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Where real entrepreneurs pitch to real investors—for real money. The Pitch takes you behind closed doors and into the world of startups: how people sell their ideas, what makes investors tick, and how these initial conversations can bloom into business deals—or die on the vine. Hosted by Josh Muccio.All eight seasons are available for free on Spotify.

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Where real entrepreneurs pitch to real investors—for real money. The Pitch takes you behind closed doors and into the world of startups: how people sell their ideas, what makes investors tick, and how these initial conversations can bloom into business deals—or die on the vine. Hosted by Josh Muccio.All eight seasons are available for free on Spotify.

    When Investors Take the Hot Seat

    When Investors Take the Hot Seat

    This week, we've got a show like no other. Instead of startup founders asking for money to grow their business, we hear investors Jake Chapman and Howie Diamond pitch their new venture capital fund. And they learn right away that things on the other side of the table are a lot harder.
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    • 31 min
    The Friends & Family Gap

    The Friends & Family Gap

    In VC, before you pitch investors, you’re expected to get some initial cash from friends and family. Getting this money is a critical first step for a new startup. But what if your friends and family aren’t wealthy? Two founders tell us what that experience is like, and how it’s shaped the way VC investors view their companies.
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    • 30 min
    Hello! You’ve Reached The Pitch Helpline

    Hello! You’ve Reached The Pitch Helpline

    We're now in a business climate transformed by Covid. And founders need help figuring out how to impress investors, find new customers, and connect with potential cofounders in this uncertain time. We wanted to help out. So we got investors Elizabeth Yin from Hustle Fund and Hunter Walk from Homebrew to hop on The Pitch hotline to take your calls.
    The Callers:

    Rebecca Colett, Calyxeum

    Graham Hawley, TRID


    Shwetha Maddur, Catalyst

    Bryan McGehee, GATR Coolers

    Jeff Walsh, Illuminent


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    • 35 min
    Secret Sauce or Snake Oil?

    Secret Sauce or Snake Oil?

    Today's founder had everything going for him: a huge market, loads of experience, and $70k in monthly revenue. But then, everything went wrong. Christopher Hussain's startup, RealKey, is supposed to make the complicated mortgage lending process simpler, but his pitch left our investors scratching their heads.
    The investors on today’s show are Jillian Manus, Phil Nadel, Sarah Downey, Michael Hyatt and Charles Hudson.
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    • 27 min
    A Test of Time

    A Test of Time

    It was three years ago, when Claire Coder went in front of our investors to pitch Aunt Flow. At the time, her startup was a very risky bet. But now, in 2020, Claire’s business has stood the test of time. We find out just how far a business can go in three years.
    Today’s investors are Jillian Manus, Phil Nadel, James Altucher and Daniel Gulati.
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    • 34 min
    You Asked. Investors Answered. Now What?

    You Asked. Investors Answered. Now What?

    In the spring, founders desperate for ideas about how to keep their companies afloat called in to get advice from our investors. Several months later, the economy is still far from recovering, so we called the founders back to see if the investors’ advice was working.
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    • 33 min

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