How to evaluate digital assets
Want to invest in web3 but don’t know where to start? We got you covered! Read on to learn how to evaluate digital asset projects so you can make informed investment decisions.
Want to invest in web3 but don’t know where to start? We got you covered! Read on to learn how to evaluate digital asset projects so you can make informed investment decisions.
In the world of venture capital, the process of evaluating investment opportunities requires a blend of strategic thinking, market understanding, and financial acumen. We’ve had a few investors reach out and ask what to look for when investing in early-sta...
Discover the untapped potential of AI investment as the platform layer of generative AI and LLMs takes shape.
AI's emergence is prompting a significant shift in VC investing, marking the start of a new innovation cycle. How investors can take advantage of this new cycle today.
Insights to successful late-stage exits and opportunities for Republic Deal Room members
What is the Internet of Things, how does it work, and where can I find opportunities to invest? All of these questions and more are covered in this comprehensive post about all things IoT.
How you can add this well-known asset class to your investment portfolio—no gallery space needed.
Based on your income, net worth, and other factors, you might qualify as an accredited investor without even realizing it. Here’s how to find out (and why you should want to).
In this post, we will cover the rapidly-growing electric vehicle industry and discuss how and where to spot EV investment opportunities
There's no doubt that machine learning (“ML”) is one of the hottest trends in the tech world right now. And with good reason—this technology has the potential to transform industries and the way we live and work. In recent years, there has been a major su...
Learn what augmented reality is, how it works, and how to invest
Learn this key metric to evaluate a business like a shark.
Whether you’re interested in making an investment in virtual reality or just curious about the capabilities of the technology, this post is for you.
Learn all about some of the common investments people use to build long-term wealth
When the economy takes a nosedive, the stock market suffers too. But for startups, economic downturns (and even recessions) can actually give them a boost. Here’s how.
As the public markets take a beating, many investors are turning to alternative assets, like startups. That’s because historically, recessions have bred unicorns. Here are 10 famous examples.
As world leaders and economists warn of a possible recession, we’re taking a deep dive into alternative assets—like startups—and why they can be great options for market pullbacks.
A comprehensive understanding of what equity is and how it works
In this article, we’ll dig into what makes tech companies so exciting… plus the top tech sectors to watch in 2022.
It’s the third and final part of our series on evaluating startups! Today, let’s talk traction, progress, and other indicators of success.
We’re back with Week 2 of our series on evaluating deals! Today, let’s talk about some of the things VCs and angel investors like to see in a founding team.
Discover what a cap table is, how to read one, and exactly what makes this handy list so important
Welcome to Week 1 of our three-part series on evaluating deals! Today, we'll cover some of the key things VCs and angel investors look at when assessing markets.
A comprehensive guide to the history and inner workings of the VC industry
Happy April Fools’ Day! Today is all about having fun with harmless pranks and jokes. Less fun?: Tax season. We’re officially in the home stretch, with just 17 days left until the deadline. Whether you’ve already filed, you’re halfway done, or you’re leav...
Take a deep dive into a16z’s portfolio, and learn the diversification strategies they use to mitigate risk and maximize returns
There are three major driving forces that determine whether or not an angel investor’s portfolio takes off. First–and most impactful–is due diligence… but truthfully, intuition and chance play a part too. That’s why top angel investors and VCs spread t...
Venture capital is one of the most lucrative (and competitive) pursuits on the planet. Much like in the celebrity world, the most successful VCs live big, flashy lives, full of access and publicity. (In that same vein, Silicon Valley is a bit like Holl...
“Being an experienced angel investor is like knowing one of the six winning lottery numbers in advance.” Naval Ravikant Have you ever played Powerball? How many tickets did you buy? If you’re like most people, you probably bought one ticket and hope...
Learn the strategies top portfolio managers use to obtain optimal returns
Learn the basics of special purpose acquisition companies
Reservation Campaigns allow companies who are considering raising capital to see if there’s interest in their campaign before officially filing with the SEC.
Most people are familiar with the term "inflation," but few truly grasp what it means and what causes it. In this post, we'll look at how inflation affects your finances and what you can do to protect yourself.
Learn the basics of investing in cryptocurrencies with this beginner’s guide
A new way to invest in the games you love
In the last of this three part series, we will cover everything you need to know about term notes.
In the second of this three part series, we will cover everything you need to know about revenue sharing notes.
In the first of this three part series on debt instruments, we will cover everything you need to know about convertible notes.
Diving into Litigation Financing and how investors can learn more about this asset class.
How to make America's favorite asset class work for you
We dive into the motivation and economics behind environmentally-friendly, cruelty-free alternatives to meat and dairy
Regulation A, Tier II makes it possible for virtually anyone to invest in private companies
Find out how Reg CF works in our investor education guide
Insights from Brianna McDonald, Allison Medina, Sonia Nagar, Esosa Ighodaro, and Cheryl Campos
New SEC rules go into effect today!
The times are ch-ch-ch-changin'. (In the world of investing, that is.) If you've been following the news, you saw what happened with Gamestop and Reddit. Individual investors showed their collective power, and they’re here to stay. If you've been watching...
Plant-based alternatives to meat and dairy are increasingly popular with consumers. In this article we review 4 live deals on Republic in this space.
By nature, startups are long-term investments. Today we go over the pros and cons of this unique asset class.
In this article we cover three of the most important aspects of analyzing startup deals: traction, team, and product.
Startups need to raise money to finance their operations. This guide teaches you about the different stages of raising money within the world of venture capital.
Evaluating a founder can be just as, if not more, important as the startup itself. So, how can you evaluate a startup founder? Read these quick tips to help you identify a founder worth investing in.
