The Pitch

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 Dec 18, 2018

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

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After the Pitch: A Name Change, A Game Change (Hykso)
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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.&nbsp;<br><br>Today’s investors are Jillian Manus, Phil Nadel, Howie Diamond and Jake Chapman.
Apr 17, 2019
Can A Startup Solve Homelessness? (#63, Samaritan)
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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?&nbsp;<br><br>Today’s investors are Charles Hudson, Michael Hyatt, Jillian Manus and Phil Nadel.
Apr 10, 2019
Pivot or Die (#62, Feedback)
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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?&nbsp;<br><br>Today’s investors are Jillian Manus, Charles Hudson, Phil Nadel, Michael Hyatt and Sarah Downey.
Apr 03, 2019
After the Pitch: From Startup Novice to Veteran (Shift)
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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.<br><br>Today's investors are Jillian Manus, Phil Nadel, James Altucher and Daniel Gulati.
Mar 20, 2019
Can a Zebra Survive in a Unicorn World? (#61, Hearken)
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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?&nbsp;<br><br>Today’s investors are Jillian Manus, Charles Hudson, Phil Nadel, Michael Hyatt, and Sarah Downey.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Mar 13, 2019
Is This the Amazon Prime of Airline Tickets? (#60, SkyHi)
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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?&nbsp;<br><br>Today's investors are Alexandra Stanton, Sheel Mohnot, Charles Hudson, and Phil Nadel.
Mar 06, 2019
Disrupting Work Happy Hour (#59, CultureForce)
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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.&nbsp;<br><br>Today’s investors are Jillian Manus, Charles Hudson, Phil Nadel and Michael Hyatt.
Feb 27, 2019
Park Your Pooch Here 🐕 (#58, DogSpot)
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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?&nbsp;<br><br>Today’s investors are Jillian Manus, Charles Hudson, Phil Nadel and Michael Hyatt.<br><br><br>
Feb 20, 2019
Where Losers Go To Win (#57, Thrive Fantasy)
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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?&nbsp;<br><br>Today's investors are Sarah Downey, Michael Hyatt, Charles Hudson, and Phil Nadel.
Feb 13, 2019
After the Pitch: ‘It Was a Disaster’ (Industrial Organic)
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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.&nbsp;<br><br>Today's investors are Jillian Manus, Phil Nadel, Howie Diamond, Jake Chapman and Sheel Mohnot.
Feb 06, 2019
Shark Tank vs. The Pitch (#56, Monti Kids)
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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?&nbsp;<br><br>Today's investors are Alexandra Stanton, Sheel Mohnot, Charles Hudson, and Phil Nadel.
Jan 30, 2019
A New Spin on VR (#55, Tribe XR)
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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?&nbsp;<br><br>Today's investors are Sarah Downey, Michael Hyatt, Charles Hudson, and Phil Nadel.
Jan 23, 2019
Is Selling in Walmart a Good Thing? (#54, Copper Cow Coffee)
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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?&nbsp;<br><br>Today's investors are Alexandra Stanton, Sheel Mohnot, Charles Hudson, and Phil Nadel.
Jan 16, 2019
After the Pitch: Is the ICO Gold Rush Over? (PopCom)
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After a frustrating round of fundraising for her company PopCom, Dawn Dickson decided that VC was broken. She opted to take a different route: an initial coin offering, or ICO. But then her best-laid plans got all mucked up ... by Uncle Sam.&nbsp;<br><br>Today's investors are Jillian Manus, Daniel Gulati, Phil Nadel, and Michael Hyatt.
