October 10, 2018 New
Nuts Can Kill. Are Seeds the Answer? (#49, Blake's Seed Based)
Blake Sorensen has a deathly nut allergy — one that's led to some harrowing trips to the ER. So he started a company, Blake’s Seed Based, to make snacks safe for people like him. Will the investors get on board with his mission?
October 3, 2018
Will This Space Startup Make It off the Ground? (#48, Atomos)
Vanessa Clark and William Kowalski want to build a nuclear-powered spacecraft for moving satellites around in orbit. Will their sci-fi ambitions be too much for investors to stomach?
September 26, 2018
Can This Tiny Gadget Keep Kids in College? (#47, Fletch)
The college dropout rate is high, and schools are paying the price... to the tune of billions of dollars every year. Marquett Burton says his education startup can help solve the problem. Will the investors agree?
September 19, 2018
Never Get Lost Again (#46, Somewear)
Somewear founder James Kubik thinks going off the grid shouldn’t have to mean going out of cell phone range. That’s why he created a device that turns smartphones into satellite communication hubs. Can he convince investors to join him on the trail?
September 12, 2018
Whatever Happened to Virtual Reality? (#45, SVRF)
It can be tough to get investors excited about VR, which has attracted tons of hype—without much payoff. Can entrepreneur Sophia Dominguez convince investors that VR’s time has finally come?
September 5, 2018
Is This Sports App the Next OpenTable? (#44, Playven)
Finnish entrepreneur Topias Soininen says his startup will revolutionize the way people book tennis courts. But first, the investors have to figure out exactly what it is he’s pitching.
August 29, 2018
Get This Party Startup in Here (#43, PartySlate)
Entrepreneur Julie Roth Novack says her party planning platform is exactly what event professionals have been missing. And it all hinges on a secret ingredient—something Julie calls "marketing gold".
August 22, 2018
How Much Do You Trust Your Barista? (#42, Bounce)
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?
August 15, 2018
Can This Startup Help Retailers Take on Amazon? (#41, Shipsi)
Chelsie Lee wants to help online retailers keep up with Amazon's fast shipping options, but it might not be easy with the retail Goliath breathing down her neck.
August 1, 2018
Three Startups Enter. Only One Will Leave. (#40)
At The Pitch’s first-ever live show, three startups face off. But can the investors agree on which company should take home the prize?
July 18, 2018
Hacking VC: Josh interviews Arlan Hamilton
Josh sits down with Backstage Capital CEO Arlan Hamilton at the 2018 SXSW festival to discuss her unique path from tour manager to VC.
June 13, 2018
This Pitch is Damn Near Perfect (#39, Bluffworks)
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?
June 6, 2018
A Beauty Industry Veteran Goes Rogue (#38, LOLI)
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.
May 30, 2018
Can Tech Solve America’s Drug Crisis? (#37, inRecovery)
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?
May 23, 2018
When Two Startups Love Each Other Very Much... (#36, Hostfully)
Things get messy in the pitch room when Margot reveals that her company comes with a little extra baggage.
May 16, 2018
The Proof Is in the Pudding (#35, Petit Pot)
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.
May 9, 2018
Can Storytime Become Big Business? (#34, Caribu)
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?
May 2, 2018
What Is a Startup Actually Worth? (#33, Tire Agent)
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.
April 25, 2018
Is Immigration the Next Venture-Scale Business? (#32, Boundless)
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.
April 18, 2018
Are Vending Machines the Future of Retail? (#31, PopCom)
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.
April 11, 2018
Can This Founder Reclaim Cocktail Hour? (#30, Swig + Swallow)
April Wachtel wants to bring the craft cocktail experience out of the bar and into your home.
April 4, 2018
Has This Husband-and-Wife Team Stumbled Onto the Next Airbnb? (#29, ShearShare)
Can Tye and Courtney Caldwell convince investors that their skills will transfer from the barbershop to the boardroom?
