We launched Republic on July 18, 2016, with the goal of bringing startup investing to everyone.
Since then, hundreds of thousands have signed up to invest in numerous early-stage companies on our platform across numerous industries. This made our mission to democratize early-stage investing a rousing success. Most importantly, we wouldn’t be celebrating the three-year mark today without our passionate investor community and captivating founders.
Though three years may seem like a short time, quite a lot has happened since the first campaign launched on Republic.
Three years of changing the game
Investing in early-stage companies used to be an exclusive luxury afforded only to VCs and accredited investors. After new regulations passed in 2016, Republic launched as the platform to allow you (yes, you!) the same chance at investing in companies on the private market.
From the onset, we created an extremely thorough due diligence framework to ensure every company on Republic met strict regulatory and legal standards. This process is still in practice today, and we’re consistently working with regulatory agencies to provide industry-leading safety and security measures for investors and companies alike.
As a leading regulated startup investment platform, we’ve quickly become a leader in not only the startup space, but the broader world of finance. Republic Crypto, our crypto advisory, changed the crypto world by helping companies launch their own regulated ICO.
A Republic for everyone
We built Republic for everyone, and we mean everyone. Since day one, we helped level the playing field for underrepresented founders and made certain that the companies featured on our platform came from every background.
We’ve published a recurring Diversity Report, examining the industry — and ourselves — for trends, changes, and everything involving inclusivity in the startup world. By shining a spotlight on once-marginalized causes and companies, we truly believe we can make an impact on our world. With our recent acquisition of SheWorx, we’re expanding our events to not just help investors and blockchain enthusiasts, but an oft-forgotten audience of strong female leaders looking to accelerate their businesses.
When we launched the Note token, we set in motion a way of giving back to our passionate community of investors. We’re currently working on furthering the impact of the Note by tying it to the future success of Republic, along with more bounties and integrations on our platform. We’ll share more on the future of the Note later this year.
The best team. Period.
In the last several months, we’ve added dozens of talented people to our team. We’ve nearly doubled Republic’s size across multiple time zones, and we’re still growing! We’re looking for an exceptional few to join us in NY and SF as we continue to build the future of startup investing. If you want to work with us, be sure to follow us on LinkedIn to stay updated on future opportunities.
The future of Republic
We have much more planned for the rest of 2019 and beyond. In the near term, we’re working to expand events — both online and offline — to encourage, educate, and connect with investors, founders, and everyone in between. We’re also hard at work to provide a wider range of investment opportunities in spaces previously unexplored on Republic. So, if there’s a space you would like to see on Republic, don’t be afraid to reach out and let us know.
The great Republic giveaway
To celebrate our three years as a company, we’re giving away something special: subscribers to the Republic newsletter will automatically be entered to win one of three prize packages containing sweet Republic swag. Most importantly, we’re giving each winner a $100 investment credit, so they can keep investing in startups they love.
Subscribing to the Republic newsletter is the only way to enter. So, if you haven’t done that yet, now’s a better time than ever.
Thank you for making Republic’s first three years so special.
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By participating in Republic’s Third-Birthday Giveaway (the “Giveaway”), you will be bound by these terms (the “Giveaway Terms”) and Republic’s Terms (“Republic Terms”); capitalized terms used herein that are not defined have the respective meanings ascribed thereto in the Republic Terms. The Giveaway is open to all active Users who are individuals, however, employees of Republic and its affiliates, and their immediate family members are not eligible to participate. Republic will randomly select and award prizes (each a “Prize”) to Users who meet the requirements defined above. Users may not win more than one Prize. Users may reject a Prize, in which case they will be entitled to no alternative and Republic will randomly select another Prize-winner. Each Prize will be awarded “as is” and without warranty of any kind, express or implied (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose). If Prizes require physical delivery, such delivery shall only be made in the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. If you win a Prize, you may not transfer, assign, or redeem the prize for cash. Republic may substitute a prize with a different prize in its sole discretion. Republic is not responsible for any tax consequences of a User’s receipt of any prize, please consult with your tax advisor. Investment Credits provided as prizes will be considered a Promotion Code and subject to the limitation of such program, including ensuring a User does not exceed their investment limit. Void where prohibited. Republic reserves the right to cancel, modify or suspend the Giveaway for any reason.
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Republic's latest funding round
Republic has announced a $150M Series B round led by Valor Equity Partners. Valor, known for early investments in SpaceX and Tesla, is adding Republic to its portfolio as a bet on the future of private investing and digital assets.
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