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A show where real entrepreneurs pitch to real investors--for real money. In each episode, we take you behind closed doors to the critical moment when aspiring entrepreneurs put it all on the line. The Pitch delivers on the high-stakes promise of a live pitch without shying away from the nitty gritty details of what happens after everyone shakes hands and walks out of the room. Hosted by Josh Muccio from Gimlet Media.

A show where real entrepreneurs pitch to real investors--for real money. In each episode, we take you behind closed doors to the critical moment when aspiring entrepreneurs put it all on the line. The Pitch delivers on the high-stakes promise of a live pitch without shying away from the nitty gritty details of what happens after everyone shakes hands and walks out of the room. Hosted by Josh Muccio from Gimlet Media.
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A show where real entrepreneurs pitch to real investors--for real money. In each episode, we take you behind closed doors to the critical moment when aspiring entrepreneurs put it all on the line. The Pitch delivers on the high-stakes promise of a live pitch without shying away from the nitty gritty details of what happens after everyone shakes hands and walks out of the room. Hosted by Josh Muccio from Gimlet Media.

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Episodes

Introducing Without Fail

11/14/2018
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The Pitch brings you Without Fail, a new podcast from Gimlet Media where host Alex Blumberg asks people who have pursued incredible things: What worked? What didn’t? And why?

Duration:00:41:24

Fitbit … for Dogs (#52, Waggit)

10/31/2018
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Susan Sierota wants to help dog owners keep their furry friends healthy with her pet-tech startup, Waggit. Can she convince the four investors that her smart collar will win best in show? Today's investors are Alexandra Stanton, Jake Chapman, Charles Hudson, and Phil Nadel.

Duration:00:33:14

This Bot Can Fight Your ATM Fees (#51, Cushion)

10/24/2018
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Founder Paul Kesserwani says we’re all losing way too much money to fees — credit card fees, bank fees, ATM fees. And he thinks his company, Cushion, has the answer: A friendly bot that will battle those fees for you. Can he convince investors that there’s major money to be made in the fee-fighting business? Today's investors are Howie Diamond, Jillian Manus, Phil Nadel, and Michael Hyatt.

Duration:00:38:49

Ticket Scalpers, Beware! Blockchain Is Coming for You (#50, Bandwagon)

10/17/2018
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Why should you care about blockchain if you’re not a huge cryptocurrency nerd? Bandwagon founder Harold Hughes says it can help you score better seats to see your favorite team — and avoid the risk of walking up to the gate with a fake ticket. Can he convince investors his startup isn’t just a part of the blockchain bubble? Today's investors are Howie Diamond, Jillian Manus, Phil Nadel, and Michael Hyatt.

Duration:00:36:38

Nuts Can Kill. Are Seeds the Answer? (#49, Blake's Seed Based)

10/10/2018
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Blake Sorensen has a deathly nut allergy — one that's led to some harrowing trips to the ER. But then he decided that enough was enough. So he started a company, Blake’s Seed Based, to make snacks safe for people like him. Will the investors get on board with his mission? Today's investors are Alexandra Stanton, Jake Chapman, Charles Hudson, and Phil Nadel.

Duration:00:39:33

Will This Space Startup Make It off the Ground? (#48, Atomos)

10/3/2018
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Atomos co-founders Vanessa Clark and William Kowalski want to build a nuclear-powered spacecraft for moving satellites around in orbit. Can they capitalize on all the new money flowing into the final frontier — or will their sci-fi ambitions be too much for investors to stomach? Today's investors are Howie Diamond, Jillian Manus, Phil Nadel, and Michael Hyatt.

Duration:00:38:29

Can This Tiny Gadget Keep Kids in College? (#47, Fletch)

9/26/2018
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The college dropout rate is high, and schools are paying the price... to the tune of billions of dollars every year. Marquett Burton says his education startup can help solve the problem. Will the investors agree? Today's investors are Jillian Manus, Phil Nadel, Nicole Verkindt, Michael Hyatt, and Charles Hudson.

Duration:00:34:04

Never Get Lost Again (#46, Somewear)

9/19/2018
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Somewear founder James Kubik thinks going off the grid shouldn’t have to mean going out of cell phone range. That’s why he created a device that turns smartphones into satellite communication hubs. Can he convince investors to join him on the trail? Today's investors are Alexandra Stanton, Jake Chapman, Charles Hudson, and Phil Nadel.

Duration:00:34:24

Whatever Happened to Virtual Reality? (#45, SVRF)

9/12/2018
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Sophia Dominguez is on the show pitching SVRF, an augmented reality/virtual reality startup. But it can be tough to get investors excited about VR, which has attracted tons of hype—without much payoff. Can Sophia convince investors that VR’s time has finally come? Today's investors are Howie Diamond, Jillian Manus, Phil Nadel, and Michael Hyatt.

