Online investment platform Republic is celebrating 5 years of operations having facilitated over $500 million in online capital formation.
A sister company of AngelList and CoinList, Republic initially entered the Reg CF sector of crowdfunding in the summer of 2016 soon after Title III of the JOBS Act (Reg CF) became actionable. Today, Republic is one of the most active investment crowdfunding platforms operating in the sector.
Over the years, Republic has morphed from a FINRA regulated funding portal, to a broker-dealer and a multi-faceted digital investment platform while utilizing the full stack of securities exemptions available for private firms.
A key strategy has been to add individual verticals like real estate and Republic Crypto. Some time ago, the company acquired FIG, a platform that had launched a unique approach to crowdfunding games using the Reg A+ securities exemption while purchasing NextSeed’s small business funding operations.
More recently, Republic has indicated its intent to participate in litigation finance.
This past March, Republic announced a $36 million Series A funding round led by Galaxy Interactive.
Republic has also dabbled in transatlantic securities offerings in a partnership with Seedrs in the UK.
In an email distributed by Republic, the company shared that people said they were crazy when they launched:
“There was always a reason to not believe in Republic’s success—too many regulations, too ahead of its time, too impossible. Well, we believe in building the impossible and after $500 million in capital deployed into cutting-edge companies—we think we’re off to the right start.”
Republic added that while its first mission is to expand investment opportunities to everyone they also work with VCs, investment banks, accredited investors, and issuers from all stages.
Republic also indicated a big announcement coming later this week stating they are working on a new way to invest something that is “guaranteed to shake up the Republicverse.”