Launchpad

  • Defipronto

    Insured IDO Launchpad & Accelerator For Cardano Projects

    Defipronto, Cardano DeFi.
    Defipronto
  • Ray Network

    Developers of an open sourced DeFi ecosystem, tools for developers, and user tools on the Cardano blockchain.

    Ray Network, Cardano DeFi.
    Ray Network
  • Byron Network

    An ecosystem of of DeFi dApps and user tools built on Cardano, being designed for multichain operation.

    Byron Network, Cardano DeFi.
    Byron Network
  • Snapbrillia

    Bring GitCoin to Cardano with quadratic fund matching to amplify trust and opportunities to build the future of open-source Cardano with Mentor-mentee bounties.

    Snapbrillia, Cardano DeFi.
    Snapbrillia
  • Occam.fi

    A suite of DeFi protocols featuring a sidechain DEX, an Ethereum based Launchpad, and an accelerator.

    Occam.fi, Cardano DeFi.
    Occam.fi
  • OccamRazer

    A launchpad for Cardano projects that runs IDOs on Ethereum and Binance Smart Chain.

    OccamRazer, Cardano DeFi.
    OccamRazer
  • Genius X

    A business accelerator and launchpad for innovative start-ups on Cardano, backed by the Genius Yield team.

    Genius X, Cardano DeFi.
    Genius X
  • GADA

    A permissionless and community-governed launchpad for Cardano based projects and ideas.

    GADA, Cardano DeFi.
    GADA
  • Cardashift

    A community-run launchpad that raises funds, builds and accelerates startups that are solving social and environmental issues.

    Cardashift, Cardano DeFi.
    Cardashift
  • jpg.store

    A smart contract based marketplace for Cardano NFT collections where NFTs are organized by collection.

    jpg.store, Cardano User Tools.
    jpg.store
  • AdaSwap

    A AMM based DEX also featuring a launchpad, an NFT marketplace, and “stake and forget” liquidity pools featuring unique rewards.

    AdaSwap, Cardano DeFi.
    AdaSwap
  • Token Allies

    Provides Businesses of all sizes the platform to get tokenized. All on Cardano. We will provide the platform to create, manage and sell business tokens.

    Token Allies, Cardano DeFi.
    Token Allies
  • Cardence

    An IDO platform, offering token and funding vesting, that also acts as an incubator and accelerator for the projects that perform IDOs through it.

    Cardence, Cardano DeFi.
    Cardence
  • Astarter

    A launchpad and accelerator for projects building on Cardano, also featuring a DEX, a decentralized lending and borrowing, and a technical support platform.

    Astarter, Cardano DeFi.
    Astarter
  • Kick

    A decentralized fundraising launchpad and project accelerator where token holders can earn rewards for endorsing projects.

    Kick, Cardano DeFi.
    Kick
  • Vent Finance

    Community centric funding through IDOs on a multi-chain launchpad (requiring KYC) that encourages conversation between projects and would-be investors.

    Vent Finance, Cardano DeFi.
    Vent Finance

The term launchpad is often used in the same sentence as the terms incubator and accelerator, but the three have their own subtle differences. Many launchpads also operate an accelerator and/or an incubator. But what does a launchpad do?

A launchpad connects new projects to investors, and allows the project to raise funds by giving investors access to an exclusive, early, and often discounted, token sale. So the project gets the funds in needs to proceed with development and investors get tokens at a discounted rate before they’ve even hit the market. To offer security to their investors, and to uphold their name, launchpads will conduct through KYC into the projects applying to be on their launchpad.

Some launchpads will also offer many of the same services offered by incubators to the fledgling projects that conduct token sales through them.

Launchpads are often a sidearm of an exchange, of both the centralized or decentralized varieties, as they already have the capacity to sell tokens and can then offer a guaranteed place for the tokens to be listed once the project is ready to release them to the public.