Where the world's most talented people meet and start companies.
We’re an invite-only matching service for finding your ideal cofounders.
From Ramen Profitability to PayPal Mafia.
APPLY BY April 9

Meet your future cofounders.

Ramen Mafia is a cohort-based matching service for finding cofounders. Each cohort is thematic and curated. You do not need to have a startup idea to join the batch. We aim for a fair balance of technical vs. non technical, and those with ideas vs. those looking to join / come up with an idea.

Our program will last for 3 weeks and be a lightweight way for people to interact with each other (program events will take <3 hours/week with the majority of time focused on participants connecting with each other).

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

“Ramen Mafia connected me to a network of payments & fintech builders that would have (and to this point has) taken me years to develop by other means. Participation in this group has accelerated my path significantly.”

Eli Malone-
Shkurkin

Engineering Manager, Marqeta

“Ramen Mafia connected me to a network of payments & fintech builders that would have (and to this point has) taken me years to develop by other means. Participation in this group has accelerated my path significantly.”

Eli Malone-Shkurkin

Engineering Manager, Marqeta

"The Ramen Mafia team did an incredible job curating ~50 super talented folks at the earliest stages of company formation.  Everyone I spoke with during the cohort was extremely impressive and thoughtful about the space they were building in.  Definitely worth applying if you are hunting for smart folks to team up with for your next venture."

Founder

Stealth SaaS Company

"The Ramen Mafia team did an incredible job curating ~50 super talented folks at the earliest stages of company formation.  Everyone I spoke with during the cohort was extremely impressive and thoughtful about the space they were building in.  Definitely worth applying if you are hunting for smart folks to team up with for your next venture."

Founder

Stealth SaaS Company

"Absolutely loved getting the opportunity to be part of the first cohort! It can be lonely to start the founding journey, but Ramen Mafia allowed me to meet others who are not only at a similar stage but also thinking about a similar space. I still keep in touch with some of them to this day! This is a great way to find cofounders, do a round of brainstorming, or just meet others at a similar point in time as you."

Product Manager

Payments Company

"Absolutely loved getting the opportunity to be part of the first cohort! It can be lonely to start the founding journey, but Ramen Mafia allowed me to meet others who are not only at a similar stage but also thinking about a similar space. I still keep in touch with some of them to this day! This is a great way to find cofounders, do a round of brainstorming, or just meet others at a similar point in time as you."

Product Manager

Payments Company

NEXT COHORT
THEME: FINTECH
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apr
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7
may
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Application Deadline

11:59 PM PT on April 9th

SELECTION COMMITTEE

Charley Ma

GM of Fintech, Alloy

Eli Polanco

Founder & CEO at Nivelo

Mengxi Lu

Fintech Technologist & Investor

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THE MAFIA

Eric Liu

Cofounder

Shawn Xu

Cofounder

Josephine Chen

Cofounder

Keren Duque

Head of Operations

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