Category

Announcing: The On Deck Venture Capital Fellowship

Learn the playbook and pragmatic tactics for early-stage fundraising from Mike Wilner, a startup founder, advisor, and author of Oversubscribed, a book on seed fundraising.

23
 min read
Last Updated: 
July 5,2021
Article Category

A Tactical Guide to Seed Fundraising

Learn the playbook and pragmatic tactics for early-stage fundraising from Mike Wilner, a startup founder, advisor, and author of Oversubscribed, a book on seed fundraising.

23
 min read
Last Updated: 
July 5,2021
Sachin Maini
Editorial and Content Lead
CONTENT TABLE
Heading 1
Heading 2
Heading 3
Heading 4
Heading 5

Heading 1

Heading 2

Heading 3

Heading 4

dsfsdfdsf

Paragraph text goes here

Block Quote looks like this
  1. List 1
  2. List 2
  3. List 3


For the past couple of months, we’ve brought together an exclusive, invite-only network of the world’s top venture capitalists. They’ve been meeting twice a week to share their knowledge, collaborate on urgent challenges and explore early theses.

Now we are “taking the lid off” and inviting applications for a second cohort of the On Deck Venture Capital Fellowship, ODVC2.

Introducing the On Deck Venture Capital Fellowship

The ODVC is a high-trust network for top venture capitalists looking to expand their knowledge, build meaningful relationships, fund and support world-changing companies.

ODVC is slightly different from other fellowships – 

  1. It’s a peer-to-peer community – there are no outside speakers – where everyone is world-class at their own domain and delighted to contribute and build the network's communal knowledge.
  2. Everything is off-the-record by default. The best conversations happen in close-knit groups, and trust is an important factor for that.
  3. The price to access the community is a $10,000 donation to the Access Fund, our donor-advised fund that supports underestimated talent with scholarships and whatever they might need to be “on deck.”

During the program you'll actively participate in discussions led by your peers, broaden your network across geographies and categories, and get exclusive early access to deal flow from the On Deck network.

The first cohort of the On Deck Venture Capital Fellowship (ODVC1) is already underway, and these are some of the sample fellow-led sessions happening every week:

  • Financial planning under uncertainty with Sarah Guo from Greylock 
  • Scaling a venture firm with Aydin Senkut from Felicis Ventures
  • Funding and supporting growth-stage companies with Yasmin Razavi from Spark Capital. 
  • Fixing the UX of VC with Phin Barnes

The second On Deck Venture Capital Fellowship cohort, ODVC2, kicks off in January. You can apply here before December 12. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Who is part of the ODVC network?

A few of the world-class investors already participating in the ODVC program.


Ready to get started?

We’re thrilled to open up this community to the broader venture ecosystem, and can’t wait to build this space for you. Applications are open.


Get tactical advice sent straight to your inbox every month.

Aaron Appleton
Abhijeet Patra
Abhishek Anirudhan
Ada Nguyen
Adam Gelman
Afraj Gill
Akanksha Manik Talya
Alexandra Barr
Alexandra Worthington
Ali Greenberg
Alice Wilson
Allison Dea-Kemp
Amine Aboura
Amrutha Adusumilli
Amy Story
Anastasia Chapman
Andre Bjork
Andrea Torres
Andreas Klinger
Andrew Rea
Andrew Yu
Andy Barr
Angie Ryan
Ani Pai
Ann Ferracane
Ann Miura-Ko
Anna Drabovskaya
Anne Bosman
Anthony Nardini
Ari Calumpang
Ari Gootnick
Arielle Tannenbaum
Ash Wesley
Asher King Abramson
Asher LaBostrie
Ashna Mahtani
Ashwin Lalendran
Asta Diabate
Barry Conrad
Bea Aguila
Becky Stephens
Benjamin Plummer
Bernadeth Madlangbayan
Blake Arensdorf
Blue Davis
Boydie Maraj
Brandon Taleisnik
Brandon Zhang
Brennan Foo
Brett Wietecha
Brianne Ilagan
Callie Cox
Callum McDonnell
Cam Sadler
Candice Ammori
Carly Dalgleish
Carolyn Wakulchik
Chai Flores
Chaitanya Choudhary
Chamod Gamage
Chance McAllister
Charles Cushing
Charles Liu
Charlie Taibi
Charm Lagura
Chioma Kalu
Chris Moreno
Clara Ma
Conor Brady
Cooper Charlton
Craig Montuori
Cullin McGrath
Curtis Sandy
Danitra Blue
David Booth
David Fallarme
David Hoang
David Jeon
David Weinstein
David Zhou
Denise Devlyn
Dishita Shah
Don Ho
Donté Verrill Huffman
Eade Bengard
Edgar Brown
Egor Zaitsev
Eliot Gattegno
Eliza Popa
Emily Edmonds
Eric Friedman
Erik Torenberg
Erika Batista
Fadi Hindi
Fernando Wittmann
Flo Bühringer
Gajus Kuizinas
Gautam Shewakramani
Gianna Chan
Gonz Sanchez
Haleigh Wilson
Harry Siggins
Harshita Jain
Hayley Wade
Heath Jamieson
Holly Stinson
Ilia Schelokov
Imran Mumtaz
Jack Fritzinger
Jackie Miller
Jackie Williams
Jackson Steger
Jacob Ruiz
James Sinka
Jamie Farrell
Janel Loi
Jared Gordon
Jason Piersialla
Jenna Kellner
Jennifer Dyck-Sprout
Jill Kismet
Joanna Cohen
Joe Penn
Jolisa Masucol
Jon Kent
Josefin Graebe
Josh Sushan
Julia Culhane
Julian Weisser
Julie Carroll
Juraj Pal
Karel van der Vyver
Karthik Puvvada (KP)
Katarina Smith
Katie Kent
Katya Delaney
Kaylyn Lu
Keith Williams
Kelly Hook
Kelly Kang
Khanh Nguyen
Kieran Ryan
Lana-Lea Dennis
Laura Thompson
Lauren Hoffman
Laís de Oliveira
Lei Ugale
Leon van der Vyver
Lili Welch
Lital Zigelboim
Logan Pugh
Lorenzo Castro
Lucas Hasselfeld
Lucas Vieira
Manar AlSagob
Maranda Dziekonski
Marc Havercroft
Margot Black
Maria Jimena Sanchez
Mariya Boykova
Marshall Kosloff
Marty Bode
Matias Sanchez Sarmiento
Max Nussenbaum
Michael Bassani
Michael Butler
Michael Gill
Michelle Kwok
Mike Daugherty
Mike Wilner
Mindaugas Petrutis
Mindy Zhang
Ming Lu
Minn Kim
Mohga Koshty
Morris Huang
Naida Rosenberger
Natalie Toren
Nate Snow
Nathan Cheng
Neha Khurram
Niko Zona
Noémie Federico
Nur Sevencan
Olga Stogova
Oliver Fisher
Oscar Ramos
Owen Willis
Pablo Martinez-Falero
Pablo Pinto
Patrice Madurai
Patrick Blumenthal
Paul Gleger
Paula Abarca
Paulina Sicius
Pawel Cebula
Payam Salehi
Peter Martin
Peter O'Rourke
Phillip Lemmons