Conducting due diligence can be a long process but if you’re deploying capital in a private investment, it’s important to evaluate the financials, risks, and potential rewards.
All investment opportunities found on Republic have unique risk and return profiles. As you begin your investing journey on Republic, here’s a checklist to follow:
Private investing is risky. For instance, the majority of startups fail. So, it’s important to understand that you may lose everything. This is why you should never invest money that you aren’t willing to lose.
If something is too confusing to wrap your head around, it’s probably not the right investment for you. Instead, invest in opportunities that you can easily explain to a friend. You can also learn more and start by attending Republic Investor Academy.
You have to believe in the individual(s) behind the investment to be comfortable that they will deliver success. Take the time to see what they have done in their previous endeavors.
Read, and re-read, the information provided:
It’s better to make multiple small investments rather than one large one. Plus, it’ll help you learn more.
Is there a more experienced investor invested in the company under the same terms as you? Why are they investing?
Ask yourself: “How will my investment impact the future?” By investing in concepts, products, and services that you are passionate about, you are helping to shape the future.
Read more about how Republic conducts due diligence when evaluating a startup investment here:
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