We Connect College Students to Scorching Restaurant Deals
We currently exist at three colleges — The University of Oregon, CSU-Chico and UC-Davis, with thousands of student users at each of these three Universities. These students use Oodles to get deals on food, drinks and entertainment, all of which are weighted to give a bigger discount to bigger groups. We have plans to grow to a total of 15 Universities in the next two years, funding permitting. Nationwide thereafter.
Because our student users benefit from the deals, so do our vendor partners. They get new customers into their stores, who are reminded of their deal on a continual basis. The value of our patented process is that every deal transaction generates customer revenue. On our end, we charge a monthly marketing services fee, as well as individual charges for deals shared and redeemed.
The More Students Do Together, The More They Save
At Oodles, we believe that that college is the best time in a person's life, and that experiencing the many social activities on or around campus together with your friends is what makes it truly memorable. Therefore, our Oodles deals incentivize sharing and togetherness by rewarding those students who either share deals with their friends or redeem their deals as a group.
Local Businesses Love Oodles
Track Town Pizza
“I decided to give Oodles a try as one of their first customers. Knowing their marketing approach was to continually make students aware of Track Town and the offer we had on the app, it would be a matter of time before students using the app came to our restaurant…I was impressed with the results. We now have many U of O students come to our restaurant due to Oodles. The Vendor Days are outstanding, many hundred students come and try our award-winning pizza during the course of each Vendor Day, and become long-term customers of Track Town Pizza.”
-Tim Myers, General Manager
“We have a terrific location and have been around for decades. Our pizza is truly one-of-a-kind. If we continue making great pizza, they ultimately will come. I didn’t think I needed the Oodles - Deals & Events app … I was impressed with the results. I saw many new faces during the course of the Vendor Day, new customers of Celestino’s that I continue to see after the event … I have now signed on with Oodles. We are seeing daily usage of the app in our restaurant, and the number of students transacting via the app continues to grow every week.”
-Enzo Perri, Owner
Our Progress So Far
First Funding Round Initiated
Account at CSU-Chico Launches
5,000 Students on our App
1st Vendor Social
10,000 Students on our App
Check Out Our Pitch Deck
Let's Help Colleges Connect Together
Hello Wefunder Investors,
Six months have transpired since the initial Oodles Wefunder campaign successfully closed, and it’s been a focused, deliberate, and milestones-attacking journey since August ’17. See the key milestones timeline shown on this site for more specificity of what we mean!
We are gratified to let you know that the business continues to be on track to accomplish the key metrics we articulated in the original presentation deck — an updated version of this deck is embedded in this site, and includes a ‘dashboard’ page that gives a summary view of each of the metrics we’re tracking, and the progress against each of these metrics.
In October ’17, the USPTO published our patent application, exactly 18 months from the date of submission, which means the process is on schedule. There are implications to this publication, details which are provided in the patent page in the updated investment deck. Please make sure to read this.
Metrics are great, but what is much more satisfying is the feedback we’ve received from the students & vendors at each of the schools we’ve launched at. If you have the time, please go to the iOS or Android app stores and check the student reviews out, as there are many! We’ve provided examples of vendor feedback in the updated investment deck too for your perusal.
OodlesDeals is now in three schools — The University of Oregon-Eugene, California State University-Chico, and the University of California-Davis. There has been so much learning from each of these schools, students, and awesome vendor-partners we’ve signed on at each of these Universities. A lot of these learnings, we’ve tried to incorporate into the updated investment deck. Please make sure to read them and ask us any questions you come up with — as throughout our relationship with Wefunder, we’ll try to answer the relevant ones as best possible for everyone on Wefunder to see.
What’s next you ask? Why the new round of funding? Well, there are ~ 4,400 Universities in the US, so we haven’t even touched the tip of the iceberg. Our immediate goal is to grow from three Universities to up to fifteen in this next growth phase of the company. Recruiting vendors & students, enhancing the product to be more and more consumer-focused, all takes time, people, and investment. We will continue to be parsimonious with any spend we execute, as seeing the growth of OodlesDeals and the number of students who express delight with the great deals & events the app provides them is the best reward for this effort.
Spurred on by the memories of our grandfather, who graduated from the University of Oregon-Eugene almost 100 years ago, our pathway started with a vision to enable students to enhance their social lives with their friends, as these are memories and friendships that last throughout a person’s lifetime. This same mission and zeal continue to drive the entire OodlesDeals team, and we’re looking forward to having you join us in this next phase of the journey.
With Oodles & Oodles of respect to you,
Asheesh & Sajal