Level up, connect, and invest with top operator angels

On Deck Angels (ODA) is a continuous community for operator angels. We combine an incredible network of peers, world-class curriculum and exclusive deal flow to help you refine your investing craft and build lasting relationships.
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Apply by July 1st to join the next onboarding kicking off on July 12th.
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Join a community obsessed with funding the future, together

Angel investing can be solitary and lonely. Our members are founders and operators at companies like Amazon, Uber, Stripe, Tesla, and Coinbase, and embrace network driven investing.
Paige Doherty
Paige Doherty
General Partner, Behind Genius Ventures
Jonathan Hillis
Jonathan Hillis
Founder, Creator Cabins
Leigh Marie Braswell
Leigh Marie Braswell
Investor, Founders Fund
Casey Caruso
Casey Caruso
Partner, Paradigm
Brian Rumao
Brian Rumao
Chief of Staff, LinkedIn
Utsav Somani
Utsav Somani
Partner, AngelList India
Anne Ferracane
Anne Ferracane
Managing Partner, Patch Ventures
Kiel Berry
Kiel Berry
Investor, Mission One
Jonathan Wasserstrum
Jonathan Wasserstrum
CEO and Co-Founder, SquareFoot
Sam Hodges
Sam Hodges
CEO and Co-Founder, Vouch
Martin Tobias
Martin Tobias
Founder, Incisive Ventures
Ian Logan
Ian Logan
VP Engineering, Rose Rocket

Supportive community

Get support from a network of peers committed to pursuing excellence in the craft of angel investing.

Opportunity and access

Find co-investors, mentors and friends for life. ODA members regularly share deal flow and collaborate on diligence.

Sterling credential

Get a credential that’s increasingly recognized by the most ambitious founders and discerning investors in the world.
Levels

Raised $12 million led by a16z with participation from ODA fellows.

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Motion

Raised $150k from YC with participation from ODA fellows.

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Overflow

Raised $10 million from Village Global & Craft Ventures with participation from ODA fellows.

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Get access to deal flow from the On Deck and ODA partner ecosystems

Fellows get founder intros and access to deal flow from On Deck and ODA’s partner networks.

Get introductions to fast-growing companies

Over 400 introductions have been made between On Deck Angels and founders in the On Deck ecosystem, including those in ODX, On Deck Founders, and competitive rounds sponsored by fellows in the Angels community

Get early access to ODX deals

Meet, advise, and invest in ODX founders before the world finds out about them on Demo Day

Meaningful connections

Develop deep relationships with talented peers from around the world that will last for years

80 funds & syndicates

In 14 months, over 80 ODA members have launched funds or syndicates

400+ direct intros

Hundreds of deals, and intros between founders and angels

24 countries

Funding and opportunities from Silicon Valley to India to the Philippines.

Get support to launch a fund or syndicate

Growing alone can be tough. The ODA community is a place for confidential, meaningful conversations and support from capable peers who understand the challenges you face and want to see you succeed.

Level up investing knowledge

Programming and strategy to refine your thesis and build your LP base

Launch a fund or syndicate

Launch a fund or syndicate with the support of people who have been there, done that

Learn from a world-class community

Connect and learn from talented emerging managers, syndicate leads, and experienced angels from around the world
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Continuously level up and gain confidence with weekly Learning Sessions

Acquire specialized frameworks, knowledge and skills to become a confident angel via live sessions and fireside chats with incredible guests and an extensive library of content.

Practical learning opportunities

Regularly expand and refresh your knowledge on a variety of in-demand and relevant industry topics that you can apply immediately

High-signal sessions with industry’s best

Join intimate deep dives and fireside sessions with top guests like James Beshara, Shaan Pari, and Anna Dwane

Ever-growing library of content

Enjoy ongoing access to a database of recorded sessions so you can learn on your own schedule
AngelList Syndicates 101
Paige Doherty, ODA3
Paige Doherty, ODA3
Founder and General Partner
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Behind Genius Ventures
Deep Dive: Investing in India
Gautam Shewakramani
Gautam Shewakramani
Head of APAC + India
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Emerging Manager Social
Mike Suprovici
Mike Suprovici
Head of Acceleration
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VC Lab
Bi-Weekly Mastermind Group
Join a mastermind group of trusted peers
Join a mastermind group of trusted peers
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Diligence Debrief: KTD, Inc. (seed round)
Anne Dwane
Anne Dwane
Co-founder and Partner
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Village Global

Accelerate your journey towards becoming a world-class angel

On Deck Angels is a life-long, invite-only community with a 5-week immersive onboarding to help you build lasting relationships from Day 1.
Application Process
Fill out the application form to be considered for the ODA Membership
We review each application, putting special emphasis on our core values
Successful candidates will be invited to an interview with the Program team
5-Week Onboarding
Welcome aboard! The next 5 weeks are an opportunity to get immersed into the community and learn how to navigate On Deck to achieve your goals for the years ahead!
Attend kick-off and orientation sessions
Meet up with your curated connections
Share your first deals with the community

