The Republic Rundown — June 2021

Cheryl Campos
3 min readJul 11, 2021

New opportunities to invest in startups on Republic!

Accredited & Non-Accredited Investors

44 East: Invest in 44 East, one of Austin’s most spectacular new residential condos.

American Provenance: The natural grooming solution for the every-man. $1M raised from investors like Winnebago Seed Fund and Tru Fragrance & Beauty.

Axle.Ai: Making video smarter — Remote media collaboration in your browser. $584k total invested including Jason Calacanis’ LAUNCH, Stadia Ventures and Quake Capital.

Bobbie: (Female Founder) An infant formula company committed to changing the conversation around feeding. VMG Partners was the lead investor in Bobbie’s Series A round. VMG is a private equity firm specializing in building iconic consumer brands. SOLD OUT

Claro: Helping companies hire diverse talent and pay people fair wages. Claro has already raised more than $5M from prominent firms like Falmouth Ventures and Klein Hill Partners, Recruitment industry veteran and CEO of Cielo Sue Marks, and Jim Feuille.

Customer-io: Automation platform that 2600+ businesses use to engage and retain customers. $3.54M raised from Oregon Venture Fund, Kima Ventures, Techstars Ventures, Box Group, notable Angel investors like Fabrice Grinda.

Dims: Contemporary furnishings from the world’s top emerging designers. Backed by LA’s largest and longest-serving VC, Upfront Ventures.

Eyetamins: Digitally-native, eye healthcare tech co. focused on therapeutics. All-natural, science-backed, clinically proven eye supplements

Grit: The Intelligent Home Gym of the Future. Backed by Tony Robbins, Mr. Worldwide, among other famous people. (Reg A+)

Iris: See what your friends are investing in, right now. VC-backed from Path VC and Incline VC.

Maybe: Modern financial planning and wealth management.

Sugarfina: Artisanal, luxury candy and sweet experiences for grown ups.

Prep To Your Door: (Female Founder) Organic, plant-based, zero waste meal delivery with $1m TTM revenue.

Cheryl Campos

Head of Venture @ Republic, investing in private startups. Learn more at & follow me on twitter @modelvc