Synopsis

The show where founders pitch their startups to investors. We find early stage startups, listen to their pitch and help them raise money from our audience of angel investors. VC - Startups - Angel Investing - Seed Funding - Venture Capital - The Pitch Podcast

Episodes

  • Startup Sale! 80% Off (#64, BlueFoot)

    Startup Sale! 80% Off (#64, BlueFoot)

    08/05/2019 Duration: 38min

    Ramya Possett and Rachel Lee founded BlueFoot to make tracking the competition easy for massive companies. And they think that what they’ve created is so powerful, it demands a premium price tag. One that takes the investors completely by surprise. Today’s investors are Sarah Downey, Charles Hudson, Michael Hyatt, Jillian Manus and Phil Nadel.

  • After the Pitch: A Name Change, A Game Change (Hykso)

    After the Pitch: A Name Change, A Game Change (Hykso)

    17/04/2019 Duration: 49min

    When Khalil Zahar and Tommy Duquette first pitched their boxing workout startup, Hykso, the investors saw a big opportunity. They wanted to know: Could Hykso be more like Peloton, an at-home cycling system that was starting to take off? Three years later, the company is trying to do just that — and it’s been a wild ride. Today’s investors are Jillian Manus, Phil Nadel, Howie Diamond and Jake Chapman.

  • Can A Startup Solve Homelessness? (#63, Samaritan)

    Can A Startup Solve Homelessness? (#63, Samaritan)

    10/04/2019 Duration: 35min

    Jonathan Kumar pitches his startup, Samaritan, which aims to help people who’ve lost their homes. But can he convince the investors it’s OK to earn a profit off of homelessness? Today’s investors are Charles Hudson, Michael Hyatt, Jillian Manus and Phil Nadel.

  • Pivot or Die (#62, Feedback)

    Pivot or Die (#62, Feedback)

    03/04/2019 Duration: 40min

    Ben Walters came on the show to sell the investors on Feedback, an app that lets restaurants change their prices on the fly. But when Ben shows up in the pitch room, he’s already decided that it’s time to make some changes to the business. Can he get the investors salivating over a startup that’s mid-pivot? Today’s investors are Jillian Manus, Charles Hudson, Phil Nadel, Michael Hyatt and Sarah Downey.

  • After the Pitch: From Startup Novice to Veteran (Shift)

    After the Pitch: From Startup Novice to Veteran (Shift)

    20/03/2019 Duration: 37min

    After a stellar pitch on our show back in 2017 — one that got $100K in the first five minutes — founder Mike Slagh hit the ground running with his startup, Shift. In this episode, we catch up with him to find out if Shift, a job-placement service for military vets, has continued to dazzle investors.Today's investors are Jillian Manus, Phil Nadel, James Altucher and Daniel Gulati.

  • Can a Zebra Survive in a Unicorn World? (#61, Hearken)

    Can a Zebra Survive in a Unicorn World? (#61, Hearken)

    13/03/2019 Duration: 41min

    Jennifer Brandel of Hearken is pitching a new kind of business. She calls it a zebra: a company that’s driven by a mission — but still wants to make money. And Jennifer’s mission with Hearken is to help journalists do their jobs better. But can she and the investors get on the same page? Today’s investors are Jillian Manus, Charles Hudson, Phil Nadel, Michael Hyatt, and Sarah Downey.

  • Is This the Amazon Prime of Airline Tickets? (#60, SkyHi)

    Is This the Amazon Prime of Airline Tickets? (#60, SkyHi)

    06/03/2019 Duration: 35min

    Rama Poola is here pitching his airline ticket business, SkyHi, where customers pay a monthly fee to access tickets on the cheap. But the investors are worried that it sounds a lot like MoviePass, a company that offered a subscription for unlimited movie tickets — and ran into a world of problems. Can Rama convince them that his model won’t break the bank? Today's investors are Alexandra Stanton, Sheel Mohnot, Charles Hudson, and Phil Nadel.

