About

WHAT IS YOUNOODLE?

YouNoodle connects top startups with opportunities for growth. Corporations powered by startups grow faster and outperform their peers. Investors with the right dealflow produce better returns. Cities and colleges with thriving startup ecosystems produce more jobs and economic growth. This is what YouNoodle is all about – powering the global startup revolution.

WHAT’S THE SECRET SAUCE?

YouNoodle powers hundreds of startup competitions and innovation engagement programs around the world, giving us a unique picture of the global startup ecosystem. Based on opinions and evaluations from thousands of expert investors and advisors around the world, YouNoodle knows which startups are cut out to be tomorrow’s leaders. We put this to use through introductions between top startups and corporate executives, investors, or even endorsements for government grants or prizes. We want to bring you the magic of Silicon Valley, no matter where and how you work.

YOU CAN WORK WITH US TOO

You may already know us from our work on projects like Start-Up Chile, Verizon Powerful Answers Award, or your local college startup competition. We work with competition organizers to solve big challenges with the power of startups and entrepreneurs. You can also run your next competition or startup engagement program on our platform, source amazing startups, invite external judges and find the right winners. Try YouNoodle Judge today, no matter the size or scope of your challenge.

WE ARE A STARTUP OURSELVES

YouNoodle was founded by Torsten Kolind and Rebeca Hwang in 2010, and is funded by VegasTechFund and an international group of business angels. The company was spun off an ambitious project started by Bob Goodson and Kirill Makharinsky in 2007 with support from Peter Thiel (Founders Fund), Max Levchin (PayPal) and Charles Lho (Amicus Group). YouNoodle is run by a dedicated team of 11 different nationalities with a global headquarters in San Francisco and a growing presence in Santiago, Chile and Barcelona, Spain.

NOODLER VALUES – HOW DO YOUNOODLE?

Powered by Diversity

The diversity of our team and the startups we serve makes us stronger. It inspires how we shape the global Silicon Valley of tomorrow.

Entrepreneurs for Entrepreneurs #E4E

We get entrepreneurs because we are entrepreneurs. Everyone wins when the passion, creativity and resourcefulness of startups thrive.

Growth through Contribution

Some of our best ideas have come from unexpected places. Regardless of your formal role you can shape the future of YouNoodle with fresh perspective and tenacity.

Happiness is Key

We are happy when our clients are happy and we strive to build strong relationships infused with delight.

Drive Change and Be Bold

We enable people to drive positive change by sweeping away obstacles and fostering meritocracy. We’re open-minded, driven and even a little rebellious.

Clarity through Transparency

Transparency fosters both trust and accountability in all that we do. Clients trust us like we trust our team to do a great job.