On Deck venture capital fellowship

Join a high-trust network of top venture capitalists

The On Deck Venture Capital Fellowship (ODVC) is a community of world-class investors looking to expand their knowledge, build meaningful relationships and better support world changing businesses.

Join our Founding Fellows

Sarah Guo
Greylock
Nabeel Hyatt
Spark Capital
Matt Mazzeo
Coatue Management
Morgan Beller
NFX
Greg Sands
Costanoa Ventures
Ali Hamed
CoVenture
Katherine Boyle
General Catalyst
Kara Nortman
Upfront Ventures
Chris Farmer
Founder / Managing Partner at Signalfire
Ann Miura-Ko
Floodgate
Eurie Kim
Forerunner Ventures
Kanyi Maqubela
Kindred Ventures
Exclusive community and On Deck access
The On Deck Venture Capital Fellowship (ODVC) is a community of world-class investors looking to expand their knowledge, build meaningful relationships and better support world changing businesses.

ODVC is peer-to-peer community – there are no speakers – where everyone is world-class at their own domain and delighted to contribute and build the network's communal knowledge.

During the program you'll engage in close-knit, tactical discussions led by expert fellows, broaden your network across geographies and categories, and get exclusive early access to deal flow from the On Deck Founders Fellowship and other programs.

Apply for the Venture Capital Fellowship

ODVC1 is already underway, but ODVC2 starts soon. Price is $10,000 donation to the Access Fund.

Testimonials

Our Fellows are the heartbeat of our community. Here's what they have to say.

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Nick Singh

On Deck helped me realize that writing was a viable career. As a Software Engineer in SV, thought founding a tech startup was the only path. Then ODF1 happened.

12 months later, and I got a book on the way & a newsletter with 44k subscribers. Big fans of @david__booth & team!

Tyler Willis

Did I invest in @beondeck? Yes.

Why? Look at this deck.

Every physical institution is being rebuilt in the cloud. This is the MBA, the meetup, and the hackathon all rolled into one.

It won’t be small.

Bocar Dia

Two words review of @beondeck: AMAZING EXPERIENCE 🙌. And a prediction: it will become the default place entrepreneurs go (back) to throughout their career to start/explore what's next. Life is too short to wing it when there is already a place to find amazing folks to work with.

Crystal Chen

@beondeck for me has been friends, confidants, experts, and advisors all bundled in one amazing community of people.

It’s the vibe of childhood play groups, late night talks, college discussions, weekend hackathons, and so much more.

No better way to step into 2021.

Marcus Woxneryd

I’ve heard that life after @beondeck is crazy good - powerful community. But no one told me about before. #ODNC1 Slack is absolutely buzzing! Reaping the benefits in week -1. 🤯

Dom Potter

For me @beondeck is so exciting because it is becoming a platform for bundling of the many strands of identity of ambitious people who want to change the world.

Kennedy McDaniel

A lot of starting and growing a company is growing yourself.

I joined the @beondeck Fellowship (Cohort 3!) in March and have spent the last 1 month achieving what should have taken 4-5 months.

CS Freeland

Wish I was a part of every @beondeck cohort lol. What a badass concept, and they are really changing the game. Can’t wait to see the outcomes next year.

Carri Craver

The ODNC Slack is true mind boggling goodness. My expectations were sky high and it is better than I imagined.

The last time I felt this in awe I was standing on a mountaintop after a 2 day climb.

Wallace Torres

Needed some help making some connections, going over my deck. Sent out the bat signal and have had at least a dozen @beondeck fellows pitch in.

If you're wondering what the program is like, it's this tweet over and over and over again.

Max Greenwald

Masterclass in launching & iterating: @eriktorenberg, @david__booth, @btaleisnik and the @beondeck crew.

Something wild being announced every week it seems. Incredibly hard to launch & iterate on community too. By doing it with humbleness and transparency they are crushing it.

Terry Xu

HOOOOOOOLY! The @beondeck kick-off event is beyond my wildest imagination on how an online community can be run.

Celine Halioua

So thankful for the personal and strategic support (not to mention emotional!) On Deck provided for the last 2 months. Love the team & couldn’t recommend them more.

Happy to chat about my experience + refer.

Sunil Rajaraman

I'm decently networked in tech. But I joined @beondeck on the advice of @hnshah and @tylerwillis. I learned that networks need refreshing.

On Deck opened me up to a new set of amazing people I will invest in, be friends with, and follow for life.

Charlie O'Donnell

Why Colleges and Universities Should be Scared of the @beondeck Fellowship → https://bit.ly/3oLWyIC

The On Deck Method

We're building a modern educational institution that redefines how community and learning come together. Being part of any On Deck program means you’ll have access to a community of world-class professionals. With every new program we launch and cohort we start, your network gets stronger.

Here are the cornerstones of the On Deck experience:

Deep Friendships

Our virtual fellowship programs provide members with community, education, and support. This is a place for cohort-style learning, but also deep personal connections.

Unparalleled Knowledge

There are limitless opportunities for learning and sharing here. You’ll get access to expert speakers, office hours, build weekends, and our session library full of curated content. Dig in!

Community Diversity

We’re proud to have a community diverse in culture, thought, and life experiences. This enables revolutionary ideas, inclusive solutions, and boundless growth opportunities.

Scaled With Software

We’re building in-house tools to improve how we share community knowledge, aligned opportunities, and helpful connections.

Engineered Serendipity

When everyone is going through a shared experience and seeking similar goals, incredible things happen.

Spirit of Service

One of the things we love most about our community is how willing and excited members are to support one another. This spirit is the strong heartbeat of the On Deck community.

Apply for the Venture Capital Fellowship

ODVC1 is already underway, but ODVC2 starts soon. Price is $10,000 donation to the Access Fund.

FAQ

Who should apply?

To be a good fit for ODVC, you are probably:

* A Partner (or above) at an established fund.
* Keen to level up your knowledge and skills and build a strong network across geographies and categories.
* Eager to be an active participant in a growing community, as much of the value of On Deck comes from the network and peer-to-peer connections.

ODVC is not for people looking to break into Venture Capital. If you are interested in becoming an angel investor, please check out the On Deck Angel Fellowship.

What does it cost?

Joining the On Deck Venture Capital Fellowship is a$10,000 donation to the Access Fund.

The Access Fund is our donor-advised fund that supports underestimated talent with scholarships and whatever they might need to be “on deck.”

What is the time commitment?

ODVC fellows meet twice a week to share their knowledge, collaborate on urgent challenges and explore early theses. You get out what you put in: often, the biggest contributors are also the biggest beneficiaries.

Depending on your schedule and interests, you could choose to:

* Attend every single session
* Tune in at your leisure to attend sessions that interest you

Is this a fully remote program?

Yes: ODVC will be run entirely remotely. This enables participation from all corners of the world. We’ve spent the past few ODF cohorts mastering the playbook for building remote communities and relationship building online, and will apply the same approach here.

Post-COVID, we’ll return to organizing offline programming like dinners, small gatherings, and retreats, but the core Fellowship will remain a remote-first experience.

What are the Guiding Values of On Deck?

You can view our values here, but to summarize: Service, Sacredness, Respect, and Gratitude.

How long will I have access to the community?

After the fellowship, you’ll retain access to your cohort and be able to subscribe to membership for continued access to the On Deck ecosystem.

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