I’d like to see a start up set out to become the world’s best email service. For $40-$100 a year, customers would have unlimited storage, a powerful (ad free) interface, and rock solid reliability. Such a service would be combine of the best parts of Gmail and ifttt.
This is a great idea. And while I can’t imagine any VC in their right mind would back something like this, I also have a suspicion that the problem is too big for an indie developer or a Kickstarter project. Everything about email has to be done flawlessly for users to trust it.