How to Invest in Public & Private Companies

With Republic

About this event

Owning a piece of companies you believe in is an empowering thing, but one that has historically been limited to those with the greatest means. Fortunately, that’s all changing. Thanks to increased access to information and technologies that make it possible for everyday people to become owners at all economic levels, the word “investor” is no longer just for the uber-elite.

In this Public Talks virtual event, you’ll learn how new platforms are making it possible to invest in startups and public companies. This interactive event will feature demos from the startup investing platform Republic and social investing app Following their presentations, speakers from Republic and Public will be on-call to answer your questions live.

This talk is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be investment advice. When it comes to conversations about the stock market, past performance does not guarantee future results. The opinions of guest panelists are their own. For more information, see

Topics covered

  • How to invest in public companies and ETFs via fractional shares
  • Opportunities for investing in early-stage companies with as little as $10
  • Understanding how your financial goals and risk appetite contribute to your investment strategy


Matt Melbourne

Matt leads Business Development & the Investment Team at Republic, an investment platform for startups to raise capital and for everyone to invest in startups. Republic’s portfolio of 175+ companies has raised over $250M from VCs, angels, and their users, customers, and supporters.

Before diving into the startup world, he worked on Global Citizen’s Business Development team that managed corporate partnerships of their Fortune 50 accounts including Google, Johnson & Johnson, and Citi. He holds a B.A. from Georgetown University.

Katie Perry

Katie Perry is VP of Marketing for Public makes the stock market social, inviting investors to share why they believe in companies and benefit from the collective wisdom of a transparent and constructive community.

Follow her on Public at