Frequently Asked Questions
Who Are We?
FounderSearch.com is a match-making service for startup founders. You hire us when you want to find a business partner to implement your idea. FounderSearch.com is not a job board.
What do we do?
We help you find a business or technical co-founder for your startup by making sure that you and other members of our mailing list only post requests that can be verified.
How does it work?
We maintain a mailing list of 600+ subscribers who are looking for co-founders for their startup ideas. When you want to find a possible co-founder for your startup, you will get in touch with us and we will post a pre-screened request for a co-founder (RFCF) on your behalf to the Founder Search List.
What is a pre-screened RFCF?
When you want to post a request for a co-founder (RCF) on our mailing list we will ask you a number of questions that will help you describe yourself, your idea, your ideal co-founder, and your previous experience. We will then ask you to name three projects/jobs/companies/organizations you worked on or for before. We will also ask you for names and emails of three people who can confirm that you did work with them on those projects. Choose those people wisely, we will be getting with them only once and we will wait up to 10 working days for their reply. We will not spam them, will not resell their names or addresses. Never.
When they write back with a positive comment, we will give your RFCF one karma point. Negative responses or no response will get zero karma points. The maximum karma score of your RFCF is three (3) the lowest is zero (0). Once we have karma points we will check and edit your RFCF, submit it for your approval and when you approve it, we will post it immediately to the Founder Search List. The whole process can take up to 10 working days, this is necessary to give the people you chose to ask for references time to respond.
Will you sell my email/name?
No. Never. We don't like it, we don't do it. What good would it do us? We are not in the mailing list sales business.
Will you spam?
No. We don't send unsolicited mail. We send requests that pass our screening and at most one email per week with information that may be useful for someone who wants to set up a startup. When we mention some product or service in those emails it will be something we sell ourselves or it will be something that we use ourselves.
Why do I have to pay?
You pay us for the time we spend doing reference checks, editing, and curating our list and your requests. We are not overly expensive. What you pay for our services is less that what you will pay for a good logo design.