Republic Labs is a growth-stage investment advisory focused on profitability and resiliency.
Republic Labs was established in January 2019.
We select investments based on business fundamentals with a focus on unit economics and resilient revenue.
Our portfolio companies are poised not just to withstand a downturn, but to emerge even stronger.
In other words, companies that don’t need endless venture capital to survive.
EquipmentShare empowers the modern contractor through equipment rentals and tech-enabled jobsite solutions, designed to maximize productivity.
Relativity Space is reimagining the way orbital rockets are built and flown. They are building the first autonomous rocket factory and launch services for satellite constellations, with 3D printing, autonomous robotics, and AI.
Carta is an ownership management platform used by thousands of founders, investors, and employees to manage their cap tables, valuations, investments, and equity plans.
Robinhood is democratizing the investing landscape by making trading more accessible to everyone. Their stock brokerage platform allows customers to buy and sell US stocks, options, ETFs, and crypto with zero commission.
SpaceX is an aviation and aerospace company that designs, manufactures, and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft.
Rescale is a cloud simulation platform that helps engineers and scientists build, compute, analyze, and scale simulations with high performance computing (HPC) in the cloud.
Botkeeper is automating accounting and bookkeeping through a powerful combination of machine learning, AI, and human accountants.
Shiprocket is India's most used eCommerce logistics and shipping software solution, offering Cash on Delivery, prepaid delivery, automated shipping, multiple couriers, and rate calculators.
Passport is an end-to-end international shipping carrier, offering modern Digital Travel Credential brands a range of logistics and software services.
The Long-Term Stock Exchange is fixing the IPO process by reshaping corporate priorities for the next generation of public companies. The SEC- regulated exchange is incentivizing companies to focus on long-term investors, company diversity, and environment initiatives, and corporate governance.
Caraway makes well-designed, non-toxic ceramic cookware, designed with a heavy-gauge aluminum core that is free of lead, cadmium, and other toxic metals.
Philo is an American media platform offering the viewer live streaming access to major broadcast and cable channels with the ability to pause and record, enabling users to watch prime-time TV, live news, sports, and entertainment on smartphones or computers.
Orthogonal Thinker is a socially conscious biotech holding company whose focus is on empowering health, mental wellness, and emotional intelligence through clean label foods, plant sciences, technology, and DEA registered psilocybin and psychoactive compounds.
Developed by neuroscientists, Apollo is the first wearable wellness device for stress management that uses gentle vibrations to help the body destress naturally.
Golden Hearts Gaming creates digital promotional games that support charities. Players keep all their winnings, and playing supports charitable causes.
Agnetix creates fully connected grow lights. It’s Water-Cooled LED Horticulture System is the most powerful, efficient, and sustainable light of its kind.
Bokksu is a curated Japanese snack subscription box of authentic Japanese treats, candies, and teas delivered monthly to your door from Japan.
Superpedestrain is the first micro-mobility platform built on intelligent electric vehicles and cloud tools to enable safe and profitable shared fleets.
Acala is developing a decentralized financial infrastructure for the Polkadot system, an interoperability project that allows blockchain networks to work together across protocols.
The Noble mobile application allows guests to order food or drinks in-venue without having to wait in line, and either pick up their order or have it delivered.
Authereum is an Ethereum-based wallet and decentralized application (dapp) login solution. It allows users to easily interact with blockchain applications via any browser, using just a username and password.
Dapper Labs is a consumer-focused Flow blockchain product made for fun and games and supports digital collectibles.
DODO is a Chinese Ethereum-based decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol and on-chain liquidity provider whose unique proactive market maker (PMM) algorithm aims to offer better liquidity and price stability than automated market makers (AMM).
Blockdaemon is a blockchain deployment facilitator that manages nodes and payment rails for blockchain networks. It helps exchanges, custodians, financial institutions, and developers deploy and manage nodes on their own infrastructure or with major cloud providers.
Cere Network is a next-generation CRM ecosystem where customer data is captured on the blockchain and securely shared across modular services and partners.
Dapix is building a delegated proof-of-stake (DPOS) blockchain to revolutionize inter-wallet and cross-chain operability across any wallet or exchange.
Staked helps institutional investors reliably and securely stake or lend their crypto assets by operating the most secure, performant, and cost-effective block production nodes for decentralized Proof of Stake (PoS) protocols.
