I have a draft describing something very similar to what you propose (in non-public google form version, gathering comments), and would like to talk about it. Probably the main points of disagreement are in the way how you propose to do evaluations, tying it with funding, and also it may be possible “EA Angel Group” is not the best place in the organizational landscape to run such project.
(In summary I think apart from potential to create large positive impact, your project as proposed has also the risk of creating large negative impact by taking up the space and making it difficult to create possibly better versions of the idea. So I would recommend not launching any MVPs without consulting a lot)
Yeah I agree with Jan that you should take things slowly. Also, my advice is that the following two bottlenecks are important, but also relatively easy to relieve: buy-in from community leaders, and support from EA institutions. So you should invest in these by having meetings and getting some people in relevant organizations take on advising roles.
Ultimately, I think you have the right general idea though. Current community-based orgs are capacity limited, and so some major projects like this should stand-alone.
I agree that those bottlenecks are important and have reached out regarding how to best address them.
I look forward to our upcoming call on Monday to compare platform designs!
I agree that talking with many individuals, which is what we have been doing and will continue to do, reduces the risk that we launch with a suboptimal version of the idea. We are very open to talking with anyone to hear their feedback (the primary reason for this post) as well as collaborating on the platform design with fellow EAs. I think our openness to incorporating insights on how to optimize the platform before and after launch reduces the chance this will have a “large negative impact.”