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The Pitch

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Rank #115 in Business category

Business
Education
How To
Entrepreneurship
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Listen as real 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.

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Listen as real 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.

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1240 Ratings
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Great for pitchers and non pitchers

By Kileyjst - Oct 31 2019
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I’ve listened to every episode of this podcast. Sad to see it go. Even if you aren’t looking to get money for your business, it’s informative and exciting to listen to these business owners pitch their ideas and see just what they go through.

Don’t go...

By Aye Are Kay - Oct 23 2019
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While downloading this week’s episode, I saw that this is the first episode for the final season. No! Don’t go! I really enjoy The Pitch! What can we do to get you to change your mind? #sigh. This makes me so sad.

iTunes Ratings

1240 Ratings
Average Ratings
1026
112
48
21
33

Great for pitchers and non pitchers

By Kileyjst - Oct 31 2019
Read more
I’ve listened to every episode of this podcast. Sad to see it go. Even if you aren’t looking to get money for your business, it’s informative and exciting to listen to these business owners pitch their ideas and see just what they go through.

Don’t go...

By Aye Are Kay - Oct 23 2019
Read more
While downloading this week’s episode, I saw that this is the first episode for the final season. No! Don’t go! I really enjoy The Pitch! What can we do to get you to change your mind? #sigh. This makes me so sad.
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The Pitch

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Listen as real 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.

Rank #1: How Niche Is Too Niche? (#72, The Black Travel Box)

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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

30mins

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Rank #2: 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?

Today's investors are Nicole Verkindt, Michael Hyatt, Jillian Manus, and Charles Hudson.

Jun 13 2018

44mins

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Rank #3: Enough Sales Calls Already! (#73, Vetd)

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For businesses, the process of buying software is brutal. Founder Andrew Hoagland launched his company to make it a breeze. In fact, he says that his startup Vetd has made it so easy that he can’t keep up with the demand he’s created … without the $2m he’s here to raise. Luckily for him, the investors get the problem. But he’ll have to convince them that his solution is the right one. 

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

Sep 25 2019

29mins

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Rank #4: 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? 

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

Jan 16 2019

38mins

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Rank #5: 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.

Today's investors are Jillian Manus, Daniel Gulati, Phil Nadel, and Michael Hyatt.

Apr 25 2018

32mins

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Rank #6: 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

41mins

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Rank #7: Raising Kids Is Hard. So Is Raising a Startup. (#71, Tot Squad)

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When founder Jen Saxton landed a partnership with a big name retailer in the baby industry, she thought her startup, Tot Squad, was on the way to startup stardom. But five years into the deal, things just weren’t working out. In fact, they were a disaster. But that’s a good thing if you ask her. Jen says a stronger company has risen out of the ashes of that fiasco and she’s here to convince the investors that her new plan is worth the price of admission. 

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

Sep 11 2019

33mins

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Rank #8: 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. 

Today's investors are Jillian Manus, Daniel Gulati, Phil Nadel, and Michael Hyatt.

Apr 18 2018

34mins

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Rank #9: 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? 

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

Jan 30 2019

45mins

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Rank #10: 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.

Today's investors are Phil Nadel, Jillian Manus, Jake Chapman, Howie Diamond and Sheel Mohnot.

Jun 28 2017

33mins

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Rank #11: Wait, Your App Does What Exactly? (#65, WeDo)

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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 #12: 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? 

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

Mar 06 2019

33mins

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Rank #13: 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? 

Today's investors are Jillian Manus, Phil Nadel, Nicole Verkindt, Michael Hyatt, and Charles Hudson.

Aug 22 2018

35mins

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Rank #14: Does Anyone Really Want Your Product? (#66, User Interviews)

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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 #15: 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?

Today's investors are Phil Nadel, Jillian Manus, Jake Chapman, Howie Diamond and Sheel Mohnot.

Jul 05 2017

39mins

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Rank #16: 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

52mins

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Rank #17: 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.

Today's investors are Jillian Manus, Daniel Gulati, Phil Nadel, and Michael Hyatt.

May 02 2018

28mins

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Rank #18: 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.

Today's investors are Phil Nadel, Jillian Manus, Jake Chapman, Howie Diamond and Sheel Mohnot.

Aug 30 2017

40mins

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Rank #19: 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. 

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

Feb 27 2019

32mins

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Rank #20: Tushy (#14)

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Miki Agrawal made headlines with the success of her first company Thinx—until she 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. 

Today's investors are Phil Nadel, Jillian Manus, Daniel Gulati and James Altucher.

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

43mins

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