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We've helped hundreds of founders start companies that are now worth over $9 billion
On Deck has been transformational for finding my co-founder and meeting like-minded individuals. It brings together people who are exceptional, ready to start a company and the mentorship needed.
I met my co-founder Alan in ODF2, we hired an account executive and growth marketer through On Deck’s talent programs, and that helped us raise from Felicis and NFX.
I met my co-founder and CTO Akshay thanks to On Deck. He's a force of nature and we complement each other perfectly.
Cofounder match suggestions will go out May 2nd and there will be a 72 hour matching period. A conversation will be generated for every match and you’ll have 1 month to connect and assess if you want to move forward together.
Anyone thinking about starting a company can request access, even if you haven’t committed to it full-time! We’ve noticed that in our past pilots, technical talent (backgrounds in software engineering design) tend to have the most success with regards to the amount and breadth of matches they make.
To be considered for this sprint, request access by April 28th. There are 400 spots available in this sprint.
No, the cofounder search journey is similar to finding a partner. That is, it’s a big decision. We cannot guarantee you’ll find a cofounder.
This will range widely and depends on a variety of factors, including your skillset, location and matching preferences. In past pilots, people with anywhere from 3-30 matches have felt like they had a successful experience.
No - by participating in this initiative, you will join a subset of the On Deck platform dedicated to cofounder search. If, by the end of one month, you are actively exploring a cofounder relationship with a member of the On Deck community, you can be considered for acceptance into ODF, with the community support and fundraising / investment expectations that come with membership. If you are not actively exploring a cofounder relationship with someone in the On Deck community after a month, the sprint will conclude until we run another. Of course, you’re always welcome to apply for any of our programs.