The hype around launchpads has seen many native tokens rise in price, costing around $5,000 to qualify for the lowest investment tier. Even with a hefty $5,000 investment you can find, you still don't qualify for a guaranteed allocation. One reason many major launchpads can't offer their members a decent distribution of tokens is that they join projects late. Launchpads accept a token percentage of about 1% of the total tokens minted for their community. Small allocations of pre-sale tokens result in complicated tiers, lottery allowlists, and many disappointed investors missing out.