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As a first-time founder, how do you go about building a great executive team? In this interview summary, Jared Fliesler shares tactics for effective executive recruitment drawn from his 15 years of former experience as COO at Scribd, VP at Square, director at Google, and GM at Slide.
On Deck accelerates you towards your goals by helping you “find your people.” Our programs connect you to a high-quality, curated community of people working on the same problems. This post is an overview of our programs for company builders, investors and people who want to explore emerging sectors.
Simple lifestyle fixes to improve your metabolic health for better energy, cognitive performance, and overall endurance
After decades of taking a back seat to the internet revolution, the next version of the Space Race has arrived. While much of the renewed public excitement around space tech is being driven by long-term visions like colonizing Mars, there are plenty of space-focused innovations happening closer to earth which will likely define the next decade.
Robbie Bent is the CEO & CO-Founder of Othership, a practice to help you regulate your nervous system. Previously, Robbie worked for the Ethereum foundation, co-founded Roamly, and worked as an investment banker. Here, he draws on his experience as a multi-time founder whose current startup is focused on using breathwork to empower founders and individuals alike to remove obstacles and avoid burnout, while maintaining a high level of performance over the long haul of their career, and their lives.
With immigration in particular, many founders will immediately jump to a conclusion to obtain a specific visa without strategizing which option will give them the most freedom in the shortest time. Before jumping to any premature conclusions and engaging just any immigration law firm to execute a non-optimal strategy, we’ve put together this guide to provide an overview of how to most effectively get permission to legally run your startup in the US.
Startup founders are the Olympic athletes of the business world, asked to push their emotional and cognitive faculties to extremes every day. But what’s the equivalent of training for the strenuous task of running a company? In this essay, Dr. Emily Anhalt, co-founder of Coa, argues that emotional fitness is key to success in the founder role, and gives us a guide on how to achieve it.
The growth of the pseudonymous economy has been described as a trend as important as decentralization. But for the pseudonymous economy to reach its potential, we need pseudonymous founders. This is a playbook for founders thinking of starting companies pseudonymously, including why you might want to do it and tactics you can use to be successful.
In this essay, Patrick Rivera, product engineer at Mirror.xyz, explains why web3 represents not just a slight iteration on existing products but the birth of the world’s first global internet-native economy, and what this tells us about the real significance of web3.
No-code tools have progressed farther than most realize, and are reaching the point where you can build almost anything without having to learn how to code. In this article, we discuss the advantages of no-code and the lingering obstacles to its adoption as it reaches an inflection point.
Sasha Orloff is the founder of LendUp, Mission Lane, and now Puzzle.io where he serves as CEO. Today he gives a look into his daily schedule and weekly routine, along with his principles of time management for high impact that stem from almost a decade of experience founding and managing high-growth companies.
Learn how to build a pre-seed stage company from Ann Miura-Ko, founding partner at the VC firm Floodgate. Ann’s advice comes from decades of turning pre-product market fit companies into minimum viable companies and then unicorns.
On Deck has helped hundreds find a co-founder and start a company. We distill lessons and patterns from successful matches into a comprehensive playbook.
Learn the playbook and pragmatic tactics for early-stage fundraising from Mike Wilner, a startup founder, advisor, and author of Oversubscribed, a book on seed fundraising.
A bird's eye view with Candice Ammori of On Deck Climate Tech on what climate tech is all about, why it's reaching an inflection point, resources for where to get funding and get involved, and what it takes to transition into a career in climate tech.