Risk of Investing
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Debt Investments on NextSeed
Preferred Equity Investments on NextSeed
SAFE Investments on NextSeed
How a Regulation Crowdfunding Investment Works
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Choosing your Investment
Staying on Top of my Investments
Accredited Investors
Opportunity Zones and Qualified Opportunity Funds
Real Estate Investments on NextSeed
NextSeed is now a part of Republic

Frequently asked questions

What does this mean for the NextSeed Community?

The NextSeed Community will benefit from the expanded resources and networks that Republic has built, ultimately providing more diverse investment options and an improved level of service to both investors and businesses.

Will NextSeed maintain its mission to “build prosperous communities” locally and nationally?

Yes, both NextSeed and Republic share a mission to help build a financial system that will truly democratize finance and create more opportunities for everyone. One of the reasons that Republic is adding NextSeed to its family is to continue expanding its breadth of offerings and services, including NextSeed’s focus on local investments and community-building Main Street small businesses.

What does this mean for the NextSeed Community?

The NextSeed Community will benefit from the expanded resources and networks that Republic has built, ultimately providing more diverse investment options and an improved level of service to both investors and businesses.

Will NextSeed maintain its mission to “build prosperous communities” locally and nationally?

Yes, both NextSeed and Republic share a mission to help build a financial system that will truly democratize finance and create more opportunities for everyone. One of the reasons that Republic is adding NextSeed to its family is to continue expanding its breadth of offerings and services, including NextSeed’s focus on local investments and community-building Main Street small businesses.

What does this mean for my existing NextSeed investments?

For NextSeed investors that have active or pending investments, your portfolio will not be changed. Investments will still be serviced under NextSeed Services LLC, and payments will continue to be distributed through your NextSeed investment account.

Can I still invest in the current offerings on NextSeed?

Yes! Investments for current and new offerings will continue to be conducted through the NextSeed platform. Initially, these offerings will continue to be facilitated by NextSeed Securities, LLC, an entity independent of Republic - we will notify you if this changes in the future.

Why do I need to have two separate accounts to invest on both NextSeed and Republic?

The NextSeed and Republic platforms were originally built on two separate websites and technology stacks that are unable to be quickly integrated. In addition, investment offerings on NextSeed and Republic websites are currently facilitated by different, independently owned and controlled, FINRA-regulated entities that are subject to specific business and compliance requirements. As such, if you would like to invest in offerings hosted on the Republic website, you will need to set up a separate account with Republic as well.

Will there eventually be one account that will work for both NextSeed and Republic?

Yes, we plan on rolling out a unified account solution in the future. We will let NextSeed investors know when this solution is ready.

Will NextSeed continue to offer new investment opportunities?

NextSeed’s platform will continue to list new offerings. However, you may see the types of investment offerings change over time as we integrate with Republic’s platform.

If I have a NextSeed account, will I be able to invest in Republic deals from it and vice versa? Will NextSeed and Republic eventually become one platform?

Yes! However, at this time investors will need to maintain a separate account for each platform. We plan to make it easier to invest across both platforms with a single account in the future.

How can accredited investors gain access to Republic’s private investment offerings?

Similar to NextSeed, certain offerings on the Republic platform are only available to Accredited Investors due to legal requirements of certain investment structures. If you are interested in learning about investment opportunities available to Republic’s Accredited Investors, please create an account on Republic and complete your profile to be marked as an Accredited Investor.

If I’m a business looking for funding, should I submit an application through NextSeed or Republic?

Submit an application as you normally would. We are committed to helping any businesses raise capital in the most effective way possible, and our team will help you determine which platform may be better suited to attract the type of investors you need to help grow your business.