Latest rounds

Loop Health raises $12m from Elevation Capital and General Catalyst to close the health insurance gap in India.
Sep 30
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Loyal raised a $27m Series A from First Round Capital, Box Group, and more to research lifespan extension technology for dogs.
ODF2
Sep 23
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Sequin raised $5m from Y Combinator and Matrix Partners to offer a debit card that builds credit for women on the sidelines of the financial system.
Sep 15
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Shepherd raises $6.15m seed from Spark Capital to pioneer the future of construction underwriting.
ODF2
Sep 2
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Goodcall raises $4m to launch free AI-powered phone answering services.
ODF6
Sep 1
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Compound Foods raises $4.5m led by Lowercarbon and SV Latam to recreate coffee using biotech.
ODF7
Aug 31
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BreachQuest raises $4.4 million in seed funding from Slow Ventures to build a modern incident report platform.
Aug 27
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ODF2

Founder Story

How Max Greenwald Raised $4.5 Million for Warmly to Empower Virtual Connections
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"When I was new to this ‘Founder World’, I had no community, I had no people to talk to you. I didn't understand the legal, the HR, the tech, the coding, the fast iteration, the rapid pace —I was overwhelmed. So I went to On Deck seeking community where I could meet with and talk to other people in a similar stage.

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Alex Gillaspie, Head of Customer Success at NeuroNav

Founder Story

How On Deck's network of peers and mentors helped me score a job as customer success leader
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When I was accepted to On Deck in November 2021, I had just begun a new job search and was looking for roles and companies I could thrive in. On Deck Customer Success seemed like a great opportunity for me to grow my career and build a network of peers who were doing the same. 

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ODF7

Founder Story

How early Ethereum employee Robbie Bent transformed his obsession into a business
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ODF created a powerful flywheel for me and my business. Now my mission, and what I want Othership to be, is extremely clear.

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Fellowship Showcase

How effective storytelling helped Daniel Gamboa transform his career
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Here’s how OD50 Fellow Daniel Gamboa went from founder to finance to energy all the way to web3. 

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ODNC1

Founder Story

How On Deck Helped Rebecca Görres Quit Her Job in Food Innovation to Raise €1.2 Million for Remi
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It meant a lot of VCs started reaching out to us on Twitter and said, “I saw your Demo Day presentation, and I would love to have a conversation about what you're building.” Plus, the founder of Bubble was part of the judging panel on Demo Day and mentioned that I had created an ‘Impressive build.’ It was super validating considering I had just taught myself Bubble.

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Fellowship Showcase

How On Deck’s Chief of Staff Fellowship Gave Me the Confidence to Navigate My Career
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ODCoS Fellow Kirstie Marsh shares her experience of finding a lifelong community of trusted Chiefs of Staff while living in a country where almost none exist. ODCoS connected Kirstie to a trusted peer network that allowed her to gain confidence in the early stages of her Chief of Staff career.

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Founder Story

The Creative Forces Behind Entrepreneurship with Tom Beckenham
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The smaller you get, the less you have. By the time you get down to very small companies, in the US, they're sending checks; in the UK, they're copy-and-pasting from payslips into their bank account one by one, paying things manually. It's a time consuming, laborious, painful process. And there just hasn’t been a way to automate it. It's been assumed that nothing can be done until those businesses are bigger.

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ODF4

Founder Story

How Amy Yin Built the OfficeTogether MVP for Paying Customers in 4 Weeks
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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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ODF1

Fellowship Showcase

How On Deck Served as a Catalyst for Me to Leave My Job
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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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ODH1

Fellowship Showcase

How On Deck Health Helped Me Navigate the Early Steps of My First Healthtech Startup
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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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ODF2

Fellowship Showcase

ODF Fellow Showcase: Sam Corcos
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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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ODF7 & ODH1

Founder Story

How Priyanka Jain Plans to Revolutionize Women’s Health with Evvy
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As I was building, the next stages felt less like a black box, because I was constantly seeing people right ahead of me and right behind me. The person who's ahead of you — you can learn from them. When you're past that stage, you can be helpful to the people behind you.

