Master Ventures Introduces Apollo-X: Enter the Dark Side of The Moon

MV Global
6 min readMay 7, 2021

Master Ventures is once again introducing innovation to the blockchain industry by bringing you Apollo-X, a full-service crypto IDO Launchpad. With the experience of a thriving Ignition platform on hand, we feel it’s the perfect time to launch Apollo-X as another flagship platform in the MV ecosystem. A sister Launchpad to PAID’s Ignition, Master Ventures will synergize our strong track record of successful crypto investments to allow another route of community and project involvement for those who are possibly finding it difficult to enter via Ignition.

If you have any questions for the team, head straight over to the Apollo-X Telegram channel.

Apollo-X will provide a fairer platform allowing for greater engagement

With the desire to grow the blockchain industry, Master Venture’s decided it best to also invest our resources in a platform that searches for hidden gems in the blockchain space. These experimental projects are disruptors of tomorrow, projects that may make a significant impact globally. This is why Master Ventures is providing them a platform to hasten their growth. We are fully cognizant that under the existing parameters, some amazing projects may fall through the cracks. So with this consideration and our absolute commitment to the MV community, we felt launching Apollo-X was the natural step to take.

Running a start-up, even a potentially disruptive one is quite difficult. It requires years of experience that some of these projects do not have. Through Apollo-X, a significant portion of the complex technicalities is relieved. Collaborations between upcoming projects and the Apollo-X team reduces the burden of growing a start-up into a fully-fledged industry disruptor.

The projects launching on Apollo-X will also be exposed to Master Ventures’ vast network of supporters. There are eager blockchain enthusiasts worldwide ready to take projects to get to the disruptive level they envision. The potential in these experimental projects will be refined by the elements present in Apollo-X. It will also provide the projects a great outlook of the feasibility of their innovative application while spring-boarding the more challenging aspects of an IDO launch.

Master Venture’s history of success is the perfect foil for a triumphant Apollo-X launch

MV has tremendous experience in the blockchain industry. We know about running successful platforms, incubating promising projects, and connecting with stakeholders in the blockchain ecosystem. As former executives in start-ups, VCs, and hedge funds, our combined experience creates a team that can disrupt with the ultimate aim of technological innovation. The team also has access to a global pool of like-minded supporters who have helped grow projects like Coinbase and Kraken to become industry behemoths.

Master Ventures co-creates with innovators to convert the best innovations into disruptive products and services. It also focuses on in-house innovation through FUEL to provide solutions and keep its think tank sharp in the dynamic market. The vast experience, complementary creative ideas, and access to a broader market are just some of the key benefits aiding in the launch of Apollo-X.

Giving you a choice to make a difference

“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” — Jane Goodall

The Master Ventures community is the heart and soul of our ecosystem. We value their participation in enabling the existence of a thriving organization with shared values. We also appreciate all the projects that are opting to launch their IDO’s on our ecosystem. For this reason, Master Ventures, through Apollo-X, provides the opportunity for users to decide on the projects they want to support.

On the Ignition platform, some requirements possibly make it difficult for users to participate in IDO’s. This is an unfortunate byproduct of Ignition’s popularity, but with Apollo-X, there are mutual benefits for all stakeholders involved.

Apollo-X lowers these parameters to allow as many participants as possible while maintaining the ethos of Master Ventures. The general security restrictions are still supported; however, other variables, such as $PAID token requirements, are lowered to enhance participation. Therefore, every community member has the chance to make a difference through Apollo-X and have the choice of Ignition should they desire.

Willy Kerr, Co-Founder of Apollo-X says:

“Success is a reflection of our ability to find solutions, at Master Ventures that is what we strive to excel at. Apollo-X is going to solve many problems faced by new investors to the space, our focus will be on education and reducing barriers to entry for those in the community not owning large amounts of cryptocurrency. 1st class projects, receiving a first-class service, that will be our promise to the community and our launch partners.”

Kyle Chasse, CEO Master Ventures Network, says about Apollo-X:

The launch of Apollo-X is a hugely exciting event for the Master Ventures and PAID community. By combining our strengths such as an already established platform for successful blockchain solutions along with expertise in start-up businesses, we will be at the forefront of introducing the most promising new projects to our communities with minimal impediments for involvement. Apollo-X will add immense value to the MV ecosystem and one we cannot wait to introduce our community too.

About Apollo-X

Apollo-X is an incubation project innovated by the creative minds at Master Ventures and PAID Network. While remaining true to the same ethos as Ignition, Apollo-X creates more opportunities for growth and diversity in the blockchain industry. It connects investors such as Master Ventures and blockchain supporters with emerging projects that need the extra push to realize their vision.

About FUEL

FUEL Incubation is a joint venture between Master Ventures and PAID. It is an incubation program that brings together Master Ventures’ combined 30+ years of blockchain and cryptocurrency experience and network of investors and advisors with PAID’s strategic marketing resources and its IDO sales platform, Ignition.

FUEL will supercharge Ignition projects by opening market access, building a project community, raising funds, and building an investor and influencer network, as well as assisting in the construction of token economic models. From the same team that grew Elrond and Ultra, every new project incubated by FUEL will have the resources it needs to perform exceptionally.

FUEL does the groundwork for a project’s successful moon mission.

About Master Ventures

Master Ventures is a blockchain-focused Venture Studio, helping to build the next generation of blockchain-based Web 3.0 system innovations within the crypto industry. Launched in 2018 by Founder and CEO Kyle Chassé, the company’s ethos can best be summarized in the acronym #BeBOLD: Benevolent, Open, Love, Decentralized.

Master Ventures co-creates with entrepreneurs and businesses worldwide to turn the best ideas into innovative and disruptive products. They do this by investing as strategic partners through offering advisory services to the projects they believe in. To date, Master Ventures has invested in over 40 crypto projects including the likes of Kraken, Coinbase, Bitfinex, Reef, DAO Maker, Mantra DAO, Thorchain, and Elrond.

About PAID Network

PAID Network seeks to redefine the current business contract, litigation, and settlement process by providing a simple, attorney-free, and cost-friendly DApp for users and businesses to ensure they #GetPAID. Leveraging Plasm to operate on both Ethereum and Polkadot ecosystems, SMART Agreements built through smart contracts execute DeFi transactions and business agreements seamlessly, making business exponentially more efficient.

About Ignition

IGNITION is a featured product of PAID Network, operating as a decentralized swapping protocol that allows blockchain-based token projects to offer their private and public auctions — leveraging both PAID Network and Polkadot technology.

Ignition is different from other auction platforms in that it properly vets and selects only top-tier, cutting-edge projects. Its strategically crafted incentivization mechanism for participants of published projects will encourage HODLing and support both the project founders and the community. It isn’t just a trading platform; it FUELs projects and takes fundraising to the next level.

Ignition brings quality projects, fixed swaps, and equitable lottery participation to everyone.

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