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Poised raises $4.5m from Wing Venture Capital to increase accessibility to improving professional communication..
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Jun 9
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Compose AI raises $2.1m from Craft Ventures to build a new language model to change the way we write.
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Jun 9
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Simplified raises $2.2 million from Craft Ventures to build marketing-focused, collaborative design software.
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Jun 4
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June raises $1.8m from Point Nine to make product analytics more accesible.
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May 31
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Together raises $2m from Caffeinated Capital to build the future of shared-living communities.
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May 26
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Fellowship Showcase

ODF Fellow Showcase: Natasja Nielsen and Shrav Mehta
Natasja Nielsen and Shrav Mehta are the co-founders of Secureframe, a B2B security compliance start-up that helps businesses maintain cybersecurity certifications, they raised an $18 million Series A round, led by Kleiner Perkins.
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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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Fellowship Showcase

ODF Fellow Showcase: Joe Albanese and Kushal Byatnal
After countless coffees, interviews, and failed “first founder dates,” a chance encounter over Slack led to the perfect team-up between Joe Albanese and Kushal Byatnal before their startup Stir was born.
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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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Founder Story

How Anthony Geranio left Software Engineering to raise $2 million for 1v1Me
Anthony Geranio, former software engineer at TextNow, shares his experience breaking free of the golden handcuffs as a software engineer to build 1v1Me. After going through ODF6, Anthony and his CPO Alex raised $2 million in their pre-seed round from investors.
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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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Founder Story

How early Ethereum employee Robbie Bent transformed his obsession into a business
During ODF7 Robbie went from 200 customers to 1000, reached his goal of $10,000 in monthly recurring revenue, and received commitments for an Angel round.
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"ODF created a powerful flywheel for me and my business. Now my mission, and what I want Inward to be, is extremely clear."

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Fellowship Showcase

ODNC Fellow Showcase: Marcus Woxneryd
During ODNC, Marcus co-founded Venturism, a product studio where they create a variety of digital tools and products that help indie founders get their first 100 customers.
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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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Fellowship Showcase

ODF Fellow Showcase: Nishant Aggrawal
While at On Deck, Nishant Aggrawal founded another start-up, NOMAWO, a workplace, accelerator and benefits hub for top independents and freelancers.
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“I was blown away by the quality of the members, the other founders in my cohort and overall in the community, all the events, how everyone worked hard to pay it forward, and to the whole On Deck team for making it happen. They literally redefined the meaning of community for me.”
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Fellowship Showcase

How I Pivoted from Accenture to Early-Stage Startups Through the On Deck First 50 Fellowship
Katy Culver started the year as a strategy consultant, but after realizing that her interests lay in operating within tech, she joined OD50 and joined Dover as an Engagement Manager.
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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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Founder Story

How Ellie Howard Conquered the Idea Maze during On Deck and Founded Liminal
After founding a company in 2018, I knew it’d only be a matter of time before I came to do so again. Except this time, I planned to use the 10 weeks of On Deck’s Founders Fellowship as a forcing-function, sandbox and launchpad.
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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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Fellowship Showcase

How I Joined Talus as Lead Machine Learning Engineer through Lean Hire
Rico Meinl joined On Deck First 50 after finding his experience as an engineer in a large retail company tedious. Through Lean Hire, a curated contract-to-hire platform, Rico rekindled his interest in biotech as he joined Talus as their Lead Machine Learning Engineer. 
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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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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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Fellowship Showcase

ODF Fellow Showcase: Amelia Lin
Amelia Lin is the CEO and Co-founder of Saga, an app that helps families save and record the life stories of loved ones on audio.
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"The level of helpfulness from founders who are further along than you and lived through the challenges you’re facing was above and beyond 99% of what I’ve found in other places."
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Fellowship Showcase

How Spora Health hired for 3 Key Positions Leveraging the On Deck First 50 Fellowship
Building a company involves overcoming many hurdles, one of the earliest of which can be making your first few key hires. Spora Health presented at a Talent Demo Day, leading to 3 key hires for their early team.
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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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Fellowship Showcase

ODF Fellow Showcase: Elizabeth Slavitt
Elizabeth is the Founder/CEO of Speakeasy, a company offering interactive, online events led by fascinating speakers and performers. The company’s vision is to bring the vibrancy of a university campus to you, wherever you happen to be.
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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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Fellowship Showcase

How I went from Performing in an Orchestra to Working at an Early-Stage Startup
Brigid Babbish joined On Deck First 50 after COVID-19 put her past industry, classical music, on indefinite hiatus overnight. Brigid has now found a role — a copywriter for a startup called Monthly — that suits both her creative background and her interest in startups.
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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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Fellowship Showcase

Nick Fitz
Nick is the founder and CEO of Momentum, a startup working to help nonprofits raise more money to reduce suffering and improve lives by building a donation ecosystem for the internet age.
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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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Fellowship Showcase

ODF Fellow Showcase: Luba Yudasina
Luba Yudasina is the founder of Loka, a platform that helps connect Eastern European engineering talent to start-ups. Before Loka, she was a Product Manager at AirBnB.
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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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Fellowship Showcase

ODS Fellow Showcase: Amanda DoAmaral
Amanda is the founder and CEO of Fiveable, an educational technology company committed to unlocking opportunities for young people through high-quality content, supportive communities, and interactive live experiences.
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After being an ODS1 fellow, I sent my team through other On Deck programs: our Chief Experience Officer will be a fellow at ODD1 and our Community Manager will do ODCB1.
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Fellowship Showcase

ODW Fellow Showcase: Michael Jones
Michael Jones is the founder of The Supercreator, a digital publication about the people, companies, products and trends shaping how creative professionals work and live in the new economy. 
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"There is a general expectation that writing fellowships are very tactical. Those things are valuable, but the humanity of On Deck is what has supported me in my writing life moving forward."
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Fellowship Showcase

ODF Fellow Showcase: Ann Ferracane
Ann is the Founder of Patch Ventures, a private partnership to invest in, advise on, and incubate growth, operations, and marketplace technology products. Patch Ventures is primarily focused on efforts that provide economic opportunity and/or reduce information asymmetries. 
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"They understand that organic and iterative connection is where the magic happens."
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Fellowship Showcase

ODF Fellow Showcase: Sam Corcos
Sam is Co-Founder and CEO at Levels (levelshealth.com). Levels is the dashboard for your body’s metabolism, giving you personalized insights into how different foods affect your body and your health.
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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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Fellowship Showcase

ODF Fellow Showcase: Andrew Conner
Andrew is the Co-Founder and Head of Engineering at Levels, a dashboard for your body’s metabolism, giving you personalized insights into how different foods affect your body and your health.
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On Deck is how I met Sam, who is now my co-founder at Levels.
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Fellowship Showcase

ODF Fellow Showcase: Lucy Mort
Lucy Mort is the co-founder of Sunroom, a tool that allows creators to monetize both content and messaging, which she founded during ODF4 with CTO Ellie Day.
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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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