Can international investors invest?
The terms of each campaign on Republic, from the type of security being issued, to who can participate, are determined by each issuer raising on Republic. Each offering's offering documents will list which jurisdictions are being solicited on the cover page.
Many offerings that accept international investors or investors from your jurisdiction offer credit/debit cards as well as wire transfers as payment methods available for non-U.S. investors, but you should review each offering individually to understand the payment methods available.
If the investor lives outside the United States, it is the investor’s responsibility to fully observe the laws of any relevant territory or jurisdiction outside the United States in connection with any purchase of the securities, including obtaining required governmental or other consents or observing any other required legal or other formalities.
Each issuer on Republic reserves the right to deny the purchase of the securities by any foreign purchaser.
At the Ontario Securities Commission’s request, investors who reside within their jurisdiction are currently prohibited from participating in all investment opportunities on Republic.
Similar limitations exist for investors in British Columbia due to the Money Services Businesses Act. This Bill requires all Money Services Businesses (MSBs) to register with the BCFSA, which Republic is currently not. To learn more about this Bill, you can review it here.