LabStart
LabStart
Token: LAB


Blockchain-Based Investment Platform

ICO dates
Start date: 2018-03-25
End date: 2018-04-24

Registrated in: France

Platform: Ethereum
Type: ERC20

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LabStart whitepaper
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KYC passing required No | Whitelist No | Restriction for countries None
Hard cap 25200000 LAB
Token distribution in ICO
60%
60%
Price 1 ETH = 300 - 400 LAB
Price in PreICO 1 ETH = 500 LAB
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ABSTRACT
LabStart is a blockchain-based investment platform that aims at reassessing the way
innovations are funded. Our goal is to allow anyone to invest directly in the innovation projects
presented on the platform - thanks to LabCoin - and to allow investors to own a share of
the project’s resulting patents. Thus, it offers a secure and decentralized alternative to the
traditional innovation investment ecosystem.
Three main issues can be pointed out in the current system: the lack of funding for innovators,
the difficult processes used to access funds and the lack of safe places for individuals to invest
in innovation. LabStart aims at bridging the gap between people and the potential innovative
solutions, in order to answer our society’s growing challenges.
The blockchain and smart contracts technologies address those issues by providing an
accessible, distributed and controlled environment [1]. Once research and development results
in a patent, investors will hold a certain amount of intel...

TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Introduction ...............................................................................................................................    3
2. Market Overview ..................................................................................................................   3-4
3. Current ecosystem ..................................................................................................................  5
4. Our vision ...............................................................................................................................  6-8
5. LabStart Platform ..............................................................................................................    9-13
5.1. Patent properties

5.1.1. Property management through blockchain

5.1.2. Project team shares

5.1.3. Investors shares

5.1.4. Patent outcomes
5.2. Publication of a project
5.2.1. Validation steps

5.2.2. S...

1. INTRODUCTION
The LabStart project was initiated as a means for everyone, especially individuals, to invest
in the innovation sector with a secure, accessible and open platform based on the Ethereum
blockchain. Everybody will have the possibility to easily support innovative projects and
directly benefit from them. Apart from participating in thrilling new projects and helping shape
the future, investors will hold a certain number of shares in the resultant intellectual property.
As for the innovators, they will be able to bypass the innovation fundraising ecosystem that
currently narrows their possibilities [2]. In fact, innovation projects with patents filing can be
carried out by a wide variety of entities : start-ups, small to large companies, independent
laboratories and others. For commodity of use we will refer to any of these entities as project
team in this whitepaper.
Before delving any further into our project, please note that none of this would have been
possible without the infrastr...

8 billion. In 2015, according to WIPO Statistics Database (October 2016), 2.9 million patents were
filed [8].
Figure 1 : Trend in patent applications worldwide
Figure 2 : Trend in patent applications for the top five offices
LabStart Whitepaper (ver. 1.2) -
https://labstart.tech
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3. CURRENT ECOSYSTEM
Nowadays, private innovation investments can be split into two major categories [9] [10] :
- Investments by big companies which have the ability to invest into their own R&D team, or
hiring a private research center in order to develop new products and patents for their own
benefits.
- Investments through private investment centers which are connected to incubators and
business angels. These actors are linked to companies and startups which need fundraising to
develop their projects.
If one wants to invest in an early stage project, two options are available [11] :
- On the one hand, one can indirectly invest through investment centers while having the
role of a business angel. This option is available only if one has contacts and a lot of money to
invest.
- On the other hand, one can simply deposit money in the banks. They will invest your money
in stock markets or various sectors, including innovation, getting high ROI while giving one’s
little interest fo...

4. OUR VISION
Innovation refers to this humankind specific capacity to create new solutions, tools and more
efficient processes to improve the living conditions of the whole society.
Indeed, our world today would be by far different if the industrial revolution, for instance, had
not taken place, if Thomas Edison had not invented the electric bulb or if the Wright brothers
had not contributed to what became later modern aviation.
In the light of these innovations that had a direct impact on our contemporary lives and our
way to see our future, we can indeed say that the world of tomorrow is to be built on the
innovation projects created today.
Today, innovation is at the heart of our societies. Indeed, the major technological innovations
of these last years combined with the economic current environment demanding companies
to be more and more competitive are meeting the ideal requirements for the innovative
ecosystem to be fully operational.
Besides, some major society challenges such as eco...

anyone must have the opportunity to join the process, and all levels/steps.
Everybody should thus be able to join the creative phase of an innovative project by bringing
suggestions or their financial support, but also the project follow-up by confirming that it
follows the proposed direction. Furthermore, once the technology or the concept developed,
they should be able to determine the future of this technology by deciding, for example, on the
way it should be used.
LabStart’s vision is to make investing in research accessible for people all over the world,
allowing them to own intellectual property.
On the one hand, LabStart allows companies and organizations to present their innovation
projects on a dedicated platform. The aim is to streamline and simplify access to investment
for players while eliminating many intermediaries. LabStart platform is a kind of crowdfunding
solution for innovation projects.
In the other hand, LabStart creates investment opportunities for people, allowing them to ...

Project teams
Get funds in fiat currencies
LabStart Platform
Fundraising
DO
Earn ETH from patent sales and licenses
Invest LabCoins in projects
Approve the project progression
Vote for the patents sales and licensing
Investors
Ethereum Blockchain
Innovation
Act as legal owner
Write, file and manage the patents
Patents
Figure 3 : LabStart Ecosystem
Legal
Department
Third-Party
Department
LabStart
Make a proposal to buy patents or licenses
Buy licenses and patents in fiat currencies
Sale patents and licenses according
to DOs decisions
Companies
DO (Decentralized Organisation) & Fundraising (cf. page 11): The LabStart platform is divided
into two modules during its technical set up.
Legal department (cf. page 12): Management of the patents’ publication and abidance to
international law.
Third party department (cf. page 13): The TDP is the internal LabStart entity that ...

LabStart Roadmap

1
February 2017
Global Survey of the innovation market
2
March 2017
Concept Development for LabStart Ecosystem
3
June 2017
Beta Platform
4
October 2017
Platform and whitepaper review
5
November 2017
Partnership Development
6
February 2018
Platform Opens
7
March 2018
Pre-Sale
8
April 2018
Creation of Legal and third-party department
9
May 2018
ICO
10
June 2018
Listing on Exchanges
11
April 2018
Platform Release
12
December 2018
Technical infrastructure evolution
13
2019
Platform v2 release