Jan 09, 2019
Best of 2018
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Josh sits down with the investors to ask about the most memorable pitches in 2018: the good, the bad, and everything in between. <br><br>The pitches mentioned in this episode are <a href="https://www.gimletmedia.com/the-pitch/shearshare-has-this-husband-and-wife-team-stumbled-onto-the-next-airbnb-29#episode-player">#29 ShearShare</a>, <a href="https://www.gimletmedia.com/the-pitch/boundless-is-immigration-the-next-venture-scale-business-32#episode-player">#32 Boundless</a>, <a href="https://www.gimletmedia.com/the-pitch/petit-pot-the-proof-is-in-the-pudding-35#episode-player">#35 Petit Pot</a>, <a href="https://www.gimletmedia.com/the-pitch/bluffworks-this-pitch-is-damn-near-perfect-39#episode-player">#39 Bluffworks</a>, <a href="https://www.gimletmedia.com/the-pitch/can-this-startup-help-retailers-take-on-amazon-41-shipsi#episode-player">#41 Shipsi</a>, <a href="https://www.gimletmedia.com/the-pitch/how-much-do-you-trust-your-barista-42-bounce#episode-player">#42 Bounce</a>, <a href="https://www.gimletmedia.com/the-pitch/whatever-happened-to-virtual-reality-45-svrf#episode-player">#45 SVRF</a>, <a href="https://www.gimletmedia.com/the-pitch/nuts-can-kill-are-seeds-the-answer-49-blakes-seed-based#episode-player">#49 Blake’s Seed Based</a> and <a href="https://www.gimletmedia.com/the-pitch/this-bot-can-fight-your-atm-fees-51-cushion#episode-player">#51 Cushion</a>.
Dec 19, 2018
Investors Get Feisty at Our Philly Pitch-off (#53)
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This week, The Pitch is live from The Wharton School at the University of Philadelphia. Three of Philly’s most promising young startups take the stage in front of Phil Nadel, Jillian Manus and a packed house for a live pitch competition.
Dec 12, 2018
After the Pitch: Sudden Coffee
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Back in 2016, Sudden Coffee founders Joshua Zloof and Kalle Freese tried to sell the investors on their premium instant coffee. Two years later, we checked back in with Joshua and found that Sudden Coffee is still working out some kinks in the business: trying to find the right customers and nailing the flavor.&nbsp;<br><br>Today’s investors are Jillian Manus, Phil Nadel, Howie Diamond and Jake Chapman.
Dec 05, 2018
Introducing Without Fail
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The Pitch brings you Without Fail, a new podcast from Gimlet Media where host Alex Blumberg asks people who have pursued incredible things: What worked? What didn’t? And why?
Nov 14, 2018
Fitbit … for Dogs (#52, Waggit)
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Susan Sierota wants to help dog owners keep their furry friends healthy with her pet-tech startup, Waggit. Can she convince the four investors that her smart collar will win best in show?&nbsp;<br><br>Today's investors are Alexandra Stanton, Jake Chapman, Charles Hudson, and Phil Nadel.
Oct 31, 2018
This Bot Can Fight Your ATM Fees (#51, Cushion)
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Founder Paul Kesserwani says we’re all losing way too much money to fees — credit card fees, bank fees, ATM fees. And he thinks his company, Cushion, has the answer: A friendly bot that will battle those fees for you. Can he convince investors that there’s major money to be made in the fee-fighting business?&nbsp;<br><br>Today's investors are Howie Diamond, Jillian Manus, Phil Nadel, and Michael Hyatt.
Oct 24, 2018
Ticket Scalpers, Beware! Blockchain Is Coming for You (#50, Bandwagon)
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Why should you care about blockchain if you’re not a huge cryptocurrency nerd? Bandwagon founder Harold Hughes says it can help you score better seats to see your favorite team — and avoid the risk of walking up to the gate with a fake ticket. Can he convince investors his startup isn’t just a part of the blockchain bubble?&nbsp;<br><br>Today's investors are Howie Diamond, Jillian Manus, Phil Nadel, and Michael Hyatt.
Oct 17, 2018
Nuts Can Kill. Are Seeds the Answer? (#49, Blake's Seed Based)
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Blake Sorensen has a deathly nut allergy — one that's led to some harrowing trips to the ER. But then he decided that enough was enough. So he started a company, Blake’s Seed Based, to make snacks safe for people like him. Will the investors get on board with his mission?&nbsp;<br><br>Today's investors are Alexandra Stanton, Jake Chapman, Charles Hudson, and Phil Nadel.
Oct 10, 2018
Will This Space Startup Make It off the Ground? (#48, Atomos)
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Atomos co-founders Vanessa Clark and William Kowalski want to build a nuclear-powered spacecraft for moving satellites around in orbit. Can they capitalize on all the new money flowing into the final frontier — or will their sci-fi ambitions be too much for investors to stomach?&nbsp;<br><br>Today's investors are Howie Diamond, Jillian Manus, Phil Nadel, and Michael Hyatt.
