The Pitch by Gimlet Media

Real entrepreneurs pitch to real investors—for real money

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The Pitch is a podcast that takes you behind closed doors to the critical moment when aspiring entrepreneurs put it all on the line. Each episode 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.

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Having been one of the entrepreneurs to be featured on their podcast "Can Tech Solve America’s Drug Crisis? (#37, inRecovery)", I can tell you the incredible experience this was.

I was introduced to Josh Muccio through my accelerator, Startup Health. From the very first conversation, Josh was so energetic and positive and fun. His passion for his podcast (which he started before Gimlet acquired him) was really inspiring. As an entrepreneur himself he really understands what his featured startups are going through. So he does an excellent job at curating great entrepreneurs to come and pitch on their startup.

I flew up to SF for the recording in February 2018, met them at a super cool studio and it was on. The investors started rolling in one by one and you start getting a little nervous as it starts hitting you that it's game time.

The recording process was actually extremely fun. All the investors are highly respected in the tech space - you don't get this type of face-to-face with this caliber of investors every day.

All super friendly, having their cup of coffee and ready and excited to talk to you. Even Michael Hyatt, who is characterized as the hard ass on the show, is actually SUPER nice and an amazing human being.

We recorded for about an hour, the dialogue was much like what you'd have in an actual conference room with a VC firm. This is what's so unique about The Pitch, it's real. Very real. This is the closest you'll get to being a co-founder and sitting behind closed doors at a VC's office. Such a unique and rare experience - so if you're an entrepreneur, or thinking about starting a business, or just love startup stories, definitely recommend The Pitch.

I'm very honored that Josh had me on the show and very thankful for the experience. You guys have a life long listener. I learn something new every time I listen. Keep it up!

Pros:

The closest you'll get to being a co-founder :) The format very much how it's like behind closed doors in a real life pitch with VCs.

Cons:

Unfortunately, only an edited version released. I'd love to listen to the "uncut" series, as there's so much more to every pitch.

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I picked up The Pitch pre-gimlet and have enjoyed it from day one. It only keeps improving. This is one of my top goto podcasts when stuck in traffic. Entertaining and I tend to learn something in each episode on how either investors or entrepreneurs think and react.

Pros:

Real pitches to real investors with behind the scenes (anxiety!) and follow ups. Short form. Very polished.

Cons:

Investors can sometimes get on a tangent and miss the mark - but hey - that's the real pitch!

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This podcast follows in line with many of the other great shows from Gimlet Media. Josh does a great job hosting and the investors each bring their own take with their investment theses so you get multiple points of view. It's one of the podcasts I look forward to each week.

Pros:

Each week the show has a different entrepreneur from a different industry. It's entertaining, drama filled and you learn about a new field.

Cons:

New episodes aren't released daily ;-)

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some of the investors are truely exceptional and you learn the real issues of the investment community

Pros:

Carefully edited product, one of my favorite podcasts, John is an amazing host

Cons:

The podcast should follow the companies over the medium term to track down their development after a year or so since the pitch

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Love this podcast and Start-Up from Gimlet

Pros:

Real pitches, great insight from investors, learn about new companies

Cons:

None

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THE best podcast

Pros:

real people, phenomenal production quality

Cons:

none

We were introduced to Josh and The Pitch team by one of the former investor panelists and were quickly welcomed into the group. The whole process from beginning to end has not only been fun but beneficial. We're currently going through our first raise and have received commitments from investors along the way that we were connected to through this network and because of the positive response we got from investors on The Pitch! I'd highly recommend that any entrepreneur who has the opportunity to record an episode with Josh do so!

Pros:

This team genuinely cares about entrepreneurship and seeing startups succeed. Very excited we could pitch to the crew!

Cons:

We wish our episode was coming out sooner!

I've been a big fan of The Pitch for awhile. It's a great way to learn from other entrepreneurs and also get insight into what investors are thinking. I was lucky enough to go on the show and found it to be a great experience. Josh, his team of producers, and the investors are all top notch individuals. Highly recommend!

Pros:

Learning from entrepreneurs and investors

Cons:

None, all positive things

I was privileged to pitch my company on The Pitch and I sure witnessed what it means to be part of an amazing community that supports entrepreneurs all over the world.

Pros:

Superb podcast with amazing topics!

Cons:

none really!

Imagine two podcasts doing the same thing. Both with top notch investors, and interesting guests. What would make one show shine over the other?

My take on what makes The Pitch so good is, it's the editing. The producers have such a strong point of view on how to tell a story - about what goes down when a founder pitches investors - that it comes through in all aspects of the show. Theme music, narration, selection of investors and guests. The whole ball of wax comes together to be a top tier podcast. I've heard every episode.

Pros:

Tight editing and an amazing host turn each episode into a compelling story.

Cons:

Waiting for an episode to drop each Wednesday.