I came across this site the other day and I love it, great idea. They have a formula for tracking start-up companies and also predicting their success. The tracking alone is interesting. If you are familiar with stock indices, they summarizes the companies within their relevant sectors resembling an S&P 500 or other index. The presentation of their information is very well thought out.
From their press release “the global directory of startups — which currently includes more than 25,000 companies and pulls in over 150,000 startup news stories every day — allows business owners, customers and investors to measure and track both the progress and news stories associated with any startup online. A YouNoodle Score has been given to every startup – a quantitative measurement, on a scale of 0 to 100, of a startup’s impact and importance based on its traction, activity, and buzz. YouNoodle Scores are updated in real time and the three-month trend for each company is available. ”