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Investing in early stage companies can produce great rewards. (Along with even greater risk.)
Venture capital is known for leading the charge in investing in these companies with resources that historically have not been accessible to the broader public.
VCs have invested in and grown companies like Uber, Facebook, Alibaba, Spotify, SpaceX, Airbnb, and hundreds of others that have become household names. VCs historically see outsized returns by diversifying their investments due to the high risk-high reward nature of startup investing.
VCs not only have power to fund companies, they have knowledge and connections to help companies grow. Knowing that, we often join forces with VCs to support Republic’s founders and source deals we believe in. Last year we created the Republic Venture Partner Program to bring together a community of venture capitalists, operators, and ecosystem builders on board with our mission to democratize access to capital.
Since we started this work last year, we have now built a full stack investor ecosystem including 140 Venture Partners and 95 Venture Fellows and Associates. These partners have used their unique experience to find deals for you to invest in, support founders, and collaborate to make an impact in venture capital. Today we’re inviting you to meet our latest round of Venture Partners.
Your investments backed by venture experience
In many cases, deals on Republic already have investment from VCs. Today we’re featuring deals that are closing soon and are backed by a diverse group of VCs.
Sunscoop is plant-based ice cream made from organic coconut cream. They launched in May 2019 and are already selling in 500+ major retail stores. Sunscoop projects revenue of $21M by 2023. They’ve raised $2.4M from funds like Torch Capital, Lightspeed Ventures, Simple Food Ventures, and the founders of 16 Handles, Bonobos, and more. Minimum investment of $150
Nickelytics is an ad marketplace with technology that makes buying out-of-home media easy, trackable, and scalable. Backed by leading accelerators like Techstars & Endeavor, they also have investments from Mike Walsh of Uber, Daniel Curran (Forbes #7 super angel) and more. Minimum investment of $250.
Audios is rethinking the event industry with new speaker hardware. They’ve got 6 patents for the new tech, along with investors like Charles Huang, Co-Creator of Guitar Hero and Andy Rachleff, Co-Founder of Benchmark & CEO Wealthfront. With 4 years of perfecting the product, they’re ready for manufacturing and rapid growth. Minimum investment of $100.
Myro is refillable, plant-powered body care that’s reducing plastic waste by up to 50%. They had $8M+ in revenue while eliminating 16.5 tons of plastic in 2 years and raised $10M+ from Serena Williams, Carmelo Anthony, and Obvious Ventures. Minimum investment of $100.
Kibbo is a subscription service combining co-living and vanlife. With rising home prices, experience-focused younger generations have adopted alternative living solutions. Their launch event sold out 5x over their initial limit with a 2,400+ waitlist of customers waiting. They’ve raised 600k+ from VC and top angels like Balaji Srinivasan of Coinbase, Anand Babu of Google, Ryan Rzepecki of JUMP bikes, and more. Minimum investment of $250.
Plain Sight is a networking app on a mission to provide access to social capital and combat unconscious bias. Recently featured as Apple’s App of the Day, they’ve seen a 250% user base increase since July. They’ve raised $1M from diverse investors like Dan Gilbert, Jason White, and more. Minimum investment of $100.
Pakt: Pakt is officially Climate Neutral Certified! We worked with Climate Neutral to measure our 2020 carbon emissions and launch a reduction plan.
Kibbo: We’re adding 2 sites and starting in-person events; We’ve hired a Head of Vans, held digital events w/ 100s of attendees, and appeared in Techcrunch.
Pittmoss: In Q1 2021, PittMoss upcycled soil products prevented 537 metric tons of CO2 emissions, while sales grew by 127.5%!
Fan Controlled Football
A new interactive pro sports league where fans call the plays, the action is non-stop, and personality rules! Add your name to the list of co-owners, including Marshawn Lynch, Quavo, Bob Menery, Greg Miller and more, for as little as $150. Four FCF teams are raising on Republic: the Beasts, the Glacier Boyz, the Zappers and the Wild Aces.
A clean + sustainable makeup with $2M+ in net sales since launch and projected revenue of $10M by 2023. Find them at Sephora, Neiman Marcus, + Free People.
TapRm helps beer brands sell direct to consumers. With 670% growth YoY, 35,000+ customers and a $5M revenue run rate, TapRm is open for investment from $100. TapRm recently became the first US company to test beer delivery by drone.