Chuck Pettid: The New Frontier of Equity Crowdfunding

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In this episode, I sit down with Chuck Pettid, CEO of the funding portal of Republic. Listen in as we discuss the world of Equity crowdfunding, entrepreneurship, and how to manage relationships from the funding side. This is one of a series of live interviews here in NYC at an excellent event called Podcast Row.


Topics include:

  • How the 2008 financial crisis led Chuck to move from Wall Street to Real Estate 
  • The unfair advantage Chuck had when it came to raising money when he started in VC (and how you can do the same) 
  • The difference between accredited and non-accredited investors (and how the playing field was leveled when equity crowdfunding came into the picture)
  • What 90% of investors actually want 
  • What founders need to focus on first in every conversation with potential investors 
  • The worst statement any founder can make (and what never to say when meeting with an investor) 
  • How the “signal” equity crowdfunding sends to the VC world has completely changed

Chuck Pettid is a Partner at Republic, a leading equity crowdfunding portal. He is also GP of micro VC fund RainmakeMe and sits on the board of Panty Prop and RidersShare. Chuck is co-producer of Meet the Drapers. He has an MBA from the Fordham Gabelli School of Business and a BS from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


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