46 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.

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    • Entrepreneurship
    • 4.7, 1.3K 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.

    #90 How Startups Can Succeed in a Pandemic 2

    #90 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
    #89 A Big Bet on an Ex-Trucker: Fleeting

    #89 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
    How I Saved My Startup: Copper Cow Coffee

    How I Saved My Startup: Copper Cow Coffee

    Investors are giving founders everywhere an ultimatum: just find a way to survive the next few months. This had us concerned about the entrepreneurs who’ve been on this show. Debbie Wei Mullen pitched Copper Cow Coffee to our investors a few years ago, and in this episode Debbie tells the sequence of events that led to a few early, strategic decisions made in 2020 that set up her business to outlast the pandemic.
    Today's investors are Alexandra Stanton, Sheel Mohnot, Charles Hudson, and Phil Nadel.

    • 39 min
    #88 How Startups Can Succeed in a Pandemic

    #88 How Startups Can Succeed in a Pandemic

    In the last few weeks, COVID-19 has changed just about every business in the country. Investors everywhere are scrambling to help their startups survive the pandemic. On today’s show, investors Elizabeth Yin and Charles Hudson take calls from listeners. They advise founders on how to pivot to a remote-friendly model, how to survive the losses in the hospitality industry, and how to navigate the new fundraising landscape. 
    If your business is in crisis because of this pandemic, and you could use sound advice from our investors, call 833-748-2448 and leave us a voicemail.

    • 31 min
    The Investors Are Standing By

    The Investors Are Standing By

    We're opening up the phone lines this week to take your calls. This time the investors will be on the line, ready to give advice on how your business can survive this crisis. So if you're a business owner, struggling because of the pandemic, go to thepitch.show/help and tell us how it's affecting you.

    • 1 min
    #87 Uber for Pets: SpotOn

    #87 Uber for Pets: SpotOn

    Last year, investors woke up to the fact that the biggest ridesharing companies still struggle to make money. But today’s founder, Aparna Srinivasan, thinks she can buck that trend by introducing pets into the equation. But our investors wonder if just being pet friendly is enough to bring in the big bones. And if it is, what’s to stop Uber from offering rides for pets too… putting SpotOn in a tight spot.
    Today’s investors are Sarah Downey, Michael Hyatt, Jillian Manus, Phil Nadel and Charles Hudson.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

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Fellow entrepreneurial and creative people....

This show was made for you. I work in education, but have always been interested in the the path of entrepreneurship. I really enjoy listening to this podcast. I do wish it offered more episodes with female guests.

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Great Podcast

This is one of the few podcasts I enjoy listening to. It’s fun to hear new ideas and how investors react. The host is great and it’s an all around great podcast. After hearing an ad on Spotify, I had to listen and it was a great decision!

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Pitch...Perfect for budding entrepreneurs

This podcast is perfect to help entrepreneurs avoid some of the pitfalls when dealing with VC. I love that in the discussions the VC gives alternative ways to raise funds and suggestion(on product improvement or marketing, pricing etc.) if the company is too earlier.

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