KSM Starter — Kusama’s primary launchpad — is absolutely honored to welcome Dr. Deeban Ratneswaran to its advisory team! His past is storied, and chock-full of accomplishments which make him a stunning addition to KSM Starter’s roster.
To begin, Dr. Deeban is an award-winning academic, serial entrepreneur, international educationalist, renowned investor, and integral advisor to many Tier 1 projects in NFTs and Defi. He is most famous for being the CEO and Founder of GD10 Ventures, perhaps one of the most well-known venture capital firms specializing in both marketing and growth hacking. As an academic and university lecturer, he has won over 30 national and international awards, including some of the most impressive in his field such as the prestigious American Thoracic Society assembly award, and BSS Collin-Sullivan research award, in addition to numerous national educational awards. Even more impressive, Dr. Deeban’s work has been cited in policy papers around the world, even as he currently completes a PhD programme in London.
His dedicated team at GD10 Ventures, who is currently working with KSM Starter behind the scenes, have garnered experience from the investment platform behemoth, Republic, and have also achieved widely applauded marketing campaigns for projects such as ChainGuardians, Cryptoblades, Cryptomeda, Pocoland, and technical projects including Sigmadex, and Parastate. He supported the KOL strategising for Star Atlas and many other top tier projects.
Beyond his work with GD10 Ventures, as an early-stage blockchain investor and multinational VC advisor, Dr. Deeban has a proven track record, having advised on over $50 million worth of funding. He has developed go-to-market strategies, long-term viability, quality control, and accountability processes for each of his investments. He currently acts as a strategic advisor to many Tier 1 projects and works in close collaboration with the teams he invests in; for the benefit of KSM Starter, Dr. Deeban has already been extremely generous in connecting the KST co-founders with his impressive network of blockchain experts and industry leaders. The team is already pioneering exciting partnerships that they are excited to roll out to the community.
In addition to blockchain-specific networking, Dr. Deeban’s earlier experience as a co-founder of two highly successful start-ups and an international audience has been of immense value. The reach of both start-ups span 8 countries across North America, Europe, Asia, and also penetrate institutional reach. KSM Starter is hugely appreciative to have access to such an immediate network of influence and is even more excited to make this influencer and marketing network available to its incubated IDOs.
About KSM Starter
KSM Starter, the primary launchpad on Kusama, is built to provide early-stage support and public funding for projects building on Substrate. KSM Starter’s incubator modeled launchpad is driven by the community and shared values of fairness, transparency, and decentralized organization. Unique to the KST ecosystem, community members are incentivized to participate in the pre IDO selection process through higher allocation rewards. Also unique to KSM Starter, collaboration is fostered among launched projects by incentivizing community members to support previous launches by awarding them with improved lottery odds. This along with the KST Ecosystem Council generates a synergistic network effect that empowers all projects to succeed and leave a lasting impact on Kusama.
KSM Starter is set to offer its native KSM Starter Token (KST) to the public in the coming weeks. Stay tuned to the official twitter and telegram to remain updated on important announcements.