The rule states that all communications relating to your crowdfunding investment must be in writing, through Republic.
After you invest in the company, the founders can message your via a private message, but these communications can not contain any material information about the company that's not included on the public campaign page.
All communications containing or requesting new material information about the company or its business must be public and visible to all prospective investors.
On Republic, public communications can happen on the discussion section of each campaign or in the comments to the company's public updates.
Republic does not verify information provided by companies on this Portal and makes no assurance as to the completeness or accuracy of any such information. Additional information about companies fundraising on the Portal can be found by searching the EDGAR database.