After selling our last startup in 2016, we were consulting multiple companies on products and technology. As part of our work, we would need to onboard many freelancers and solution providers for our clients. Matchmaking between these solution providers and clients was a tough job. Top freelancers were not so great at marketing themselves to clients. And clients with great projects did not know how to reach out to good vendors.
We would regularly refer a lot of good vendors to new clients. That is where Refrens was born, on multiple mailing lists and chat groups.
A designer should always design - not spend their energy on marketing, sales and accounting etc. And that is the vision we believe in. Freelancers should do what they are good at and not worry about anything else.
Our mission is to help 1 million freelancers and entrepreneurs showcase their work easily via Refrens to get new and exciting projects.