Synopsis

The show where founders pitch their startups to investors. We find early stage startups, listen to their pitch and help them raise money from our audience of angel investors. VC - Startups - Angel Investing - Seed Funding - Venture Capital - The Pitch Podcast

Episodes

  • Stop Killing Your Plants (#74, Rooted)

    Stop Killing Your Plants (#74, Rooted)

    02/10/2019 Duration: 33min

    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.

  • Enough Sales Calls Already! (#73, Vetd)

    Enough Sales Calls Already! (#73, Vetd)

    25/09/2019 Duration: 29min

    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.

  • How Niche Is Too Niche? (#72, The Black Travel Box)

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

    18/09/2019 Duration: 30min

    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.

  • Raising Kids Is Hard. So Is Raising a Startup. (#71, Tot Squad)

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

    11/09/2019 Duration: 33min

    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.

  • What Is Michael Phelps Jamming to Right Now? (#70, EarBuds)

    What Is Michael Phelps Jamming to Right Now? (#70, EarBuds)

    04/09/2019 Duration: 32min

    What if you could listen to the exact same music as your favorite celebrities, at exactly the same time? That’s the question that drove NFL lineman Jason Fox to build an app for that. An app called Earbuds. Now if Jason can just cash in enough star power to secure the bag. Today’s investors are Charles Hudson, Jillian Manus, Michael Hyatt and Phil Nadel.

  • After the Pitch: When You Grow Too Fast (Boundless)

    After the Pitch: When You Grow Too Fast (Boundless)

    21/08/2019 Duration: 35min

    A little over a year ago, Xiao Wang came on the show to pitch his startup, Boundless. He told investors that his company was going to help immigrants cut through all the bureaucracy and paperwork required to get legal status. Today, the stakes around immigration are even higher than they were a year ago, so we wanted to see how Boundless is faring in this new world. Today's investors are Jillian Manus, Daniel Gulati, Phil Nadel, and Michael Hyatt.

  • When Less Is Not More (#69, Hyde Closet)

    When Less Is Not More (#69, Hyde Closet)

    14/08/2019 Duration: 33min

    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.

  • Dogs  Dating: A Match Made in Heaven? (#68, Dig)

    Dogs & Dating: A Match Made in Heaven? (#68, Dig)

    07/08/2019 Duration: 36min

    Back in May we asked entrepreneurs to call in and give us their best pitches. The winner was Leigh Isaacson and her startup Dig — a dating app for people who love dogs. In this episode, Leigh enters the pitch room and asks for $1.5 million to help get 1,000,000 new users on her app. Now Leigh just has to convince the investors that dogs and dating are a match made in Heaven. Today’s investors are Soraya Darabi, Sarah Downey, Charles Hudson, Michael Hyatt and Phil Nadel.

  • After the Pitch: I’ve Looked Death in the Eye (Rex)

    After the Pitch: I’ve Looked Death in the Eye (Rex)

    17/07/2019 Duration: 39min

    When he came on the show two years ago, Amado Guloy said his startup would change the business of animal agriculture. And the investors bought it! But since then, Amado has found himself at a crossroads between his own health and the health of Rex. Today's investors are Daniel Gulati, Jillian Manus, Phil Nadel and Charles Hudson.

  • After the Pitch: Fighting the 24/7 Startup Grind (Hostfully)

    After the Pitch: Fighting the 24/7 Startup Grind (Hostfully)

    26/06/2019 Duration: 33min

    Back in 2018, Margot Schmorak pitched our investors on Hostfully. It’s a startup that ushers old-style vacation-rental companies into the digital age. Margot ginned up a lot of excitement in the room that day. But then, she had to put her fundraising on hold. A year later we’ll find out whether she was able to get the ball rolling again. Today's investors are Jillian Manus, Daniel Gulati, Phil Nadel and Nicole Verkindt.

  • Our First Call-in Competition (#67)

    Our First Call-in Competition (#67)

    19/06/2019 Duration: 38min

    Back in May, we invited listeners to call in and pitch us their startups. And you really delivered, giving us over 200 pitches! In this episode, we’ll play some of our favorite submissions — and then choose one lucky winner to come pitch our investors. But there’s more! We need you to help us pick one last founder for the pitch room. After you listen, please vote at thepitch.show/vote

  • Does Anyone Really Want Your Product? (#66, User Interviews)

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

    05/06/2019 Duration: 38min

    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.

  • Wait, Your App Does What Exactly? (#65, WeDo)

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

    15/05/2019 Duration: 39min

    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.

  • Startup Sale! 80% Off (#64, BlueFoot)

    Startup Sale! 80% Off (#64, BlueFoot)

    08/05/2019 Duration: 38min

    Ramya Possett and Rachel Lee founded BlueFoot to make tracking the competition easy for massive companies. And they think that what they’ve created is so powerful, it demands a premium price tag. One that takes the investors completely by surprise. Today’s investors are Sarah Downey, Charles Hudson, Michael Hyatt, Jillian Manus and Phil Nadel.

  • After the Pitch: A Name Change, A Game Change (Hykso)

    After the Pitch: A Name Change, A Game Change (Hykso)

    17/04/2019 Duration: 49min

    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. Today’s investors are Jillian Manus, Phil Nadel, Howie Diamond and Jake Chapman.

  • Can A Startup Solve Homelessness? (#63, Samaritan)

    Can A Startup Solve Homelessness? (#63, Samaritan)

    10/04/2019 Duration: 35min

    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.

  • Pivot or Die (#62, Feedback)

    Pivot or Die (#62, Feedback)

    03/04/2019 Duration: 40min

    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.

  • After the Pitch: From Startup Novice to Veteran (Shift)

    After the Pitch: From Startup Novice to Veteran (Shift)

    20/03/2019 Duration: 37min

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

  • Can a Zebra Survive in a Unicorn World? (#61, Hearken)

    Can a Zebra Survive in a Unicorn World? (#61, Hearken)

    13/03/2019 Duration: 41min

    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.

  • Is This the Amazon Prime of Airline Tickets? (#60, SkyHi)

    Is This the Amazon Prime of Airline Tickets? (#60, SkyHi)

    06/03/2019 Duration: 35min

    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.

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