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Chuck pettid

Leveling the Playing Field

Chuck Pettid
Founding Partner at Republic

Chuck is a Founding Partner at Republic, a leading equity crowdfunding portal, and co-producer of the international television series Meet the Drapers. He is also GP of micro VC fund RainmakeMe and sits on the board of three startups: CrowdSmart.io, PantyProp, and RidersShare. Chuck has an MBA from the Fordham Gabelli School of Business and a BS from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Course Description:

In 2016, the SEC enacted JOBS Act regulations, which finally allowed regular people without millions of dollars in the bank to become angel investors. These regulations also allow founders to raise capital while giving their users or customers the chance to own a piece of the startups they believe in. Chuck will give an overview on how these new laws (and the platforms that leverage them) are a way for retail investors to access venture capital as an asset class and for founders to grow their companies.

Attendees will leave this session with a better understanding of how to:


  • Become startup angel investors with as little as $50

  • Raise capital for their startup or business using a Regulation Crowdfunding investment platform

  • Get their community of women, minorities, immigrants, or LGBTQ+ people invested in startups or raising capital for their business