Scale your company alongside the best CEOs in tech
Connect with other top CEOs
A community to learn from
Curated introductions to other leaders
Absolute discretion and confidentiality
Talk through high-impact decisions with peers
Small, intimate groups of 6 people
On Deck Scale is designed for post product-market fit CEOs of venture-scale companies with 100K MRR or 2.5MM+ in funding
The community you need to scale as a leader, for years to come
Read stories from our alumni
"We initiated remote-first before it was popular, so before the pandemic. I'm a strong believer, as a leader, that finding talent wherever they are, and enabling people access to a startup environment, regardless of geography, is really important. And it allows for a better team."
"One of my main challenges was growing a team quickly. I had a few people in my Mastermind group that had thousands of employees at different parts of their career and they were able to give me advice throughout the process. Without On Deck I could have made some hiring and firing mistakes."
"For any founders out there looking for early stage employees, I would highly recommend OD50 and hedging the risk as they are training folks on how to be outstanding early stage teammates to help get to the next phase of your business."
Here’s what other Fellows have been saying about their ODS experience
“As founders, we take our time really seriously. We’ve been skeptical about joining other communities in the past, but it’s clear On Deck brings more to the table than others. The fellowship is full of smart, talented, and hungry individuals. We couldn’t be happier to be here and looking forward to the IRL meetups so we can build deeper relationships with these fellows.”
"On Deck Scale has provided me with a group of top founders that are hitting inflection points in the scaling of their companies. The close-nit community of founders have been trusting, authentic and inspiring! I highly recommend more top founders to apply!"
“As an early stage founder, I’m always looking for ways to strengthen my own leadership skills while supporting my team’s professional development. I’m grateful for the relationships I’ve built and advice I’ve received from other founders as part of ODS, and I’m equally thrilled that every one of my team members who joins an On Deck fellowship comes away with an impressive network of peers and mentors to help them level up well beyond the program.”
“On Deck Scale has been an amazing way for a European founder like myself to create close-knit relationships with awesome founders from across the world on the same stage. With a community that’s second-to-none, great advisors and super actionable workshops, it has without a doubt helped me scale myself as a CEO and take Butter to new heights!”
“I had the opportunity to connect with some truly remarkable founders of high-growth startups and got tactical advice on how to improve as a leader and build-out our GTM. It’s been an invaluable experience and I recommend ODS to any post-seed stage founder looking to level up as a CEO/Founder.”
“The On Deck Scale Fellowship provided me with a trusted, close-knit community of like-minded scaling founders. The access to the broader On Deck ecosystem is also incredible. I highly recommend founders of scaling companies to participate.”
Ready to apply?
To be a good fit for ODS, you are probably:
- A highly motivated CEO of a venture-scale company who would benefit from the authentic relationships forged with other growth-oriented founders.
- Open to seeking the support, coaching, and mentorship required to scale yourself and your company.
- Willing to share your experiences, challenge assumptions, expand your perspectives, and raise the bar for yourself and others .
- Committed to lifelong learning and a spirit of service to others.
The annual membership cost of On Deck Scale is $10,000 or 4 monthly installments of $2,750, starting when you accept the offer.
We are committed to identifying and supporting the very best founders at every stage of company growth from Seed to IPO who have demonstrated strong signs of product-market fit. We’ll group founders appropriately based on company stage and other relevant factors. Founders who have not raised capital should consider applying to the On Deck Fellowship.
Everything in On Deck Scale is opt-in, meaning you only participate in programming that’s relevant to you. Between attending sessions, meeting other fellows 1:1, and curated mastermind groups you can expect to spend ~2-3 hours per week engaging with the program. We recognize that everyone in the community is a time scarce scaling founder and we accommodate as best we can while respecting our fellows’ time.
We have purposefully structured the program with your busy schedules in mind, allowing for structured content, a speaker series, and more curated small group sessions pairing those with challenges to those who have solved them before. We will also engage asynchronously on Slack. This structure will continue throughout the annual membership.
We’re accepting applications from CEOs of seed stage companies to IPO. Seed stage CEOs must have raised at least $2.5M in the last six months or achieved $100k MRR run rate.
Having access and building meaningful relationships are very different. ODS will bring value to any founder committed to significant learning and personal growth, expanding their network and personal influence, and becoming a better leader. While the On Deck network is large and continually expanding, On Deck Scale is designed to help you scale yourself as fast as you’re scaling your company.
Our Fellows come from around the world, however, a majority of the sessions are most conveniently accessible in timezones across North America, South America, and Europe.
Yes. If you are a CEO of a scaling startup, we welcome you to apply!
We ask that only CEOs of venture-scale companies apply.
After one year of membership, you will have the opportunity to renew your membership. If you choose not to renew your membership, you will no longer have access to On Deck platforms, networks, and content.
We partner with investors all over the world and would love to connect. Shoot us an email at [email protected]