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The Pitch

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.

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

Got Goals? Grab a Cru (#78, The Cru)

11/13/2019
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Tiffany Dufu has spent her career uplifting women and girls. Now, she’s turning a lifetime’s worth of expertise into a venture-backed business. Her startup, The Cru, is dedicated to helping women achieve their goals by connecting them to a network of other women. And while there’s no question that Tiffany has the right experience to pursue this mission, the question is whether the business can generate the returns investors are looking for. Today's investors are Jenny Fielding, Elizabeth...

Duration:00:33:02

Sell Online or Go Door to Door (#77, Sun & Swell Foods)

11/6/2019
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Kate Flynn has a plan to make her healthy snack bites stand out: skip the grocery stores, and find potential customers when and where they need a snack. It’s a strategy that’s outside of the investors’ wheelhouse, but if she can get them to try something new, they might be in for a treat. Today's investors are Nimi Katragadda, Al Doan, Sheel Mohnot and Charles Hudson.

Duration:00:31:12

Pitchline Bonanza (#76)

10/30/2019
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Back in September, we invited listeners to call in and give us their best elevator pitch for their startup. And the response was off the hook! In this episode we play our favorite calls — and choose one lucky winner to come pitch our investors. But there’s more ... we need your help to pick one more founder for the pitch room.

Duration:00:40:21

The Final Chapter of StartUp

10/23/2019
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This week we’re bringing you the first episode of the final season of StartUp. The podcast began five years ago with a botched pitch to a big-time venture capitalist. And the end of the story is just as riveting. The final chapter of StartUp takes listeners all the way to the end of a startup’s journey, the exit. To show what an acquisition looks like from the inside.

Duration:00:37:23

“I Want Bro Money Too” (#75, Lab141)

10/9/2019
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The 2.4 trillion dollar fashion industry is due for a makeover, according to Andrea Madho. She says her company, Lab141, will be the biggest change to the way clothes are made in over a century. But it’s a moonshot and she knows it, now the investors know it too and will have to decide whether or not they think Andrea can get it done. Today's investors are Soraya Darabi, Phil Nadel, Sarah Downey, Charles Hudson, and Michael Hyatt.

Duration:00:36:08

Stop Killing Your Plants (#74, Rooted)

10/2/2019
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Ryan Lee says he has a better way to buy plants, on his website, Rooted. To conquer the market, Ryan has a big, audacious plan, and this is his very first time pitching it to VCs. Find out if he can convince the investors that money really does grow on trees. Today's investors are Nimi Katragadda, Al Doan, Sheel Mohnot and Charles Hudson.

Duration:00:33:12

Enough Sales Calls Already! (#73, Vetd)

9/25/2019
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For businesses, the process of buying software is brutal. Founder Andrew Hoagland launched his company to make it a breeze. In fact, he says that his startup Vetd has made it so easy that he can’t keep up with the demand he’s created … without the $2m he’s here to raise. Luckily for him, the investors get the problem. But he’ll have to convince them that his solution is the right one. Today’s investors are Phil Nadel, Jillian Manus, Sarah Downey, Michael Hyatt and Charles Hudson.

Duration:00:28:24

How Niche Is Too Niche? (#72, The Black Travel Box)

9/18/2019
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Orion Brown is very early in her journey as an entrepreneur. In fact, this is her first pitch to venture capitalists! At this early stage, the investors are listening for something a bit different. They just want to know, is this a good idea in a large, untapped market? Find out if Orion can convince the investors that she’s got her finger on the next big thing. Today's investors are Jenny Fielding, Elizabeth Yin, David Goldberg, Sheel Mohnot and Charles Hudson.

Duration:00:29:49

Raising Kids Is Hard. So Is Raising a Startup. (#71, Tot Squad)

9/11/2019
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When founder Jen Saxton landed a partnership with a big name retailer in the baby industry, she thought her startup, Tot Squad, was on the way to startup stardom. But five years into the deal, things just weren’t working out. In fact, they were a disaster. But that’s a good thing if you ask her. Jen says a stronger company has risen out of the ashes of that fiasco and she’s here to convince the investors that her new plan is worth the price of admission. Today’s investors are Sarah Downey,...

Duration:00:32:26

Introducing The Journal

9/9/2019
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From Gimlet and The Wall Street Journal comes The Journal. A podcast about money, business and power.

