The Pitch

The Pitch

By: Gimlet Media

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4.5 (197 ratings)

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A show where 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. The Pitch delivers on the high-stakes promise of a live pitch without shying away from the nitty gritty details of what happens after everyone shakes hands and walks out of the room. Hosted by Josh Muccio from Gimlet Media.

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07/26/2017

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

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?

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

07/02/2018

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 Vila takes us back to 1989. At that time, the United States was a soccer desert, but it had just won a bid to host the 1994 men’s World Cup. But if the U.S. was going to prove it deserved that honor, it would need to get its team to qualify for the 1990 World Cup — and they hadn’t made it in nearly four decades. A coach named Bob Gansler and his gang of mulleted misfits were America's only hope. This is the story of their last-ditch attempt to put U.S. soccer on the map.

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. For a list of our sponsors and show-related promo codes, go to gimlet.media/OurAdvertisers

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. Today's investors are Nicole Verkindt, Michael Hyatt, Jillian Manus, and Charles Hudson. For a list of our sponsors and show-related promo codes, go to gimlet.media/OurAdvertisers

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? Today's investors are Nicole Verkindt, Michael Hyatt, Jillian Manus, and Charles Hudson. For a list of our sponsors and show-related promo codes, go to gimlet.media/OurAdvertisers

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. Today's investors are Jillian Manus, Daniel Gulati, Phil Nadel, and Nicole Verkindt. You'll find Margot's AMA hosted on the /r/Entrepreneur subreddit.

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. Today's investors are Jillian Manus, Phil Nadel, Daniel Gulati, and Michael Hyatt. For a list of our sponsors and show-related promo codes, go to gimlet.media/OurAdvertisers

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?Today's investors are Nicole Verkindt, Michael Hyatt, Jillian Manus, and Charles Hudson. Let us know what you think about the show by visiting thepitch.show/survey For a list of our sponsors and show-related promo codes, go to gimlet.media/OurAdvertisers