YouNoodle is a San Francisco-based tech startup company, founded in 2010, by Rebeca Hwang and Torsten Kolind, backed by a group of business angels from the US, Europe and Asia.
The company was spun off an ambitious project started by Bob Goodson and Kirill Makharinsky in 2007 with support from Peter Thiel (Founders Fund) and Max Levchin (PayPal), which also spawned Quid (Goodson) and indirectly Ostrovok (Makharinsky).
YouNoodle is an online network where entrepreneurs can discover, get inspired by, and interact with like-minded people all over the world. The goal? Increase the probability of success for the every day entrepreneur, no matter where they are located.
By creating a central place to gather and share next steps YouNoodle is increasing the concentration of entrepreneurs available to connect with and, subsequently, the probability that its users will meet your next team member, investor, or co-founder.
In addition to the online network, YouNoodle is the company behind Podium a software as a service (SaaS) platform that supports university, non-profit, government and enterprise clients in their entrepreneurial selection processes. Podium manages the application, selection and judging processes for 7 out of the world’s top 10 universities as well as for organizations like Intel, Amazon, NASA, The Next Web and Start-Up Chile.
YouNoodle In The News August 2008Added: 3/6/12