#305: Investing, Real Estate, and Cross-Pollinating Niches- with Janine Yorio

Janine Yorio is head of the real estate group at Republic. 

Republic is a leading alternative investment platform open to all investors and has closed over $150 million in investments in 200+ companies throughout 100 countries. Republic is backed by both strategic capital partners and traditional venture capital firms including Binance and Passport Capital. Founded in 2016, Republic is based in New York City and has 50 employees. 


“This is a platform where people are looking to fill their bucket with alternative investments. Different people want to see different things. They don’t come to Republic looking to invest in public equities and stocks, but they do come to Republic looking for unique investment opportunities that are uncorrelated. Some of which have really high potential risk rewards that would be very difficult to find in a public market type of platform.” 


3:40- Janine tells us about Republic, what they offer, and her background 

6:54- Janine tells us about how cross-pollination in their userbase with niches and sectors 

8:23- Janine explains what separates the Republic platform from the multiple other real estate crowdfunding platforms that exist today 

17:50- Janine gives her viewpoint on trends and patterns in her business due to COVID 

23:00- COVID impacts on different industries 

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