Give free equity to your supporters in exchange for their supportApply to host a Sharedrop
Equity and stock options are the most powerful incentive tool in a startup’s toolkit, but they’re normally only given to employees and partners. Sharedrops allow companies to provide equity to anyone — including customers, supporters, or users.
Most users and early adopters of private companies routinely miss out on seeing upside of a company's growth. A Sharedrop is a framework to let startups and private companies share the wealth with their die-hard day-ones in a simple way.
Users can get free equity by completing specific tasks set by you — like signing up for an account, downloading an app, or simply answering a few questions. This helps convert more users into company advocates and equity stakeholders.
We work with Sharedrop customers to create a fair commission system for Republic that includes a flat platform fee and a securities commission. A securities commission means Republic receives a small piece of the equity you give away in the offering, just like all other offerings Republic hosts.
That's up to you, but we've seen companies consider everything from $50,000 to $1,070,000 worth of equity.
Historically, they were. A Sharedrop, however, is conducted using Reg. CF squarely within the four corners of the Securities Act of 1933. In short, a 2016 change to regulations and Republic's legal innovation has made it feasible by allowing companies to collect alternative forms of consideration, so when we say "free" we mean free of cash, but not value going from the investors to your company.
Almost any privately-held United States-based company — C-Corps, LLCs, and PBCs. If you have questions on your eligibility, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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