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.
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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.
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.
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.
Rebecca Colett, Calyxeum
Graham Hawley, TRID
Shwetha Maddur, Catalyst
Bryan McGehee, GATR Coolers
Jeff Walsh, Illuminent
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.
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.
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.
I’ve been listening to this podcast since its beginning, and it has all the components a startup founder and entrepreneur could ask for, in terms of insight into the types of information we should know when pitching, the ability to hear others pitch, insight into what makes a business model work, what makes it appealing, and even what are some of the common traits that often lead to success or failure.
The only thing that’s changed recently that hasn’t been so awesome is that Josh seems to no longer do all the follow-up interviews (after the pitch). There’s a bit of magic and expertise lost when he isn’t doing the follow-up convo with the entrepreneur, and that is evident.
Other than that, I recommend this podcast to everyone, and especially to all my “entrepreneur friends.” It is the best.
Perfect for a drive to work! Perfectly edited and learn every episode from entrepreneurs and VC's
I love this show already. Great way to hear about new products more in-depth and learn from the investor’s feedback.