48 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.

The Pitch Gimlet Media

    • 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.

    #92 Who Did the PPP Actually Save?

    #92 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
    #91 “If We Don’t Get the Money by Friday …”

    #91 “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
    #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

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

E.IV ,

Great for the Biz mind

If your remotely interested in learning more about or starting a business, this is the podcast for you! This team casts a wide net around the start-up experience, from before the pitch room (concept stage) to after revenue generation, they truly uncover all of the various nuances companies face along their journey.

Sylvezine ,

Every episode is fantastic

The Pitch is one of my favorite podcasts. I love the authentic view of the entrepreneur, VCs, and the pitch. It’s everything you hope for watching tv shows like Shark Tank, but without the taint of network tv.

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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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