Episodes

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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May 26, 2022

The Market for Solutions with On Deck's Charles Cushing

Our discussion today centers on the “market for solutions”, a mental model that guest Charles Cushing explored in a 2020 essay he wrote where he wondered if there was a way to improve the market for solutions in order to …

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May 19, 2022

The Indian Startup Ecosystem with Anand Chandrasekaran

Anand Chandrasekaran is a full-time angel investor & advisor with extensive executive experience at some of the biggest names in tech, including Five9, Facebook, and Yahoo. He has also started several of his own companies. Today’s episode is about the …

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May 5, 2022

Solarpunk Tech with Lucas Bagno and Ian Cinnamon

This week's guests are Ian Cinnamon and Lucas Bagno. Ian and Lucas are the co-hosts of Village Global’s new Solarpunk podcast, which focuses on space, technology, and defense. The theme of the conversation today is Solarpunk. It was interesting that, …

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May 2, 2022

Embracing Hard Tech with Eli Dourado

This week's guest is Eli Dourado, an economist who says that all he wants is for GDP per capita to reach $200k in 2050. Marshall's conversation with Eli today centers around how to get economic growth back on track after …

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