the financial world has never seen. If you think that what we have already achieved is amazing, strap yourselves in as we start the next leg of our journey to financial freedom. 🚀

Achieving our mission to simplify and unify the way people Spend, Send, See & Save money isn’t going to be easy. This is why we need the best talent to do it. If you want to work at one of the fastest growing companies in the UK and use your talent to make a real difference to people’s financial lives, we want you to come and join us. 

You can check out our open roles, employee benefits and what it means to be a Curve A Teamer here.