Learn and connect with seasoned investors to level up your portfolio.

On Deck Investing is a 7-week program for investors who want to create a foundation for accumulating long-term wealth. The focus is on public equity and crypto markets, but the toolkits and mental models can be applied to any type of investing. We combine an action-oriented curriculum and a community of incredible peers to help you plan and execute on your financial goals.
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Accepting applications for ODI2 which kicks off in October of 2021
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World-class speakers and curriculum
Supportive Core Teams
Action-oriented workshops
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Join a trusted community of savvy investors

Our Fellows are seasoned executives, professional analysts, skilled engineers, forward-thinking VCs, and hungry entrepreneurs who are passionate about learning and refining their investing craft. They share a strong spirit of service and will support you throughout your personal, professional, and financial journeys.
Jacob Shiohira
Software Engineer
Blake Samic
Head of Product Operations
Jeffrey Li
Senior Data Scientist
Maryclaire Manard
Founder
Matt Whiffen
Director of Operations
Michele Serro
Entrepreneur, Investor, Opera Singer
Ross Feinstein
Co-Founder, Sunlight Health
Alexander Harmsen
CEO & Founder
Cristin Pacifico
Manager
Clara Tsao
Founding Officer & Director
Aileen Cheung
Director, ESG and Thematic Solutions

A community to fall back upon whenever you need help, support, or guidance

Enjoy annual access to a curated community of world-class investors who will answer your questions and find solutions for your challenges.

Meaningful connections with peers, mentors, and future collaborators

Build lasting relationships with peers for support and accountability through curated connections. Or search On Deck’s Directory to connect with other fellows and investors.

Action-oriented programming

Our curriculum is full of workshops and sessions designed to help you put theory into practice and execute your goals..

Refine your investment process

Improve your skills and mental models through rigorous workshops and deep dives into market analysis frameworks and behavioral psychology.

Understand what drives market behavior

Obtain a holistic understanding of the market via deep dives on both equities and cryptocurrencies

Master the mindset of successful investors

Learn about mental models, financial anxiety, and common money mistakes. Ascertain your risk preferences and take concrete steps towards achieving your financial goals.

Craft your unique investing thesis

Invest in what truly matters to you by connecting your passions to your portfolio and goals, and developing a personal investment thesis.

In Partnership With

We're excited to partner with Public.com to power ODI. Public.com is the investing social network where members can own fractional shares of stocks and ETFs, follow popular creators, and share ideas within a community of investors. Public makes the stock market an inclusive and educational place, with social features that make it easy to collaborate as you build your confidence as an investor.

Navigate the market supported by intimate core teams made up of trusted peers

Investing alone can be tough. The ODI community is a place for meaningful conversations. You’ll get invaluable support from investors who are driven to be better.

Regular check-ins

Join weekly small group conversations with others who have a similar investing philosophy as yours.

First-hand advice

Work through your challenges in a supportive environment and get practical tips and guidelines from individuals who have been there and done that.

Meaningful connections

Develop deep relationships with talented peers from around the world that will last far beyond the fellowship's seven weeks.

Continuously level up and gain confidence with weekly firesides and workshops

Acquire the specialized frameworks, processes, and skills to become a confident investor 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 variety of in-demand and relevant industry topics that you can apply immediately to your portfolio and goals

Action-oriented workshops led by industry leaders

Join intimate deep dives and workshops led by top guests like Lyn Alden, Ryan Selkis, and Nick Maggiulli

Ever-growing library of content

Enjoy ongoing access to a database of recorded sessions so you can learn on your own schedule
Thoughts on The Psychology of Money
Morgan Housel
Partner at Collaborative Fund
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author of The Psychology of Money
Investing amidst Inflation
Lyn Alden
Investor, Engineer, Writer & Founder
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Lyn Alden Investment Strategy
How to Think in Bets
Annie Duke
Author
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former professional poker player
God Couldn’t Beat Dollar Cost Averaging
Nick Maggiuli
Chief Operating Officer
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Ritholtz Wealth Management
Become your own CFO
Tory Reiss
CEO and Co-Founder
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Equilibrium
Betting on Bitcoin
Jeff Booth
Co-Founder & Partner
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Second Foundation Partners

