Inside Web3 💎 | Presentation of launchpads
I hope you're doing well this week 👌
For my part, I have spent the last 10 days meeting with VCs & Business Angels/Advisors to present Mobula and get their feedback on our project and its launch. It was amazing!
Since the beginning, we received a lot of good feedback from our users, our partners, and people from the crypto & Web3 space, but we had very little feedback from investors. In addition to our community, surrounding ourselves with some investors & advisors is very important for us, they allow us to support the development of our disruptive product. They also allow us to be put in contact with very big players, I will tell you more next week 🤪
In 1 week, we met 6 crypto-friendly VCs and 3 Business Angels/Advisors, their reaction after our Mobula presentation pitch was crazy! We've decided to shift the launch dates slightly in the face of this last-minute rush of big players and to increase the token-raising goal. You can still join the Mobula community to get all the details and try to participate in the private sale 🔥 DM me for access to the whitelist (👉 NomadPirate#8763).
Also in this week's news, a big congratulations to the NFT agency Alchemist Labs that we co-founded. The team continues to grow with the recruitment of many top talents of the video game industry to meet the demand and remain the best on the market... They are creating an incredible company culture, I'll tell you about it next week! If you are considering launching a sustainable NFT collection, you can contact the CEO Sylvain.
The plan of the edition:
1/ Top 5 Resources of the Week
2/ The intervention of the week: Maxence from the WAGMI Studio 💥
3/ Focus of the week: Presentation of the launchpads 🚀
1/ Top 5 Resources of the Week
Hang on friends, the news of the week are quite incredible,
things are moving forward in the web3...
🎫 First-ever NFT ticketed event to take place in Las Vegas! A great milestone for NFTs which keep convincing the world with their utility. MGM Resorts launches a huge performance event in Las Vegas accessible with limited edition NFT tickets.
🔐 Securing your NFTs has never been easier… Ledger releases its NFT hardware wallet. The French crypto unicorn Ledger, famous for its cold wallets to secure crypto investments, now supports NFTs.
💎 Decentralization for Web3 Builders: Principles, Models, How. We talk a lot about decentralization in web3, but what does it really mean? What does it refer to? How do we get there? Miles Jennings lays out the technical, legal, and economic definitions of decentralization, how different web3 projects and organizations should be thinking about each, and a path to getting there that takes into account the realities of the world we live in.
💸 NEAR Protocol continues its ascension with a 350$ million to speed up its development. Great news for crypto investors, this promising blockchain protocol is on its way to build a strong basis for the years to come. NEAR Protocol aims at helping billions of people to learn about blockchain and decentralized technologies.
🏝 FUN News: Satoshi Island to attract 50,000 crypto lovers! If you’re a real crypto fan, I’m sure you’ve heard about Satoshi Island! Started as a joke … now said to welcome thousands of investors … This ecosystem will never stop to surprise me. This Island in the Pacific, near Australia, promises a crypto paradise with all payments in cryptos and NFTs …
2/ The intervention of the week
For this edition, I’m glad to welcome Maxence who has a great Web3 story to share. Maxence is the co-founder of WAGMI Studio, the agency that manages the launch of several NFTs such as the launch of the NFT "Piano King" project. He has great things to share about his vision of Web3 and a look back at his interest in the industry.
Initially I have been investing in cryptocurrencies since 2018. When I say Investment, I mean money but also time. With my team we were studying the concept of blockchain through whitepapers and creating nodes. It was fantastic. For the first time in the History of the internet/Humanity we were decentralizing data and money (Please be aware of this :) )
In 2021 I turned my Web2 company into a Web3 company "Wagmi Studio" because the market was becoming more and more mature and we were entering a new period where we had to replicate the current uses on this new technology. In just a few months everything changed, the cards changed sides. I have met founders of French unicorns, I have partnered with well-known and recognised players and my clients include major accounts/public figures. Everything that seemed to take time in web 2, no longer takes time in web 3.
I was 5 years old in the 2000s so I can't say I really lived through the internet boom but many people close to me tell me we are living in similar times. I missed the first one, I wouldn't miss the second.
Today I learn every day, thanks to my team, advisors and our clients. One lesson I learned is that you have to embody your WEB3 project and not do "embodiment as a service" by going through someone else. If you want to be in web3 you have to invest. And when I talk about investment, I'm only talking about time :)
3/ Focus of the week: Presentation of the launchpads 🚀
As the interest in cryptocurrencies has been rising for a few years, so does the interest of investors. The increased popularity of the industry has led to the acceptance and adoption of investors as well as entrepreneurs. And since the best way to benefit a crypto project is to find it early, the emergence of crypto launchpads might be the best way to discover great projects in their early phase! As the number of projects keeps increasing (+ 7500 cryptos on the market at the end of 2021), it’s even more difficult for investors to find good projects and inversely for developers to attract investors and raise liquidities … Let’s start with the basics!
What is a launchpad? 🧐
To launch new crypto projects, developers need both liquidities, and visibility to attract early investors. Crypto launchpads are platforms allowing blockchain-based (ie crypto / NFT / DeFi) projects to promote early-stage tokens and raise capital by finding new investors. The deal is interesting for both sides since investors can have access to early-stage sales with generally low prices and discover promising projects with high potential returns on investment. Most crypto launchpads offer rigorous checkings and perform KYC (know your customer) processes to ensure more security about the new project. Finally, they help provide founders access to a big community of investors and crypto enthusiasts willing to explore new projects…
You got it, launchpads present several advantages in the crypto ecosystem: capital and exposure for founders!
They managed to become really popular and drive thousands of projects every month, benefiting both startups needing funds and investors. They are also a pledge of security since the vetting process of top launchpads ensures high-quality levels and prevents any rug pull or scam. Moreover, potential profits on crypto projects are earned thanks to this simple rule: the earlier seems to be the better… Since the market is still really volatile, it’s sometimes difficult to identify upcoming DeFi projects and tokens early. That’s why launchpads are very popular, especially IDOs.
How to find and contact new launchpads (for founders) 🕵️♂️
Launch pads are usually easy to find. A simple Google search will detect and list new launch pads. Most launch pads offer a form to submit project details and capital requirements.
Some famous launchpads:
The BSCPad platform provides cryptocurrency projects with a means to distribute tokens and raise liquidity. It is a platform for fair, decentralized launches. BSCPad aims to be the next generation of blockchain launchpads that addresses the issues with staking. Existing launchpads face a challenge due to an underlying problem, acquiring enough tokens to participate in the ecosystem is prohibitive, and even if you stake the tokens, the allocation spot is never guaranteed.
PolkaStarter is a very popular launchpad known for high-quality projects and great investment opportunities. The platform offers 2 ways to invest
Public pools: first come first served, you don’t need any POLS to access the pools, just be among the first to get the opportunity to invest.
Lottery: for members owning 3000 POLS during 7 days before the IDO, it’s possible to take part in a liquidity program.
DuckDAO is a community-backed incubator powered by the world's largest network of engaged investors in the digital asset ecosystem.
Seedify is a Blockchain Gaming focused Incubator and Launchpad. It’s an innovation hub providing both a decentralized incubator and a launchpad with a DAO Driven seed-stage fund. A great launchpad to empower innovations in the ecosystem, supported by a strong governance-driven community…
TrustPad is another safe multi-chain fundraising platform, providing users a full experience to execute, learn and earn from the ecosystem.