Coinmine is an easy to use at-home mining console, designed for the average person to be able to participate in cryptocurrency mining with minimal technical knowledge.
Bev is a mission-driven canned wine company that embodies a culture of equality and inclusive fun, and empowers communities for the better.
Loverboy is a gluten-free and keto-friendly canned alcoholic beverage, with no added sugars or artificial flavors and made from organic brewed tea.
The next level of true coaching experience for the mind and body.
Clearly (formerly Novi Finance) believes in a world where everyone is both financially literate and independent.
Republic Real Estate (formerly Compound, acquired by Republic) allows users to invest in real estate around the world.
Hemster is an on-demand tailoring service that empowers customers to create their own size no matter where they shop.
Tailwind Acquisition is a Purpose-Built Investment Company Seeking to Partner with a World Class Founding and Executive Team
10X Capital Venture Acquisition is a blank check company formed by 10X Capital targeting a tech-enabled business.
Good Eggs is pioneering online grocer and meal kit delivery services with a mission to reinvent your food system, for good.
Chingari is a social media platform that allows users in India to record and share short videos.
1inch is a liquidity aggregator and a decentralized exchange with smart routing. It connects a large number of decentralized and centralized platforms in order to minimize slippage and find the best price for the users.
Pipe is the new way for SaaS companies to finance growth without equity dilution or venture debt.
Accredible is a credential management platform that allows companies and organizations to issue and track various certifications.
Jetty is a modern security deposit alternative that makes renting easier and more affordable for everyone.
Klarna partners with retailers all over the world to offer a variety of payment options. Their app also allows shoppers to enjoy flexible payment options anywhere online.
dClimate is a transparent, decentralized marketplace where climate data, forecasts, and models are standardized, monetized, and distributed.
School16 is an online educational program with expert-led classes and mentorship programs in areas including marketing, product, sales, operations, and more.
Kafene helps all consumers buy the things they want over time, affordably with no credit necessary.
Ordermark helps you take charge of your restaurant's online ordering, with powerful tools designed to help your business survive & thrive, now.
Zoe Financial helps connect people with quality financial advisors in a faster, simpler way.
BitCountry is a project aimed at allowing anyone to start their own metaverse for their fans with NFTs.
ClayStack is a next-gen crypto staking platform allowing its users to stake their tokens and participate in the DeFi ecosystem at the same time.
Subspace is a next-generation blockchain that allows anyone to participate in consensus without having to buy special hardware, burn electricity, or purchase a coin.
Boris has led Republic Labs investments into Robinhood, Carta, EquipmentShare, Relativity Space, Botkeeper, Long Term Stock Exchange, and many others. Prior to Republic Labs, Boris was a Partner at Game Theory Group, an investment firm focusing on early-stage financial technology companies. Boris is the co-founder of Breaktime Media (FKA Dailybreak), a promotional media platform serving some of the biggest brands in the world, which was acquired in 2015 by advertising leader Connelly Partners. Boris was also an early co-founder of VentureApp, now known as HqO, in Boston.
Christian was the seed investor in Republic in 2016, and co-founded Republic Labs in 2019. Christian works full time on deal sourcing, capital formation and supporting the entire Republic ecosystem.
Christian has invested in over 200 companies including the seed rounds of Cruise, Relativity Space, Yandex, Yubico, Ozon, and was an early check into investment funds Initialized Capital and Polychain. Christian started his career in sales and trading in Moscow, Russia in the early 90s where he was a partner at United Financial Group which was later sold to Deutsche Bank in 2007.
Julian has helped lead Republic Labs investments into Botkeeper, LoverBoy, EquipmentShare, Relativity Space, and many others. Prior to Republic Labs, Julian was a Partner at Game Theory Group, an investment firm focusing on early-stage financial technology companies. In 2012, Julian founded Tablelist, a venue management platform used by over 400+ venue partners across 20 countries and collectively helped to manage over $300M in venue reservations. Julian studied at Northeastern University where he was privately syndicating foreign national and domestic capital to purchase multi family student housing across Boston and adjacent neighborhoods.
Brian manages all of the operational processes and systems for Republic Labs’ investors and portfolio. He also leads the crypto investments for the group. This includes investments in Dapper, DODO, 1inch, Acala, and many others. Prior to Republic Labs, Brian was the Senior Manager of RenGen Labs, a global private equity and security token platform, which was sold to Republic.co in 2019. Before RenGen Labs, Brian worked for Unicredit Bank AG for the Global Capital Markets Operations division.
