For the first time in history, the majority of the US population can invest in tech startups.
In May 2016, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission enacted Title III of the JOBS Act, allowing non-accredited investors — the majority of the US population — to invest in startups. But the complicated legal requirements demanded for a founder and investor-friendly, easy to use platform to make startup investing truly accessible.
That’s why we built Republic: to democratize investing and level out the fundraising landscape for founders and investors alike. We’re SEC-registered, FINRA-licensed, and if you’re at all interested in startups, you’ve heard of our past work: Republic is part of a family of startup platforms together with AngelList, Product Hunt, and CoinList — one of the most trusted online startup ecosystems in the world.
Startups are here to save the world, but they need money to grow. Many startups’ success depends on their ability to get funded.
Silicon Valley is an amazing place. It’s fostered and funded tech startups for decades, but its limitations have become increasingly apparent: It’s held back by its geography, philosophy and lack of diversity.
Recent legislation has created the opportunity to bring the best of the Silicon Valley to the rest of the country and the world.
It gives the 97% of people previously left behind access to startup investing: the power to choose the future we want to see by funding the companies we believe in.
And, equally important, it makes room for more diverse entrepreneurs — because in a world where anyone can fund anyone, more ideas should get off the ground and grow.
More ideas = more opportunities = more innovation = better future.
That’s why we’re doing this.
We welcome all kinds of entrepreneurs, but we’re encouraging more startups with diverse teams and backgrounds to apply . Why do we have a special focus on the underserved — women, minorities, immigrant and veteran founders?
Talent is evenly distributed, but opportunity is not. Equalization of the fundraising landscape will allow more talent to have a chance to build companies, creating more investment opportunities for investors.
Traditional VCs notoriously don’t fund as many female founders as males, or as many Black or Latinx founders as white founders. The same applies to geography: the majority of funded startups come from Silicon Valley & New York.
We believe that most hidden gems for our investors can be found beyond the places where everyone’s looking.
Because we believe that startups are the way to a better future. The greatest companies are mission driven: they start with a vision of the better future — the future they will create.
This isn't just fanciful ideology. It’s highly pragmatic: having a mission helps founders see the big picture and set big goals, to persevere through tough times, and to lead and inspire their team along the way. Building a company isn’t easy. Ultimately, a mission makes it possible for founders to succeed.
We're a team of founders and investors, just like you.
Republic was founded by alumni of AngelList — the world's largest online investment platform for accredited investors. AngelList was instrumental in passing the JOBS Act that enabled equity crowdfunding and remains our strategic partner.
Our team has extensive experience in investing, online fundraising, business, law, engineering and community building. We have been founders and investors, builders and operators.
Previously General Counsel at AngelList. Worked at Kanbar Enterprises, Permal Group, Goodwin Procter. Active angel investor.
Previously Head of Fundraising Infrastructure at AngelList. Worked at Zynga. Studied at Cornell University.
Previously at McKinsey & Company in New York and London. Harvard MBA, Masters from London School of Economics.
Previously Founder of Mine, MeetingPulse, Volga Verdi. Worked at Leo Burnett. Masters of management from HSE Moscow.
Previously Associate Technology at SapientRazorfish. Studied Computer Science at Columbia University.
GP at RainmakeMe. Worked at Merrill, Pinnacle. Repeat founder. Active investor. Studied business at Nebraska and Fordham.
Previously at Liberty Mutual in Boston and the Clearing House in New York. Boston University JD, Drew University Economics and Political Science BA.
Design Director at AngelList. Previously Head of UX & Design at Mitoo.
Previously VP at iCapital Network. Founder of Bandwagun. Fulbright Scholar. Studied at Cambridge.
Co-Founder of Women 2.0, Founder Labs. Board of Directors at Good World Solutions.
CEO at AngelList, Venture Hacks, Vast and Epinions. Invested in Twitter, Heyzap, Uber.
Founder of BetterBack, Everest, Fundrah. First solo woman to break $1M on Kickstarter.
Founder of NOW Ventures and Malala Fund. Investor and social activist. Studied at Stanford University.
Entrepreneur and angel investor. Seed investor in Yandex, Cruise, and other notable tech and social impact startups.
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