Latest rounds

Brag House raises $5m Series A from Black Sheep Ventures to build the future of gaming social platforms.
ODF6
Jul 29
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katch raises $4m seed round from Local Globe VC to reimagine our calendars and allow users to reclaim their time from scheduled meetings to highly focused, serendipitous connections.
ODF3
Jul 27
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Overflow raises $10m Series A led by R7partners to build the future of philanthropic giving by paving the way for frictionless stock donations.
ODF2
Jul 26
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Traba raises $3.6m from General Catalyst to close the hiring gap.
ODF8
Jul 22
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Global Predictions raises $2m to bring a digital twin macroeconomic model to mainstream investors.
ODF8
Jul 19
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Evvy raises $5m from General Catalyst to build a new understanding of the female body by discovering and leveraging overlooked female biomarkers.
ODF7
Jul 15
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Clearco raises $215m from SoftBank Vision Fund to offer founder-friendly capital solutions for e-commerce, mobile apps, and SaaS founders.
ODS1
Jul 8
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ODF8

Founder Roundtable

Global Predictions Raises $2 Million to Empower Investor Decisions through Macroeconomic Models
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"For a project like this, you just have to start and dive in headfirst. You have to put an initial prototype together — evaluate properly, understand what the baseline is. Then you create an optimization framework, and iteratively work to reduce errors to get to a point where you match and exceed current human judgment. That’s surprisingly within reach."
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Founder Roundtable

co-op Raises $5.8 Million Seed Round to Build the Future of Brand Partnerships
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"co-op is a platform that helps independent brands partner together, acquire customers, and scale. We build tools to support upsells, cross-promotion, audience exposure, and intelligent insights. The idea is that we can facilitate every imaginable brand-to-brand interaction."
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Founder Roundtable

Poised Raises $4.5 Million to Democratize Career Mobility through New Speech-Coaching Product
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We saw an opportunity that we could create a product that connects seamlessly with your calendar and turns on whenever you speak in meetings. It then would give you personalized feedback in real-time and after the meeting where it provides you with tips and lessons, evaluating things like your confidence, clarity and empathy.
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ODF5

Founder Story

How KD Deshpande Is Building the All-in-One Design Platform for Marketing Professionals.
A professional goal is something many of us strive for — that mountain we’re climbing one decision, one achievement, one role at a time. When KD Deshpande got to the top of his mountain, however, he went off-script, taking a leap to start Simplified, an all-in-one platform for marketing professionals. There’s a new summit to conquer and Simplified has secured a $2.2M seed round to start the climb.
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“I was like ‘wow’ this is the tribe I belong to. These are the kind of people I want to be surrounded with. This is where I belong. I was talking with a lot of like minded people and fueling that burning desire. It inspired me to go and quit my high paying job at Facebook.”


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Fellowship Showcase

How On Deck Leveled Me Up as a Design Leader
Gordon Ching began his career in marketing, but at a new company he pivoted to product design as an individual contributor and then became design lead within a year. He joined the On Deck Design Fellowship to help him get up to speed on design leadership and establish connections with fellows tackling the same issues as he is in his new role. On Deck proved to be a game-changer. Here’s his story:
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Time and time again, through chats with other designers, I wished there was a place where designers could come together to learn and level each other up beyond our day jobs. On Deck is precisely that.
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Founder Playbook

How June went from an Idea to a $2 million Seed Round
Almost a year after the first line of code was written, hundreds of companies now use June to track, monitor and report their data. June recently raised $2 million in seed funding led by Point Nine and with participation from Y Combinator, Speedinvest, Kima Ventures, eFounders and Base Case.
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"I want to share June’s playbook going from 0 to 1 as a B2B SaaS startup, including: 
  • How we got our first user
  • Why you should understand your customer before you building a landing page
  • How to implement your user-research findings 
  • How to launch on Product Hunt and Hacker News"
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Founder Story

How Alex Masmej Raised a $7.6M Seed Round to Build the Social Network for NFTs
Alex Masmej shares his journey from creating the first Ethereum Personal Token ($ALEX) to finance his journey to the US, to finding his co-founder through On Deck to building the next NFT social network. Alex raised a $7.6M seed round led by Paradigm to create the platform for people to showcase their digital art.
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“I thought, I'm a French person who doesn’t have a college roommate in Stanford who happens to be my co-founder and is passionate about the same things. So I guess... On Deck might be the best serendipity maximizer.”


