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Here’s what On Deck founders have to say about us
On Deck helped me get conviction on one of the four ideas I had when I joined. Those same fellows became our most valuable early users.
On Deck was catalytic in the earliest introductions to angel investors which gave us the momentum needed for later rounds of fundraising.
I met my co-founder Alan in ODF2, we hired an account executive and growth marketer through On Deck’s talent programs, and that helped us raise from Felicis and NFX.
On Deck was instrumental to OfficeTogether’s fundraising and early hires. We hired a strategy lead from On Deck First 50 and a designer from On Deck Designers. I’ve also made some lifelong friends.
I hired my first engineer and my first designer via On Deck.
On Deck helped find our first users, validate our idea, and connect us with the fund who led our $1.85M seed round.
I met my co-founder and CTO Akshay thanks to On Deck. He's a force of nature and we complement each other perfectly.
On Deck guided our fundraising strategy and connected us to tier one investors from Silicon Valley and Europe. They were essential in helping us raise additional funding.
On Deck helped us validate our idea and connected us with our very first users, some of whom angel invested in our first round.
On Deck helped me go from idea to MVP, acquire my very first customers, and raise $2.7 million from Sequoia Surge, Village Global and On Deck angels.
On Deck helped me validate my idea, find two incrediblty talented co-founders and, within a month, raise from Village Global.
The On Deck Community helped me make 5+ key early hires, and raise a $12 million seed round from great investors.
Through On Deck, we found the first customers and our initial angel investors, which allowed us to raise $4 million from great investors. We're now partnering with On Deck.
Our first three On Deck hires have set the bar quite high for candidates that will come through in the future.
ODF is a program for people who are exploring the possibility of starting a company, but are unsure if that’s actually what they want to do. The program helps you navigate the idea maze, find collaborators and figure out if you're ready to build a venture-scaled business.
ODX is an accelerator for people who have the conviction to start a venture-scale company. ODX will help you validate your idea, find customers, hire a team and raise capital.
ODX is for talented, ambitious people who are working full-time on founding a venture-scale company (or who are ready to work full-time). ODX is different from other accelerators in that we don’t invest in companies or ideas — we invest in people. You can join ODX even if you are pre-team, pre-traction, or even pre-idea. If you are already working on a company, that’s great, too. ODX will help you identify and hit the next milestones you need to grow.
ODX is for founders who are working full-time on building a company (or who are ready to work full-time). If you think you want to start something, but aren’t quite ready to leave what you’re currently doing, you should apply to ODF.
Your cohort in ODX is a group of 50-100 other founders who join ODX at the same time as you. You and your cohort get full access to all of the resources in ODX for 12 months from your cohort start date. ODX launches a new cohort every quarter.
Companies will always have a single point of contact for ODX. This person will either be a Build Partner (BP) or a Build Advisor (BA). Sometimes, a company will have both.
Build Partner: A full-time member of the ODX team that has domain expertise in one or more of the following areas; Investor, Operator, Founder (as defined as directly deploying capital, being at a venture scale operating role, or founding a venture funded company).
Build Advisor: A part time member of the ODX team (possibly from the OD team) that has domain expertise or industry expertise that could be beneficial to a founder. They could be anything from a Program Director running an On Deck program, to an outside operator that has hands-on knowledge of a problem, and therefore helpful to ODX.
We want to give founders the resources they need, when they need them. For that reason, we review applications on a rolling basis and run a mutual 48-hour process: we commit to interviewing and, if accepted sending you an offer within 48 business hours of your application, and in return, expect to hear back from you within the same timeframe.
Because we recruit founders from all over the world, ODX is fully virtual. However, we have thriving alumni communities in many major metros, and will host periodic in-person events for founders to meet each other in person.
You don’t need a company to join ODX. If you are unincorporated, we can handle the incorporation and banking process for you at no cost to you. If you are working out of an existing entity, it must be a properly incorporated Delaware C-corp. If your entity does not meet these criteria, we can work with you to update your articles of incorporation, or re-incorporate.
It’s OK not to have a co-founder when you join ODX. In fact, it’s ok not to even have a startup idea. ODX supports founders earlier than any other accelerator, so what we look for in founders is grit, talent, and a burning desire to start a venture-scale company. We can help you with the rest.
Yes. Upon your acceptance into ODX, we will make a $125,000 investment in your company in exchange for 7% ownership via a SAFE note. If you don’t have a company, we will help you incorporate one.
If you are an international founder, you’ll get access to our On Deck playbooks around international incorporation, and connections to preferred partners, but note that you’ll have to set up and cover the cost of the Delaware C-corp yourself.
The Access Pass helps you find collaborators, hire talent, raise capital, and get customers. You get access to:
- Communities - Access to members of other communities like On Deck Angels, On Deck VC, and our Sector Networks;
- Marketplaces - Software tools or services, like our fundraising concierge, media desk, or our talent and recruiting hub;
- Programming - Skills workshops and off-the-record talks with leading VCs and founders.
We are constantly expanding and evolving the Access Pass based on the needs of our founders.