Ken Nguyen: Making the personal markets public

Ken Nguyen is the co-founder and CEO of Republic, a fintech agency that allows anybody to put money into personal markets. In simply 6 years, Ken took the corporate from $1 million in funding deployed, to over $600 million in 2021. 

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The youngest of 5, Ken and his household migrated from Vietnam to the US in his early years. He began his profession as a Securities Lawyer (sure, now we have a factor for attorneys) earlier than becoming a member of AngelList as their Basic Counsel. 

Ken assisted AngelList with their syndication mannequin which meant bringing investing to the prosperous. Nevertheless, he seen this mannequin solely opened up the pool of traders to a handful of individuals. He needed to provide the bizarre individual the chance to be an investor, irrespective of their background. 

With a leap of religion, he left his high-profile job with none plans set, only a imaginative and prescient. 

“Nothing in life is price doing until it’s actually mission pushed”

On this interview with Ken, we mentioned: 
  • The preliminary fundraising journey for Republic
  • The vicious struggle to normalise fairness crowdfunding within the US
  • The completely different mindsets between the UK and US in adopting crowdfunding
  • How Ken maintains pleasure for the long run as an entrepreneur
  • The long run imaginative and prescient of being the most important monetary family title 

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