Join the accelerator with Indian support and a global network

We invest $125,000 for 7% in your idea or company and accelerate you with on-the-ground support in India and access to our global network for you to raise money, hire talent and find customers.
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Hire world-class talent looking for jobs

Thousands of operators in our programs are looking for their next role.

ACCESS OUR TALENT HUB

engineering
design
Marketing
PM
BIZDEV
+ 7 OTHERS

Raise capital from top investors

Hundreds of On Deck companies raised capital from investors in our network.

ACCESS OUR INVESTOR NETWORK

VCs
OPERATOR ANGELS
Series B+ CEOS

Find early customers from our network

Work with our customer marketplace to build a customer pipeline.

ACCESS OUR CUSTOMER MARKETPLACE

STARTUPS
SEries A+ companies
ENTERPRISE PARTNERS

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In the past 2 years, we've helped 300+ talented builders in India get their companies off the ground

Validated their idea, got early customers, then raised $2.5M from Accel.

On Deck helped us validate our idea and connected us with our very first users, some of whom angel invested in our first round.

Ankit Pansari
Ankit Pansari ODF5
ODF4
Co-founder and CEO
Acquired first customers, then raised $2.7M from Sequoia and On Deck angels.

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.

Nitesh Agrawal
Nitesh Agrawal ODF4
ODF4
Founder and CEO
Made 5 key hires, then raised $12M from Elevation Capital and General Catalyst.

The On Deck Community helped me make 5+ key early hires, and raise a $12 million seed round from great investors.

Amrit Singh
Amrit Singh ODF2
ODF4
Co-founder and CRO
Major VC firms investing in On Deck fellows
Meet some of the Founding Fellows in the community
Hrush Bhatt
Hrush Bhatt ODF11
Founder & CEO, Fincent. Co-Founder, Cleartrip (exited to Concur in 2015)
Aamna Khan
Aamna Khan ODF11
Founder & CEO, Binks
Pramod Rao
Pramod Rao ODF11
Co-founder & CEO, Threado, Former VP Marketing and early employee, Zomato (IPO 2021)
Raj Sheth
Raj Sheth ODF11, ODX1
CEO Stealth, CEO Flydata (exited), CEO Recruiterbox (Exited)
Ankit Pansari
Ankit Pansari ODF5
CEO and co-founder OSlash (raised from Accel)
Nitesh Agarwal
Nitesh Agarwal ODF4
CEO and co-founder, Dive (raised from Sequoia)
Amrit Singh
Amrit Singh ODF2
Co-founder, Loop Health (raised from Elevation & Khosla)
Ishan Srivastava
Ishan Srivastava ODF7
CEO ggTV (raised from Better Capital)
HERE’S WHAT YOU GET

Global network, local support

ODX companies based in India get access to global ODX benefits, plus an intimate community of local founders and investors, specialized curriculum and dedicated support from a local Build Partner.

12-week personalized program

Access to our local and global network to hire, raise, and find customers

Present at Demo Day to hundreds of investors

Local Build Partner to help you connect with our global network

One year of free health care, in partnership with Loop Health

India-specific workshops, speakers and curriculum

In partnership with Balaji Srinivasan

Balaji Srinivasan (former CTO, Coinbase and former GP at a16z) will co-invest alongside On Deck in every ODX company based in India.

Balaji Srinivasan
Co-investor

Continuously level up and gain confidence with weekly Learning Sessions

Practical learning opportunities

Regularly expand and refresh your knowledge on a variety of relevant industry topics that you can apply immediately to your job

High-signal sessions with industry’s best

Join intimate deep dives and fireside sessions with top guests

Ever-growing library of content

Enjoy ongoing access to a database of recorded sessions so you can learn on your own schedule
Slack AMA
Jared Erondu
VP of Design
,
Lattice
Building foundational support for your team to enable scaling
Wendy Johansson
Head of UX Design and Research
,
Amazon
Why narratives are core to building human-centric brands
James Vincent
Founder & CEO
,
FNDR
From IC to Manager
David Hoang
Design Director
,
Webflow
Culture of Safety
Alla Weinberg
CEO
,
Spoke & Wheel
How diverse teams shape a rethinking of your work conditions
Cat Noone
CEO
,
Stark

