Episodes

Jan. 31, 2022

Democratizing Hedge Funds with Composer's Ben Rollert

Joining Marshall this week in the Deep End is ODF alum Ben Rollert, CEO and Co-Founder of Composer. Composer allows its users to easily build a portfolio of hedge fund-like strategies. After we ended last year talking about DeFi and …

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Jan. 27, 2022

Introducing Execs: A Tactical Podcast for Founders in Hypergrowth

The Deep End returns in full on Monday. Until then: we're excited to announce Execs. Execs is a new On Deck show for founders who want to understand the playbooks, frameworks and tactics that leading technology companies today have used …

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Dec. 20, 2021

2022 Tech Trends

Today is the last episode of the year, and so we’re celebrating by doing something a little different. Rather than have a single guest on, we invited 11 senior On Deck employees to answer a single question: What trend do …

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Dec. 15, 2021

The Internet Salon with Interintellect's Anna Gát

Anna Gat is Founder and CEO of Interintellect. Interintellect describes itself as having reinventing the french salon for the 21st century. The salons of Early Modern Revolutionary France played an integral role in the cultural and intellectual development of France. …

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Dec. 13, 2021

Crypto & Tradfi with the Cypher Protocol Team

This is probably our most in-the-weeds web3 episode yet. If you’re newer to crypto, we recommend you scroll back through your feed and listen to any of our episodes with Patrick Riera, Cooper Turley, and several others to give yourself …

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Dec. 8, 2021

Overcoming the Six Stages of Health Tech Grief with Nikhil Krishnan

A reminder that we’re still looking for a researcher in residence. If you want to be a personal trainer of the mind for On Deck’s CEOs, head over to beondeck.com/researcher Nikhil Krishnan is the author of the Out of Pocket …

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Dec. 6, 2021

Frictionless Generosity with Overflow's Vance Roush

Vance Roush is Founder of Overflow. Overflow is building the infrastructure to make generosity frictionless across every major asset class. Vance is on a mission to democratize philanthropy to the masses. Through his experience with churches and other non-profits, he …

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Dec. 1, 2021

Resurrecting Extinct Species with Colossal's Ben Lamm

On Deck is hiring a Researcher in Residence to be a "personal trainer for the mind" for our two co-CEOs. To learn more, please visit beondeck.com/researcher Hot off last week’s episode about helping extend human life, this episode is about …

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Nov. 29, 2021

Deep Tech 101 with James Sinka

This week, we are joined in the Deep End by James Sinka - cofounder of On Deck’s Deep Tech program. Some of our past Deep End guests (and many On Deck fellows) are working at the bleeding edge of technology. …

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Nov. 24, 2021

Making Lifespan Malleable with Dr. Kristen Fortney

Dr. Kristen Fortney is CEO & cofounder of BIOAGE - a company working on slowing aging and chronic disease. Figuring out how to live longer is an age-old problem. For as long as humans have studied medicine, we have tried …

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Nov. 22, 2021

Launching an Africa-Focused Venture Fund with Abe Choi

Abe Choi is a prolific angel investor and CEO of Simple Dealer. Abe has partnered with another high-profile angel investor named Olumide Soyombo to create Voltron Capital - a Pan African venture capital firm. This is our first pure VC …

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Nov. 17, 2021

Minimalist Entrepreneurship with Gumroad's Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia is CEO of Gumroad and author of The Minimalist Entrepreneur. Many of our recent guests are recently-forged pioneers in the creator economy space, but Sahil has been building the passion economy since before it was cool. In 2011, …

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Nov. 15, 2021

Mental Shifts from Web2 to Web 3 with Tina He

Tina He is an investor with Pace Capital and is also on the founding team at Station - which bills itself as building the rails for web 3. Her work with Pace & Station has helped her identify the myriad …

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Nov. 10, 2021

The Work-in-Progress Web with The.com's Clarke & Jeff McKinnon

Recently, many of our guests have been pioneers in the web3 space. Patrick Rivera provided a particularly helpful framework for understanding different eras of the web when he was on the show. From him, and other guests like Cooper Turley, …

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Nov. 8, 2021

The Sanctity of the Inbox with Jake Singer & Jake Schonberger

A few weeks ago, our show carried a special announcement that On Deck had raised a $100 million fund to fuel the next generation of entrepreneurs. Swapstack, cofounded by Jake Singer & Jake Schonberger, is the first company to be …

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Nov. 3, 2021

Building Education Treadmills with Ryan Delk & Maksim Stepanenko

Primer cofounders Ryan Delk & Maksim Stepanenko join the Deep End after meeting through On Deck. They are currently building a community for curious and ambitious kids to find and explore their interests together. Education is deeply personal, and so …

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Nov. 1, 2021

Beyond the Meme Stocks with Stephen Sikes (COO of Public)

Today conversation with Stephen Sikes (COO of Public) is about how millions of Americans are entering the stock market for the first time with mindsets and behaviors unlike any generation that has come before. New investors, particularly those who have …

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Oct. 27, 2021

Navigating the Founder Journey as a Creator with Nathan Baschez

Nathan Baschez joins the Deep End to discuss the passion economy, the realities of building a media business, and gets real with Marshall about the realities of embarking on the founder journey as a creator. The two also chat about …

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Oct. 25, 2021

The Smart Business Bundle with Doug Ludlow

Joining the Deep End is Doug Ludlow, CEO of Mainstreet. Today's conversation is about the unbundling and re-bundling of the smart bank and how the 35 million small businesses in the US can benefit from aggregating their business identity data …

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Oct. 21, 2021

Special Announcement: Funding the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs wi…

At On Deck, we believe that startups are the building blocks of a better future. Startups drive global economic growth by creating jobs, improving quality of life, and making meaningful progress to solving society's biggest problems. We also believe that …

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Oct. 20, 2021

E-Commerce Engineering with Sara Du

Joining Marshall in the Deep End is Sara Du - cofounder & CEO of Alloy Automation, a no-code tool for automating e-commerce stores. The conversation begins by discussing how the line between commerce and e-commerce is blurring as e-commerce penetration …

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Oct. 18, 2021

Building in Public with Karthik Puvvada

Karthik Puvvada (known by his friends and online as "KP") is the Program Director for On Deck No-Code and is also a leader of the "build in public" movement that is taking the internet by storm. Today's conversation takes place …

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Oct. 13, 2021

Creator-Operators with Josh Kaplan

Josh Kaplan was an early employee at Morning Brew and was a product manager during their meteoric rise as a media company. Now, he’s taken what he has learned as an operator in a creative space and applied it to …

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Oct. 11, 2021

The Pseudonymous Meritocracy with Bored Elon Musk

Bored Elon Musk (one of Twitter's largest pseudonyms with 1.7 million followers) joins us to discuss the nature of pseudonyms and his investment activity. We also chat about the metaverse, the pseudonymous tech stack, the future of deep fakes, and …

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