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1000+ companies

founded by On Deck fellows.

$1B+ raised

from top global investors

$9B+ combined value

Companies founded over two years

On Deck helped us hire our first employee, raise $900k in pre-seed, and accelerate our GTM motion within the network. Our Series B wouldn’t have happened without On Deck.

Matt Schulman
Matt Schulman ODF3
ODF4
Founder and CEO
Raised $63M from a16z and YC continuity.
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On Deck helped me recruit our team, find our first beta customers, and build a community of support to get through the challenges of the founder to CEO transition.

Sasha Orloff
Sasha Orloff ODF8
ODF4
Founder and CEO
Raised $21.5M.
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I’ve hired 5+ employees (including execs), raised from 20+ investors, found 10+ customers, met 200+ awesome people, and made many dear friends through the On Deck community over the last two years.

Hari Raghavan
Hari Raghavan ODF2
ODF4
Founding team & CEO
Raised from Craft Ventures.
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Being able to present to different investors through the On Deck Angels First Look program, meant we not only honed our pitch, but found many advisors and mentors as well – and raised a $5 million Series A.

Lavell Juan
Lavell Juan ODF6
ODF4
Co-founder and CEO
Raised $5M from Theseus Capital.
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Initially the value of On Deck for me was the community and the ability to meet people who are all working on really exciting things — which incentivizes you to go out and build your own thing.

Aoi Senju
Aoi Senju
ODF4
Co-founder and CEO
Raises $1.5 Million to Accelerate Scientific Breakthrough
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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.

Mohamed El Mahallawy
Mohamed El Mahallawy ODF4
ODF4
Co-founder and CTO
Raised $6.15M from Spark Capital.
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Thanks to On Deck, by the time I started fundraising, I already had a business plan, prototype product, and great pitch. There was momentum. Had I not done On Deck, I'd have been starting from zero.

Bob Summers
Bob Summers ODF6
ODF4
Founder and CEO
Raised $4M from Neo.
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On Deck was catalytic in the earliest introductions to angel investors which gave us the momentum needed for later rounds of fundraising.

Vance Roush
Vance Roush ODF2
ODF4
Founder
Raised $10M including Uncork Capital.
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On Deck’s fundraising advice and connections were crucial to closing our $6mm seed round.

Tom Beckenham
Tom Beckenham ODF8
ODF4
Founder and CEO
Raised $6M from Octopus Ventures and Connect Ventures.
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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.

Maximus Greenwald
Maximus Greenwald ODF2
ODF4
Founder and CEO
Raised $4.5M from NFX.
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On Deck's Fundraising Concierge gave me invaluable pitch feedback and connected me with tons of great investors. We closed our $2mm round significantly faster because of it.

Alexander Harmsen
Alexander Harmsen ODF8
ODF4
Co-founder and CEO
Raised $2M from Village Global.
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I met my two co-founders, my lead investor, and legal counsel through On Deck Community

Charles Hua
Charles Hua ODF5
ODF4
Co-founder and CEO
Raised $4.5M from Wing Venture Capital.
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On Deck gave us the skills and support we needed to build our MVP as non-technical founders. 3 months later, we'd raised a €1.2m euro pre-seed round on the strength of that MVP.

Rebecca Görres
Rebecca Görres ODNC1
ODF4
Co-founder
Raised €1.2M from Btov Partners.
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“I met a lot of amazing founders at On Deck, people that I still talk to this day about different things. One of them, Kyle Woumn, just raised his $10 million round with Overflow, and we talk all the time.”

Edwin Akrong
Edwin Akrong
ODF4
Co-Founder and Product Lead
Raised $4 Million to Help People Reclaim Their Time Through Better Meetings
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On Deck was indispensable in introducing us to over 15 angels, as well as early customers. Without On Deck, we should have gotten off to a much slower start as a company.

Tory Reiss
Tory Reiss ODF3
ODF4
Co-founder and CEO
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On Deck was instrumental to OfficeTogether’s fundraising and early hires. We hired a strategy lead from On Deck First 50 and a designer from On Deck Designers. I’ve also made some lifelong friends.

Amy Yin
Amy Yin ODS1
ODF4
Founder and CEO
Raised $2.2M from Defy Ventures.
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A friend from Sequoia told me I should join On Deck —and it paid off. I saw firsthand that it was possible to raise earlier than I'd previously thought. On Deck's Fundraising Concierge gave me the support I needed to raise my $2.1m pre-seed round.

Anthony Geranio
Anthony Geranio ODF5
ODF4
Co-founder and CEO
Raised $2M from Village Global.
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On Deck helped find our first users, validate our idea, and connect us with the fund who led our $1.85M seed round.