Life-long Community

The onboarding was just the beginning! Once complete, you can officially start benefiting from access to everything your yearly ODA membership has to offer
Exclusive access to top deals
Signature sessions with world-class speakers
Access to the On Deck Directory
Social and networking events
Small groups and 1:1 coaching
Curated Connections with other members
Mastermind sessions with trusted peers
Opportunity to explore the On Deck Ecosystem

Apply to On Deck Angels

In lieu of a program fee, we ask you to contribute $5000 to the On Deck Access Initiative, that'll enable underrepresented founders to partake in the On Deck Founder Fellowship.

Rising Stars

Experienced operators & founders with expertise moving into angel investing.
  • Level-up with fundamentals workshops
  • Define your focus and build a platform
  • Invest alongside seasoned angels

Operator Angels

Individuals investing today, looking for structure and strategy as they accelerate pace.
  • Develop your own pipeline of direct deals
  • Leverage the network to increase value-add
  • Join a Mastermind group of trusted peers

Emerging Managers

Investors in the process or early stages of raising institutional capital.
  • Refine & validate your thesis
  • Build your fundraising plan
  • Mastermind groups for new managers

FAQ

Why join On Deck Angels?

On Deck Angels provides community, education and deal flow for the world’s most helpful operator angels.

Many members have used the ODA platform as a springboard to take their investing to the next level: from refining mental models and frameworks, to meeting co-investors, to launching syndicates and even starting funds.

ODA offers a variety of programming and formats:

  • Interactive workshops
  • Fireside chats with investing legends and rising stars
  • Sector deep dives
  • Virtual socials and happy hours
  • In-person networking opportunities
  • Live pitches and diligence sessions
What makes the ODA community and experience unique?
  1. ODA has a high bar for admission. We target active, accredited angels looking to accelerate their pace of investing.
  2. As a group, we are very focused on deal flow and active co-investing. To date, ODA members have co-invested in well over 100 companies, including some amazing companies like Levels Health, Motion and Overflow.
  3. ~40% of our community actively run syndicates, or are emerging managers
  4. Our community is global: ~30% of the community is international and we have members from nearly 30+ countries.
  5. By joining ODA you also get access to many benefits of On Deck’s ecosystem, including our global directory as well as other resources and perks
  6. Being an ODA member provides unique access and preferred investment terms on deal flow (and funds) from the On Deck ecosystem.
What is the cost?

Our 12 month program cost is $5,000. However, the program fee is tax deductible. Each program fee is allocated to On Deck’s Access Fund, our 501(c)3 providing scholarship assistance to underrepresented and financially challenged founders and individuals who otherwise would not be able to afford On Deck programming. Our angels literally ‘pay-it-forward’.

If you want be more even more creative, we accept payment in ETH and BTC.

Lastly, depending on where you work, you may also be eligible to have the cost of ODA reimbursed from your company’s L&D budget.

Who is an ideal candidate?
  • Experienced operators: Operators and founders with functional expertise moving into angel investing
  • Rising stars: Already actively investing today, but looking for structure and strategy as they accelerate pace and refine process
  • Going pro: those eyeing full-time investing, deploying larger dollar amounts, and active SPV leads
  • Emerging managers: Those in the process or early stages of raising institutional capital (i.e. funds)
What is the program structure?

ODA operates on an annual calendar with programming blocks in the fall, spring and summer. During each block we run five-week onboarding “cohorts” - you enter the community with a smaller group of other angels all joining at the same time. During the five week onboarding we run a series of core workshops, goal setting sessions and networking events before you begin joining the larger ODA community and attending our more standard programming.

What is the time commitment?

Members typically spend 2-4 hours per week engaging with ODA programming during the initial five-week onboarding. After that, we average around 5 events per month, with most members spending between 2 and 5 hours spread between events such as workshops, fireside chats, mastermind groups and attending live pitches.

Do I need to be an accredited investor to join?

Yes. at this time On Deck Angels is only open to accredited investors

To understand the SEC’s accreditation definition and learn more, go here.

If you are based outside of the USA, but have the qualifying assets, you may also be eligible.

Is ODA a remote program?

The majority of ODA programming happens asynchronously to accommodate our global audience and a wide variety of busy schedules. We also run in-person networking events, such as happy hours and dinners in major metropolitan areas of the US (and hopefully overseas soon!)

Can I join ODA in addition to other On Deck programs?

Yes, of course!

Many of our ODA members have participated in other programs within On Deck.

How long do I have access to the community?

ODA is a 12 month program which starts with your community onboarding. The majority of our members elect to continue their participation and we offer a variety of ways to continue engagement with our community and ecosystem.

Did we miss your question? Drop us a line and we will get back to you asap.