Duration:00:41:11

Is This Sports App the Next OpenTable? (#44, Playven)

9/5/2018
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Finnish entrepreneur Topias Soininen says his startup, Playven, will revolutionize the way people book tennis courts. But first, the investors have to figure out exactly what it is he’s pitching. Today's investors are Howie Diamond, Jillian Manus, Phil Nadel, and Michael Hyatt.

Duration:00:35:26

Get This Party Startup in Here (#43, PartySlate)

8/29/2018
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Entrepreneur Julie Roth Novack says her party planning platform is exactly what event professionals have been missing. And it all hinges on a secret ingredient—something Julie calls "marketing gold". Now she just needs investors to fork over some gold of their own. Today's investors are Jillian Manus, Phil Nadel, Nicole Verkindt, Michael Hyatt, and Charles Hudson.

Duration:00:29:12

How Much Do You Trust Your Barista? (#42, Bounce)

8/22/2018
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Cody Candee believes his company, Bounce, is the key to freeing us from the stuff we lug around all day. But can he convince investors that his temporary storage solution isn’t a liability disaster waiting to happen? Today's investors are Jillian Manus, Phil Nadel, Nicole Verkindt, Michael Hyatt, and Charles Hudson.

Duration:00:36:35

Can This Startup Help Retailers Take on Amazon? (#41, Shipsi)

8/15/2018
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Amazon is on track to grab nearly HALF of all online retail sales this year. But not if Chelsie Lee’s startup Shipsi has a say in the matter. She wants to give online retailers the ability to compete, by helping them offer super speedy shipping. But it might not be easy with the retail Goliath breathing down her neck. Today's investors are Jillian Manus, Phil Nadel, Nicole Verkindt, Michael Hyatt, and Charles Hudson.

Duration:00:38:58

Three Startups Enter. Only One Will Leave. (#40)

8/1/2018
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At The Pitch’s first-ever live show, three startups face off: Honeyfi, a budgeting app for couples; CBlocks, a cryptocurrency starter kit; and OpenBottle, an app to help people try high-end wines. But can the investors agree on which company should take home the prize?

Duration:00:52:12

Hacking VC: Josh interviews Arlan Hamilton

7/18/2018
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Josh sits down with Backstage Capital CEO Arlan Hamilton at the 2018 SXSW festival to discuss her unique path from tour manager to VC.

Duration:00:36:43

Introducing We Came To Win

7/2/2018
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Today we bring you an episode of a new Gimlet show, We Came to Win.It’s a podcast that tells the stories behind the World Cup’s biggest moments and the tournament’s most legendary heroes. In this episode, host Nando Vila takes us back to 1989. At that time, the United States was a soccer desert, but it had just won a bid to host the 1994 men’s World Cup. But if the U.S. was going to prove it deserved that honor, it would need to get its team to qualify for the 1990 World Cup — and they...

Duration:00:40:49

This Pitch is Damn Near Perfect (#39, Bluffworks)

6/13/2018
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Stefan Loble wows the room with his near perfect pitch for Bluffworks, a company that makes travel-business attire. But is his compelling story enough to get investors to sign on? Today's investors are Nicole Verkindt, Michael Hyatt, Jillian Manus, and Charles Hudson.

Duration:00:47:20

A Beauty Industry Veteran Goes Rogue (#38, LOLI)

6/6/2018
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Tina Hedges believes the future of beauty is all-natural, organic products. But the investors aren’t sure what to make of her food-grade products for your face. Today's investors are Nicole Verkindt, Michael Hyatt, Jillian Manus, and Charles Hudson.

Duration:00:32:00

Can Tech Solve America’s Drug Crisis? (#37, inRecovery)

5/30/2018
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Founder David Sarabia’s experience with drug addiction inspired him to build an app, called inRecovery. It’s meant to help people who are in rehab. But can he get the rehab centers on board? Today's investors are Nicole Verkindt, Michael Hyatt, Jillian Manus, and Charles Hudson.

Duration:00:32:37

When Two Startups Love Each Other Very Much... (#36, Hostfully)

5/23/2018
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Margot Schmorak says half of all vacation rentals aren’t listed online—and she sees that as a big opportunity for her startup. But things get messy in the pitch room when Margot reveals that her company comes with a little extra baggage. Today's investors are Jillian Manus, Daniel Gulati, Phil Nadel, and Nicole Verkindt. You'll find Margot's AMA hosted on the /r/Entrepreneur subreddit.

Duration:00:34:42