Morningstar Ventures Joins the Polkastarter Council!

Leading early-stage venture capital firm and early Polkastarter supporter Morningstar Ventures is the latest member of the Polkastarter Council.

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Today, we are proud to welcome Morningstar Ventures, a long-time Polkastarter supporter and early investor, as the newest Council member.

The Polkastarter Council is an independent arbiter body that is crucial to the functioning and development of the Polkastarter ecosystem. Composed of both business entities and individuals, the Council plays a vital role in the selection and curation process of Polkastarter IDOs. The know-how and expertise of the Council members enable Polkastarter to select and nurture the most promising projects in the blockchain and digital assets space.

Morningstar Ventures is a venture capital firm with a focus on ambitious early-stage startups with strong and forward-looking founders. Based in Dubai, Morningstar is led by CIO Danilo S. Carlucci and has invested in various innovative blockchain and DeFi projects including Trace Network, Rangers Protocol, Human Protocol, Pontem Network,, Moralis, Dotmoovs, Elrond and many more.

Their most recent investment is in Ternoa, a NFT-based decentralized data transmission blockchain built on the Polkadot blockchain.

Polkastarter and Morningstar Ventures share a common vision for the future of blockchain and digital assets and are excited to work together in unraveling the next market leader in the space. Morningstar’s unique expertise and proven track record in investing in disruptive technologies will invariably strengthen the Polkastarter Council and further support IDO participants in their development cycle and growth journey. Coupled with Morningstar’s early involvement in Polkastarter, their addition to the Council further denotes the strong relationship between the two parties.

“It’s great to have witnessed the growth of Polkastarter since the very beginning, and seeing the community grow to an astonishing level. Polkastarter is a great example that the crypto community has no borders, and that there are lots of young and hungry teams aiming to bring useful projects to the market. At Morningstar Ventures we are proud to have been involved in growing the Polkastarter ecosystem, and we are confident in the team to keep delivering the number 1 launchpad platform (and much more) going forward.” — Danilo S. Carlucci, Chief Investment Officer at Morningstar Ventures

“We are thrilled to welcome Morningstar Ventures onto the Polkastarter Council and are looking forward to working together to hone our IDO selection process, as well as provide subsequent support to IDO participants. Morningstar Ventures have made a name for themselves in the industry by investing in some of the most successful projects in crypto and DeFi. Their mastery and knowledge of blockchain are undoubtedly an invaluable addition to the Council.” — Daniel Stockhaus, CEO at Polkastarter

About Morningstar Ventures

Morningstar Ventures is a Dubai-based early-stage venture capital investment firm. With a focus on the blockchain and DeFi space, Morningstar Ventures is an established market leader with a wide investment portfolio, including investments in Trace Network, Rangers Protocol, Human Protocol, Elrond, Dotmoovs, Ethernity, XDEFI and most recently Ternoa.

About Polkastarter

Polkastarter is the cross-chain, fully decentralized launchpad to launch new ideas in blockchain and digital assets. With a best-in-class curation process and market access, we select the most innovative projects in the space and offer them long-term support after their IDOs.

With the help of Polkastarter, crypto projects can increase their reach, grow their communities and receive support from industry-leading experts. IDO participants, on the other hand, are offered an opportunity to invest in a secure and compliant environment, as well as participate in IDOs not solely on Ethereum, but such on Binance Smart Chain and Polygon as well.

Originally published at on June 22, 2021.



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