Your next startup idea, delivered.

Requests For Startup compiles 100 great business ideas from leading investors, founders, and operators. Then we send out an email with ten a week because the best ideas shouldn't be a secret.

What to expect

Weekly newsletter

Ten ideas, every Friday. You'll hear where leading investors, founders, operators, and analysts think there's untapped opportunity.

Curated community

Discuss your own ideas with other founders and creators in the RFS group chat. Made for thoughtful, inclusive, and supportive ideation.

Our purpose

Sharing the best ideas as widely as possible.

Ever since Y Combinator coined the term "Requests for Startups," investors have used it to refer to ideas they hope get built. The problem? Those ideas are often only shared with a select group of entrepreneurs, or delivered in unstructured formats like blog posts and tweets. That means that great entrepreneurs might miss out, simply because they're not part of a certain group, or glued to the right platform.

RFS100 flips the script. We ask generous investors, founders and operators to share their best ideas with the world. Then we deliver them in a structured, consistent format to help you get started down the idea maze.

previous editions

Udemy with memes

Podcast discovery, virtual worlds, and digital twins

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Robinhood for retirement

Figma for data, Lambda for other jobs, and treating gambling addicts

Read here

Reinventing Goodreads

Cameo for normies, Segment for business processes, and a TikTok x WebMD mash-up

Read here

Bitmoji game studios

Lemonade for companies, Twitter's offspring, and Zoom for evangelicals

Read here

Honey for credit card points

Virtual senior centers, new homeschooling, and YC for VC

Read here

FiveThirtyEight for enterprise risk

Pinduoduo for the US, differential privacy, and avatars

Read here

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Editors

Mario

Editor of The Generalist. Investor at Charge.

Great ideas headed your way.