Crowdfunding Now on Republic

Republic, a Reg CF crowdfunding platform, has launched three new equity crowdfunding campaigns recently. The three new issuers are listed below. These investments are open to both accredited and non-accredited individuals.

Pearachute

Pearachute is a monthly membership club that makes it easy for parents and caregivers to discover, book, and drop into the best family activities in your city all at the touch of a button all for one affordable rate.

  •  Platformm that helps parents discover and book the best children’s activities.
  • 28% MoM user growth, 3.4x revenue growth since Aug, over 30K activities booked.
  • $32B and growing market opportunity
  • Backed by Techstars Ventures, Chicago Ventures, the founders of OKCupid, HotelTonight, SitterCity, and more.

FlipWord

FlipWord is a Chrome Extension (and soon mobile app) that intelligently and automatically replaces a few words with the language you want to learn on every English webpage, as you casually browse the web. Language is a unique subject. Math and science can be contained in a classroom environment, language cannot. It is a skill used across all aspects of a day. Language must therefore be practiced consistently and in a personalized manner. FlipWord’s approach works with your current routine, naturally maintaining engagement.

  • FlipWord teaches language by integrating learning into everyday activities\
  • Over 6,000 signed-up users for beta with over 50% user retention
  • Addressing $5 billion online language learning industry
  • Top Prize at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Cozad New Venture Competition
  • Founded by two passionate UIUC alumni with experience working at Facebook, Amazon, and New Oriental (Asia’s largest language-training company)

 

SkillMil

SkillMil’s unique technology helps veterans get hired by providing personalized knowledge and skill matching to fill the business position demand

1.5M veterans coming on market in the next 5 years.

There are roughly over 20 million retired veterans living in the US and over 1,500,000 veterans will transition out of the military in the next 4-5 years.  Most of them will seek employment in the new, corporate world.

  • Allows veterans to find civilian jobs by matching their military skills to corporate skills.
  • Helps companies take advantage of getting government grants and credits.
  • Powered by exclusive SRI machine learning technology
  • Early customers include American Airlines and Amazon
  • Addresses an underserved multi-billion-dollar market.

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