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Fellowship Showcase

How I Pivoted from Accenture to Early-Stage Startups Through the On Deck First 50 Fellowship
Katy Culver started the year as a strategy consultant, but after realizing that her interests lay in operating within tech, she joined OD50 and joined Dover as an Engagement Manager.
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"The On Deck community was there every step of the way during my recruiting journey, they connected me to their network, coached me through offer negotiations, and attended my dance party social events."
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Fellowship Showcase

How I Expanded My Bubble & Revamped My Product Vision Through ODFintech
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"I believe that the fastest way to grow and improve is to give your ideas, products, and models exposure to smart people. ODFintech allows you to gain this exposure in a 10x way, where one conversation changes the vision of your product and introduces you to a host of other people you should connect with."
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ODA1

Fellowship Showcase

How I Pivoted From a Career at Facebook to Starting My Own Rolling Fund
Vibe Capital was born out of the unprecedented changes the pandemic had caused, coupled with Dave’s desire to invest in companies that make our society more accessible.
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"One of my biggest beliefs in investing is that a good investor has a general worldview of how the world operates and their investments fit into that worldview like a Lego block snapping into place. Even though you are allowed to have multiple interest areas as an investor, there should still be one unified belief behind why you are making certain investments."
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Fellowship Showcase

How we co-founded bluemethane through the On Deck Climate Tech Fellowship
Louise Parlons Bentata and Nestor Rueda-Vallejo had never met before joining the On Deck Climate Tech Fellowship. Through continual collaboration and accountability, they exited as co-founders building bluemethane, a company looking to capture methane produced from hydropower dams to generate electricity.
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"The access to people, experts and the expertise has saved us a lot of time in doing research and outreach just by centralizing a lot of knowledge in one place. Given Climate Change is such a broad problem to be tackling, Nestor and I had about 100 areas that we weren’t experts in (grant funding, intellectual property, etc.)."
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Founder Story

How early Ethereum employee Robbie Bent transformed his obsession into a business
During ODF7 Robbie went from 200 customers to 1000, reached his goal of $10,000 in monthly recurring revenue, and received commitments for an Angel round.
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"ODF created a powerful flywheel for me and my business. Now my mission, and what I want Inward to be, is extremely clear."

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ODCT1

Fellowship Showcase

How We Started a Part-Time Climate-Focused Angel Syndicate
Anke Huiskes and Kirsti Chou were both experienced operators looking to get into angel investing in the Climate-Tech space. A syndicate focused on bridging companies and investors between Europe and the U.S. had long been on their mind. Going through the On Deck Climate Tech Fellowship helped give them the momentum to turn their goals into reality.
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"We talked about the On Deck fellowship and thought that it would help us improve our value-adds for our syndicate. We would be able to add more Climate-focused experts to our network, while also improving our own operational understanding of the field."
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Fellowship Showcase

How On Deck Health Helped Me Navigate the Early Steps of My First Healthtech Startup
ODH1 fellow Tara English shares her experience leaving Kaiser Permanente to take the first steps in starting her own healthtech startup, where ODH helped her find 7 collaborators helping her in areas from operations to product strategy to design.
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"When questions came up that fell out of the scope that I or one of the collaborators I was working with could answer, my go-to location became the On Deck Health Asks & Offers channel. It was the best search engine in the niche as the results were driven by people passionate and informed about the space."

