Industry overview: plant-based food
We dive into the motivation and economics behind environmentally-friendly, cruelty-free alternatives to meat and dairy
We dive into the motivation and economics behind environmentally-friendly, cruelty-free alternatives to meat and dairy
Regulation A, Tier II makes it possible for virtually anyone to invest in private companies
Find out how Reg CF works in our A-to-Z investor education piece
Insights from Brianna McDonald, Allison Medina, Sonia Nagar, Esosa Ighodaro, and Cheryl Campos
New SEC rules go into effect today!
The times are ch-ch-ch-changin'. (In the world of investing, that is.) If you've been following the news, you saw what happened with Gamestop and Reddit. Individual investors showed their collective power, and they’re here to stay. If you've been watching...
Plant-based alternatives to meat and dairy are increasingly popular with consumers. In this article we review 4 live deals on Republic in this space.
By nature, startups are long-term investments. Today we go over the pros and cons of this unique asset class.
In this article we cover three of the most important aspects of analyzing startup deals: traction, team, and product.
Startups need to raise money to finance their operations. This guide teaches you about the different stages of raising money within the world of venture capital.
Evaluating a founder can be just as, if not more, important as the startup itself. So, how can you evaluate a startup founder? Read these quick tips to help you identify a founder worth investing in.
Today we go over how money is made in startup investments, typically through an IPO or an acquisition (a startup exit).
A detailed overview of how investing in private startup companies and other assets works on Republic.
We've compiled wisdom from some of the world's best startup investors, including Naval Ravikant, Fred Wilson, and Jenny Lee.
Today, the Securities and Exchange Commission (also known as the SEC) made an important announcement that stands to unquestionably improve regulated startup and private investing. Most significantly, the SEC will increase the maximum amount that can be rai...
We're thrilled to welcome investors Jon Najarian and Kevin Harrington to Republic. You can now follow their investments and check out their deals. Follow Jon Follow Kevin Today we’re going to meet these seasoned investors. Jon Najarian Jon Na...
Angel investing was previously only available to the wealthy. Today, anyone can invest in promising private startups and become an online angel investor.
Five years ago you needed to be a wealthy “accredited investor” to be an angel investor (in most cases). Startup deals were very secretive, and you usually had to know someone to get access to quality opportunities. That all changed from 2015 to 2016, wh...
This article aims to quickly clarify any potential confusion when we talk about rewards and crowdfunding so that you can make the best investment or fundraising decision.
Can you tell us about your role at Ava Labs and what kind of companies you work with? I am the VP of Marketing at Ava Labs and joined the team in early May. Ava Labs makes it simple to launch financial applications using blockchain technology; our flagshi...
Republic is happy to announce that we have added an additional self-directed IRA services partner, AltoIRA. Learn more about this new feature.
Over recent years it has finally become possible to invest in private startups through a “self-directed” IRA. Investing in startup companies through an IRA could have substantial long-term tax benefits if gains are realized.
Has the subject of investing in bonds ever confused you? Have you ever considered investing in them? Do you ever wish you knew more about where to get started? In this article, we unravel all you need to invest profitably in bonds.
Know your options so that you can stand out, execute and ensure your best chance at crowdfunding success. Here’s a really simple guide.
Cryptocurrencies are a new and exciting way to invest in internet-native, digital startups. Check out our new guide for Investing in crypto!
Investing in mutual funds can be a quick way to start building or further diversifying your portfolio.
At Republic we are constantly exploring new ways to connect companies with their customers and potential new investors.
What is Bitcoin? How can you purchase Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies? Learn all about it in our complete guide.
It has been four years since private startup investing was opened to everyone. Today we go over progress so far, and look at what may be coming next.
Do you want to start investing, but aren’t sure where to begin? Our handy guide explains timing, asset classes, and more.
Investing in startups is a novel concept for many. It's untraditional, with higher risk and reward profiles. Learn more.
In this article we cover a few basic tips for assessing startups raising on Republic.
In this article we cover how Republic makes it easy to create a diversified startup portfolio.
This article will discuss the various ways new investors can dip their toe into the wide range of investment opportunities available to them.
Learn about crowdfunding and how it helps businesses grow. Discover the different types of crowdfunding and how to get involved.
Starting today, we’re expanding the Note bounty program, so you can earn even more Notes! Plus, learn about our Note Challenge.
What are unicorns in the startup world, and how do you spot one in the wild?
Impact investing lets you invest in social and environmental changes. But how does it work, and how can you become an impact investor on Republic?
This piece will help you learn how to understand different types of terms early-stage startups may offer when fundraising, as part of our series on "How to Hack Angel Investing."
As part of our "How to Hack Angel Investing" series, this piece will help you learn how to identify and evaluate traction in early-stage startups.
We talked to and learned from product leaders, investors, and founders to understand some of the keys to identifying promising technology as part of "How to Hack Angel Investing"
A recent poll found that 54% percent of Americans invest in the stock market, either through individual stocks, mutual funds, pensions or retirement plans like a 401(k). But less than 1% have made an angel investment.* Why is that? Because not many people...
Kenneth Ballenegger, Head of Strategy at Republic, is an active angel investor in over 40 companies and a partner at Oyster Ventures. Below, he shares some of the most important qualities you should look for in a startup’s team before deciding to invest. ...
Clifton McMillan Jr. is all about diversification—he’s invested in 17 startups since joining Republic in March of 2017. A resident of Alabama, Clifton participates in several 5Ks each year to support charities and nonprofits that raise money to treat disea...
When we think of highly successful entrepreneurs, we often think of bold and fearless personalities, people full of confidence, extraversion, and, to a degree, bullishness. Having these qualities is certainly advantageous for entrepreneurs, but this doesn’...
If anyone knows products, it’s Ryan Hoover. As the CEO and Founder of Product Hunt, he’s seen thousands of products (mostly apps) launch on the platform since its inception in 2013. Now, he’s on the hunt for startups with seemingly crazy ideas to invest in...
Understanding startup funding is critical for founders and investors alike, but fully grasping all the intricacies of funding rounds can be confusing for the novice investor. How, after multiple rounds of investing, do investors walk away with a profit? Ho...
Last Wednesday we held "How to Hack Angel Investing," our first-ever investor education webinar. Given the positive feedback, we'll be doing deeper dives on portions of the material from the webinar on our blog in the coming weeks. In the meantime, we'v...
Rosanna Lapham, a physician specializing in pathology from South Carolina, saw the need for innovation in healthcare and at one point set out to found a startup specializing in her field with some colleagues. But as a full-time physician, she just didn’t h...
Good ideas are universal. Opportunity isn’t. We set out to build Republic because we knew that good ideas are universal, but access to capital isn’t. It’s common knowledge that women and underrepresented founders of color1 are often overlooked by tradi...
One of the most difficult parts about investing in startups is spotting the winners early. Nobody, not even seasoned investors, can know for certain which startup is going to become a unicorn: so do they do it? We’re sharing tips and advice on investing ...
Thinking about investing in a startup? A lot of people are attracted to startup investing – who wouldn't want to be an early investor in companies like AirBnB, Spotify or Google? With equity crowdfunding, startup investing is finally available to everyone....
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