ILAB 40 – Republic.co: Simplifying Startup Investing for Un-Accredited Investors

ILAB 40 - Republic.co: Simplifying Startup Investing for Un-Accredited Investors

“We want to make sure people are informed and they can make the best decision they can”

     Chuck Pettid     

Republic.co is the official spinoff of AngelList and allows unaccredited investors with the ability to invest in pre-vetted startup companies. Equity crowdfunding presents a new sector of investing that has been a long time in the making, but only recently introduced thanks to the JOBS act in May of 2016. Chuck Pettid, partner of Republic.co joins us to discuss the new opportunity and how their platform is working to simplify the deal terms for investors.

We also discuss how Republic sources deals for the platform and bundles the financing into “simplified agreement for future equity” in their Crowd Safe.  This episode is an informative view of how startup and private investing deals are vetted and structured and is valuable at all levels of investment experience.

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Links:

Republic.co – Website
@joinrepublic – Twitter
@joinrepublic – Facebook
Crowd Safe – Calculator Tool

@chucksterolove – Chucks Twitter

 

Where are we:

SoHo, NYC – Chuck Pettid
San Diego, California – Sam Marks
Chiang Mai, Thailand – Johnny FD

 

Discussed:

Indiegogo Co-Founder, Slava Rubin on Equity Crowdfunding – ILAB 32
BeatStars – Indiegogo Equity Crowdfunding
WeWork – Coworker

 

Time Stamps:

05:01 – Chuck’s background
06:05 – Republic.co founder story
08:02 – AngelList’s focus
09:45 – Sourcing deals
17:58 – Funding & valuation caps
22:10 – Investor limitations
26:30 – Start up fund
28:20 – Investor groups
31:30 – Vetting deals
35:00 – Crowd safe
39:19 – Calculator tool
44:50 – Future financing
46:50 – Common questions
53:10 – Investor perks
54:45 – Unanswered questions
1:00:34 – Startup Investments
1:07:01 – WeWork Co-Working

 

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