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ODF6

Founder Story

How Health Tech Entrepreneur Madison Campbell Used 2nd-Order Thinking to Carve a Path for Leda Health
Madison Campbell, founder of Leda Health, which provides aftercare for sexual assault survivors, didn’t always know what her core mission was going to be. It was only through a failed previous startup that she ended up finding her calling.
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“I figured if you could fix the sexual assault and harassment problem, the second-order effects of it would be so huge. It would mean that women could have confidence and profound support entering workplaces they didn't historically populate.”
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ODF4

Founder Story

How Amy Yin Built the OfficeTogether MVP for Paying Customers in 4 Weeks
Amy Yin, a former Senior Engineer at Coinbase, shares her journey building OfficeTogether, a desk reservations and team scheduling platform for companies who want to empower their employees through hybrid work. Amy covers her experience from building an MVP in four weeks to securing her first paying customer.
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"At On Deck, I attended intimate sessions with other founders about both their successful and unsuccessful journeys. I got so much energy from writing code for the hackathon (I built OfficeTogether’s MVP in Airtable!) and I also met so many people in 1:1 meetings who had just made the leap. My experience at On Deck gave me the courage to leave my job and start my own company, which was hard given how much I loved Coinbase.”
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Fellowship Showcase

How We Navigated Co-Founder Search to Start Stir
After countless coffees, interviews, and failed “first founder dates,” a chance encounter over Slack led to the perfect team-up between Joe Albanese and Kushal Byatnal before their startup Stir was born.
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“What’s most impressive to us is how On Deck has grown without diluting the brand at all. They’ve kept the bar extremely high, and people love the program (including us). They’ve also fully democratized the network, which is extremely important for tech access.”
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ODF6

Fellowship Showcase

How On Deck Helped Momentum Complete a Successful Seed Round
Nick is the founder and CEO of Momentum, a startup working to help nonprofits raise more money to reduce suffering and improve lives by building a donation ecosystem for the internet age.
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"The size of the network and the curation of the people in it is so active and dedicated to helping each other. It’s like a living thing."
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Fellowship Showcase

How Joining On Deck Clarified My Next Career Transition
Ann is the Founder of Patch Ventures, a private partnership to invest in, advise on, and incubate growth, operations, and marketplace technology products. Patch Ventures is primarily focused on efforts that provide economic opportunity and/or reduce information asymmetries. 
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"They understand that organic and iterative connection is where the magic happens."
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ODF1

Fellowship Showcase

How I Found Community Through On Deck as a First-Time Founder
Elizabeth is the Founder/CEO of Speakeasy, a company offering interactive, online events led by fascinating speakers and performers. The company’s vision is to bring the vibrancy of a university campus to you, wherever you happen to be.
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"It’s a great place to feel like you’re not alone on what can be the very lonely journey of starting a company."
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ODF3

Fellowship Showcase

How On Deck Helped Secureframe Find Early Customers
Natasja Nielsen and Shrav Mehta are the co-founders of Secureframe, a B2B security compliance start-up that helps businesses maintain cybersecurity certifications, they raised an $18 million Series A round, led by Kleiner Perkins.
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“We were able to get quick feedback on what we needed to change, or what was going well—some of our initial customers were from the On Deck community who were running into problems that Secureframe could solve. That was super helpful for our progress.”
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Fellowship Showcase

How an On Deck Build Weekend Helped Me Find my Co-Founder
Lucy Mort is the co-founder of Sunroom, a tool that allows creators to monetize both content and messaging, which she founded during ODF4 with CTO Ellie Day.
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“It was great to be dropped into this community of people that thought like me, and wanted to do the same things as me, and nerded out over the same things as I did.”
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Fellowship Showcase

How On Deck Served as a Catalyst for Me to Leave My Job
Luba Yudasina is the founder of Loka, a platform that helps connect Eastern European engineering talent to start-ups. Before Loka, she was a Product Manager at AirBnB.
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“On Deck was literally the catalyst that allowed me to leave my job. I felt supported, and I met people who were already on the same journey. It’s really allowed me to take that first step and feel comfortable about it.”
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Fellowship Showcase

ODF Fellow Showcase: Sam Corcos
Sam is Co-Founder and CEO at Levels (levelshealth.com). Levels is the dashboard for your body’s metabolism, giving you personalized insights into how different foods affect your body and your health.
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"By just putting yourself in an environment with a lot of other interesting people, good things tend to happen."
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Fellowship Showcase

ODF Fellow Showcase: Andrew Conner
Andrew is the Co-Founder and Head of Engineering at Levels, a dashboard for your body’s metabolism, giving you personalized insights into how different foods affect your body and your health.
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On Deck is how I met Sam, who is now my co-founder at Levels.
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Fellowship Showcase

