Juni Learning Announces Education Partnership with Republic
Juni Learning and Republic join forces to empower students ages 7-18 to learn about investing
SAN FRANCISCO – August 13, 2021 – Juni Learning, an online, 1:1, learning experience designed to prepare kids for the real world, announced today its partnership with Republic, a New York City based investment platform.
Republic is a key contributor and collaborator with Juni Learning’s new course focused on stock investing for kids, “Money Minded: Introduction to the Stock Market.” The new course, launched on August 9, 2021, is part of Juni’s new Investing & Entrepreneurship curriculum vertical. It provides students ages 7-18 with the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of investing, and understand how to apply this knowledge in the real world.
The investing curriculum covers a range of topics, including: the exploration of different types of investments, assessment of a company’s potential success, and a comprehension of the impact of risk tolerance on portfolios.
In learning how to assess a company’s potential success, Juni students will use their investment knowledge to advise Vivian Shen, Juni Learning’s CEO and Founder, on which companies she should invest in from Republic’s platform. This unique learning opportunity encourages students to think critically about Shen’s investing criteria and how these businesses will potentially make a positive impact on their lives.
Republic, which recently celebrated its fifth year in business, gives people the power to invest in the future they believe in by providing access to early stage startups, real estate, crypto, and video game investments. Republic aims to establish more equitable funding and investment opportunities for founders and retail investors.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Republic to bring the new investing curriculum to our community,” said Vivian Shen, CEO and Founder, Juni Learning. “Republic makes startup investing accessible to all -- a value of democratization we share at Juni. Together, we’ll enable students to assess the potential success of a company, while also learning about the world of startup investing.”
“At Republic, we're committed to leveling the investing landscape by democratizing access to new asset classes — startups, small businesses, real estate, gaming, crypto, and more. This can't happen without a sharp focus on financial education and literacy,” says Kendrick Nguyen, Co-Founder of Republic. “That's why we're incredibly excited to partner with Juni and build the next generation of angel investors!”
To kick off the launch of Money Minded: Introduction to the Stock Market, Juni is offering a free class for all new Juni members. After that, Investing courses will be available through Juni’s current plans.
About Juni Learning
Juni offers online learning for kids designed to prepare students for the real world. Membership-driven, the company offers 1:1 classes in hands-on subjects like coding, public speaking, and investing. Instructors enrolled at top US universities are matched with students aged 7-18 using a proprietary process, mixing qualitative and quantitative methodologies, as well as hand-selection. Through project-centered courses, best-in-class technology and the power of community, Juni’s varied learning experiences get students ready for the future.
Vivian Shen, a female engineer from Stanford and Google, founded Juni in Silicon Valley and the company now works with thousands of students around the world. The company is backed by top leaders in technology including Arielle Zuckerberg, Y Combinator Co-founder Jessica Livingston, AME Cloud Ventures, led by Yahoo Founder Jerry Yang, Forerunner Ventures, Index Ventures, Pear VC, and LDV Partners.
Republic is a leading investment platform that gives people the power to invest in the future they believe in by providing access to startups, real estate, crypto, and video game investments. Republic is creating a new class of investors and entrepreneurs by eliminating economic, social and geographical barriers that have historically existed for both parties. Focused on creating a diverse, sustainable, connected world, Republic’s ecosystem has facilitated over $500 million in investments from over one million global community members. For more information, visit www.republic.co.