Before a Form C has been filed with the SEC, the company cannot publicize or announce its intention to conduct an investment crowdfunding offering, overtly or implicitly. Regulators can be expected to rigorously enforce this prohibition.
Once Form C has been filed and your Republic page is publicly available, the only permissible advertisement or public announcement is one that includes at most the following elements:
This prohibition applies not only to the company but to all persons acting on behalf of the company in the offering, including third party marketers and promoters.
Republic provides a discussion forum for each offering, to which Republic allows access after a screening process. Investors can discuss an offering among themselves and with employees of the company and certain other persons. All employees or people affiliated with the company or acting on its behalf must identify their Issuer affiliation when responding or commenting in the discussion forum. We strongly encourage company management to monitor the offering page and to ensure that all information provided to investors is not only accurate but also paints a complete picture of the issue at hand.
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.