Entrepreneurs move the world— people who start alone and build a system of believers around them. That journey begins with a simple reliance - a skill set. This is how freelancing starts.
It is the first entrepreneurial step you take in the business world. Offering your skill to help a business grow, and vocationally scale along the way. The most important resource in the initial few years is to analyse what works and what doesn’t without investing too much time.
Refrens aims to become a navigator for these iterating entrepreneurs - providing tools, guidance & growth.
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.