Other speakers:

Brent Johnson
CEO
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Santiago Capital
Kris Ablelmessih
Options Portfolio Manager
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Parallax Volatility Advisers
Bryce Gilleland
CEO
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Coincident Capital
Callie Cox
Senior Investment Strategist
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Ally Invest
Jessica Chen Riolfi
Founder
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Ontrail
Nadine Terman
Founder, CEO, and CIO
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Solstein Capital
Mark Yusko
Founder, CEO & CIO
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Morgan Creek Capital Management
Ryan Selkis
CEO
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Messari
Will Quist
Partner
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Slow Ventures
Joy Lere
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
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Behavioral Finance Consultant

Everything you need to become an even more accomplished investor

On Deck Investing is a 7-week program that helps you build lasting relationships and become a better investor from day one.
Application Process
Fill out the application to be considered for ODI Membership
We review each application, putting special emphasis on our core values
Successful candidates will be invited to interview with an ODI team member or alumnus/a
Onboarding
Welcome aboard! Get immersed into the community & learn how to navigate On Deck to achieve your financial goals.
Attend kick-off and orientation sessions, and join Core Team groups.
Explore exclusive offerings from Public.com & Copilot Money.
Meet up with your curated connections
Join community mixers and build connections with like-minded investors

Apply to On Deck Investing

ODI membership costs $2,990. After acceptance, we’ll award need-based scholarships through the On Deck Access Fund. Payment plans available.
Apply Today
Apply by October 1st to join the next onboarding cohort kicking off on October 23rd.
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What does a typical month at ODI look like?

Programming for ODI is 5-10 hours per week. You can dive into everything, or take a step back when you’re too busy. The community will always be there for you.

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Crafting a Successful Investment Strategy
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1:1 with another Fellow
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Curated Connection
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"Check Please!" Using Checklists and Decision Journals in Your Investing Process
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Book Club
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Weekly Digest & Social
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Peer to Peer
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The Kelly Criterion and Investing Lessons from Pro Poker with Chris Sparks
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Bi-weekly Core Team Session
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"Hey! What Stock Should I Buy?!?"
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Workshop
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The Mind Game: Mental Frameworks for Investing
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Weekly Digest & Social
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Investment Idea Brainstorm
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TESTIMONIALS

Here’s what other Fellows have been saying about their ODI experience

“So much love and gratitude to the @beondeck ODI #investing community. The past ten weeks were amazing and taught me so much. #ToTheMoon.”


Arpit Gupta, Vice President of Product, Cox Automotive

“Thanks to the ODI team - what an incredible job! For a first program, you hit it out of the park as I connected with some amazing folks who gave me some needed structure/focus on what I’m investing in and why I’m doing so.”

Michele Serro, Founder and Investor, Doorsteps (acquired by Realtor.com)

“ODI provides fellows with the opportunity to level up their investment acumen, explore alternative types of investments, discuss investment strategies, and build a community within the investment world. Thank you to On Deck's program leads for making this such an impactful, immersive ten weeks. The quality of the speakers and fellows made for an enriching experience and I loved the people that I met.”

Cristin Pacifico, Manager, TechNexus

“Throughout the course of ODI1, I met a number of great people from many different backgrounds, challenged my thinking, and became exposed to new asset classes on a daily basis.”

Matt McPheely, Partner, Chapel

Ready to apply?

On Deck Investing is a 7-week fellowship to help you become a better investor and build lasting relationships from Day 1.
Apply Today
Apply by October 1st to join the next onboarding cohort kicking off on October 23rd.

FAQ

Who should apply?

To be a good fit for ODI, you are probably:

  • Someone with an active interest in investing, and looking to understand the nuances of the markets and take their investing strategy to the next level
  • Entrepreneurial, independent, able to apply lessons learned into action
  • Eager to connect with other investors, engage in a fast-paced and dynamic community, as the value of the On Deck network and the peer-to-peer connections compounds the experience
  • You need not be an “expert investor” to apply to the program. ODI is for those who want to explore concepts more, as well as those who understand the markets deeply
Am I the right type of investor for this program?

This program is for all types of investors interested in personal finance and public market investing. If you are most interested in learning more about private market investments please contact us to learn more about what is the right fit for you.