Our speakers are top investors and operators in India

Hemant Mohapatra
Partner at Lightspeed India
Shivakumar (Shivku) Ganesan
CEO & Founder, Exotel
Pratik Poddar
Former VP, Principal at Nexus Venture Partners
Ranjeet Pratap Singh
CEO and Co-founder, Pratilipi
Sajith Pai
Investments at Blume Ventures

Access global investors with quarterly Demo Days

Introduce your company to hundreds of investors global investors in our network, whenever you're ready. You also get hands-on support from our fundraising team and community with pitch preparation, introductions, references, backchannels, and closing – be it the day we invest or a year later.

Get personalized support from a dedicated Build Partner

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Raise capital, hire talent and find customers

Thousands of founders, operators, and investors at your fingertips will help you move faster, learn more and get connected unlike anywhere else.

LOCAL BUILD PARTNER

Get personalized support from your Build Partner

Meet weekly with your dedicated Build Partner to review progress on your 90 day plan and find solutions when you need them the most.

On Deck connected me with my future co-founder. We have since built a product, raised funding and built a team of 30+ talented people – a testimonial to the great job On Deck did matching us.
Gajus Kuizinas, CTO Contra
Raised $21 million from Unusual Ventures

Dedicated Partner

Minn KimOn Deck

Investor with a focus on workflow automation, machine intelligence, productivity, and robotics

Experience

Prev. investor @ Bloomberg Beta

Available this week

Pitch Feedback

Erik TorenbergON DECK

Aiming build institutions that help founders access distribution, talent, and capital.

Experience

Partner @ Village Global, co-CEO @ On Deck

Available this week

Dedicated Partner

Minn Kim ODF4

Investor with a focus on workflow automation, machine intelligence, productivity, and robotics

Experience

Prev. Investor @ Bloomberg Beta

Available this week

Dedicated Partner

Eric FriedmanOn deck

Passionate about helping founders push rocks uphills.

Experience

Head of Labs @ Expa, Global Director @ Foursquare, Investor @ USV

Available this week

Fundraising

Erika BatistaOn deck

I’ve been working with startup founders for almost a decade on fundraising, education and community building.

Experience

VP International @ On Deck, Director @ The Family

Available this week

Dedicated Partner

Asher King
Asher King On deck

Passionate about validating markets, testing ideas, and growing early-stage companies.

Experience

Co-founder of Demand Curve, a training program for startups.

Available now

Pitch Feedback

Lucas Bagno
Lucas Bagno ODF4

I focus on preseed investments in crypto companies and love to see relevant pitches.

Experience

Clubhouse (Series A), Atmos (Seed)

Available this week

Design Feedback

Marija Cosic
Marija Cosic ODD1

Ask me about designing an MVP, designing a brand, user testing, creating animations...

Experience

UX/UI Designer at Design Partners

Available soon

Pitch Feedback

Lucas Bagno
Lucas Bagno ODF4

I focus on preseed investments in crypto companies and love to see relevant pitches.

Experience

Clubhouse (Series A), Atmos (Seed)

Available this week

TALENT HUB

Access thousands of operators looking for their next role

Get curated introductions to world-class engineers, marketers, or designers in our Career programs, or pitch to entrepreneurial job seekers looking for their next startup role at our weekly Talent Demo Day.