Ferruccio Balestreri
Ferruccio Balestreri ODF5
ODF4
Co-founder and CTO
Raised $1.8M from Point Nine, YC, and Speedinvest.
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Through On Deck, I found my co-founder, received feedback on my pitch decks and Beta app, and got connected to some of my first angel investors. I also learned how to run a successful fundraise, establish a remote-first company, recruit a first hire, and more.

Carley Lake
Carley Lake ODF5
ODF4
Co-founder and CEO
Raised $750k from Precursor Ventures.
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On Deck has accelerated our learning & testing of growth techniques which led to 10x growth. It wouldn't have been achievable without the community.

Patrick Samy
Patrick Samy ODH1
ODF4
Founder and CEO
Raised $500k.
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I met my Co-founder at On Deck. It was during a time of transition and just what I needed. The network is incredible and I would encourage founders to bring them on their cap table. It’s uniquely networked capital.

Brian Requarth
Brian Requarth ODF4
ODF4
Co-founder
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On Deck made starting Ignition possible – I found my Co-founder (who I love) here, raised from 15+ top-tier investors, and built an entire support network of fellow founders through the ODF community.

Derek Osgood
Derek Osgood ODF6
ODF4
Founder and CEO
Raised from 15+ investors.
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Through the On Deck network, I hired a Head of Product, found three investors, and met five peers who gave me company-shifting support, saving me from mistakes that would have cost upwards of $100k.

Pedro Sanchez de Lozada
Pedro Sanchez de Lozada ODF5
ODF4
Founder and CEO
Raised from FJ Labs and Brooklyn Bridge Ventures.
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On Deck has put us a the epicenter of climate tech and has been pivotal to make sense of our market, customers and business model. The network of like minded people is priceless with a compound effect for the years to come.

Tamas Locher
Tamas Locher ODCT1
ODF4
Co-founder and CEO
Raised $200k.
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It would have been much harder to start 8returns without On Deck. I found my first employees here, received my first angel investor check, and no matter what challenges I'm facing, I can find an expert in the community to help me.

Amin Ben Said
Amin Ben Said ODF7
ODF4
Co-founder
Raised $1M from JVH Ventures.
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I met my co-founder and CTO Akshay thanks to On Deck. He's a force of nature and we complement each other perfectly.

Mike Shebat
Mike Shebat ODF8
ODF4
Co-founder and CEO
Raised $3.8M from Founders Fund, General Catalyst, Lux Capital, and Village Global.
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On Deck has helped me get from 0 to 1 and beyond so much faster than I could have on my own. This includes leading me to my co-founder, rapid feedback on my beta, and a network of extremely talented fellow founders that help navigate the maze of building a startup from the ground up.

Manish Jain
Manish Jain ODF7
ODF4
Co-founder
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On Deck has been the perfect place to be in transition. I went from idea stage to being founder and still continue to gain huge value from the community: I hired my first designer via On Deck.

Ellie Howard
Ellie Howard ODF7
ODF4
Founder
Raised $200k.
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On Deck connected me with some of the best entrepreneurs in the health and wellness space like Sam from Levels and Micheal from Calm, provided a network of amazing candidates that I hired for partnerships and product, and invested in my business. They took us from a side project with a handful of customers to a venture-funded company.

Robert Bent
Robert Bent ODF7
ODF4
Co-founder and CEO
Raised $750K.
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On Deck helped us validate our idea and connected us with our very first users, some of whom angel invested in our first round.

Ankit Pansari
Ankit Pansari ODF5
ODF4
Co-founder and CEO
Raised $2.5M from Accel.
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On Deck helped me go from idea to MVP, acquire my very first customers, and raise $2.7 million from Sequoia Surge, Village Global and On Deck angels.

Nitesh Agrawal
Nitesh Agrawal ODF4
ODF4
Founder and CEO
Raised $2.7M from Sequoia and On Deck angels.
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The On Deck Community helped me make 5+ key early hires, and raise a $12 million seed round from great investors.

Amrit Singh
Amrit Singh ODF2
ODF4
Co-founder and CRO
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Our first three On Deck hires have set the bar quite high for candidates that will come through in the future.

Dan Miller
Dan Miller ODF4
ODF4
Founder and CEO
Raised $3M from Refactor Capital.
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What I absolutely loved about the experience (and want to continue recreating) are the Mastermind Groups that met once a week. It didn't matter if my work with Compound Foods caused me to miss programming or fireside chats, no matter what, I made time for that group.

Maricel Sanz
Maricel Sanz
ODF4
Founder & CEO
Raised $4.5M from Lowercarbon.
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I met my co-founder Ansel at On Deck. We’ve also put several of our team through the different functional programs for networking and training.

Jeremy Zhang
Jeremy Zhang ODF2
ODF4
Co-founder and CEO
Raised $3.4M from General Catalyst
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