Anwaar is the Managing Director of the MENA region for Republic.co She is responsible for Republic’s MENA expansion strategy and MENA integrations with Republic’s overall ecosystem, with a strong emphasis on Labs. Anwaar co-founded the East Chain Co., a VC focused on blockchain technology and was the lead organizer of The East Chain Open Hub (ECOH) conference in Kuwait. Previously, Anwaar was product development manager at Boursa Kuwait during its initial privatization phase. She started her career with the Kuwait Investment Authority in 2011, in which she interned at State Street’s Financial Securities department in London, then later joined the Hedge Fund Department. During her 5 years at the KIA, Anwaar became a board member of the National Technology Enterprises Company in Kuwait, and a CFA Charterholder since 2015.
Max is the Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Republic and acts as lead counsel to Republic Labs, OpenDeal Broker Republic’s broker dealer and as the Chief Compliance Officer for OpenDeal Portal, Republic’s regulated funding portal. Max is an advisor to CoinList and is frequently cited by regulators, such as the SEC’s recent press release on the new definition of “accredited investor”. Max spent time at Liberty Mutual in their private investment legal group and as a fellow at the Clearing House Association. He holds a Juris Doctorate from Boston University School of Law, a Bachelor’s in Political Science and Economics from Drew University and is licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the State of New York.
As the head of Republic Labs investor relations program, Leo is responsible for sourcing and curating all investment opportunities for our LPs. Working closely with investors, Leo keeps them up to date on investment and deal transparency, whether it be breaking news or upcoming funding rounds; including the publication of the Republic Labs’ bi-annual reports on the entire portfolio. Prior to Republic Labs, Leo spent 8 years working across the entertainment and hospitality industries, from coordinating logistics to managing some of the world's biggest musicians. During his time at University of Michigan, Leo founded an entertainment curation platform, for which he created custom data flowcharts to predict user interests.
Elizabeth Olshanetsky is the newest Associate at Republic Labs, and one of the youngest venture associates in the industry. She is responsible for sourcing investment opportunities, building the Republic Labs community and presence, creating content, and supporting founders in the portfolio. Prior to Republic Labs, Elizabeth created and managed a blog on the New York City start-up/VC scene called “Techs and the City,” and now runs a new blog called “Food and Bev.” She is currently on a gap year from Yale, where she plans to study Statistics & Data Science, and where she was a leader in the Yale Entrepreneurial Society and YHack (Yale’s Hackathon).
Michael Graver is Senior Director with Republic Labs, covering family office and UHNW investors. Prior to joining Labs he was Director of Business Development at ShareNett, a family office dedicated direct investment platform. Previous to that he was a Principal at CircleUp, an early stage venture capital fund and platform focused on emerging Consumer brands. Michael started his career at JPMorgan in 2007 in the Institutional Equities group, covering Hedge Fund investors.
Bharat manages the strategic initiatives and financial leadership for Republic Labs. Bharat joined Republic Labs as part of the acquisition of NextSeed. At NextSeed, Bharat was involved with portfolio management, equity & credit underwriting, and fund formation. Prior to Nextseed, Bharat was on the investment banking and Merger & Acquisition teams at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and BNP Paribas. Bharat started his career in Financial Planning & Analysis at General Motors and Bear Stearns.
Jon leads Republic Labs internal Project Management team, and is responsible for the implementation of strategic initiatives for the Republic Labs team. He also works to strengthen the integration between Republic Labs and the rest of the Republic ecosystem. Prior to Republic Labs, Jon worked in several high growth start ups including Maxwell Health (acquired by SunLife), Datadog (NYSE: DDOG), Drift, and towerIQ.
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Disclaimer: Deals and firms highlighted are not necessarily representative of all deals. A deal may be cancelled for any reason, and there is no guarantee that a specific allocation will be made available. Successful deals are either (i) syndicated through a special purpose fund or (ii) invested in through a close-ended fund; and Republic Labs or an affiliate will charge a carry as investment advisor to the relevant fund. Early stage investing is highly risky and subject to total loss of capital, and is suitable for experienced investors only. Investors co-investing in Republic Labs' syndicates are responsible for making their own investment decisions. Republic Labs provides investment advisory services to its investment funds only.