For the first time in history, the majority of the US population can invest in tech startups.
In May 2016, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enacted Title III of the JOBS Act, allowing a majority of the US population to invest in startups for the very first time. But the complicated legal requirements called for a founder- and investor-friendly platform to make startup investing truly accessible.
That’s why we built Republic. Our funding portal and broker dealer are SEC-registered and members of FINRA, and if you’re at all interested in startups, you’ve heard of our past work. Republic is part of a family of startup platforms together with AngelList and Product Hunt — one of the most trusted online startup ecosystems in the world.
We launched our equity investing platform in 2016, and didn’t stop there. Just over a year ago, we created Republic Crypto, providing the first full stack fundraising solution in the crypto space. This year we are excited to introduce Republic Labs, an affiliated investment advisory service.
We have garnered a reputation as an industry leader in the regulated crowdfunding space and continue to innovate and iterate toward our mission to democratize startup fundraising and investing.
Startups are here to change the world, but they need money to grow. Many startups’ success depends on their ability to get funded.
Silicon Valley is an amazing place that has fostered and funded startups for decades, but its homogeneity has become increasingly apparent in recent years.
Fortunately, Title III opened the door for those previously excluded from startup investing to fund the companies they believe in. This makes room for more entrepreneurs — because in a world where anyone can fund anyone, more ideas get off the ground.
We welcome all kinds of entrepreneurs, but we’re encouraging startups with diverse teams and backgrounds to apply. Why?
Because talent is evenly distributed, but opportunity is not. Equalization of the fundraising landscape will provide more talent with the chance to build companies and create more investment opportunities for investors.
Traditionally, female, black, and latinx founders have seen far less venture capital than their white male counterparts. Furthermore, the majority of funded startups come from Silicon Valley and New York with little representation from other cities across the US.
We believe that more unicorns can be found where the masses aren’t looking.
Because we believe the greatest companies have a mission.
This isn't just fanciful ideology. Having a mission helps founders see the big picture and set big goals, persevere through tough times, and lead and inspire their team along the way.
We're a team of founders and investors, builders and operators.
Republic was founded by alumni of AngelList, the world's largest online investment platform for accredited investors. AngelList was instrumental in passing the JOBS Act and remains our strategic partner.
Our team has extensive experience in investing, online fundraising, business, law, engineering and community building. We’re passionate about startup investing and creating a better future, just like you.
Previously General Counsel at AngelList. Worked at Permal Group and Goodwin Procter. Former Stanford Fellow and securities litigator.
Previously Founder of Mine, MeetingPulse, Volga Verdi. Worked at Leo Burnett. Masters of management from HSE Moscow.
Chief Strategy Officer. Angel investor. Previously GM @ShopYourWay, co-founder and President @Mintbox. MBA from Harvard. Finance from New York University.
VP, Business. Previously engineering for NASA, investing at Better Ventures, business at Sutro, founder at FoodNest, negotiator at UN. MS in Sustainability, BS in Mechanical Engineering. Classical Dancer & Saxophonist.
Comptroller. Previously Finance and Operations Manager at Noom Inc. Worked as a CPA in a private accounting firm.
Senior Engineering Manager. Founder & CEO at Hoodies company. Co-founder of Checky, a health startup.
Partner, Economist. Previously at ZZ Ventures, UChicago Investment Office, and Top Tier Capital Partners. UChicago Economics.
Managing Director. Pioneered early blockchain technology plays including an industry first multi signature wallet. Studied Management Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Was a Partner at a leading blockchain advisory group, TLDR Capital.
Chief of Staff. Previously Business Development at SFOX, and Operations at Rafa Distributing. Finance and Economics at the University of Miami.
Campaign Execution Manager. Host of the Starting It Up Podcast. Previously Biz Dev at Wibbitz, Diligence at Maroon Venture Partners. Studied Operations & Info Management at UMass Amherst.
Managing Director, SheWorx & Partnerships. Banking and investment at Credit Suisse, Blackrock, and Atlas Merchant Capital. Co-founded Taino Capital and AccessLatina. Harvard BA; Columbia MBA.
Managing Director. Investor in Staked, Coinmine, Noble, Wellist, Jobble, TableList. Previously Founder BreaktimeMedia, Co-founder and President VentureApp. Studied Comp Sci. at UMassAmherst.
Associate, Investment Team. Formerly Fulbright ETA in Taiwan, freelance writer for IESE Business School and the United Nations PRME. Co-founder at CLIFF Network. BA from Columbia University.
Director at Republic Labs. Previously worked at UniCredit Bank AG. Studied finance at Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University.
Partner. Founding Partner at Taureon Capital. Previously Strategy Consultant at Enterey, Ops Manager at Breeze & Medical Device Engineer at Abbott. Studied engineering at UCLA.
Partnerships focus. Previously analyst in investment banking and private debt / equity. Harvard '15 concentration in Economics.
Head of CF Portal. GP at RainmakeMe. Worked at Merrill, Pinnacle. Repeat founder. Active investor. Studied business at Nebraska and Fordham.
Designer. Previously at Sweatcoin, COUB, Theory&Practice and Trends&Brands. Created Identity and design for web version of Andy Warhol Interview Russia magazine.
