# What is Neptune?
Neptune is a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) that aims to invest in various liquidity opportunities in the decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystem and beyond. Neptune members pool together capital and then democratically vote on investment strategies. In order to accommodate speedy and time-sensitive transactions, Neptune will have a third-party group, Alignment Engine, Inc., run by Sam Cassatt (opens new window), to help facilitate strategies voted on and approved by Neptune members. Neptune, like other liquidity providers, will aim to generate yield on these strategies.
The approach with Neptune leverages the need for liquidity pools and liquidity providers, but does so in a human-centric approach. All of these decisions will be mediated through Neptune’s Dapp, and coordinated through Discord channels and weekly calls.