Today we’re going to cover some tips assessing startup investments on Republic. Let’s jump right in.
Tip #1 - Take advantage of the discussion section
Each deal on Republic has a section dedicated to Q&A. Here prospective investors can ask the company’s founders questions. There are frequently dozens, or even hundreds, of questions and answers on each deal’s page.
The discussion section offers investors a great opportunity to get to know the founder(s). You can learn a lot about the company by seeing how they interact with potential investors. Here are some things to consider when exploring discussions.
Are the founders prompt?
Do they take time to answer questions fully?
How do they react to tough questions?
You’ll often learn a lot of extra details about the business that you can use to make a decision on whether or not to invest.
Tip #2 - Check the updates section
Deals on Republic often last 2 months or longer. A lot can happen during that time. If a founder is frequently posting informative updates, that could be a great sign for the startup. The ability to communicate well with investors and customers is important in all industries.
Every deal on Republic has an updates section where you can see the company’s latest news.
When you follow a company on Republic, you can also be notified by email when they post updates. You can customize your email notification settings, and receive updates from companies you follow daily, weekly, or monthly, or not at all.
Tip #3 - Read reviews from other investors
If you’re trying to decide whether or not to invest in a deal, it’s often helpful to check the company’s reviews. Reviews are a dedicated section where investors can explain why they invested.
The reviews section is a great way to see why others believe in the company. A review from someone who works within the same industry as the company can be especially informative.
If you want, you can leave reviews for the companies you invest in. Explain why you think the startup will succeed, and it may help bring more investors on board.