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You already know the startups we've built. Here are the ones we have yet to build. Reach out to us if you're inspired by one of the following ideas. You could be the founder of the next really big thing!

Lab #1

CRMx

A CRM you can actually use

CRM counts for half the value of the SaaS industry ($50B in 2018). The market is extremely consolidated around a few big companies centered on enterprises sales. CRMs have originally been build for offline businesses and are not natively integrated within applications. Current software like Salesforce (value around $100B) are so ubiquitous that there is no way to attack them frontally.

Interested? Let's talk! crmx@efounders.com

Our 2 cents

We see two options to enter this business and become a leader in 10 years. The first approach would be to put a foot in the door by focusing on an important CRM brick forsaken by big players and unrolling horizontally module by module. The second approach would be to start on one vertical to be addressed very specifically and to unroll vertical by vertical. SaaS or most generally online businesses could be an interesting vertical to start with.

Our 2 cents

They are a good entry point in the HR chain. Employee onboardings, payroll, performance reviews can be connected downstream. The idea is to create a new kind of ATS that is both easy to deploy and able to manage the entire employee lifecycle from application to the separation.

Lab #2

ATSx

Manage employees from application to separation

As soon as you hire more than 20 people a year you need a software to manage applications. This class of software is called ATS : applicant tracking system. They are plenty of ATS software for SMEs like Workable/Lever or for entreprises like SucessFactor or SmartRecruiters. These solutions are well positioned in the HR process and can work as a platform.

Interested? Let's talk! atsx@efounders.com

Lab #3

MailX

The email platform built for work

There are over 6 billion email accounts in the world, the number of email accounts is predicted to reach 8 billion by 2022 with over 22% growth. In spite of the growing trend for Chat applications (for consumers like WhatsApp or WeChat or for businesses like Slack), there are still more than 3B legitimate email sent per hour.

Interested? Let's talk! mailx@efounders.com

Our 2 cents

Most companies start using Google Apps because they offer a didactic way to set emails for businesses with individual and group email addresses. We think there is an opportunity to enter this huge market by offering a similar service. It will include an email platform and a webmail application. We will differ from Google by offering a business-oriented solution whereas Gmail was originally built for consumers.