79 episodes

Named 'the best business podcast on startup life' by Fortune. Listen as 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. 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 from Gimlet.

The Pitch Gimlet Media

    • 4.7, 1.1K Ratings

Named 'the best business podcast on startup life' by Fortune. Listen as 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. 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 from Gimlet.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

Aavva ,

Great Show, One Word of Caution

I love the show. As an individual with no business background but an entrepreneurial mindset and a drive to take my innovations to the next level, the show presents lots of food for thought for future entrepreneurs, like me. Over the last season, the show has done a commendable job of better explaining what certain acronyms or jargon term mean that might not immediately register to those like me. Now, while you still get a five star rating from me, I would like to offer a modicum of feedback. That is, I suggest avoiding prefacing phrases that could inadvertently marginalize a part of your listening base. I took issue when Josh said in episode 31 @ 00:25:00 that unless you’ve been living under a rock you probably already know what an ICO is. I’ll be quite frank, I have some very successful people in my family who are entrepreneurs and I’ve lived around business language quite a bit in my life, but I’ve never heard of an ICO and I felt like there are probably others like me who haven’t either that really don’t want to want to be put down for this. All this to say, going forward it would behoove you to avoid these sayings by exercising a little more sensitivity to the fact that you have listeners that are still learning. Try not to absentmindedly exclude them or marginalize them. Otherwise keep up the good work. Please bring back the values of the investments!!! Michael Hyatt needs to go. Hate him. No compassion. Frankly, I think business classes at all levels should require listening to this podcast. Thanks for all you are doing. Keep up the great work!!! Ari in Grand Rapids, MI.

Greg_Chicago ,

Too dumbed down

The very first season was fully orientated towards adults, but then this podcast got dumbed way down when it became a Gimlet podcast so it'd appeal to as many people as possible.

This is now much more of a family orientated podcast and they no longer discuss intricate details about running a business. They also almost never tell the listeners the valuation of the startups anymore and there have been several instances where they didn't even say how much the investors were putting in. On top of that, the host constantly pauses the pitches to explain simple concepts or to repeat what someone just said, and he sometimes makes childish comments.

Additionally, the investors rarely invest in the start-ups that are featured on this podcast, and when they do, it's always in relatively small amounts. Part of that is because a lot of the start-ups that come on this podcast don't have a good idea, but it's also because one of the investors is way too cautious. Phil Nadel has been on this podcast since the beginning of the second season but out of 67 episodes he's only made two investments, both of which were for insignificant amounts.

There's also an excessive amount of ads in this podcast now, which has recently become the case with most of Gimlet's podcasts, and it's too late to compare the difference because they've removed the first season from iTunes.

ChristophersRants ,

I loved the pitch

Like all of the Gimlet media show it has dropped in quality it’s very sad I’m giving it 3 stars because of affection

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