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Sharedrop! Republic Enables First Ever Private Equity Incentive Program: by Banking App Linen

Republic, an investment marketplace offering both traditional securities or more esoteric digital offerings, is powering the “first-ever legally compliant free private equity incentive program or “Sharedrop,” as it is being called. Obviously, the name takes a cue from the widely utilized airdrop feature during the… Read More

Invest Like a Crypto Hedgie: Ember Fund Raises Money on Republic

Ember Fund, an app that promises to enable users to invest in a managed crypto portfolio – just like a hedge fund, is raising money on Republic. Ember Fund claims to be the first app to provide this type of service while providing a secure… Read More

Republic Shares Winners of the SheWorx Equity Crowdfunding Challenge

Republic, a leading investment crowdfunding platform, has revealed the winners of the inaugural “SheWorx Equity Crowdfunding Challenge.” SheWorx was acquired by Republic earlier this year. SheWorx is a global platform empowering 20,000+ female entrepreneurs to launch successful companies. Republic, which is an impact-driven platform, notes… Read More

Marketplace Lending Platform for Income Share Agreements Avenify Raises Money on Republic

A new spin on solving the student loan enigma is crowdfunding on Republic. Avenify is offering a Crowdsafe at a valuation cap of $4 million with a 20% discount triggered by a future event. Avenify has already raised $68,382 from over 300 investors. The company… Read More

Republic Report: 5 Startups Hit $1 Million Funding Cap under Reg CF Following Note Token Launch

Republic, a mission-driven investment crowdfunding and tokenization platform, is out with a note that five startups have hit $1 million in funding since the launch of their Note token program. “This is an important milestone in Republic’s history,” commented Shrina Kurani, Vice President of Business… Read More

Republic Adds More Perks to its Note Token, Still No Qualification on Reg A+

Republic launched its Note token earlier this year. In July, Republic shared that over 3 million of the digital assets have been distributed since it was revealed. This week, Republic revealed more “rewards” affiliated with Note as well as more ways to earn the token…. Read More

An Issuers Point of View: Comments on Reg CF & the SEC’s Concept Release

The deadline for comments on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s “concept release” on regulatory harmonization was yesterday. But even while the official deadline hit on September 24th, we expect that more comment letters from interested parties will be trickling in over the next few days… Read More

Association of Online Investment Platforms Visits Capitol Hill to Discuss Crowdfunding Exemptions & More with House & Senate Staffers

The Association of Online Investment Platforms (AOIP) visited both House and Senate staffers last week, along with a meeting at the US Department of Treasury. The goal of the trip was to review the status of current crowdfunding exemptions and what must be done to… Read More

Observations and Thoughts on the SEC’s Harmonization Concept Release

The securities regulatory regime in the United States is one based on the principle of disclosure, disclosure, and more disclosure; only those who can fend for themselves may invest without the benefits of statutorily prescribed disclosure. Therefore in the United States, there are only three… Read More

Republic First: Althea AirDrops Tokens Under Reg CF Exemption. No Payment Necessary

Republic is claiming a first. The crowdfunding platform is in the process of doing an Airdrop under Reg CF. Reg CF is a securities exemption where issuers may raise up to $1.07 million. Airdrops are used to disseminate digital assets which may be used to… Read More

Pocketful of Quarters Comments on SEC No-Action Letter Pertaining to Non Security Tokens

Quarters on Republic

Following the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) no-action letter for their blockchain based “Quarters” tokens made for the game industry, Pocketful of Quarters (PoQ) has issued a statement on the decision. Pocketful of Quarters was the concept of 13-year-old founder & Chairman, George B. Weiksner…. Read More

Republic Update: Over 80 Campaigns Funded + More than 3 Million Note Tokens Distributed

Mission-driven crowdfunding platform Republic has distributed a brief report on the company’s progress. Republic is an interesting Fintech platform that focuses on Reg CF but company is also deep into the crypto sector. An offshoot of AngelList and a sister platform of CoinList, Republic has… Read More

Republic Acquires Events & Community Platform SheWorx

In an email, investment crowdfunding platform Republic announced the acquisition of SheWorx an events and community platform that focuses on female entrepreneurs. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Republic is a mission-driven online capital formation platform. Management made the following statement: “At Republic, we’re… Read More

Association of Online Investment Platforms Issues Policy Paper Recommending Improvements to Crowdfunding Rules

The Association of Online Investment Platforms (AOIP) has published a series of policy recommendations encouraging Congress to act and improve the online capital formation marketplace by fixing existing flaws in crowdfunding rules. The AOIP is a newer advocacy group formed in the last year. The… Read More

Republic’s Note Tokens Continues to “Test the Waters” as Reg A+ Filing is Pending

Republic, a crowdfunding and digital asset platform, launched one of the most interesting crypto offerings back in April. Republic announced the launch of Note digital tokens as a path to reward platform users who are engaged with their capital formation community. In just a few… Read More

Concept Release: The Securities and Exchange Commission Asks for Feedback on Ways to Harmonize Securities Exemptions

The Securities and Exchange Commission is seeking comments on the current securities exemption structure. In a release yesterday, the SEC asked the public to provide feedback on “ways to simplify, harmonize, and improve the exempt offering framework to expand investment opportunities while maintaining appropriate investor… Read More

NASDAQ Listed Phunware Announces Duel Token Structure, One for Securities, Second for Medium of Exchange

Phunware, Inc. (NASDAQ: PHUN), a cloud platform for mobile that provides solutions and services for brands worldwide, has announced the introduction of the “Phun utility token”. Not too long ago, Phunware issued PhunCoin security tokens. Phunware sold part of the issuance using CoinList’s compliance services… Read More

Reg CF 3 Year Anniversary: Republic Reports on Progress & Change as a Leading Crowdfunding Platform

Regulation Crowdfunding, commonly called Reg CF, celebrates a birthday today. On May 16, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) allowed issuers to use the securities exemption to raise capital online from both FINRA approved “funding portals” as well as broker-dealers. Part of the JOBS… Read More

Republic: Sapient Easily Hits Reg CF Max Raise of $1.07 Million without any Reg D Participation

Eco-focused company Sapient has quickly closed their crowdfunding round on Republic. According to the campaign page, Sapient hit the Reg CF ceiling raising $1.07 million from 1917 retail investors.  As we understand it, Sapient raised the money without any Reg D participation. For issuers using… Read More

Blockchain Asset Exchange Totle Secures $146K+ on Republic Capital Campaign

Totle, a crypto focused startup, just closed its Republic capital raise with $146,577, overfunding by 586%, but falling short of its ultimate $1,070,000 goal. Described as the “Kayak” of crypto, Totle provides a single API to access the leading decentralized exchanges and decentralized exchange protocols. Totle said… Read More

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