Oct 03, 2018
Can This Tiny Gadget Keep Kids in College? (#47, Fletch)
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The college dropout rate is high, and schools are paying the price... to the tune of billions of dollars every year. Marquett Burton says his education startup can help solve the problem. Will the investors agree?&nbsp;<br><br>Today's investors are Jillian Manus, Phil Nadel, Nicole Verkindt, Michael Hyatt, and Charles Hudson.
Sep 26, 2018
Never Get Lost Again (#46, Somewear)
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Somewear founder James Kubik thinks going off the grid shouldn’t have to mean going out of cell phone range. That’s why he created a device that turns smartphones into satellite communication hubs. Can he convince investors to join him on the trail?&nbsp;<br><br>Today's investors are Alexandra Stanton, Jake Chapman, Charles Hudson, and Phil Nadel.
Sep 19, 2018
Whatever Happened to Virtual Reality? (#45, SVRF)
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Sophia Dominguez is on the show pitching SVRF, an augmented reality/virtual reality startup. But it can be tough to get investors excited about VR, which has attracted tons of hype—without much payoff. Can Sophia convince investors that VR’s time has finally come?&nbsp;<br><br>Today's investors are Howie Diamond, Jillian Manus, Phil Nadel, and Michael Hyatt.
Sep 12, 2018
Is This Sports App the Next OpenTable? (#44, Playven)
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Finnish entrepreneur Topias Soininen says his startup, Playven, will revolutionize the way people book tennis courts. But first, the investors have to figure out exactly what it is he’s pitching.&nbsp;<br><br>Today's investors are Howie Diamond, Jillian Manus, Phil Nadel, and Michael Hyatt.
Sep 05, 2018
Get This Party Startup in Here (#43, PartySlate)
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Entrepreneur Julie Roth Novack says her party planning platform is exactly what event professionals have been missing. And it all hinges on a secret ingredient—something Julie calls "marketing gold". Now she just needs investors to fork over some gold of their own.&nbsp;<br><br>Today's investors are Jillian Manus, Phil Nadel, Nicole Verkindt, Michael Hyatt, and Charles Hudson.
Aug 29, 2018
How Much Do You Trust Your Barista? (#42, Bounce)
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Cody Candee believes his company, Bounce, is the key to freeing us from the stuff we lug around all day. But can he convince investors that his temporary storage solution isn’t a liability disaster waiting to happen?&nbsp;<br><br>Today's investors are Jillian Manus, Phil Nadel, Nicole Verkindt, Michael Hyatt, and Charles Hudson.
Aug 22, 2018
Can This Startup Help Retailers Take on Amazon? (#41, Shipsi)
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Amazon is on track to grab nearly HALF of all online retail sales this year. But not if Chelsie Lee’s startup Shipsi has a say in the matter. She wants to give online retailers the ability to compete, by helping them offer super speedy shipping. But it might not be easy with the retail Goliath breathing down her neck.&nbsp;<br><br>Today's investors are Jillian Manus, Phil Nadel, Nicole Verkindt, Michael Hyatt, and Charles Hudson.
Aug 15, 2018
Three Startups Enter. Only One Will Leave. (#40)
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At The Pitch’s first-ever live show, three startups face off: Honeyfi, a budgeting app for couples; CBlocks, a cryptocurrency starter kit; and OpenBottle, an app to help people try high-end wines. But can the investors agree on which company should take home the prize?
Aug 01, 2018
Hacking VC: Josh interviews Arlan Hamilton
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Josh sits down with Backstage Capital CEO Arlan Hamilton at the 2018 SXSW festival to discuss her unique path from tour manager to VC.
Jul 18, 2018
This Pitch is Damn Near Perfect (#39, Bluffworks)
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Stefan Loble wows the room with his near perfect pitch for Bluffworks, a company that makes travel-business attire. But is his compelling story enough to get investors to sign on? <br><br>Today's investors are Nicole Verkindt, Michael Hyatt, Jillian Manus, and Charles Hudson.