March 28, 2018
Is This Entrepreneur Ready to Take On Facebook? (#28, 1 Second Everyday)
Cesar Kuriyama thinks his app, 1 Second Everyday, could topple social media giant Facebook.
February 21, 2018
Qleek Pt. II: What Happened After The Pitch (#27)
The surprising story of what happened to one startup after its founders pitched to investors—and thousands of listeners.
February 14, 2018
Maria Schneider wants to take physical therapy out of the clinic and into the home with the help of a small device.
January 31, 2018
The apps on our smartphones seem to be engineered for addiction. Alon Shwartz wants to fight this with an app of his own: unGlue.
January 24, 2018
After John Renaldi lost track of his kid on a trip to downtown Chicago, he vowed never to be in that situation again.
January 17, 2018
Lunar Wireless (#22)
Hunter Rosenblume pitches Lunar Wireless, a company he co-founded as an answer to pricey cell phone plans.
January 10, 2018
Romy Raad and her cofounder have created Metabrew, a healthy beverage they believe could replace your morning coffee. But can they get investors buzzing about this
December 27, 2017
BONUS: We Answer Your Questions
We opened up our phone lines and you delivered—with questions about entrepreneurship, pitching, and the show. Thanks to everyone who reached out! For more information
December 20, 2017
Harper Wilde (#20)
The founders of Harper Wilde want to take the B.S. out of bra shopping. That means convincing our investors that they’ve found a way to turn it from a major inconv
December 13, 2017
SandBox Commerce (#19)
When Sterling Smith left his job as a software developer to start Sandbox Commerce, he knew he had the skills to build great mobile apps. But in a world where it s
December 6, 2017
Co-founders Kevin Allen and Moses McCall think rowing is the next big trend in fitness. To cash in on their hunch, they need to convince investors they can make wa
November 29, 2017
Investor Spotlight: Jillian Manus (#17)
You’re probably familiar with Jillian Manus the investor—but in this episode, we dig in a little deeper to understand how she became the VC force she is today.
November 15, 2017
The cofounders of Qleek hope to marry the nostalgia of vinyl with the convenience of digital music.
November 8, 2017
When Mike Slagh left the military, he wanted to find a job in tech, but he couldn’t get his foot in the door. And then he realized he wasn’t the only one.
November 1, 2017
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.
October 25, 2017
Meet the Investors (#13)
The entrepreneurs usually own the spotlight on our show. But venture capital is a two-way street. On today’s episode, we hear from the people who make deals happen
October 18, 2017
The Pitch is back on October 25th! The stakes are high as a brand new crop of scrappy entrepreneurs pitch their startups to investors.
August 30, 2017
Entrepreneur Laura Bilazarian has an innovative solution for helping companies find great talent.
August 23, 2017
Haydn Sonnad pitches his plan to revolutionize regional transit on the back of Tesla’s electric charging network. But there’s a catch: this entrepreneur has to run
August 16, 2017
Sudden Coffee (#10)
Two entrepreneurs believe they have the secret to making premium instant coffee. Will their startup hold up to a taste test with investors?
August 9, 2017
Co-founders Meghan Carreau and Alex Payne are pitching their food delivery service built on noble ideals of making kids healthier and reducing headaches for parent
August 2, 2017
Could a little sensor designed to measure punches be the next big hit in a long line of fitness fads?
July 26, 2017
The social media landscape is a veritable graveyard of failed startups, but Matthew Peltier believes his company, Shimmur, is different. With a growing user base a
July 19, 2017
Guru Games (#6)
College students Evan Thomas and Troy Pettie have been moonlighting to build a business they hope will bring millennials back into casinos.
July 12, 2017
Concussions have cast a major shadow over contact sports, from youth leagues to the pros. But entrepreneur Anthony Gonzales thinks he can fix it by putting a gadge
July 5, 2017
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 inves
June 28, 2017
Industrial Organic (#3)
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 har
June 21, 2017
The hotel room hasn’t seen disruption since the addition of the television in the 1950s. Pieter Boekhoff wants to change that—by transforming what happens when we look in the mirror.