Today we go over how money is made in startup investments, typically through an IPO or an acquisition (a startup exit).
A detailed overview of how investing in private startup companies and other assets works on Republic.
We've compiled wisdom from some of the world's best startup investors, including Naval Ravikant, Fred Wilson, and Jenny Lee.
Today, the Securities and Exchange Commission (also known as the SEC) made an important announcement that stands to unquestionably improve regulated startup and private investing. Most significantly, the SEC will increase the maximum amount that can be rai...
We're thrilled to welcome investors Jon Najarian and Kevin Harrington to Republic. You can now follow their investments and check out their deals. Follow Jon Follow Kevin Today we’re going to meet these seasoned investors. ...
Angel investing was previously only available to the wealthy. Today, anyone can invest in promising private startups and become an online angel investor.
Five years ago you needed to be a wealthy “accredited investor” to be an angel investor (in most cases). Startup deals were very secretive, and you usually had to know someone to get access to quality opportunities. That all changed from 2015 to 201...
This article aims to quickly clarify any potential confusion when we talk about rewards and crowdfunding so that you can make the best investment or fundraising decision.
Can you tell us about your role at Ava Labs and what kind of companies you work with? I am the VP of Marketing at Ava Labs and joined the team in early May. Ava Labs makes it simple to launch financial applications using blockchain technology; our flagshi...
Republic is happy to announce that we have added an additional self-directed IRA services partner, AltoIRA. Learn more about this new feature.
Over recent years it has finally become possible to invest in private startups through a “self-directed” IRA. Investing in startup companies through an IRA could have substantial long-term tax benefits if gains are realized.
Has the subject of investing in bonds ever confused you? Have you ever considered investing in them? Do you ever wish you knew more about where to get started? In this article, we unravel all you need to invest profitably in bonds.
Cryptocurrencies are a new and exciting way to invest in internet-native, digital startups. Check out our new guide for Investing in crypto!
Investing in mutual funds can be a quick way to start building or further diversifying your portfolio.
At Republic we are constantly exploring new ways to connect companies with their customers and potential new investors.
What is Bitcoin? How can you purchase Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies? Learn all about it in our complete guide.
It has been four years since private startup investing was opened to everyone. Today we go over progress so far, and look at what may be coming next.
Do you want to start investing, but aren’t sure where to begin? Our handy guide explains timing, asset classes, and more.
Investing in startups is a novel concept for many. It's untraditional, with higher risk and reward profiles. Learn more.
In this article we cover a few basic tips for assessing startups raising on Republic.
In this article we cover how Republic makes it easy to create a diversified startup portfolio.
This article will discuss the various ways new investors can dip their toe into the wide range of investment opportunities available to them.
Learn about crowdfunding and how it helps businesses grow. Discover the different types of crowdfunding and how to get involved.
Starting today, we’re expanding the Note bounty program, so you can earn even more Notes! Plus, learn about our Note Challenge.
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Impact investing lets you invest in social and environmental changes. But how does it work, and how can you become an impact investor on Republic?
This piece will help you learn how to understand different types of terms early-stage startups may offer when fundraising, as part of our series on "How to Hack Angel Investing."
As part of our "How to Hack Angel Investing" series, this piece will help you learn how to identify and evaluate traction in early-stage startups.
We talked to and learned from product leaders, investors, and founders to understand some of the keys to identifying promising technology as part of "How to Hack Angel Investing"
A recent poll found that 54% percent of Americans invest in the stock market, either through individual stocks, mutual funds, pensions or retirement plans like a 401(k). But less than 1% have made an angel investment.* Why is that? Because not many people...
Kenneth Ballenegger, Head of Strategy at Republic, is an active angel investor in over 40 companies and a partner at Oyster Ventures. Below, he shares some of the most important qualities you should look for in a startup’s team before deciding to inve...
Clifton McMillan Jr. is all about diversification—he’s invested in 17 startups since joining Republic in March of 2017. A resident of Alabama, Clifton participates in several 5Ks each year to support charities and nonprofits that raise money to treat disea...
When we think of highly successful entrepreneurs, we often think of bold and fearless personalities, people full of confidence, extraversion, and, to a degree, bullishness. Having these qualities is certainly advantageous for entrepreneurs, but t...
If anyone knows products, it’s Ryan Hoover. As the CEO and Founder of Product Hunt, he’s seen thousands of products (mostly apps) launch on the platform since its inception in 2013. Now, he’s on the hunt for startups with seemingly crazy ideas to inve...
Understanding startup funding is critical for founders and investors alike, but fully grasping all the intricacies of funding rounds can be confusing for the novice investor. How, after multiple rounds of investing, do investors walk away with a profit? Ho...
Last Wednesday we held "How to Hack Angel Investing," our first-ever investor education webinar. Given the positive feedback, we'll be doing deeper dives on portions of the material from the webinar on our blog in the coming weeks. In the meantime,...
Rosanna Lapham, a physician specializing in pathology from South Carolina, saw the need for innovation in healthcare and at one point set out to found a startup specializing in her field with some colleagues. But as a full-time physician, she just didn’t h...
Good ideas are universal. Opportunity isn’t. We set out to build Republic because we knew that good ideas are universal, but access to capital isn’t. It’s common knowledge that women and underrepresented founders of color1 are often overlooked by ...
One of the most difficult parts about investing in startups is spotting the winners early. Nobody, not even seasoned investors, can know for certain which startup is going to become a unicorn: so do they do it? We’re sharing tips and advice on inves...
Thinking about investing in a startup? A lot of people are attracted to startup investing – who wouldn't want to be an early investor in companies like AirBnB, Spotify or Google? With equity crowdfunding, startup investing is finally available to everyone....
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