Jun 13, 2018
A Beauty Industry Veteran Goes Rogue (#38, LOLI)
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Tina Hedges believes the future of beauty is all-natural, organic products. But the investors aren’t sure what to make of her food-grade products for your face.&nbsp;<br><br>Today's investors are Nicole Verkindt, Michael Hyatt, Jillian Manus, and Charles Hudson.
Jun 06, 2018
Can Tech Solve America’s Drug Crisis? (#37, inRecovery)
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Founder David Sarabia’s experience with drug addiction inspired him to build an app, called inRecovery. It’s meant to help people who are in rehab. But can he get the rehab centers on board?&nbsp;<br><br>Today's investors are Nicole Verkindt, Michael Hyatt, Jillian Manus, and Charles Hudson.
May 30, 2018
When Two Startups Love Each Other Very Much... (#36, Hostfully)
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Margot Schmorak says half of all vacation rentals aren’t listed online—and she sees that as a big opportunity for her startup. But things get messy in the pitch room when Margot reveals that her company comes with a little extra baggage. <br><br>Today's investors are Jillian Manus, Daniel Gulati, Phil Nadel, and Nicole Verkindt. You'll find Margot's AMA <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/Entrepreneur/comments/8ltnuu/ama_about_ceoing_while_pregnant_growing_a_baby/">hosted on the /r/Entrepreneur subreddit</a>.
May 23, 2018
The Proof Is in the Pudding (#35, Petit Pot)
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Max Pouvreau has built gourmet pudding company Petit Pot with his Michelin star background and scrappy customer acquisition. Now he wants VC backing to take it to the next level—and potentially a big acquisition.&nbsp;<br><br>Today's investors are Jillian Manus, Phil Nadel, Daniel Gulati, and Michael Hyatt.
May 16, 2018
Can Storytime Become Big Business? (#34, Caribu)
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Max Tuchman is on a roll with Caribu, an app that lets parents and kids read together virtually. But can she convince investors that early success will lead to future returns?<br><br>Today's investors are Nicole Verkindt, Michael Hyatt, Jillian Manus, and Charles Hudson.
May 09, 2018
What Is a Startup Actually Worth? (#33, Tire Agent)
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Jared Kugel needs a million dollars to get Tire Agent up and running. But things get tense in the pitch room when investors start questioning the value of his company. <br><br>Today's investors are Jillian Manus, Daniel Gulati, Phil Nadel, and Michael Hyatt.
May 02, 2018
Is Immigration the Next Venture-Scale Business? (#32, Boundless)
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The U.S. immigration system is a bureaucratic nightmare. And it’s only getting worse. Founder Xiao Wang has a plan to solve that with his startup, Boundless. <br><br>Today's investors are Jillian Manus, Daniel Gulati, Phil Nadel, and Michael Hyatt.
Apr 25, 2018
Are Vending Machines the Future of Retail? (#31, PopCom)
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When you think of cutting edge technology, it’s unlikely vending machines pop to mind. But Dawn Dickson has a plan to change that with her startup, PopCom.&nbsp;<br><br>Today's investors are Jillian Manus, Daniel Gulati, Phil Nadel, and Michael Hyatt.
Apr 18, 2018
Can This Founder Reclaim Cocktail Hour? (#30, Swig + Swallow)
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Craft cocktails are all the rage—but they tend come with high price tags and long wait times. Swig + Swallow founder April Wachtel wants to bring the craft experience out of the bar and into your home.&nbsp;<br><br>Today's investors are Jillian Manus, Daniel Gulati, Phil Nadel, and Nicole Verkindt.
Apr 11, 2018
Has This Husband-and-Wife Team Stumbled Onto the Next Airbnb? (#29, ShearShare)
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When Tye and Courtney Caldwell were having trouble renting space in their salon, they thought: why isn't there an app for this? So they created one. But can they convince investors that their skills will transfer from the barbershop to the boardroom?&nbsp;<br><br>Today's investors are Jillian Manus, Daniel Gulati, Phil Nadel, and Nicole Verkindt.
Apr 04, 2018
Is This Entrepreneur Ready to Take On Facebook? (#28, 1 Second Everyday)
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Facebook is the undisputed king of social networks. But Cesar Kuriyama thinks his app, 1 Second Everyday, could topple the giant. If he’s going to do that, he’ll need some serious cash.<br><br>Today's investors are Jillian Manus, Daniel Gulati, Phil Nadel, and Michael Hyatt.