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ODC1

Fellowship Showcase

How I Found a Community of Catalysts to Help Accelerate Pareto as a Solo Founder
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"On Deck Catalyst was a search to 1) find friends and strengthen that community of support 2)  discover useful insights to improve Pareto and 3) discover new strategic partnerships. Only 6 weeks into the Catalyst programming, I was able to achieve all 3 of my goals." 
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ODC1

Fellowship Showcase

How On Deck Catalyst Helped Me Build a Multi-Faceted Tech Career
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"Everyone in the program has a job and a blog, or they are launching a podcast, and maybe also founding a startup, and they’re investing. That sense of ambition is contagious. It’s powerful to be around a community that has a different approach to their own career strategy than the straight and narrow conventional path."

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ODH1

Fellowship Showcase

How On Deck Health Was a Launching Pad for my Health Tech Career
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ODF6

Fellowship Showcase

How On Deck Helped Momentum Complete a Successful Seed Round
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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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ODA3

Founder Story

How Anand Chandrasekaran Mastered Change and Where it’s Leading Him Next
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“Make every decision knowing that you're going to be okay — that 10-20 years from now this is going to work out and you're going to be successful. Make every decision without that fear.”

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OD50-1

Fellowship Showcase

How I Pivoted from Accenture to Early-Stage Startups Through the On Deck First 50 Fellowship
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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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ODCB1

Fellowship Showcase

How On Deck Taught Me Indispensable Skills for Building a Strong Community
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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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ODF1

Fellowship Showcase

How I Found Community Through On Deck as a First-Time Founder
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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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ODF5

Founder Story

How Anthony Geranio left Software Engineering to raise $2 million for 1v1Me
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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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ODF7

Founder Story

How Ellie Howard Conquered the Idea Maze during On Deck and Founded Liminal
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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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ODF7

Founder Story

How Showtime Raised a $7.6M Seed Round to Build the Social Network for NFTs
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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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OD50-1

Fellowship Showcase

How I Joined Talus as Lead Machine Learning Engineer through Lean Hire
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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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ODF2

Fellowship Showcase

How Joining On Deck Clarified My Next Career Transition
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"They understand that organic and iterative connection is where the magic happens."
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ODF8

Founder Story

How Austin Hallock Raised $1 Million for Spore to Empower More Creatives to Ditch the 9-to-5
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It's really hard to filter through all the startup advice available on the internet since there's so much outdated and low quality content mixed in. On Deck does a great job at filtering who gets in, so searching through the Slack meant 1) the advice was recent, and 2) it came from qualified people.

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ODNC1

Fellowship Showcase

ODNC Fellow Showcase: Marcus Woxneryd
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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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OD50-1

Fellowship Showcase

How Spora Health hired for 3 Key Positions Leveraging the On Deck First 50 Fellowship
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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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ODF3

Founder Story

How katch Raised $4 Million to Help People Reclaim Their Time Through Better Meetings
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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.

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ODF2

Fellowship Showcase

ODF Fellow Showcase: Andrew Conner
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On Deck is how I met Sam, who is now my co-founder at Levels.
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ODCT1

Fellowship Showcase

How we co-founded bluemethane through the On Deck Climate Tech Fellowship
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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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OD50-1

Fellowship Showcase

How I went from Performing in an Orchestra to Working at an Early-Stage Startup
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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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ODCT1

Fellowship Showcase

How We Started a Part-Time Climate-Focused Angel Syndicate
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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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ODF3

Founder Story

How Vance Roush and Kyle Woumn Raised $10 Million to Make Donations Frictionless with Overflow
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Vance Roush and Kyle Woumn share their experience building Overflow, a company that inspires generosity through technology by making donations frictionless across every major asset class. With the help of On Deck, Vance and Kyle built the network they needed to take Overflow to the next level and raise a $10M Series A to empower people anywhere to give to causes they care about.