Securities Counsel. Previously, GC at AngelList, corporate attorney at Sidley Austin and Sullivan Cromwell, and clerked for the DC Circuit appellate court. JD from the University of Chicago and CS degree from Stanford.
Software Engineer. Previously engineering at SMARTASSISTANT and Transfast (acquired by Mastercard). Artist and proud mother of a dog and a cat. MFA from Hunter College.
Head of Tokenization. Previously corporate attorney at Mayer Brown. JD and MA from UPenn. Contributor @Forbes.
Managing Director at R/Labs and Director of Corp Dev at Republic. Partner Game Theory Group. Founder of Tablelist. Investor of Drizly, Alden & Harlow, Staked, Coinmine, & Lalo.
HR and Operations Coordinator. Previously Recruiting at SingleSprout. Studied International Relations at Genseo.
Associate, Deal Operations. Previously at Meredith Corp. B.S. from Boston College.
Senior Software Engineer. Previously at AngelList. Stanford University Physics/CS. Musician and improvisor.
Principal, Investment Team. Head of Reg CF Due Diligence. Former Associate at Endeavor. B.S. in Finance from Boston College.
VP of Engineering. Previously Associate Technology at SapientRazorfish. Studied Computer Science at Columbia University.
Design Director. Previously, Engineer at CoinList, Design Director at AngelList, and Head of UX & Design at Mitoo.
Data Scientist. Previously marketing at Proximi & Zapflow. Studying International Business at Aalto University.
Associate, Deal Operations. Previously Public Affairs at Kivvit. Studied Chemistry at Harvard.
Principal, Investment Team. BD Lead. Previously BD at Global Citizen. B.A. in Government & English from Georgetown University.
Intern, Deal Operations. Previously Infrastructure Advisory Intern at Ernst & Young. Business Administration undergraduate at National University of Singapore.
Chief Compliance Officer & Deputy General Counsel. Regulatory advisor to CoinList. Previously at Liberty Mutual and the Clearing House. JD from Boston University, BA in Economics and Political Science from Drew University.
Tokenization lead. Blockchain panelist. Founder at CoMakery. Past VP Engineering at NASDAQ Private Market & SharesPost. Co-founder at Citizen Code. 20k+ hrs dev.
Product manager. 5 years building startups and managing products, including MeetingPulse, Atlas, Luuk, Verso, Dogsy, Adstop. BA in Economics from MSU.
Director, Funding Portal Operations. Previously at 92nd Street Y. Middle Eastern Studies at Brown University.
Chief of Puppy Operations. Previously VP of Squirrel Security at TreeSniff, Inc. Rescued by the Sato Project
Operating Partner. 18+ yrs of experience in Capital Markets & Business Operations at UBS, Amaranth, Capgemini and others. Co-founded Climb Capital. UofM BBA, NYU MBA.
Director, Corporate Operations. Previously corporate attorney at Davis Polk & Wardwell. AB from Dartmouth, JD/MBA from Yale.
Associate, Investment Team. Previously Sales & Trading Analyst at Goldman Sachs. B.A. in Economics & Psychology, Integrated Marketing Northwestern University. Investor. DJ.
Senior Software Engineer. Previously Tech Lead and Senior Engineer at Hearst Digital Media. Electrical and Computer Engineer via Rutgers School of Engineering.
Intern, Investment Team. Undergraduate at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Active investor. Avid poker and chess player.
Angel investor in Yandex, Cruise, and other notable tech and social impact startups. I believe everyone should be able to invest in startups. Access and Inclusion is the new AI.
Board, National Entrepreneurship Association. Author, Startup Primer Series
Chairman & Co-Founder at Thumbtack, former White House staffer.
Founder of BetterBack, Everest, Fundrah. First solo woman to break $1M on Kickstarter.
Angel in 40+ startups, Partner at Oyster Ventures. Previously, co-founder and manager of Republic Crypto, engineering at AngelList, founder at FreshPay, founding architect at Chartboost, and product at Tapulous (acq. by Disney)
VP at IMG Models. 17 yrs experience developing talent including Chrissy Teigen, Elsa Hosk, Chanel Iman. I believe everyone can be an entrepreneur; they just need support and guidance.
Chairman and Founder at AngelList. Founder at Venture Hacks, Vast and Epinions. Invested in Twitter, Heyzap, Uber.
Entrepreneur, angel investor, best selling author, partner at Evolve VC.
Previously VC at Scout Ventures and family office. Securities lawyer. Boards Wharton Entrepreneurship, Institute Blockchain Innovation, other companies. Contributor for Forbes and Blockchain Magazine. UMich Business and Penn Law.
Head of CoinList Capital. CTO and Co-Founder at CoinList. Previously, CTO at Republic and Head of Fundraising Infrastructure at AngelList. Worked at Zynga. Studied at Cornell University.
Engineer, physician, best-selling author and entrepreneur. Founder of XPRIZE, co-founder of Singularity University, Human Longevity Inc., Celularity.
Co-Founder of Women 2.0, Founder Labs. Board of Directors at Good World Solutions.
Founder of NOW Ventures and Malala Fund. Investor and social activist. Studied at Stanford University.
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