By @SimonCocking

Describe the company – the elevator pitch

Republic is an investment platform where everyone can invest as little as $10 in impactful startups curated by our team. Republic was founded and built by AngelList alumni who believe angel investors are the catalysts to change in the world. We are more than a platform – we are a community empowering founders and giving everyone the chance to be an angel investor.

How are you different?

While we help impactful companies drive growth and create investment opportunities open to everyone our focus on underserved founders and social impact differentiate Republic from the competition.

Why will the company / product do well?

Republic has the right team, partners and issuers.

Where are you based?

New York, NY

When was the company launched?

July 18, 2016.

What have been your biggest wins to date?

As of January 25, 2017 all issuer campaigns on Republic have successfully raised.

What type of people (market segment) are you trying to attract to your product?

Angel investors, community supporters, startup ecosystem members and people who are just learning to invest in startups.

Tell us about your team?

Combined, our team of AngelList alumni has deep experience in online fundraising, law, engineering and community building. We have been founders and investors, builders and operators. We believe that investing and innovation are both impactful, and profit and purpose can be synergistic. We work hard to make it simple and transparent for companies and investors with a shared purpose to come together and change the world — one business at a time.

What are you long term plans for your product / company?

To build a community of believers coming together to democratize investing.

What are your favourite tech gadgets?

We love our in-house built tools. We have tools that help issuers easily communicate on a personal level with their investors and ambassadors and we also have tools that make investing easy for investors.

What tech gadgets do you wish you could use to help you?

Teleport machines. So many places to be and so little time.

Anything else you’d like to add / we should have asked?

Do you have investor events, webcasts or other?

Yes we consistently engage our user base through in person events and webcasts. Please be sure to sign up on Republic so we can invite you to our next event.

How do people get in touch with you?

Our standard lines of communication (email, social media, etc) are always open but if you want to have a personal experience come by one of our bi-weekly coffee events or join one of our webcasts. Please be sure to inquire at Republic.

If you would like to have your company featured in the Irish Tech News Business Showcase, get in contact with us at [email protected] or on Twitter: @SimonCocking

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