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ODF2 & ODF3

Founder Roundtable

Shepherd Raises $6.15 Million to Pioneer the Future of Commercial Construction Underwriting
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Contractors who care about their teams want to go invest in things that make them safer. What is missing from that equation is that the companies which support these businesses: their financial services, their insurance companies, their lenders, their banks, are not currently creating a model that says, hey, if you do these things, we're going to give you credit for improving the risk profile of your business.

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ODF6

Founder Roundtable

Goodcall Raises $4 Million to Launch Free AI-Powered Phone Answering Services
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Small businesses with fewer than 10 employees make up about 90% of the businesses in the world. But they answer the phone only 35% of the time. The reason is very simple — they're busy. They're doing what they know. They're serving the customer in front of them. They're unclogging toilets. They're hemming a dress, They're fixing a shoe. Whatever it is they do, they're doing that. And they prioritize it over the inbound phone call. We’re here to help them pick up that call.

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ODFintech1

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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ODD1

Fellowship Showcase

How On Deck Leveled Me Up as a Design Leader
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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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ODF6

Founder Story

How Health Tech Entrepreneur Madison Campbell Used 2nd-Order Thinking to Carve a Path for Leda Health
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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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ODA1

Fellowship Showcase

How I Pivoted From a Career at Facebook to Starting My Own Rolling Fund
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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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ODF4

Fellowship Showcase

How an On Deck Build Weekend Helped Me Find my Co-Founder
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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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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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ODCB1

Fellowship Showcase

How On Deck Helped Me Perfect My Online Community for Growth Marketers
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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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ODF3

Fellowship Showcase

How We Navigated Co-Founder Search to Start Stir
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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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ODF1

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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ODF7

Founder Roundtable

Compound Foods Raises $4.5 Million to Recreate Coffee Using Biotech, Creating a Lower Environmental Impact
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Structuring the round was really interesting. In our cap table, we have investors that are super focused on climate. We have investors that care about the biotechnology. We have investors that care about the future of food. We have investors that are principally supporting our go-to-market strategy (with experience investing in other similar products like Impossible, Beyond, Blue Bottle) that can help us get there.

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ODF6

Founder Story

How James Ruben Is Transforming the World of Kids' Educational Content With Hellosaurus
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“Our goal with Hellosaurus is to provide a safe and fun space where kids can pretend to be whatever they want today, so they can develop the skills to become whoever they want to be tomorrow. Through a pretend play lens, children will be able to learn about the world, different opportunities, and topics while also developing critical skills like creative thinking and communication.”
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ODF3

Founder Story

How Matt Schulman Is Making Compensation More Transparent With Pave
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On Deck is an amazing community of like-minded builders who don’t want to just be a cog in the wheel. They want to make the wheel. I’m grateful to be tapped into the broader community.

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ODF5

Founder Playbook

How June went from an Idea to a $2 million Seed Round
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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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ODF5

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 Playbook

How to Find a Co-Founder Through On Deck: Skritswap's Founder Playbook
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ODS1

Founder Story

How Zach Bell’s MyPlace Delivers Where the Share Economy Has Fallen Short
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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.

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ODF3

Fellowship Showcase

How On Deck Helped Secureframe Find Early Customers
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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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ODF5

Founder Story

How KD Deshpande Is Building the All-in-One Design Platform for Marketing Professionals.
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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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ODS2

Founder Roundtable

Rootine Raises $3 Million to Unlock Health and Performance Through Precision Nutrition
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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.

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ODF7

Founder Roundtable

Colabra Raises $1.5 Million to Accelerate Scientific Breakthroughs via Collaboration and Data Sharing
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In science, there’s a multi-trillion dollar data loss problem because of a lack of software and infrastructure, which leads to disaggregated and unsearchable data. This has always been a massive problem, but it’s come to the forefront with COVID-19... We saw an opportunity for a tool purpose-built for the scientific community to eliminate inefficiencies and foster more innovative research.

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