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The Philosophy

We believe in the power of stories. Stories unite us, stories inspire us, and stories empower us. We have always rooted for the underdogs, the Rockys, the Stephen Currys of the world. We idolized how the unfavored, the disadvantaged came out on top when no one expected them to. Dawn of the digital age and blockchain technology showed that Davids could indeed triumph over Goliaths, and we believe people can also triumph over centralized figures of authority. This is why we are here, why we have founded OpenPad, to equalize the skewed distribution of capital across private markets.
The private market, or investments outside of the stock market, was historically reserved for institutional and wealthy individuals. These include investments in private equity, investment banking, private lending, real estate, venture capital, real assets such as artwork, and even Web3.
We value openness, the core concept, and pillar upon which we have built OpenPad. Openness is the companion virtue to loyalty, as we firmly believe open people and organizations are more likely to succeed in business terms ā€” and more likely to contribute to good lives for individuals and communities.
Openness toward capital markets is the bending of the curve for the rich in the deprived throughout the history of private markets including venture capital and investment banking. Democratizing the private market including venture capital and investment banking space via lowering the investment barriers to the surface, OpenPad unlocks deeply-vetted, insurance-based & allocation-guaranteed domain-agnostic private market investments starting from $1 for everyone.

The Vision

OpenPad is visioning to become a multifaceted community-run foundational layer for decentralized economies & governance, and the community-powered whip for the hyper-centralized private markets, aligned with the open-source culture of Web3, empowering the future of efficient markets and capital ownership.

The Mission

OpenPad's mission is to empower every size of retail investors to become their own venture capital and every stage of Web3 projects to reshape the future of open Web3 through lowering the private market investment barriers to $1 with an allocation-guaranteed, insurance-backed, and capital-efficient investment model.

About Decentralization

What about decentralization? Well, this is easy to say but hard to create an environment that completely lacks a central correlation device that acts as a trustful authority. Most existing crypto projects make markets based on the idea that they are "fully" decentralized. Any rational person with little running knowledge of cryptos can unveil the curtain behind this sentiment to see it as it is, complete bullshit. Hence, the single-dimensional math equation asserts the open secret "Fully Decentralization == Fully Bullshit". Including Bitcoin and Ethereum, nothing is fully decentralized. Is this time to pack up and go? Absolutely not. Decentralization must be examined under social, economic, governmental, architectural, logical, and algorithmic factors. It is a single term to call but requires greater attention, especially in the cryptoeconomics context. However, the dream of building a truly decentralized future is the governing motivation for why we engineers, designers, thinkers, researchers, and artists are here.
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