How I Joined Talus as Lead Machine Learning Engineer through Lean Hire
Rico Meinl joined On Deck First 50 after finding his experience as an engineer in a large retail company tedious. Through Lean Hire, a curated contract-to-hire platform, Rico rekindled his interest in biotech as he joined Talus as their Lead Machine Learning Engineer. 
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"[Through Lean Hire] I got to meet with the CEO and CTO and learn about what they were building, why they were building it and their future vision."
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Fellowship Showcase

ODNC Fellow Showcase: Marcus Woxneryd
During ODNC, Marcus co-founded Venturism, a product studio where they create a variety of digital tools and products that help indie founders get their first 100 customers.
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"I would describe ODNC as the consistent exchange of belief capital. Even the week before the program starts and you first enter the Slack channel, you see a mountain of introductions and enter a buzzing community with the friendliest, most supportive and engaged people."
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Fellowship Showcase

How On Deck Taught Me Indispensable Skills for Building a Strong Community
Arielle Nissenblatt had always been a community builder, whether through her job as Community Manager at SquadCast or through EarBuds Podcast Collective, the podcast community she runs. ODCB helped Arielle learn the vocabulary of a community builder, use the software of a community builder, and absorb the knowledge of how to build community from others invested in it.
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When I started at SquadCast in August 2020 I had never formally been trained in community building. Harry Duran, one of the advisors of SquadCast who had been participating in the On Deck No Code Fellowship, saw that On Deck had launched the Community Builders fellowship and recommended that I participate. 
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ODCB1

Fellowship Showcase

How On Deck Helped Me Perfect My Online Community for Growth Marketers
Vasil Azarov ran Growth Marketing Conference for 5 years before COVID-19 brought his business to a grinding halt. After starting to build his online community, Growth Blazers, Vasil joined the On Deck Community Builder's fellowship to 1) get into the mind of a customer of an online community and 2) learn alongside other passionate community builders.
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One fireside chat in particular comes to mind as far as holding the insights I was looking for. Erik Torenberg spoke about how On Deck went from a physical dinner series and retreat to an online fellowship. He emphasized that you really had no idea what would work unless you went out and tested it. He reflected on how it took 4 years to find the model that worked and how transitioning to a cohort based approach made all the difference. 
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Founder Story

How Anthony Geranio left Software Engineering to raise $2 million for 1v1Me
Anthony Geranio, former software engineer at TextNow, shares his experience breaking free of the golden handcuffs as a software engineer to build 1v1Me. After going through ODF6, Anthony and his CPO Alex raised $2 million in their pre-seed round from investors.
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“On Deck helped me raise $750k for my startup, 1v1Me, but then we raised an additional $1.25M a month or two later. Now, my foot is on the gas scaling 1v1Me 24/7. However, what I will say is I always make time for On Deck.”
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Fellowship Showcase

How Spora Health hired for 3 Key Positions Leveraging the On Deck First 50 Fellowship
Building a company involves overcoming many hurdles, one of the earliest of which can be making your first few key hires. Spora Health presented at a Talent Demo Day, leading to 3 key hires for their early team.
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"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."
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Fellowship Showcase

How I went from Performing in an Orchestra to Working at an Early-Stage Startup
Brigid Babbish joined On Deck First 50 after COVID-19 put her past industry, classical music, on indefinite hiatus overnight. Brigid has now found a role — a copywriter for a startup called Monthly — that suits both her creative background and her interest in startups.
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Everyone in the program genuinely wanted to best serve one another during their time together and most often that took the form of, “Have you had a chance to talk to x yet, I think you would totally bond over [insert topic]. Let me connect you!”
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Founder Story

How Ellie Howard Conquered the Idea Maze during On Deck and Founded Liminal
After founding a company in 2018, I knew it’d only be a matter of time before I came to do so again. Except this time, I planned to use the 10 weeks of On Deck’s Founders Fellowship as a forcing-function, sandbox and launchpad.
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"On Deck has been the perfect place to be in transition. The rare – and precious – spirit of service upheld by those in the community has helped me tackle harder problems than I previously thought possible."
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