50 episodes

Where real entrepreneurs pitch to real investors—for real money. The Pitch takes you behind closed doors to the critical moment when aspiring entrepreneurs put it all on the line. While it offers a glimpse into the high-stakes world of venture capital, it’s really a show about human relationships: 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 episodes are available for free on Spotify.

The Pitch Gimlet Media

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 4.8, 4 Ratings

Where real entrepreneurs pitch to real investors—for real money. The Pitch takes you behind closed doors to the critical moment when aspiring entrepreneurs put it all on the line. While it offers a glimpse into the high-stakes world of venture capital, it’s really a show about human relationships: 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 episodes are available for free on Spotify.

    The Breaking Point

    The Breaking Point

    When gyms closed at the start of the pandemic, Kevin Allen’s at-home fitness app, Row Vigor, went gangbusters. But there was a problem -- a few lines of code were preventing Kevin from cashing in.

    • 33 min
    David vs. Godzilla

    David vs. Godzilla

    When Alon Shwartz started his parental control app, UnGlue, he thought Apple would be an ally. But then Apple decided to make their own competing product and Alon was forced to go toe-to-toe with the biggest tech company in the world.

    • 31 min
    Who Did the PPP Actually Save?

    Who Did the PPP Actually Save?

    We talk to three startup founders who got money from the Paycheck Protection Program and try to find out, what did the PPP money actually do?
    To find out why one of our investors convinced a founder to send $2 million in PPP money back, listen to our special episode called “Give the Money Back.” Available only on Spotify.

    • 24 min
    “If We Don’t Get the Money by Friday …”

    “If We Don’t Get the Money by Friday …”

    In 2018, founder Cody Candee raised $150,000 on our show. He went on to raise over a million dollars in funding that led to extraordinary growth for his startup, Bounce. But then Cody found out the hard way that to keep growing fast you have to become the boss.
    You'll find the Bounce website here.

    • 27 min
    How Startups Can Succeed in a Pandemic 2

    How Startups Can Succeed in a Pandemic 2

    COVID-19 has pushed many founders to attempt risky pivots with their business. Other founders are hoarding cash. And many of them are seeing VC money dry up. On today’s show, investors Sarah Downey and Phil Nadel advise four worried founders on how to keep their businesses afloat.
    The callers:

    Shannon Malkin Daniels, Encaptiv


    Krystin Hargrove, CoTripper


    Dan Brown, Up-Rite Storage Rack


    Chris Murphy, Brewella's

    • 31 min
    A Big Bet on an Ex-Trucker: Fleeting

    A Big Bet on an Ex-Trucker: Fleeting

    For years, Pierre Laguerre worked as a truck driver. During those years he saw one of the biggest inefficiencies in the industry up-close: getting available drivers matched with trucks ready to get on the road. Barely a year after launch, his business, Fleeting, is growing fast. But he’ll have to convince the investors he has the technical savvy to make the company grow even faster. And he’ll need to tackle another problem: how to adapt to an industry transformed by COVID-19.
    Today’s investors are Maia Bittner, Elizabeth Yin, Sheel Mohnot, and Charles Hudson.

    • 30 min

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