You’ve probably heard about it on VC Twitter - if you invest in startups, Miami is the place to be. But we already knew that, and have been (virtually) surfing Miami from Sunny Isles to Key Biscayne to find the champions of Miami born and built companies. We found some winners, and are excited to announce the launch of Republic Miami on 305 Day as a part of the Republic Cities initiative.
With Republic Cities, our goal is to connect with local startup communities and highlight companies from the area raising on Republic. Part of this effort is educating these communities about fundraising on the Republic platform. Many founders still don’t know that they can easily raise up to $5 million (starting in March!) using Regulation Crowdfunding. It’s a chance for founders to invite customers, friends, family, supporters, and the general public to become stakeholders in their businesses. We believe it’s a great option for many founders, and certainly more attractive than using credit cards or predatory short-term high APR loans.
Fundraising options for new companies are few and far between in the vast majority of cities across the country. Aside from a few big areas like San Francisco and New York, venture capital and angel funding are sparse in the rest of the country.
Miami has a nascent startup ecosystem that is ripe for investment, but there is a gap between founders and early stage capital. Our goal is to help change that. In partnership with Miami’s original startup ecosystem builders, Republic is holding a virtual celebration of this rich landscape of innovators on 305 Day.
Join us to learn how fundraising on Republic works from a founder's perspective. Miami-based startups will pitch the audience to explain why their startup is an excellent investment. We’ll also hear from local startup investors about what’s happening in the Miami startup scene. Stay up to date with the latest in Miami by following Republic Cities Miami.
Miami-area founders who are interested in applying to raise on Republic and highlighted by our Cities program can apply here.
The Republic Miami launch will take place March 5th, 2021 from 2:00 to 3:30PM Eastern Standard Time. Join us!