Review these general guidelines for crowd investing
Please note: while Republic’s team diligently and carefully screens all projects with the goal of presenting you with the best investment opportunities, we do not give any investing advice or assume responsibility for your losses. It’s your responsibility to pick the projects you believe in. Please review our terms of service.
Set realistic expectations: even investments in projects that later succeed will not return your money for years, if at all. Never invest more than you’re comfortable losing.
Spread your investments across multiple projects to diversify financial risk. Remember, that diversification is not a guarantee of profit and cannot protect against losses. Diversity involves investing in many types of investments.
All projects that list on Republic register their fundraise through SEC. You can always find more information about each project if you follow the Form C link on their campaign page, or search SEC’s EDGAR database.
Learn about the project through other public sources. The information on the deal page is submitted by the project and Republic is not responsible for factually verifying this information. Republic does not and cannot recommend or endorse any company or offering.
Pay close attention to any disclosed dealings between the project and its officers, directors, employees or founders.
Review the terms of each deal carefully, including rights associated with the offered securities. You generally will not have the same rights as other investors (including voting and information rights).
See also: understanding deal terms.
As a participant in a crowdfunding offering, you likely will have less rights than other investors. For example, while we designed the Token DPA with more investor friendly terms for participants than existing alternatives, DPA holders typically don’t have any information or voting rights. Your rights may vary on a project to project basis and it’s important that you review and understand them.
See also: what the crypto deal terms mean.
While some projects may succeed and can bring substantial upsides to investors, most will fail. The blockchain space is especially new and volatile, and the future of the asset class remains to be seen.Read about the financial risks.
Just because a founder has had success with a prior company or project doesn't mean he or she will succeed with their current project.
And they don't need your permission to do so. Plans and forecasts are not predictions of the future.
The unexpected release of extra tokens may dilute the ownership interest of existing token holders.
The rules governing networks, monetary policies therein, voting rights, token rights, and token values aren’t fixed and can always change.
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