  • Disrupting Work Happy Hour (#59, CultureForce)

    Disrupting Work Happy Hour (#59, CultureForce)

    27/02/2019 Duration: 34min

    Ryan Husk wants to take your workplace culture up a notch. His startup, Culture Force, matches companies to “experiences” designed to improve community at work. He says it can be a huge business, but the investors want to know why it’s more than just a cool way to plan work parties. Today’s investors are Jillian Manus, Charles Hudson, Phil Nadel and Michael Hyatt.

  • Park Your Pooch Here

    Park Your Pooch Here

    20/02/2019 Duration: 38min

    Chelsea Brownridge wants to help dog owners keep their pooches safe when they’re out running errands together. Her startup, DogSpot, makes internet-connected dog houses, with features like webcams and A/C, and puts them in front of retail stores that don’t allow pets. Can Chelsea convince our investors that her dog houses are a must-have? Today’s investors are Jillian Manus, Charles Hudson, Phil Nadel and Michael Hyatt.

  • Where Losers Go To Win (#57, Thrive Fantasy)

    Where Losers Go To Win (#57, Thrive Fantasy)

    13/02/2019 Duration: 33min

    After losing his shirt on sports betting sites DraftKings and FanDuel, Adam Weinstein decided to flip the script on daily fantasy sports and give everyone a better shot at winning. He’s changing things up using prop bets instead of traditional fantasy teams. But the question remains: Is this a gamble investors are willing to take? Today's investors are Sarah Downey, Michael Hyatt, Charles Hudson, and Phil Nadel.

  • After the Pitch: ‘It Was a Disaster’ (Industrial Organic)

    After the Pitch: ‘It Was a Disaster’ (Industrial Organic)

    06/02/2019 Duration: 42min

    After a failed pitch on our show back in 2017, Industrial Organic founder Amanda Weeks was ready for redemption. And she found it, to the tune of $4.2 million. Now she’s back — with a lot to say about how much she and her business have grown. Today's investors are Jillian Manus, Phil Nadel, Howie Diamond, Jake Chapman and Sheel Mohnot.

  • Shark Tank vs. The Pitch (#56, Monti Kids)

    Shark Tank vs. The Pitch (#56, Monti Kids)

    30/01/2019 Duration: 46min

    Zahra Kassam has been on the road in a major way, pitching her startup, Monti Kids. A few months before our show, she pitched on ABC’s “Shark Tank.” Today we find out: Did she win over any investors in her two very public pitches? And how do our investors compare to pitching the sharks? Today's investors are Alexandra Stanton, Sheel Mohnot, Charles Hudson, and Phil Nadel.

  • A New Spin on VR (#55, Tribe XR)

    A New Spin on VR (#55, Tribe XR)

    23/01/2019 Duration: 40min

    Tom Impallomeni is here to pitch Tribe XR, a VR app that teaches people to DJ. He’s got a vision for using virtual reality to teach creative skills — but the investors are skeptical. Can Tom convince them he’s putting the right spin on VR? Today's investors are Sarah Downey, Michael Hyatt, Charles Hudson, and Phil Nadel.

  • Is Selling in Walmart a Good Thing? (#54, Copper Cow Coffee)

    Is Selling in Walmart a Good Thing? (#54, Copper Cow Coffee)

    16/01/2019 Duration: 39min

    Debbie Wei Mullin is pitching her pour-over Vietnamese coffee startup, Copper Cow Coffee. The company is already doing well on Walmart’s shelves. But does she have what it takes to take the brand online? Today's investors are Alexandra Stanton, Sheel Mohnot, Charles Hudson, and Phil Nadel.

  • Welcome to The Pitch!

    Welcome to The Pitch!

    09/01/2019 Duration: 01min

    Introducing The Pitch from Gimlet. Where real entrepreneurs pitch to real investors—for real money. All episodes are available for free on Spotify. New episodes come out on Wednesdays. See you in The Pitch room!

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