How long will I have access to the community?

After the fellowship ends, you'll maintain access to your cohort and community for 1 year.

Do I need to be an experienced investor?

This is for people who are looking to expand their investment knowledge and level up their portfolio. You do not need to be an industry professional. We recommend that you have interest in the markets, and are looking to learn. This is for investors across varying stages of their journey, with a focus on market enthusiasts who are looking for a passionate and thoughtful community!

Do I need to have a minimum amount of money invested already or to invest?

No, there is no minimum amount of money that you need to have already or in the future to be invested. We do however recommend to have at least $10k to invest to get the full value of the program and truly understand how you make investment decisions.

Is this a fully remote program?

Yes: ODI will be run entirely remotely. 

Post-COVID, we’ll return to organizing offline programming like dinners, small gatherings, and retreats, but the core Fellowship will remain a remote-first experience.

How is this program different from other investment programs?

ODI is a holistic deep-dive into the entire investment process alongside other experienced investors who will share this journey with you. You will be able to have thoughtful conversations with investors ranging from best practices, investment analysis, market trends and the ability to build long lasting relationships to create your own personal ‘investment committee’. We begin with investor psychology in mind, with the goal to help you truly understand your own risk preferences and financial goals in order to help you better your financial future. We cover different schools of investing with deep dives into nuanced asset classes. This program is a combination of community, curriculum, and curation.

Will this program be giving investment recommendations or financial advice?

No. This program will not provide any investment recommendations or financial advice.

The details of the distinctions are available in this disclaimer:

Nothing herein shall constitute or be construed as an offering of financial instruments or as investment advice or investment recommendations (i.e., recommendations as to whether or not to “buy”, “sell”, “hold”, or to enter or not to enter into any other transaction involving any specific investment) by nZero Labs, Inc. (“On Deck”) or a recommendation as to an investment or other strategy by On Deck. Data and other information available on this site should not be considered as information sufficient upon which to base an investment decision. All information provided by On Deck is impersonal and not tailored to the needs of any person, entity or group of persons. On Deck does not express an opinion on the future or expected value of any security or investment and does not explicitly or implicitly recommend or suggest an investment strategy of any kind.

Are there scholarships or financing options available?

Our goal is to make the Fellowship accessible to the absolute best talent, no matter their financial situation.

All Fellows have the option to pay in four monthly installments (with no interest or additional charges). We also have a limited number of scholarships available thanks to our Access Fund. Information about scholarship applications will be provided to accepted Fellows closer to the kickoff date.

What is the time commitment?

Between attending strategy workshops and attending speaker sessions, you should expect to commit five to ten hours a week.

Beyond workshops, ODI is designed to be a choose-your-own-adventure buffet. You get out what you put in: often, the biggest contributors are also the biggest beneficiaries!

Depending on your schedule and interests, you could choose to:

  • Attend speaker sessions, tactical deep dives, and strategy workshops for full immersion
  • Tune in as you’d like and attend sessions that are particularly interesting to you
  • Use the On Deck directory to connect with fellows one-on-one
  • Attend community events or cross-program events

Most fellows have full-time jobs, so our programming is designed with that in mind.

Can I participate from anywhere in the world?

Yes: ODI will be run entirely remotely. This enables participation from all corners of the world. We’ve spent the past two ODF cohorts mastering the playbook for building remote communities and relationship building online, and will apply the same approach here.

Post-COVID, we’ll return to organizing offline programming like dinners, small gatherings, and retreats, but the core Fellowship will remain a remote-first experience.

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

Nothing herein shall constitute or be construed as an offering of financial instruments or as investment advice or investment recommendations (i.e., recommendations as to whether or not to “buy”, “sell”, “hold”, or to enter or not to enter into any other transaction involving any specific investment) by nZero Labs, Inc. (“On Deck”) or a recommendation as to an investment or other strategy by On Deck. Data and other information available on this site should not be considered as information sufficient upon which to base an investment decision. All information provided by On Deck is impersonal and not tailored to the needs of any person, entity or group of persons. On Deck does not express an opinion on the future or expected value of any security or investment and does not explicitly or implicitly recommend or suggest an investment strategy of any kind.