Mar 28, 2018
Qleek Pt. II: What Happened After The Pitch (#27)
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The surprising story of what happened to one startup after its founders pitched to investors—and thousands of listeners.
Feb 21, 2018
Dynofit (#26)
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Maria Schneider wants to take physical therapy out of the clinic and into the home with the help of a small device. But is her technology the answer patients and doctors have been waiting for?
Feb 14, 2018
Rex (#25)
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When scientist Amado Guloy saw an opportunity to combine farm animals and big data, he traded the laboratory for the boardroom and created Rex Animal Health. But can he convince investors he’s got what it takes to make it in the business world?
Feb 08, 2018
unGlue (#24)
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The apps on our smartphones seem to be engineered for addiction. Alon Shwartz wants to fight this with an app of his own: unGlue.
Jan 31, 2018
Jiobit (#23)
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After John Renaldi lost track of his kid on a trip to downtown Chicago, he vowed never to be in that situation again. So he created Jiobit, a tiny geotracker for kids. Can he convince investors that his device stands out among a sea of competitors?
Jan 24, 2018
Lunar Wireless (#22)
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Hunter Rosenblume is pitching Lunar Wireless, a company he co-founded as an answer to pricey cell phone plans. But getting investors to gamble on a 22-year-old who claims he can take on a decades-old industry is a hard sell. Is a healthy dose of FOMO enough to change their minds?
Jan 17, 2018
Metabrew (#21)
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Romy Raad and her cofounder have created Metabrew, a healthy beverage they believe could replace your morning coffee. But can they get investors buzzing about this plant-based substitute?
Jan 10, 2018
We Answer Your Questions (Bonus)
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We opened up our phone lines and you delivered—with questions about entrepreneurship, pitching, and the show. Thanks to everyone who reached out!
Dec 27, 2017
Harper Wilde (#20)
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The founders of Harper Wilde want to take the B.S. out of bra shopping. That means convincing our investors that they’ve found a way to turn it from a major inconvenience into an easy at-home experience.
Dec 20, 2017
SandBox Commerce (#19)
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When Sterling Smith left his job as a software developer to start Sandbox Commerce, he knew he had the skills to build great mobile apps. But in a world where it seems everybody has an app, can he convince investors there’s really an opportunity here?
Dec 13, 2017
ROWViGOR (#18)
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Co-founders Kevin Allen and Moses McCall think rowing is the next big trend in fitness. To cash in on their hunch, they need to convince investors they can make waves in a space already crowded with competitors.
Dec 06, 2017
Investor Spotlight: Jillian Manus (#17)
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You’re probably familiar with Jillian Manus the investor—but in this episode, we dig in a little deeper to understand how she became the VC force she is today. <br><br>For more information about our show and the investors, visit <a href="http://thepitch.show">thepitch.show</a>
Nov 29, 2017
Qleek (#16)
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After Ismail Salhi discovered his father’s old record collection gathering dust in the attic, he teamed up with Johanna Hartzheim to create Qleek. Together they hope to marry the nostalgia of vinyl with the convenience of digital music. But first they need investors to catch on to their tune.
Nov 15, 2017
Shift (#15)
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When Mike Slagh left the military, he wanted to find a job in tech, but he couldn’t get his foot in the door. And then he found out that he was one of approximately 300,000 service members who every year struggle to make the transition back into the workforce. So Mike decided to do something about it and started Shift.&nbsp;<br><br>Our show is produced by Josh Muccio, Kareem Maddox, and Molly Donahue. We are edited by Devon Taylor. Our Theme Music is by Breakmaster Cylinder, with original music composed by The Muse Maker, Bobby Lord and Haley Shaw. We were mixed by Enoch Kim with help from Matt Boll. Lisa Muccio plans our recording events and thanks to Asthaa Chaturvedi for her reporting on this episode.
Nov 08, 2017
Tushy (#14)
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Miki Agrawal made headlines with the success of her first company Thinx—until <em>she </em>became the headline. Now she's ready for a comeback with Tushy, her new business built on making bidets mainstream in America. But first she has to convince investors she's learned from her past.&nbsp;<br><br>Our show is produced by Josh Muccio, Molly Donahue, and Kareem Maddox. We are edited by Devon Taylor. Our theme music is by Breakmaster Cylinder, with original music composed by The Muse Maker, Bobby Lord, and Person B Productions. We were mixed by Enoch Kim with help from Matt Boll. Lisa Muccio plans our recording events and thanks to Asthaa Chaturvedi for her reporting on this episode.
