You've heard of crowdfunding to get a product or service off the ground. But what if you actually want to crowdfund VC or Angel Funding? Can you truly bring startup funding to the masses? Kendrick Nguyen is doing just that through his company Republic. Getting into the world of VC or Angel Funding as an investor can be hard to do. It's often limited to accredited investors who are millionaires and billionaires. That's changing through Republic. They are helping worthy startups find the funding they need to get their dreams and ideas off the ground through investments from every day people. In today's episode we discuss: Crowdfunding, VC and Angel Funding, Capital for Business, Mission Driven Entrepreneurship, Blockchain and Crypto / Cryptocurrency, Entrepreneurship, and funding startups.
About Kendrick Nguyen:
Kendrick Nguyen is CEO and co-founder of Republic, an investment platform that provides both accredited and non-accredited investors around the world with curated startup investment opportunities. Republic also facilitates compliant investing in blockchain-enabled projects under the brand Republic Crypto. Republic is an affiliate of AngelList and CoinList, the latter of which he is a founding adviser. Prior to Republic, Kendrick served as General Counsel and Venture Hacker at AngelList and, before that, Fellow of Stanford Law School and the Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University.
Formerly a securities attorney, Kendrick has been working on several initiatives aimed at defining a compliant but pragmatic protocol for conducting compliant coin offerings and has briefed the SEC, Congress, and foreign regulators on this issue. He frequently lectures on the topics of the intersection of law and entrepreneurship, and his views have been cited in a number of court decisions and publications. An immigrant from Vietnam, Kendrick has a strong interest in improving access to capital for underserved entrepreneurs in the US and beyond.
Republic is an investment platform for startups to raise capital and for everyone to invest in startups. Our highly curated platform hosts a diverse set of equity and crypto-focused offerings, with minimum investment amounts as little as $50. Anyone can invest in the startups they believe in for the chance to earn a return. Republic operates under U.S. equity crowdfunding regulations and is under the supervision of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. To date, the acceptance rate of companies applying to fundraise on Republic is well below 10%, while funding success rate exceeds 90%. For additional information, please visit: www.republic.co @joinrepublic www.facebook.com/joinrepublic