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Fund the First, Start-up Crowdfunding Platform for First responders, Military, and Medical Professionals Launches Investment Campaign

April 13, 2021 GMT

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 13, 2021--

Fund the First, a verified donation-based crowdfunding platform for first responders, military, and medical professionals, has launched their own crowdfunding campaign with Republic.

Founded by NYPD Detective Robert Garland, Fund the First stops the cycle of scams and corruption commonly seen on other donation-based crowdfunding platforms by fully verifying every campaign to ensure that it’s legitimate and proceeds go directly to the first responder, military member, medical professional, or his/her family. Fund the First is first to market in this niche market category and gaining brand recognition by being featured in over 70 media publications since its July 2020 launch.

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“We’re thrilled that so many people -- many of whom are our users -- support our mission of providing verified first responders, military and medical professionals with a trusted place to get the support they need,” said Garland. “Inviting our users to be investors is fantastic because it brings us into a paradigm of being a crowdfunding platform by the people, for the people.”

FundtheFirst.com is a simple way to support the nation’s heroes. Every campaign on the platform is verified by the ID.me solution to ensure the money goes to the right person. Using the secure online platform, individuals can create, manage, and promote verified campaigns to help verified first responders, military or medical professionals raise money during times of need.

The Republic campaign funds are earmarked to improve infrastructure, the platform, and expand marketing to continue the path of becoming a household name for our nation’s heroes.

Investors in the Republic campaign receive perks such as social media recognition, Fund the First gear, video conference, and Board of Advisor position with investment amounts start at as little as $100.

More information about Fund the First and how to invest are available at https://republic.co/fund-the-first.

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ABOUT REPUBLIC

Republic is a leading investment platform that provides access to startup, real estate, crypto, and video game investments for both retail and accredited investors. Republic has facilitated over $250 million in investments by our global community of over one million members. Headquartered in New York City with a team in six countries, Republic is backed by Binance, AngelList, Passport Capital, and more. For more information, visit www.republic.co.

ABOUT FUND THE FIRST

Fund the First is the nation’s leading verified crowdfunding platform for first responders, military, and medical professionals. The platform stops the cycle of scams and corruption by fully verifying every campaign to ensure that it’s legitimate and proceeds go directly to the first responder, military member, medical professional, or his/her family. Learn more at fundthefirst.com. For media inquiries, please contact Ashton Reagin at Fund the First, (201) 431-6033.

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Ashton Reagin, Fund the First, (201) 431-6033 

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