We strive to identify and present you with credible blockchain-based projects, providing the best investment experience and opportunities. We carefully curate the projects for you from thousands of applications.
The selection and review process:
We first look for strong positive signals using our 5 T's model:
Team — Technology — Tokenomics — Traction — Transparency
After we determine the project is a good fit following the initial review, we kick off the formal due diligence process: we look at the project in-depth and, if necessary, tap into our networks to help evaluate the following 9 factors (in no particular order):
Token modelHow does the project create or intend to create value for the users in the network? How much value can it create?
Social impactHow big is their impact and how will they fulfill their mission?
MarketHow large or disruptive can this project be? What’s their unfair advantage over the competitors? Does it make sense as a blockchain project?
TechnologyHow are technology and the blockchain used to solve the problem? How practical are the application of blockchain tech and the plans for implementation?
Token economicsDo the token economics and incentive structure align with the mission and serve their intended purpose? Are governance and mining mechanisms well thought out and mission-aligned?
TeamIn addition to the founding team, does the team have experienced advisors and driven employees?
Fact checkingIs the information presented in the pitch factual? We verify key contracts and important agreements.
TermsAre the funding goals reasonable for the project runway? Is the valuation of the token appropriate?
EligibilityDoes the project meet the legal criteria for crowdfunding? We do a financial and legal review and run background checks on founders and officers. All issuing entities must be domiciled in the US.
Due diligence extends to the end of the onboarding process. That’s when we make the final decision to launch the campaign, per all the checks being met.
Only then — finally — the project goes live on Republic for your consideration.
Even after the campaign goes live, we continue to fact check and monitor the campaign to ensure investors are educated and protected.
The token and ICO space is early, volatile, and still rapidly evolving. With new projects and developments released every day, it‘s difficult to keep up with the space, let alone discern which teams and projects are credible and worthwhile investments.
Our team brings experience and knowledge from AngelList – the world’s #1 platform for accredited startup investing, McKinsey, Merrill Lynch, and Zynga, among others. As a team, we have deep experience in investing, online fundraising, law, business, engineering and brand and community building. We have been founders and investors, builders and operators, and we get the support of our vast network of advisors, founders and investors.
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