150+  OPERATORS HIRED BY ON deck COMPANIES
INDIA-SPECIFIC PROGRAMMING

Connecting India with the best in Silicon Valley

Practical learning opportunities

Regularly expand and refresh your knowledge on a variety of relevant industry topics that you can apply immediately to your startup

High-signal sessions with industry’s best

Join intimate deep dives and fireside sessions with experienced operators, founders, and investors

Ever-growing library of content

Enjoy ongoing access to a database of recorded sessions so you can learn on your own schedule
India-specific business models and playbooks
Sajith Pai
Investments
,
Blume Ventures
Achieving PMF and building a great product
Anand Chandrashekaran
EVP of Products
,
Five9
Managing your Board and Angels
Shivku Ganesan
CEO & Founder
,
Exotel
Pre-seed and Seed fundraise process in India
Vaibhav Domkundwar
CEO
,
Better Capital
INVESTOR MARKETPLACE

Connect with global investors and raise your first round

Browse some of the world's best VCs and angels who are in our network, already investing in On Deck companies and excited to meet ambitious founders building the future. We'll personally facilitate the introduction.

$800m+ RAISED AFTER INTRODUCTIONS TO INVESTORS LIKE

On Deck Investors

Browse angels and VCs that invest with On Deck
Open to Writing First Checks
Strong GTM Experts
Up and Coming Angels

Your intro request to Anne Dwane was sent successfully!

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Anne Dwane
Village Global

Investor in Addi, Loyal, Secureframe & more

Partner at Village Global, previously CEO at Zinch (acq. by Chegg).

👋 Hi @Melissa, @Andrew! Welcome to this Customer Introduction - a 1:1 match picked for you by Minn Kim, Build Partner at On Deck! We matched you because @Andrew is looking for a compensation benchmark solution to support scale. Feel free to use that as a discussion topic, or if you have been acquainted before, feel free to dive deeper.
👋 Hi @John, @Skylar! Welcome to this Customer Introduction! We matched you because @John is looking to learn more about carbon capture regulations in Europe and @Skylar has been working with the European Commission on Green Policy for over a decade. I'll let you two take it over!
👋 Hi @Melissa, @Andrew! Welcome to this Curated Connection - a 1:1 match picked for you by Visha Vijayanand, Experience Lead at On Deck! We matched you because you have similar experience as graphic designers in media. Feel free to use that as a discussion topic, or if you have been acquainted before, feel free to dive deeper.
👋 Hi @Melissa, @Andrew! Welcome to this Curated Connection - a 1:1 match picked for you by Visha Vijayanand, Experience Lead at On Deck! We matched you because you have similar experience as graphic designers in media. Feel free to use that as a discussion topic, or if you have been acquainted before, feel free to dive deeper.
👋 Hi @Melissa, @Andrew! Welcome to this Curated Connection - a 1:1 match picked for you by Visha Vijayanand, Experience Lead at On Deck! We matched you because you have similar experience as graphic designers in media. Feel free to use that as a discussion topic, or if you have been acquainted before, feel free to dive deeper.
👋 Hi @Melissa, @Andrew! Welcome to this Curated Connection - a 1:1 match picked for you by Visha Vijayanand, Experience Lead at On Deck! We matched you because you have similar experience as graphic designers in media. Feel free to use that as a discussion topic, or if you have been acquainted before, feel free to dive deeper.
CUSTOMER MARKETPLACE

Connect with hundreds of customers

Tap into hundreds of growing companies in our network to build a customer discovery pipeline and find your first customers.

I’ve hired 5+ employees (including execs), raised from 20+ investors, found 10+ customers, met 200+ awesome people, and made many dear friends through the On Deck community over the last two years.
Hari Raghavan, CEO at AbstractOps

A community that has your back

Our India Community Fund is backed by founders, operators and investors, all incentivized to support you with advice, introductions and distribution.

On Deck Fund

$125,000 for 7%

Balaji + India
Community Fund

Here’s what On Deck founders have to say about us

Validated an idea and raised $9M from a16z, Variant and Solana.

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.

Francesco Agosti
Francesco Agosti ODF5
Co-founder & CTO
Hired early team, raised $10M including Uncork Capital.

On Deck was catalytic in the earliest introductions to angel investors which gave us the momentum needed for later rounds of fundraising.

Vance Roush
Vance Roush ODF2
Founder
Co-founders met at On Deck, hired early team, raised $4.5M from NFX.

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.

