When you invest on Republic, you typically get a Crowd Safe. The Crowd Safe is a convertible note that has been adapted to investment crowdfunding.
You received a $1,000 Crowd Safe.
Great! The amount of cash or stock you will get depends on the terms of the Crowd Safe; namely the discount and the valuation cap. If both options are present, the one with the best return is used.
No discount means that in the case of a liquidity event, you'll receive shares at face value.
A 20% discount means that in the case of a liquidity event, you will use your $1,000 to buy shares 20% cheaper than face value, thus making a 25.0% profit.
No valuation cap or a valuation cap above the exit valuation means that in the case of a liquidity event you will be buying shares at market valuation.
The $2,000,000 valuation cap means that at the liquidity event, you will use your $1,000 to buy shares as if the company is worth at most $2,000,000 (instead of actual market valuation of $40,000,000 ), thus paying 20.0 times less.
The valuation cap option yields a better result, The discount option yields a better result, Both options yield the same result, so your Crowd Safe converts to $20,000
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