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Today we’re thrilled to announce a new partnership with our friends at 500 Startups.
500 Startups is a global venture capital firm and accelerator that incubates startups. They’ve invested in over 2,500 startups and supported 6,000+ founders. (Including companies like Udemy, Canva, CreditKarma, Mejuri, and more.)
Republic is proud to be an official partner of 500 Startups, supporting their alumni founders as they scale and providing them with new channels to raise capital.
Republic has already hosted the successful offerings of several 500 Startups alumni like:
• Nanno, the babysitter on-demand app that raised $1.07M last year
• Asaak, the end-to-end digital lending platform for loans in Africa that raised almost $900k earlier this year
• Juked, the esport fan platform that raised over $1M this year
What does this mean for investors?
Republic is always looking for ways to bring our investors (that’s you) the compelling investment opportunities. This collaboration is another way we hope to do that.
The more mentorship, support, and connections a startup gets, the more prepared they are for their entrepreneurial journey.
VC backed deals
Featuring deals that have backing by experienced leading VCs.
Oracle Health is a Y Combinator company that built a tiny, easy-to-implant heart monitor that uses telemedicine and AI to track heart failure risk. It’s implanted in a 2-minute office procedure and qualifies for an existing insurance reimbursement. The team is made up of experienced medtech leaders, cardiologists and scientists from leading universities. They’re trending on Republic right now!
Season Three is backed by General Catalyst (investors in Airbnb, Snapchat, Instacart + more) as well as Rough Draft Ventures, The Met Fund (MIT-affiliated fund), Rich Pierson (founder of Headspace), and SKU’D Ventures. The shoe brand creates boots and outdoor apparel geared towards millennials & Gen Z.
Customer.io is a customer engagement automation platform backed by Box Group (investors in Stripe, Plaid, Airtable and more). They crossed $20M in Annual Recurring Revenue in March 2021 with 74% YoY revenue growth April 2020 to April 2021
Linen is an investing app that helps users earn shares in community-owned projects. They’ve raised $1.2M from Coinbase Ventures, Polychain Capital, HashKey, Youbi, and Wyre. Linen has over 15,000 app downloads and facilitated 1,300+ deposits to DeFi pools.
Lora DiCarlo is empowering people to explore their sexuality with positivity and confidence. They launched their first product in 2020 and generated $7.5M in their first year. They’ve raised $7M from leading investors, including Cara Delevingne (model, actress, activist).
Tempo is an interactive gaming company with three pillars: studios, games, and community. They had $2.4M in revenue in 2020. They’ve raised $5.85M to date from strategic investors like Galaxy Interactive and have one of the largest community teams in esports.
Dims. is a direct-to-consumer home furnishings brand focused on design and quality. They’re backed by Upfront Ventures and had $2.2M in revenue in 2020, up 14x from 2019.
Worklete is an AI-powered mobile platform keeping frontline workers safe and healthy. They’re backed by Kapor Capital (investors in Uber, AngelList, Asana). Worklete broke $2.2M in ARR in Q1 2021 and is used by Penske Logistics, Dr. Pepper, CBRE, Nestle, and more.
Accredited Deal of the Week
Republic’s accredited only platform, the Deal Room provides accredited investors with unique and innovative private investment opportunities.
Refillable plant-powered body care line, starting with deodorant. $8M+ in revenue while eliminating 16.5 tons of plastic in 2 years. $10M+ raised from Serena Williams, Carmelo Anthony, Obvious Ventures
Real-time updates from live deals
Arlene: Tripled revenue to $30k MRR in Q2. Partnered with NYC Pride to launch First Rainbow AR experience. Hired SVP of Sales.
Vootto: Inventel, leading U.S DRTV, concluded a positive market test campaign for Vootto and kicked off order negotiations.
Kanthaka: Personal Trainers on Demand are super excited to be launching San Diego as a new market!
Sugarfina: On-trend brand collaborations are a key part of our brand DNA – meet TRULY x Sugarfina, the world’s first hard seltzer-infused gummy bears!
Dims.: New products launched! The Shapely stool, ottoman, bench is made-to-order with Kvadrat textiles, designed by Objects of Common Interest.
Remote media collaboration in your browser, making video footage remotely accessible and searchable. $667k sales in 2020 and investment by Jason Calacanis.
Smart sprinkler system that saves water that raised $4.9 million from Silicon Valley’s top angel groups. IP protected technology with 6 patents granted and 1 patent pending.
A marketplace for voice assistants with R&D in 35+ industry projects since 2018.