On Deck is an evolving community of world class entrepreneurs who are openly—or secretly—about to start their next thing. Currently, the community includes successful repeat founders, EIRs at top-tier VC firms, and great designers and developers at companies like Facebook, Dropbox, Airbnb, and more.
On Deck emerged out of a need for prospective founders to have a safe space to talk about their ideas and desire to start a company (or join another company), freely and confidentially. So much goes into successfully launching a company, and they wanted to create a thoughtfully curated community that truly supports the growth of entrepreneurs and their startups.
David Booth, cofounder and CEO of On Deck, understands this. His company hosts invitation-only events that introduce tech workers to potential cofounders and early employees. I interviewed him to learn more about On Deck and what it says about the future of company building.