Apply to top startup jobs in 60 seconds

Now in New York and San Francisco

For Candidates For Candidates For Startups

Want Underdog.io in your city?

How It Works

Candidates who are looking for jobs at venture-backed startups send Underdog.io their resumes and other basic information. Using a combination of human intelligence and technology, Underdog.io reviews and ranks candidates and sends curated weekly batches to companies on our platform. Founders and hiring managers contact candidates directly and take them through their normal hiring process.

startup job candidates
Candidates
Get your name directly in front of founders and hiring managers.
startup job companies
Startups
Get direct access to top technical, product, and business candidates.
About Us

We’re a team of five with years of interviewing and hiring experience at venture-backed startups. We’ve also been candidates searching for jobs at startups and technology companies. We're working hard to improve the experience for both sides of the market.

Frequently Asked Questions

What's an Underdog.io candidate batch?

Every week, we send a curated batch of technical, product, and business candidates to the companies on the Underdog.io platform. Only a small percentage of candidates who sign up for Underdog.io make it into a weekly batch and, for the most part, each candidate only gets to participate in one batch. Companies reach out to batch candidates directly and take them through their normal hiring process.

What types of companies do you work with?

95% of companies using the Underdog.io platform are privately-held venture-backed startups. The remainder are larger technology companies and organizations that have startup-like opportunities. Our goal is to build a network of the highest-quality organizations in the world, which means that we only approve about 50% of the companies that try to join Underdog.io. We don't work with recruiting agencies.

What types of candidates do you work with?

We group candidates into three expertise categories: technical, product, and business. Technical candidates are engineers (backend, frontend, fullstack, data, QA, DevOps, hardware, and more). Product candidates are product designers and product managers. Business candidates cover a broad range of roles (sales, marketing, business development, operations, finance, human resources, legal, and more).

How long will it take for me to get added to a weekly batch? When will I hear from you?

Jobs at technology companies are highly specialized and competitive. Given that, only a small subset of candidates who apply to Underdog.io get featured in a weekly candidate batch. Technical and product candidates usually hear from us within 7-10 days of signing up. For business candidates, the timeline can be a little longer. Because of candidate volume, we can only respond to candidates when they are selected for an Underdog.io batch.

Will my current employer be able to see my profile if they are an Underdog.io customer?

No. All candidates have the option to identify specific companies that Underdog.io shouldn't contact on their behalf. We also proactively hide candidates from current and past employers.

Do Underdog.io companies hire contract, remote, and/or visa candidates?

Many do, but candidates who have the best experience with Underdog.io tend to be looking for onsite, full-time positions and don't require visa sponsorship. Some of our companies sponsor visa candidates who already live in the U.S. and have existing, transferable visas. If you live outside of the U.S. and/or hold a non-transferable visa (e.g. B1, L1, J1), we are not likely to feature you in an Underdog.io candidate batch.

What if I don't have an up-to-date resume?

Please try to put something together, even if it's just a PDF export of your LinkedIn profile. Resumes aren't perfect, but they help give us a structured summary of our candidates' work and education experience.

What if I’m looking for a startup job in another city?

We're planning to launch new cities in the coming months based on the demand for Underdog.io and the environment for technology hires in each local market. Visit our cities pages to track our progress.