Episodes

April 28, 2022

Evolving Internet Culture with Default Friend

Today's guest is "Default Friend," an internet personality who writes about internet culture and digital communities. Our discussion starts by using the recent Taylor Lorenz controversy regarding her story on Libs of TikTok to launch into a broader discussion of …

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April 25, 2022

The Future of Focused Work with Freedom's Fred Stutzman

Fred Stutzman is founder and CEO of Freedom - a company developing a toolset for the future of focused work in a distraction-first world. Our discussion is about what the future of work will look like in a world where …

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April 18, 2022

Personalized Wellness with Rootine's Rachel Sanders

Rachel Sanders is co-founder and CEO at Rootine, a company focused on optimizing health and performance through precision nutrition. Rootine is focused on what they call precision health and nutrition, which involves looking at hundreds of data points to identify …

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April 14, 2022

Executive Coaching with Practice's Julien Smith

Julien Smith is co-founder and CEO at Practice. He's also a bestselling author and executive coach. Today’s discussion focuses on Julien’s journey from starting as an online author and creator and then turning into a multi-time startup founder, instead of …

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April 11, 2022

Evaluating Climate Risk with Climate X's Lukky Amed

Lukky Ahmed is the founder & CEO of Climate X. Today’s discussion is about understanding climate change from the standpoint of how it affects us and the world around us for generations to come, using data and machine learning. Our …

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April 7, 2022

The Pathless Path with Paul Millerd

Paul Millerd is author of the Pathless Path, which is about his personal journey of leaving the traditional realm of work and finding something holistic and sustainable. In this conversation we discuss what Paul calls “the default path” — a …

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April 4, 2022

Execs: Systems for Blitzscaling with former Uber Chief Business Offic…

Today you’ll hear On Deck CEO Erik Torenberg interview Emil Michael - Uber’s Chief Business Officer during their hypergrowth period from 2013 to 2017. While he was there, Uber grew from 250 employees to 15,000 and raised $15 billion. He …

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March 31, 2022

Reimagining the News with Goodable's Muhammad Lila

Muhammad Lila is Founder and CEO of Goodable. He is also previously a Warzone Correspondent, leading global news coverage at CNN and ABC. He has been nominated for 2 Emmy awards. Today’s discussion is around Muhammad’s vision for fixing the …

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March 28, 2022

Getting 3D Printing Ready for Primetime with Ahead Wind's Rob Paddock

Rob Paddock is co-founder & CEO of Ahead Wind. Ahead Wind was one of the first companies admitted into ODX and is currently technology that reduces human involvement in 3D printing. Today’s conversation is about the future of 3D printing …

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March 24, 2022

Democratizing Venture Capital with WeFunder's Jonny Price

Jonny Price is VP of Fundraising at WeFunder. WeFunder describes themselves as Robinhood for pre-IPO startups. In May 2016, the Obama administration made it legal for everyday people to invest as little as $100 in startups or other businesses. On …

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March 21, 2022

Writing the Code of Life with Trevor Martin

Trevor Martin is founder & CEO of Mammoth Biosciences. Mammoth is building the platform for CRISPR applications of the future. They currently have technologies built for diagnostics, genome editing, and protein discovery. CRISPR is a novel system that enables geneticists …

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March 17, 2022

Culturally Competent Care with Spora's Dan Miller

Dan Miller is Founder & CEO of Spora Health. Spora Health is a radically inclusive, virtual-first telemedicine provider focused on health equity and providing culturally competent care. Today’s conversation is about disparities in health care. Dan shares a little bit …

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March 14, 2022

Edupreneurship with Virtually's Ish Baid

Ish Baid is Founder & CEO of Virtually. He's also the host of the popular podcast "Reshaping Education. Virtually is building what it envisions as the Shopify for online schools. Ish and I spend the episode enthusiastically discussing the ongoing …

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March 10, 2022

3D Photo Studios with Colorful's Nik Redl

Nikolaus Redl is co founder and CEO of Colorful.app . Nikolaus and the Colorful team are changing how photos are created. Their virtual, drag & drop 3D photo studio allows creators to build stunning photos in minutes. We talk about …

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March 8, 2022

Trends in Climate Tech with Dr. Clea Kolster of Lowercarbon Capital

Dr. Clea Kolster is a partner and Head of Science at Lowercarbon capital. Lowercarbon backs companies that make money slashing CO2 emissions and removing carbon out of the atmosphere. Clea leads the firm’s technical research, development, diligence, and scientific strategy …

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March 3, 2022

ODX Fireside: Fixing the Supply Chain with Flexport's Ryan Petersen

This week, we figured we’d give you a peek under the hood of On Deck’s programs. Every week, dozens of amazing events take place in our programs across sectors (like climate tech, health tech, and longevity) as well as across …

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Feb. 28, 2022

The Future of Wallets with Phantom's Francesco Agosti

Francesco Agosti is an ODF alum and co-founder and CTO of Phantom - a wallet for the Solana blockchain. We’ve had many web3 guests on the show in the past year, but none have focused on the wallet. Wallet applications …

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Feb. 24, 2022

The PayPal Diaspora with Jimmy Soni

Jimmy Soni is author of "The Founders: The Story of Paypal and the Entrepreneurs Who Shaped Silicon Valley." The book hit shelves yesterday. In 2022, PayPal’s founders and earliest employees are considered one of the technology industry’s most powerful alumni …

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Feb. 21, 2022

Venture-Backed Video Games with Anthony Geranio

Anthony Geranio is Founder & CEO of 1v1Me and an alum of the On Deck Founders Fellowship.. 1v1Me is an app to play video games for money. We haven’t had a pure e-sports episode yet, so it was great to …

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Feb. 17, 2022

Optimizing Portfolios for Global Economic Upheaval with Alexander Har…

Alexander Harmsen is Founder & CEO of Global Predictions. Global Predictions has created a wealth optimization platform to help make its users better investors. Alex leaned on his experience in both On Deck Founders and On Deck Investing to make …

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Feb. 14, 2022

Techno-Optimistic Investing with Minn Kim

Minn Kim is a Partner at ODX - the community back accelerator and fund that Erik & David previewed on the show back in October. ODX’s first cohort kicked off last month and we were excited to bring someone from …

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Feb. 10, 2022

When Does Fringe Tech Jump to the Mainstream? A Conversation with Mar…

Mark Yusko is the founder, chief investment officer, and managing director of Morgan Creek Capital Management - an investment management firm that advises pension funds, endowments, and wealthy individuals. Today’s episode is far-ranging. We chat about network effects, virtual stages, …

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Feb. 7, 2022

Execs: Hyperscaling to $1.3 Billion Revenue with Flexport's Ben Brave…

Last fall, On Deck CEOs Erik Torenberg and David Booth joined the show to announce ODX - a new $100M community fund that allows On Deck to invest in the next generation of founders. Shortly after, we announced "ODX Flexport" …

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Feb. 3, 2022

A Back Office for Creators with Passionfroot’s Jen Phan

Jen Phan is the co-founder and CEO of Passionfroot. She’s also an alum of On Deck No Code, which past Deep End guest KP runs. This conversation builds off of past creator economy tool discussions that we’ve had with other …

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