Duration:00:16:13

What Is Michael Phelps Jamming to Right Now? (#70, EarBuds)

9/4/2019
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What if you could listen to the exact same music as your favorite celebrities, at exactly the same time? That’s the question that drove NFL lineman Jason Fox to build an app for that. An app called Earbuds. Now if Jason can just cash in enough star power to secure the bag. Today’s investors are Charles Hudson, Jillian Manus, Michael Hyatt and Phil Nadel.

Duration:00:32:09

Prepare Your Elevator Pitch

8/28/2019
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We're opening up the phone lines to take your pitches on Wednesday, September 11. So if you're an entrepreneur who is raising money from venture capitalists, call-in and give us your pitch. You might even get a spot in front of our investors on the show! The number to call is 347-915-3123. We'll keep the phone line open from 1-4 p.m. East Coast time on Wednesday, September 11, and when you call, be ready to give us your 30-second elevator pitch.

Duration:00:01:20

After the Pitch: When You Grow Too Fast (Boundless)

8/21/2019
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A little over a year ago, Xiao Wang came on the show to pitch his startup, Boundless. He told investors that his company was going to help immigrants cut through all the bureaucracy and paperwork required to get legal status. Today, the stakes around immigration are even higher than they were a year ago, so we wanted to see how Boundless is faring in this new world. Today's investors are Jillian Manus, Daniel Gulati, Phil Nadel, and Michael Hyatt.

Duration:00:34:49

When Less Is Not More (#69, Hyde Closet)

8/14/2019
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Founder Rahul Jindal might be the king of bootstrapping. And when investors see similarities between his startup, Hyde Closet, and a billion dollar business known as Rent the Runway, they start dreaming of unicorns. Until a wrinkle in the plan, snaps them back to reality. Today’s investors are Jillian Manus, Michael Hyatt, Phil Nadel and Charles Hudson.

Duration:00:32:47

Dogs & Dating: A Match Made in Heaven? (#68, Dig)

8/7/2019
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Back in May we asked entrepreneurs to call in and give us their best pitches. The winner was Leigh Isaacson and her startup Dig — a dating app for people who love dogs. In this episode, Leigh enters the pitch room and asks for $1.5 million to help get 1,000,000 new users on her app. Now Leigh just has to convince the investors that dogs and dating are a match made in Heaven. Today’s investors are Soraya Darabi, Sarah Downey, Charles Hudson, Michael Hyatt and Phil Nadel.

Duration:00:35:23

After the Pitch: I’ve Looked Death in the Eye (Rex)

7/17/2019
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When he came on the show two years ago, Amado Guloy said his startup would change the business of animal agriculture. And the investors bought it! But since then, Amado has found himself at a crossroads between his own health and the health of Rex. Today's investors are Daniel Gulati, Jillian Manus, Phil Nadel and Charles Hudson.

Duration:00:38:34

After the Pitch: Fighting the 24/7 Startup Grind (Hostfully)

6/26/2019
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Back in 2018, Margot Schmorak pitched our investors on Hostfully. It’s a startup that ushers old-style vacation-rental companies into the digital age. Margot ginned up a lot of excitement in the room that day. But then, she had to put her fundraising on hold. A year later we’ll find out whether she was able to get the ball rolling again. Today's investors are Jillian Manus, Daniel Gulati, Phil Nadel and Nicole Verkindt.

Duration:00:32:25

Our First Call-in Competition (#67)

6/19/2019
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Back in May, we invited listeners to call in and pitch us their startups. And you really delivered, giving us over 200 pitches! In this episode, we’ll play some of our favorite submissions — and then choose one lucky winner to come pitch our investors.

Duration:00:36:50

Does Anyone Really Want Your Product? (#66, User Interviews)

6/5/2019
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Dennis Meng’s first company was a major flop. So he started another one that could’ve saved the first. It’s called User Interviews, and he needs $4 million to get it into the hands of big companies. Will investors buy into what he’s selling now? Today’s investors are Charles Hudson, Michael Hyatt, Jillian Manus and Phil Nadel.

Duration:00:38:18

Wait, Your App Does What Exactly? (#65, WeDo)

5/15/2019
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Spencer Shulem wants people to learn from their mistakes. Also, he wants to help them organize their time. Oh, and he wants to gather data on everything they do. All this is packed into a single pitch for his startup, WeDo. Can the investors dig through all the parts of his business in time to decide if they want to put their cold, hard cash behind it? Today’s investors are Charles Hudson, Phil Nadel, Sheel Mohnot and Alexandra Stanton.

Duration:00:38:27