Anyone over the age of 18 can invest on Republic. There are no net worth or income minimums, but U.S. law does limit how much you can invest. You do not need to be a U.S. citizen to invest. Learn more »
Companies incorporated in the United States are eligible to raise money on Republic. We look for companies that are impact-driven, have a diverse team, and leverage technology to accomplish their mission. Learn more »
Payments can be made securely using any bank account. After your account is debited, funds are held in escrow until the offering deadline. If the company reaches their funding goal, your investment will be finalized. If the company doesn't reach their goal your investment will be refunded.
You earn a return if the company you invested in is acquired or becomes a publicly traded company (a process called an IPO) at a higher price than you paid. Some offerings may include additional ways of getting a return, such as profit-sharing.
Until then, you can expect that you'll need to hold on to your investment. You can't transfer your investment for the first year (with few exceptions), and even after that there may be no market to resell your investment. Learn more »
Unlike donation-based crowdfunding, when you commit money to a company on Republic you receive a security.
It's up to the company to decide what type of security to offer, but companies on Republic typically use a Crowd Safe. Some companies may choose to also offer perks based on the amount you invest.
The Crowd Safe is a financial instrument offered by most companies on Republic.
Having hundreds or thousands of shareholders can slow a company down. When you receive a Crowd Safe you'll get the same financial outcome as a shareholder but with fewer voting and information rights.
A convertible note is a financial instrument commonly used for investing in startups. Think of it as a loan which has no repayment plan, but can be converted into a stake in the company in the future.
Investors can receive significant upside if the company succeeds, and can lose all invested capital if the company fails.Learn more
Unlike some convertible notes, the Crowd Safe does not have a maturity date or interest rate. The primary parameters of a Crowd Safe are the valuation cap and discount. These parameters determine how large a stake in the company you'll get when the Crowd Safe converts.Try Crowd Safe calculator
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