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  • Michael Sauvante
    Michael Sauvante answered February 13

    Is crowdfunding a possible way for economic development agencies to help their local businesses?


    However, if that were to be done one business at a time it would likely result in the same difficulties that individual small businesses (especially startups) would have. Liquidity (or lack thereof) in such an investment creates resistivity on the part of the investor public. 

    Instead... more

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  • Sara Hanks
    Sara Hanks answered February 2

    What are the due diligence obligations of crowdfunding portals?

    This question has been the subject of a lot of debate over the years since the JOBS Act was enacted. Some lawyers (and many platforms) take the view that their diligence obligations are limited to those set out in Rule 301 of Reg CF (make sure the issuing company tells you it has complied with its o... more

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  • Jenny Kassan
    Jenny Kassan answered January 28

    What are the various costs required for a company to do a $107k crowdfunding raise?

    The costs depend on various factors.  Do you need a lawyer to draft the documents for whatever security you plan to offer?  Do you need help completing the Form C and making sure you do it correctly?  Do you need an accountant to prepare your financials in accordance with GAAP?  ... more

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  • Brian Belley
    Brian Belley answered January 27

    I'm very new to investments an startups. I'm behind on my updated progress with companies I've invested in through Republic. I just need to be pointed in the right direction to who could help me get up to speed with all 8 investments of mine? I'd appreciate the help greatly.

    Hi Derrick,

    If you invested on, you should be able to check your investments if you:

    1. Log in

    2. Hover over your click the drop-down in the top right

    3. Select "My Portfolio"

    4. You can then click on any of your investments to read updates.

    You can also hover over the lightning bolt nex... more

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  • Eve Picker
    Eve Picker answered January 17

    Why did you choose to launch a crowdfunding portal focused on real estate?

    Real estate is in my blood.  I'm an architect and urban designer by training, and cut my teeth as a real estate developer in Pittsburgh, on important and challenging projects in neighborhoods that were just a little neglected. These were difficult projects to finance, and yet the community alwa... more

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  • Small Change answered January 11

    Why should I consider a crowdfunding investment in real estate?

    Apologies for missing this question last month. The holidays slowed me down. I hope you enjoyed yours.

    We recently posted a blog on Small Change that addresses your question - it's called Investing long-term, with the crowd.  I think you'll find some answers there.  And if that's not enoug... more

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