The Pitch

51 EpisodesProduced by Gimlet

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. The Pitch delivers on the high-stakes promise of a… read more

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Never Get Lost Again (#46, Somewear)

September 19th, 2018

32:19
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 …

Whatever Happened to Virtual Reality? (#45, SVRF)

September 12th, 2018

39:36
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 …

Is This Sports App the Next OpenTable? (#44, Playven)

September 5th, 2018

35:05
Finnish entrepreneur Topias Soininen says his startup, Playven, will revolutionize the way people book tennis courts. But first, the investors have …

Get This Party Startup in Here (#43, PartySlate)

August 29th, 2018

29:30
Entrepreneur Julie Roth Novack says her party planning platform is exactly what event professionals have been missing. And it all hinges on a secret …

How Much Do You Trust Your Barista? (#42, Bounce)

August 22nd, 2018

36:57
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 …

Can This Startup Help Retailers Take on Amazon? (#41, Shipsi)

August 15th, 2018

39:25
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 …

Three Startups Enter. Only One Will Leave. (#40)

August 1st, 2018

53:05
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 …

Hacking VC: Josh interviews Arlan Hamilton

July 18th, 2018

37:13
Josh sits down with Backstage Capital CEO Arlan Hamilton at the 2018 SXSW festival to discuss her unique path from tour manager to VC.

Introducing We Came To Win

July 2nd, 2018

39:27
Today we bring you an episode of a new Gimlet show, We Came to Win.It’s a podcast that tells the stories behind the World Cup’s biggest moments and the tournament’s most legendary heroes. In this episode, host Nando …

This Pitch is Damn Near Perfect (#39, Bluffworks)

June 13th, 2018

44:35
Stefan Loble wows the room with his near perfect pitch for Bluffworks, a company that makes travel-business attire. But is his compelling story …

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October 18th, 2017

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