In May 2016, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enactedTitle III of the JOBS Act, allowing a majority of the US population to invest in startups for the very first time. But the complicated legal requirements called for a founder- and investor-friendly platform to make startup investing truly accessible.
That’s why Republic was built. The Republic funding portal and broker dealer are SEC-registered and members of FINRA, and if you’re at all interested in startups, you’ve heard of Republic’s past work. Republic is part of a family of startup platforms together withAngelList and Product Hunt — one of the most trusted online startup ecosystems in the world.
Silicon Valley is an amazing place that has fostered and funded startups for decades, but its homogeneity has become increasingly apparent in recent years.
Fortunately, Title III opened the door for those previously excluded from startup investing to fund the companies they believe in. This makes room for more entrepreneurs — because in a world where anyone can fund anyone, more ideas get off the ground.
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