159 episodes

Where startup founders raise millions and listeners can invest in the next billion dollar company.
Forget everything you think you know about the world of venture capital. Host Josh Muccio takes listeners behind closed-doors and into the room where deals are made.
Part of the Vox Media Podcast Network.

The Pitch The Pitch

    • Business
    • 4.7 • 1.4K Ratings

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Where startup founders raise millions and listeners can invest in the next billion dollar company.
Forget everything you think you know about the world of venture capital. Host Josh Muccio takes listeners behind closed-doors and into the room where deals are made.
Part of the Vox Media Podcast Network.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    PodcastAI: Josh Gets Displaced

    PodcastAI: Josh Gets Displaced

    We thought it would take years before AI could replace a podcast host. That is, until founder Edward Brawer slid into Josh’s DMs to pitch his startup, PodcastAI. Edward thinks he can make podcast producers 10x more productive and he already signed two big name podcasters. Now can he convince the big name investors that PodcastAI will deliver 100x returns?
    Featuring investors Elizabeth Yin, Charles Hudson, Beck Bamberger, Pascal Unger and Mac Conwell.
    ...
    Watch the Podcast AI pitch on YouTube @thepitchshow
    To invest with the VCs on the show, join our investor community at thepitch.fund
    Founders can apply to pitch at our next recording event in San Francisco this June. No intro required, just go to pitch.show/apply
    Superfans can join The Pitch UNCUT and get early access to unedited versions of all ten pitches on season 11.
    ...
    *Disclaimer: The information provided on this show is not intended to be investment advice and should not be relied upon as such. The investors on today’s episode are providing their opinions based on their own assessment of the business presented. Those opinions should not be considered professional investment advice. No offer to invest is being made to or solicited from the listening audience on today’s show.
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    • 48 min
    The Exit: Selling Shipt for $550 Million

    The Exit: Selling Shipt for $550 Million

    Since the beginning of The Pitch, we’ve told one story: what it’s like to raise money for a startup. But what about the rest of the journey?
    On our new segment, The Exit, we talk to startup founders who’ve done the impossible, sold their startup for hundreds of millions. How does it feel to finally accomplish the dream? And is that dream all it’s cracked up to be? In our first exit interview, we talk to Bill Smith, a high school dropout from Alabama who started, scaled and sold Shipt for $550 million in three years.
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    • 45 min
    Flock AI: Model Generated Models

    Flock AI: Model Generated Models

    What if your favorite online store had models that look like you: your skin tone, your height, your body shape? That question propelled Vita Mallela to start Flock AI. Their AI generated models could help brands eliminate pricey photoshoots. But with AI startups so en vogue, how will the investors know if this AI startup is the one to walk the runway with?
    Featuring investors Elizabeth Yin, Charles Hudson, Beck Bamberger, Pascal Unger and Mac Conwell.
    ...
    Watch the Flock AI pitch on YouTube @thepitchshow
    To invest with the VCs on the show, join our investor community at thepitch.fund
    Founders can apply to pitch at our next recording event in San Francisco this June. No intro required, just go to pitch.show/apply
    Superfans can join The Pitch UNCUT and get early access to unedited versions of all ten pitches on season 11.
    ...
    *Disclaimer: The information provided on this show is not intended to be investment advice and should not be relied upon as such. The investors on today’s episode are providing their opinions based on their own assessment of the business presented. Those opinions should not be considered professional investment advice. No offer to invest is being made to or solicited from the listening audience on today’s show.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 34 min
    FranShares: Invest in Franchises

    FranShares: Invest in Franchises

    After spending a decade as a franchise broker, Kenny Rose decided to break out on his own and start FranShares. An alternative investment platform where anyone can invest in franchises. Now you can own a piece of your local fast food joint, a medspa, even a car wash! But will the investors be able to see big tech returns for a company that sounds like small fries?
    Featuring investors Jillian Manus, Beck Bamberger and Mac Conwell.
    ...
    Watch the FranShares pitch on YouTube @thepitchshow
    To invest with the VCs on the show, join our investor community at thepitch.fund
    Founders can apply to pitch at our next recording event in San Francisco this June. No intro required, just go to pitch.show/apply
    Superfans can join The Pitch UNCUT and get early access to unedited versions of all ten pitches on season 11.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 42 min
    RedDrop: Pitching the Big Vision

    RedDrop: Pitching the Big Vision

    Monica Williams wants to revolutionize the period experience for tweens. With $5 million in sales in just two years, she’s on her way. Now she wants to raise venture to scale her bootstrapped company. Will Monica get to pitch the big vision for RedDrop or will investors write her off from the start?
    Featuring investors Elizabeth Yin, Charles Hudson, Beck Bamberger, Pascal Unger and Mac Conwell.
    ...
    Watch the RedDrop pitch on YouTube @thepitchshow
    To invest with the VCs on the show, join our investor community at thepitch.fund
    Founders can apply to pitch at our next recording event in San Francisco this June. No intro required, just go to pitch.show/apply
    Superfans can join The Pitch UNCUT and get early access to unedited versions of all ten pitches on season 11.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 42 min
    ChurchSpace: Airbnb for Churches

    ChurchSpace: Airbnb for Churches

    Growing up as a pastor's kid, Emmanuel Brown saw what a financial burden church real estate can be. Churches sit empty 70% of the week even though they have commercial kitchens and professional sound systems and oh so much space for activities! So Emmanuel built ChurchSpace, a church rental marketplace. He has faith in his business – but can he convert investors if they believe congregations are shrinking?
    Featuring investors Jillian Manus, Beck Bamberger and Mac Conwell.
    ...
    Watch the ChurchSpace pitch on YouTube @thepitchshow
    To invest with the VCs on the show, join our investor community at thepitch.fund
    Founders can apply to pitch at our next recording event in San Francisco this June. No intro required, just go to pitch.show/apply
    Superfans can join The Pitch UNCUT and get early access to unedited versions of all ten pitches on season 11.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.4K Ratings

1.4K Ratings

BrucePreus ,

Full pitch unedited

Great episode listening to the full pitch, unedited! Totally great hearing all the details and makes the founder more impressive being able to handle all those questions that are non sequential, in real time. Good practice for founders to hear the line of questions in true, full speed.

Also, since you you have 100+ episodes, and significant breaks between each season, you can do full length re-releases to engage audience between seasons. Or even during seasons when you need to extend out.

Guy does this very well with “How I Built this”. Love the show! Glad you are back. Been with you since Season 1!

fadingcrane ,

So good

I just binged every single episode of this show in about 1 month. I was listening to it constantly and could not stop. Really great investors. Very educational. Makes me feel like so much more prepared in my own business ideas and endeavors. Would greatly recommend to anyone thinking about how to think about business or if you are going to be pitching business ideas to people, especially if they might invest. Josh’s jokes are sometimes pretty cringe but in an endearing way.

Im sad that I caught up to the current episode and don’t have more to binge.

Atbrc ,

Love listening with my 12 year old daughter

My daughter has started a baking business and was on Food Network's Kids Baking Championship. Listening to these pitches is helping her understand why it is so important to know her numbers for when she wants to expand her current business or one she creates in the future. Thanks to all the founders out there!

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