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The Deep End by On Deck is a podcast where visionary builders, creators, and experts discuss world-changing ideas. We skip the surface level and go in depth into ideas that matter including the futures of commerce, higher education, art, governance, longevity, and more with some of the most exciting figures in these fields. The Deep End is hosted by Marshall Kosloff and produced by On Deck—where top talent go to accelerate their ideas and careers. Visit ideas.beondeck.com for show notes and additional essays.

The Deep End On Deck

    • Technology
    • 5.0 • 244 Ratings

The Deep End by On Deck is a podcast where visionary builders, creators, and experts discuss world-changing ideas. We skip the surface level and go in depth into ideas that matter including the futures of commerce, higher education, art, governance, longevity, and more with some of the most exciting figures in these fields. The Deep End is hosted by Marshall Kosloff and produced by On Deck—where top talent go to accelerate their ideas and careers. Visit ideas.beondeck.com for show notes and additional essays.

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

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

    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 using crypto to explore these frontiers and eventually merging crypto networks with analog industries in order to shepherd the next billions users into web3.

    We discuss the state of the crypto industry in the wake of FTX’s implosion, why he believes the next generation of founders will need to be “polymathic in their interests and skillsets, and whether web3’s promise will be fulfilled in the United States or emerging markets, or even a network state/new country.

    This episode is for anyone interested in how the marriage of crypto bits with the world of atoms could define the next era of tech.

    Learn more about Dragonfly here: https://www.dragonfly.xyz/

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

    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 discuss her founder journey and life experiences that motivate her to build in this space, why the dream of owning a home feels increasingly out of reach, why she believes her model is superior to perma-renting, and how the concept of fractional ownership can expand to use-cases beyond the real estate market.

    This episode is for anyone interested in how new business models can open up previously gated opportunities to new generations.

    Learn more about Roots here: https://www.roots.homes/

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

    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 this conversation, we discuss her founder journey since leaving school to pursue a startup, fundraising in a sensitive product category, and how the nimble approaches required to found and build an early startup can be the best means of addressing real-world problems.

    This episode is for anyone interested in the intersection of healthcare, technology, and seemingly intractable challenges.

    Learn more about Leda Health at: https://www.leda.co/

    • 33 min
    Democratizing Access to Public Education Dollars with Odyssey’s Joseph Connor

    Democratizing Access to Public Education Dollars with Odyssey’s Joseph Connor

    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 on a mission to empower everyday parents by enabling access to public education dollars. Odyssey’s technology provides states with a turnkey platform to manage microgrant programs. A growing number of policymakers view microgrant programs as a tool to bridge equity gaps between families in under-resourced communities and their more affluent peers. Yet implementation has been challenging and these funds have not achieved the desired impact or reached parents’ pockets at scale. Odyssey is partnering with states to help smooth implementation, and ensure all eligible
    families are able to benefit.


    In this conversation, we discuss Joseph’s founder journey in education over the last ten years, why government inefficiencies present such an interesting – but hard – problem to solve, and how a platform like Odyssey has the potential to address fundamental inequality across the US school system.

    This episode is for anyone interested in new possibilities at the intersection of edtech and public policy.

    Learn more about Odyssey here: https://www.withodyssey.com/
    Keep up with Joseph Connor here: https://josephjconnor.com/

    • 38 min
    Starting New York Tech Week with Capital’s Andrew Rea

    Starting New York Tech Week with Capital’s Andrew Rea

    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 Capital, Andrew was vital in building the community at the On Deck Angels fellowship. Andrew also has founder experience, having co-founded an EV startup, raised $1M, and sold to PE within 2 years.

    In this conversation, we discuss how New York Tech Week came about, how to think about the advantages of the New York tech ecosystem compared to other tech hubs, and what Andrew is hearing from elite founders about gaining traction and building companies in the current climate.

    This episode is for anyone interested in better understanding the tech scene hubs and industry events and what it takes to pull off a tech week in less than two months.

    • 32 min
    Village Global’s Solarpunk: Erik Torenberg on How Startups Can Help Save The World

    Village Global’s Solarpunk: Erik Torenberg on How Startups Can Help Save The World

    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 organizations for solving our biggest problems.
    - Startups disproportionately contribute to economic growth.
    - Governments and startups need to work together, not against each other.
    - China has the GDP per capita of Mexico but they have power because of how big their population is.
    - Increasing population should be an aim of the US government.
    - Humans are a naturally technological species and the only way out of our current problems is through technology, not without it.
    - People in Silicon Valley need to invest in storytelling and capturing hearts and minds. They have a new appreciation for how important politics is.
    - Ideas from Silicon Valley are being exported around the world —among them are giving without asking for anything in return, alignment via equity, and decoupling where you live from where you work.

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
244 Ratings

244 Ratings

Gorode ,

Up there with Stratechary

I rarely write reviews but this podcast should be at the top of your rotation. Practical explorations of emerging technologies, behaviours, and industry with really smart people resulting in smart conversations. Great work.

amacfly ,

Essential!

Simply superb content curated and presented perfectly.

Viper2272 ,

Great Podcast!

Love Marshall’s work. Got here from Rising -> BP -> realignment to here. Keep it up!!

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