Maximus Greenwald
Maximus Greenwald ODF2
Founder and CEO
Hired a strategy lead and a designer, then raised $2.2M from Defy Ventures.

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.

Amy Yin
Amy Yin ODS1
Founder and CEO
Raised $5.8M from Bessemer Venture Partners.

I hired my first engineer and my first designer via On Deck.

Conner Sherline
Conner Sherline ODF1
Founder and CEO
Validated their idea and found first users, then raised $1.8M from Point Nine, YC, and Speedinvest.

On Deck helped find our first users, validate our idea, and connect us with the fund who led our $1.85M seed round.

Ferruccio Balestreri
Ferruccio Balestreri ODF5
Co-founder and CTO
Co-founders met at On Deck, then raised $3.8M from Founders Fund, General Catalyst, Lux Capital, and Village Global.

I met my co-founder and CTO Akshay thanks to On Deck. He's a force of nature and we complement each other perfectly.

Mike Shebat
Mike Shebat ODF8
Co-founder and CEO
Raised from tier one investors while at On Deck.

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.

Roman Sandoval
Roman Sandoval ODF8
Founder and CEO
Validated their idea, got early customers, then raised $2.5M from Accel.

On Deck helped us validate our idea and connected us with our very first users, some of whom angel invested in our first round.

Ankit Pansari
Ankit Pansari ODF5
Co-founder and CEO
Acquired first customers, then raised $2.7M from Sequoia and On Deck angels.

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.

Nitesh Agrawal
Nitesh Agrawal ODF4
Founder and CEO

On Deck helped me validate my idea, find two incrediblty talented co-founders and, within a month, raise from Village Global.

Brendan Short
Brendan Short ODF9
Co-founder & CEO
Made 5 key hires, then raised $12M from Elevation Capital and General Catalyst.

The On Deck Community helped me make 5+ key early hires, and raise a $12 million seed round from great investors.

Amrit Singh
Amrit Singh ODF2
Co-founder and CRO

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.

Stella Han
Stella Han ODF4
Co-founder & CEO
Hired 3 key people, then raised $3M from Refactor Capital.

Our first three On Deck hires have set the bar quite high for candidates that will come through in the future.

Dan Miller
Dan Miller ODF4
Founder and CEO

Access our playbooks right now

We invested hundreds of hours to co-develop On Deck playbooks with industry experts.

Problem validation

Validate ideas & markets with Asher King Abramson

Coming soon

Co-founder dating

Find the right co-founder with Erik Torenberg

Build a founding team

Hire your early team with Keith Rabois

Coming soon

Go-to-market

Find the right co-founder with Erik Torenberg

Seed fundraising

Find the right co-founder with Erik Torenberg

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If you’re the founder of an early-stage startup, or thinking about starting one in the future, apply now to join an upcoming cohort. Get backed by a community.
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FAQ

Who is ODX for?

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.

Will ODX India be run as a separate program?

No, ODX is a global program, run remotely. Joining ODX will give you the best of both worlds -- access to all the global resources of ODX, an access pass to the On Deck ecosystem, and a strong, supportive local community - with other founders, speakers, and investors.

What is Balaji Srinivasan's involvement?

Balaji Srinivasan is co-investing alongside us in every India-based company that we select for ODX


What is the ODX India Community Fund?

The ODX India Community Fund is a geo-specific fund that will invest in all ODX companies from India. The ODX India Community Fund will invest alongside the On Deck Fund and the On Deck Community Fund (global) on the same terms. By investing in the ODX India Community Fund you will get access and exposure to ODX India companies with a single check.

What’s the difference between ODX and ODF?

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.

Will ODX invest in an Indian private limited company?

At this time ODX does not support investing in Indian private limited companies, we only invest in Delaware C corps. We are actively working on supporting other countries, such as Singapore.

Delaware C corps are very standard for many venture backed startups. If you are admitted we will refer you to partners in the US and in India who can help you compliantly, efficiently and affordably set up your company and get you ready to do business in India, or convert your existing company into one that ODX can invest in.