March 22, 2023

Navigating Fundraising and Financial Diligence with Sasha Orloff

On The Deep End today, we welcome Sasha Orloff, the Founder and CEO of [Puzzle](http://puzzle.io), a modern accounting software package for startups that recently raised $15 million in series A. Sasha joins us to discuss the use of accounting as …

Episode page
March 8, 2023

Minn Kim on Small Group Theory and the Gift of Global Talent

Joining me us the Deep End today is Minn Kim. Minn spent a few years as an investor at Ridge, Bloomberg Beta and On Deck, backing founders as early as possible and is now building Plymouth to help extraordinary talent …

Episode page
March 2, 2023

Village Global’s Solarpunk: Erik Torenberg on How Startups Can Help S…

Last week in The Deep End we spoke with David Booth, CEO of On Deck. Today we're continuing our mini-series on the meta problem of how to help more people start more companies by re-publishing an episode of the Solarpunk …

Episode page
Feb. 22, 2023

Why is Now the Time to Start a Company with David Booth

David Booth is the CEO of On Deck, a curated community designed to increase your odds of building a successful venture-backed company. In this conversation, we discuss why On Deck is doubling down on IRL programming, why he believes venture-backed …

Episode page
Dec. 15, 2022

Telling Your Professional Story with Heyo’s Vivian Chen

Vivian Chen is the CEO & Founder of Heyo, a bite-sized pitch platform for professional success. Before starting Heyo,Vivian was an operator who built products across categories from high-growth startups to global enterprises. Vivian is on a mission to build …

Episode page
Nov. 18, 2022

Building Web3 Projects on the Frontiers of Emerging Markets with Ani …

Ani Pai is an investment partner at Dragonfly, where he focuses on highly technical Web3 projects in emerging markets. Ani believes that progress happens on the frontier. Whether it be outer space, the mind/body, and the oceans. He’s focused on …

Episode page
Nov. 10, 2022

Building the Dream of Homeownership with Roots Homes’s Lauren Self

Lauren Self is the founder of Roots Homes, a platform that helps put the dream of homeownership within reach by allowing prospective buyers to effectively pay rent while building equity in their home with fractional ownership. In this conversation, we …

Episode page
Nov. 3, 2022

Building Survivor-Centric Tools with Leda Health’s Madison Campbell

Madison Campbell is Co-Founder and CEO of Leda Health, which provides aftercare for sexual assault survivors. Leda Health approaches its space through a survivor-focused lens, developing self-administered DNA collection and testing, while also connecting survivors with professionals and resources. In …

Episode page
Oct. 27, 2022

Democratizing Access to Public Education Dollars with Odyssey’s Josep…

Joseph Connor is the CEO & founder of Odyssey, a platform that helps families access state microgrants for K-12 education. Prior to starting Odyssey, Joseph was a former teacher, school founder, and attorney. Joseph and his team at Odyssey are …

Episode page
Oct. 20, 2022

Starting New York Tech Week with Capital’s Andrew Rhea

Andrew Rea is an angel investor and operator, who recently started and organized New York Tech Week. He leads go-to-market at Capital (formerly Party Round) and has invested in over 20 startups, including Motion and Cococart. Before he was at …

Episode page
Oct. 13, 2022

Village Global’s Solarpunk: Erik Torenberg on How Startups Can Help S…

Erik Torenberg (@eriktorenberg), co-founder and Executive Chairman of On Deck join Lucas Bagno and Ian Cinnamon on this episode of Solarpunk. Village Global’s Solarpunk is a podcast series about technology, space, and defense. Takeaways: - Startups are the most effective …

Episode page
Oct. 6, 2022

Rewarding Social Curation with Rara’s Lawson Baker

Lawson Baker is the Founder of RARA, a social curation protocol for NFTs that revolutionizes how creators benefit from sharing their art, and how curators interact with and gain value from interacting with artists’ work. Our discussion centers around how …

Episode page
Sept. 29, 2022

Deathtech: Loss Memorialization with Chptr’s Rehan Choudhry

Rehan is the Founder and CEO of Chptr, a startup fixing the way the world remembers people who have passed away. Prior to creating Chptr, he had a long career in music, founding the “Life is Beautiful” festival, and led …

Episode page
Sept. 15, 2022

Momentum Capital: Founders and Angels with Julian Weisser

Julian Weisser is the co-founder of On Deck, partner at our Founders and Angels programs, and investor at Other Ventures. He is a prolific startup investor and has backed over 100 companies ranging from asteroid mining to dog longevity and …

Episode page
Sept. 8, 2022

The No-Code Revolution With Bubble’s Emmanuel Straschnov

Emmanuel Straschnov is the Co-CEO and Founder of Bubble, an online tool to build web applications without code. Our discussion is about the state of No Code: what it is, where it came from, and where it's going. The pandemic …

Episode page
July 29, 2022

Venture Stories: How Royal is Transforming the Artist-Fan Relationship

JD Ross (@justindross) and Justin Blau (@3LAU), co-founders of Royal, join Erik Torenberg and co-host Ian Cinnamon for this episode of Venture Stories web3 series. Takeaways: - Royal stems from their vision to invest in talent early on. - Streaming …

Episode page
July 21, 2022

AI Companionship with Replika's Eugenia Kuyda

Eugenia Kuyda is the founder and CEO of Replika, an AI companion company. Our conversation today centers around the different use-cases of AI, from task-oriented chatbots to emotionally-supportive AI companionship. We delve into the current state of conversational tech, including …

Episode page
July 15, 2022

Venture Stories: Labor Marketplaces with Traba's Mike Shebat

Today, we’re syndicating an episode from the Village Global podcast hosted by On Deck co-CEO Erik Torenberg. The guest on the show is Mike Shebat - CEO & Co-founder of Traba and a member of Forbes 30 Under 30. Mike …

Episode page
July 7, 2022

The Network State Revisited with Balaji Srinivasan

A year ago, we launched The Deep End with Balaji Srinivasan as one of our first three guests. In the episode, he discussed the impending arrival of The Network State. Flash forward to this Monday on the fourth of July …

Episode page
July 1, 2022

Driving Better Health with Roundtrip's Mark Switaj

Mark Switaj is co-founder & CEO of Roundtrip Health. Roundtrip is driving better health by providing a full suite of non emergent transportation options to patients in different care settings across the country. After exploring the India and health tech …

Episode page
June 16, 2022

Tokenizing Creator Communities with Crowdpad's Joel Alexander

Joel Alexander is the founder and CEO of Crowdpad, a tokenized community-building platform for creators whose goal is to help creators monetize on day one. Our conversation today centers around web3 and the future of the creator economy. We discuss …

Episode page
June 9, 2022

Mobile Money with Wave's CTO Ben Kuhn

Ben Kuhn is the CTO at Wave, a mobile payment company whose mission is to make Africa the first cashless continent by building ways for unbanked people to send and save money. Our discussion today covers a wide variety of …

Episode page
June 2, 2022

The Big Tech Narrative with Alex Kantrowitz

Alex Kantrowitz is a reporter who contributes to CNBC, hosts the "Big Technology" Podcast and writes the "Big Technology" newsletter, which includes reports & analysis of big tech firms like Amazon, Google, Microsoft Apple, and more. Alex is an independent …

Episode page