Nov 01, 2017
Meet the Investors (#13)
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The entrepreneurs usually own the spotlight on our show. But venture capital is a two-way street. On today’s episode, we hear from the people who make deals happen: our investors. Who are they and how did they become the ones calling the shots?
Oct 25, 2017
We're back!
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The Pitch is back on October 25th! The stakes are high as a brand new crop of scrappy entrepreneurs pitch their startups to investors. <br><br>For more information about our show and the investors, visit <a href="http://thepitch.show">thepitch.show</a>.
Oct 18, 2017
Teamable (#12)
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Entrepreneur Laura Bilazarian has an innovative solution for helping companies find great talent. But to convince investors, she’ll need to walk a razor’s edge between confidence and cockiness.
Aug 30, 2017
Tesloop (#11)
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Haydn Sonnad pitches his plan to revolutionize regional transit on the back of Tesla’s electric charging network. But there’s a catch: this entrepreneur has to run his company between English class and Algebra. <br><br><strong>Extra:</strong> <a href="https://youtu.be/4sV5mGs2NS8">Haydn asks Elon Musk a question</a>
Aug 23, 2017
Sudden Coffee (#10)
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Two entrepreneurs believe they have the secret to making premium instant coffee. Will their startup hold up to a taste test with investors?&nbsp;<br><br>Today’s investors are Jillian Manus, Phil Nadel, Howie Diamond and Jake Chapman.
Aug 16, 2017
Tuckrbox (#9)
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Co-founders Meghan Carreau and Alex Payne are pitching their food delivery service built on noble ideals of making kids healthier and reducing headaches for parents. Can the founders convince investors that their startup will actually deliver on those promises?
Aug 09, 2017
Hykso (#8)
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Could a little sensor designed to measure punches be the next big hit in a long line of fitness fads? The founders of Hykso think so. Now they just need to last a few rounds in the ring with our investors.&nbsp;<br><br>Today’s investors are Jillian Manus, Phil Nadel, Howie Diamond and Jake Chapman.
Aug 02, 2017
Shimmur (#7)
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The social media landscape is a veritable graveyard of failed startups, but Matthew Peltier believes his company, Shimmur, is different. With a growing user base and a solid plan for revenue, he’s almost ready to go... all he needs now is a few hundred thousand dollars from investors.
Jul 26, 2017
Guru Games (#6)
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Between classes, part-time jobs, and social lives, college students Evan Thomas and Troy Pettie have been moonlighting to build a business they hope will bring millennials back into casinos. Will our investors be willing to take a gamble on Guru Games?
Jul 19, 2017
FITGuard (#5)
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Concussions have cast a major shadow over contact sports, from youth leagues to the pros. But entrepreneur Anthony Gonzales thinks he can fix it by putting a gadget in the mouths of athletes. Now he just has to convince investors to put their dollars behind his idea.
Jul 12, 2017
Skylights (#4)
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David Dicko is bringing virtual reality to the skies. It’s an ambitious plan, and he’s going to need $1.8 million to take off in a punishing market. Will the investors trust his team to succeed where so many others have failed?
Jul 05, 2017
Industrial Organic (#3)
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Most of us stop thinking about our food scraps once we take the trash to the curb. Not so for Amanda Weeks, who started a food waste company designed to reduce harmful greenhouse gases. Now she just needs investors to get behind her plan to save the planet.
Jun 28, 2017
iMirror (#2)
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The hotel room hasn’t seen disruption since the addition of the television in the 1950s. Pieter Boekhoff wants to change that—by transforming what happens when we look in the mirror. But first, he has to convince investors that there's money to be made in hospitality.
Jun 21, 2017
Babyscripts (#1)
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Juan-Pablo Segura has built an app that he’s sure will revolutionize the way expectant mothers receive medical care. But first he needs to convince a panel of investors to bankroll his plan—to the tune of a million dollars.
Jun 14, 2017