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Off The Record is a community for founders of venture-backed startups to address unique issues they face in a comfortable and confidential environment.

Founded by seven leading venture capital funds, Off The Record is an independent 501(c)6 non-profit organization. We're based in New York with the goal of supporting founders globally. 

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Since our launch in  May 2019 , we have partnered with  62 venture capital funds  to support  109 founders  in  3 cities 

The Basics

What are the membership fees?


Membership dues are $200 per month, paid quarterly, for up to 3 co-founders. Participating startups may request a second co-founder membership at no additional cost. Dues cover all the costs related to your participation - founder pod placement, meeting space, monthly local events, access to the OTR’s online community, and discounted resources.




Can my co-founders participate?


Yes! We even have specialized pods so that each C-level founder can cover topics specific to his/her role (e.g. CTO, CRO). Partipating startups can request a second co-founder membership at no additional cost. Founders who are non-executive level, and executives who are not founders are not eligible to participate.




What are the requirements to join Off The Record?


Off The Record is a unique organization created to support founders in fast growing startups. To qualify to participate, you must meet the following criteria: 1. The startup must raise a minimum of $1M USD from one of our partner venture funds. 2. The company HQ must be located in the same city as the program chapter. 3. The main participants in the program must be C-level co-founders of the startup. If you meet the above criteria, you can apply here.




How does the application process work?


Once you submit your application, a member of the OTR team will reach out to you to confirm your eligibility. Our goal is to better understand you and your co-founders’ needs. We will also review the participation guidelines with you and issue an invoice for the first quarter membership dues. We will then assign you to founder pods based on each co-founders’ unique needs. We'll review your potential pod members with you prior to finalizing assignments. Your first pod session will be held approximately one month after the application closing date. A launch consultant will guide your first session to set expectations and guidelines. After the initial session, your pod will meet independently each month at a time convenient for all of you. We will periodically check in with your pod both remotely and in-person to hear any feedback you may have. We are also available by phone or email if you have any questions.





Our mission is to curate a structured community for founders who have raised venture capital funding to connect with their peers, receive tailored support, and discuss the unique personal and professional challenges that they face in a comfortable and confidential environment. 

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Paul Martino
Founder

Nick Adams
Co-Founder & Managing Partner

David Beisel
Co-Founder & Partner

Jeffrey Silverman
Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Joshua Kleyman

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Lindsey Gray

Partner

Nitya Rajendran

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Karl Antle

Partner

" Admittedly, I was skeptical at first. Having a consistent and dedicated meeting every month with CEOs of such different backgrounds and experiences has given me insights and support to work through my day-to-day challenges. And as a first time founder, OTR gave me a peer group that was open and helpful, exposed me to how others run their companies, and provided actionable tools to implement quickly. " 

- Rachel Renock

Founder & CEO, Wethos 

Jay Bregman

Founder & CEO, Thimble

Entrepreneurship is a terrifying, against-all-odds struggle to bring something new and beautiful into the world. With few exceptions, tech investors and press focus too much on the successes and too little on the struggle and our well-being as founders. Off The Record is an important, tangible step in providing a next-generation support OS for entrepreneurs.

Mike Robinson

COO, SportsRecruits

What makes OTR unique is that it provides a forum for guidance that's contextual, confidential, and impartial. Investors or family members may have the trust and business context to provide quality advice, but they have inherent biases. The opportunity to work through your biggest challenges with accomplished individuals, no strings attached, is invaluable. Feedback from my peer group has already impacted strategy at SportsRecruits.

Drew Silverstein

Founder & CEO, Amper Music

I'm a huge believer in CEO groups, and OTR is a wonderful example of this experience done right. It's incredibly helpful to share the challenges and to celebrate the victories with a group of peers who are equally "in the trenches." Whether we're acting as independent board members, or supportive friends, our OTR pod has succeeded at becoming close-knit and indispensable.

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