with Kendrick Nguyen, Co-Founder, and CEO of Republic

You have the power to invest in the future you believe in. Here at Republic, we are committed to bringing profit back to the people and we want you to join this revolution. We’ll be taking you behind the scenes to meet the team, the founders, and the investors in our community, who share their insights on the future of investing and the work they do to make wealth generation accessible to everyone.

For those who are new to Republic, we are a leading investment platform that gives people the power to invest in the future they believe…


Announcing our $36M Series A to fund the next chapter in expanding investment access

In January and February of 2020, Republic’s ecosystem facilitated 22 deals that raised $4.3 million. In January and February of 2021, Republic’s ecosystem facilitated 48 deals that raised $17.45 million. In the first 2.5 months of this year, we have launched more deals than in all of 2019.

Republic is growing. It’s time to expand and build out our capacity to serve founders and investors.

Today, we’re announcing that we have completed the initial closing of our $36 million Series A financing from strategic investors who share our values. The round was led by Galaxy Interactive, with participation by Tribe…


When we first launched this program, we created a robust educational opportunity for eager undergraduate students who wanted to learn more about VC and from one another. The original program just started out with 30 Venture Fellows and, since then, we’ve been able to expand to 95 Venture Fellows & Associates. Our first Venture Fellow program proved successful as three of our Venture Fellows joined full-time Venture firms and internships; congratulations again to:


with Alex Wang, CEO, and Co-Founder of Ember Fund

There’s been a lot of hype surrounding cryptocurrency recently, but many people still find this market difficult to access. Alex Wang, CEO and Co-Founder of Ember Fund, has found a way to solve this challenge. Ember Fund is on a mission to fundamentally transform access to cryptocurrency investing and make investment products used by sophisticated investors available to everyone.

Ember Fund is also one of the Republic portfolio companies that successfully raised funds on our platform through Reg CF. …


Introducing Proof of Love: A community incentive event for Blockswap Network

What is Blockswap?

Blockswap Network is on a mission to build a suite of products that makes the benefits of staking accessible to everyone as a stable yield source. The two flagship products of Blockswap Network is OpenSaver and StakeHouse. OpenSaver is a fixed income product that provides a stable yield backed by an algorithmic Proof of Stake (PoS) bond index. StakeHouse is a unique automated market maker (AMM) for staked PoS asset liquidity, which is fully autonomous and on-chain.

Blockswap is currently in their CommunityNet phase, which can be treated like…


The decentralized structure providing anyone with an opportunity to build a different kind of life by simply participating in the communities that interest them

Source: NBC News

By: Sunita Rao, Tokenization @ Republic

Introduction

In a recent post on the foundations of blockchain and crypto, we outlined the basics of how smart contracts are being utilized within decentralized finance. Smart contracts automate the process of documenting and executing actions between parties in an agreement and underpin many of the most exciting developments on blockchain networks like Ethereum.

Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) present a more complex iteration of smart contracts that has proven a highly…


We’re highlighting the powerhouse women building technology in decentralized finance.

Source: United Nations Office for Project Services

By: Sunita Rao, Tokenization @ Republic

Introduction

At Republic, our aim is to democratize access to investing — specifically equity crowdfunding for private companies. Through the Republic platform, investors can stake a claim in companies in many sectors, including video games, real estate, and crypto. We believe that equitable access for investors is key to driving value and growth for our users and companies alike. …


Let’s dig into the non-fungible token gold rush

Source: Christie's Images LTD. 2021 Getty Images

By: Sunita Rao, Tokenization @ Republic

Introduction

There’s no doubt you’ve heard a lot about Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) recently. Non-Fungible Tokens represent an Ethereum-based technology that has taken the art, collectibles, and wider media industry by storm. The NBA, Kings of Leon, The Weeknd: notable entities from across the spectrum have jumped on board digitizing rare assets. News outlets across the world have been covering the proliferation of the tech — even Saturday Night Live covered it in a recent episode! The episode was minted into an NFT and all proceeds are going…


By: Sunita Rao, Tokenization @ Republic

We began our series on decentralized finance last week with a spotlight on the Algorand blockchain and why we’re excited to build Republic Note with the protocol — read about it here if you missed it!

This week, we’re digging deeper into the mechanics of blockchain with the concept of smart contracts. While ‘smart contract’ is a term that’s referenced regularly within the blockchain space, it’s imperative to understand the fundamental role it plays in the fast-emerging sector of decentralized finance. So let’s dig in!


The Republic Note is utilizing the power of the Algorand blockchain to create a new kind of asset. One that shares profits when startups and private equities that raise with Republic later sell or go public.

Algorand x Republic Note

Introduction

Already a leading blockchain network, Algorand is building innovative technology within the decentralized finance ecosystem. Launched in 2019, Algorand is a far more efficient and decentralized mechanism than current standards in blockchain thanks to its adoption of a Proof of Stake consensus methodology. Algorand is a layer-1 protocol with its own cryptocurrency, the ALGO token, which has seen a more than an 800%…

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