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In the early days of building a startup, founders make critical decisions that will shape their companies for years to come. The Pitch takes you behind closed doors and into the world of startups: 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.All eight seasons are available for free on Spotify.

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In the early days of building a startup, founders make critical decisions that will shape their companies for years to come. The Pitch takes you behind closed doors and into the world of startups: 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.All eight seasons are available for free on Spotify.

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Love it!

By lilliemitchell - Feb 01 2020
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So entertaining and informative

Really thought provoking

By Alex Pedersen - Nov 16 2019
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I learn a lot from this show about entrepreneurship

iTunes Ratings

1336 Ratings
Average Ratings
1094
127
56
23
36

Love it!

By lilliemitchell - Feb 01 2020
Read more
So entertaining and informative

Really thought provoking

By Alex Pedersen - Nov 16 2019
Read more
I learn a lot from this show about entrepreneurship
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The Pitch

Latest release on Oct 14, 2020

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Rank #1: #90 How Startups Can Succeed in a Pandemic 2

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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.

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May 13 2020

31mins

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Rank #2: #78 Got Goals? Grab a Cru

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Tiffany Dufu has spent her career uplifting women and girls. Now, she’s turning a lifetime’s worth of expertise into a venture-backed business. Her startup, The Cru, is dedicated to helping women achieve their goals by connecting them to a network of other women. And while there’s no question that Tiffany has the right experience to pursue this mission, the question is whether the business can generate the returns investors are looking for.


Today's investors are Jenny Fielding, Elizabeth Yin, David Goldberg, Sheel Mohnot and Charles Hudson.

Nov 13 2019

31mins

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Rank #3: #77 Sell Online or Go Door to Door

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Kate Flynn has a plan to make her healthy snack bites stand out: skip the grocery stores, and find potential customers when and where they need a snack. It’s a strategy that’s outside of the investors’ wheelhouse, but if she can get them to try something new, they might be in for a treat.

Today's investors are Nimi Katragadda, Al Doan, Sheel Mohnot and Charles Hudson.

Nov 06 2019

29mins

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Rank #4: #76 Pitchline Bonanza

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Back in September, we invited listeners to call in and give us their best elevator pitch for their startup. And the response was off the hook! In this episode we play our favorite calls — and choose one lucky winner to come pitch our investors. But there’s more ... we need your help to pick one more founder for the pitch room.

Oct 30 2019

38mins

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Rank #5: #88 How Startups Can Succeed in a Pandemic

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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.

Apr 15 2020

31mins

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Rank #6: #65 Wait, Your App Does What Exactly?

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Spencer Shulem wants people to learn from their mistakes. Also, he wants to help them organize their time. Oh, and he wants to gather data on everything they do. All this is packed into a single pitch for his startup, WeDo. Can the investors dig through all the parts of his business in time to decide if they want to put their cold, hard cash behind it? 

Today’s investors are Charles Hudson, Phil Nadel, Sheel Mohnot and Alexandra Stanton.

May 15 2019

38mins

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Rank #7: #89 A Big Bet on an Ex-Trucker

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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.

May 06 2020

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Rank #8: #56 Shark Tank vs. The Pitch

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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? 

Today's investors are Alexandra Stanton, Sheel Mohnot, Charles Hudson, and Phil Nadel.

Jan 30 2019

45mins

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Rank #9: How I Saved My Startup

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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.

Apr 22 2020

39mins

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Rank #10: #66 Does Anyone Really Want Your Product?

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Dennis Meng’s first company was a major flop. So he started another one that could’ve saved the first. It’s called User Interviews, and he needs $4 million to get it into the hands of big companies. Will investors buy into what he’s selling now? 

Today’s investors are Charles Hudson, Michael Hyatt, Jillian Manus and Phil Nadel.

Jun 05 2019

36mins

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Rank #11: #60 Is This the Amazon Prime of Airline Tickets?

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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? 

Today's investors are Alexandra Stanton, Sheel Mohnot, Charles Hudson, and Phil Nadel.

Mar 06 2019

33mins

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Rank #12: #75 “I Want Bro Money Too”

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The 2.4 trillion dollar fashion industry is due for a makeover, according to Andrea Madho. She says her company, Lab141, will be the biggest change to the way clothes are made in over a century. But it’s a moonshot and she knows it, now the investors know it too and will have to decide whether or not they think Andrea can get it done. 

Today's investors are Soraya Darabi, Phil Nadel, Sarah Downey, Charles Hudson, and Michael Hyatt.

Oct 09 2019

34mins

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Rank #13: #59 Disrupting Work Happy Hour

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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. 

Today’s investors are Jillian Manus, Charles Hudson, Phil Nadel and Michael Hyatt.

Feb 27 2019

32mins

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Rank #14: #79 The Anti-JUUL

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“Move fast and break things” is a mantra for a lot of startup founders — but what if the federal government is slowing you down? That’s the situation that Josh Israel is in with his startup, Hava Health. Josh needs to wait for FDA approval before he can even think about making money on his new smoking cessation vape, a process that could take three years or more. But Josh has a plan to extinguish investor’s fears.


Today's investors are Nimi Katragadda, Al Doan, Sheel Mohnot and Charles Hudson.

Jan 08 2020

29mins

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Rank #15: #62 Pivot or Die

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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? 

Today’s investors are Jillian Manus, Charles Hudson, Phil Nadel, Michael Hyatt and Sarah Downey.

Apr 03 2019

39mins

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Rank #16: #61 Can a Zebra Survive in a Unicorn World?

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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? 

Today’s investors are Jillian Manus, Charles Hudson, Phil Nadel, Michael Hyatt, and Sarah Downey.

Mar 13 2019

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Rank #17: #74 Stop Killing Your Plants

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Ryan Lee says he has a better way to buy plants, on his website, Rooted. To conquer the market, Ryan has a big, audacious plan, and this is his very first time pitching it to VCs. Find out if he can convince the investors that money really does grow on trees. 

Today's investors are Nimi Katragadda, Al Doan, Sheel Mohnot and Charles Hudson.

Oct 02 2019

31mins

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Rank #18: #72 How Niche Is Too Niche?

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Orion Brown is very early in her journey as an entrepreneur. In fact, this is her first pitch to venture capitalists! At this early stage, the investors are listening for something a bit different. They just want to know, is this a good idea in a large, untapped market? Find out if Orion can convince the investors that she’s got her finger on the next big thing. 

Today's investors are Jenny Fielding, Elizabeth Yin, David Goldberg, Sheel Mohnot and Charles Hudson.

Sep 18 2019

28mins

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Rank #19: #63 Can A Startup Solve Homelessness?

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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? 

Today’s investors are Charles Hudson, Michael Hyatt, Jillian Manus and Phil Nadel.

Apr 10 2019

33mins

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Rank #20: #69 When Less Is Not More

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Founder Rahul Jindal might be the king of bootstrapping. And when investors see similarities between his startup, Hyde Closet, and a billion dollar business known as Rent the Runway, they start dreaming of unicorns. Until a wrinkle in the plan, snaps them back to reality. 

Today’s investors are Jillian Manus, Michael Hyatt, Phil Nadel and Charles Hudson.

Aug 14 2019

31mins

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