Review these general guidelines for crowd investing
Please note: while Republic’s team diligently and carefully screens all startups 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 companies you believe in. Please review our terms of service.
Set realistic expectations: even investments in companies 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 companies to diversify financial risk. Remember, that diversification is not a guarantee of profit and cannot protect against losses. Diversification involves investing in many types of investments.
All companies that list on Republic register their fundraise through SEC. You can always find more information about each company if you follow the Form C link on their campaign page, or search SEC’s EDGAR database.
Learn about the company through other public sources. The information on the deal page is submitted by startups 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 company 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 an investor in a crowdfunding offering, you likely will have less rights than other investors. For example, Crowd SAFE holders typically don’t have any information or voting rights. Your rights may vary on a company to company basis and It’s important that you review and understand them.
See also: how Crowd SAFE works.
While some startups succeed and can bring substantial upsides to investors, most will fail. Read about the financial risks.
Just because a founder has had success with a prior company doesn't mean he or she will succeed with their current startup.
And they don't need your permission to do so. Plans and forecasts are not predictions of the future.
As a company raises money, the ownership interest of each past investor will be diluted.
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.