Jeff Morris Jr. (Team Member of RFS) said that
Requests for Startups (RFS) is a project created by@isaac_madan, @shauryasaluja, and myself.
We are building a community where venture capitalists and angels can inspire entrepreneurs to think about ideas.
The concept was inspired by YCombinator, who created a Requests for Startups site in September:https://www.ycombinator.com/rfs/
“There are a lot of startup ideas we’ve been waiting for people to apply with, sometimes for years. In an effort to be more direct, we’re introducing the RFS (Requests for Startups).” - YCombinator
YC’s Request for Startups was a defining moment in the relationship between venture capitalists and entrepreneurs.
Rather than waiting for pitches, YC made the decision to be proactive process by telling entrepreneurs about ideas that they would be excited to fund.
Yesterday, Andreessen Horowitz followed YC’s lead by releasing their own Request for Startups - and it was a fascinating list:http://a16z.com/2015/01/22/16-th...
We believe that every venture firm, angel investor, and incubator should create a similar list, which is why we built Request for Startups.
We are creating a place where n post a Request for Startups and tell entrepreneurs about concepts and verticals that they would fund.
RFS will help existing startups find the right investors for their ideas, and will also help entrepreneurs discover their next big idea. Likewise, it'll help investors manage opportunistic inbound and proprietary dealflow.
We are starting with a curated newsletter that features Request for Startups from some of the brightest investors in the world - and we have plans to create something much bigger very soon!