Welcome to the DAOLaunch documentation GitBook.
DAOLaunch is a decentralized platform that connects investors and startups directly on the blockchain by introducing innovative fundraising solutions to the startup ecosystem. Users can effortlessly create and support new startups across all borders, and participate in transparent, flexible, and fair financing rounds regardless of their economic background.
The startup investment industry is largely lead by Venture capitalists and institutional investors. They leverage their capital, network, connections, their experience as well as their brand. By making successful deals and establishing their name in a given industry means they are able to negotiate better investment conditions to make a substantial ROI. The majority of those deals are conducted in a closed and private environment.
Retail investors don't typically have access to these kinds of deals. From coinbase seed round to IPO there was a 5000% ROI. Insane.
In both traditional equity markets and crypto, by the time of public listing, VC's have already made a substantial investment and token unlock schedules often deter smaller investors. Recently, retail investors are more attracted to a democratic funding method, some Startups have considered the "Fairlaunch" funding method for that reason.
However, Fair Launch is not a practical method to release a token, let alone fund a business. It's unreasonable to expect adoption from mass retail investors and for them to provide not only funding but also connections and marketing, a core part of what VCs provide today which is often worth just as much as capital to a project. Now more than ever, a democratic and practical startup investment approach is demanded, to bring more competitiveness and innovation to startup industry.
Our solution at DAOLaunch is to create an open and inclusive competitive environment - the Decentralized Venture Capital concept.
DAOLaunch offers retail investors preferential investment conditions depending on their investment performance recorded on the blockchain. Recorded investments are not editable, as all negotiations are all on-chain. DAOLaunch investors can brand themselves as Decentralized Venture Capitalists and much like traditional VCs do today, they can negotiate more favorable investment terms.
DAOLaunch aims to change the structure of shady behind-closed-door investment deals to an open and more competitive deal structure that takes place on the blockchain. This will drastically shake up the startup industry.
To bring more competitiveness to DAOLaunch, we provide a highly functional and comprehensive financial product creation platform. This platform enables anyone to seamlessly and effortlessly create new products in financial markets across all borders, regardless of its status as a crypto startup or non-crypto startup. No coding knowledge is required - easily build new financial products that have real demand.
DAOLaunch grant process is conducted by a fully decentralized voting process where community members vote for the most exciting startup.
On DAOLaunch, you can mint decentralized venture capital NFTs (DVC-NFT), vote, and record the investment performance on the blockchain. A strong track record of investments rewards you with preferential investment terms.
You can also create your own token index portfolio as an NFT. Users can deposit their seed tokens in the contract like a VC entity. Trade or Lend their VC portfolio on the NFT marketplace, earn more capital or interest without losing ownership of it !! Until now, the funds invested into startups could not be used effectively until the lockup period was over. But with the DVC-NFT, even when the token is locked you can make a profit by trading or lending the DVC-NFT itself. DAOLaunch aims to create a new market in the crypto decentralized finance economy.