June 13, 2018
Bluffworks: This Pitch is Damn Near Perfect (#39)
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
LOLI: A Beauty Industry Veteran Goes Rogue (#38)
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
inRecovery: Can Tech Solve America’s Drug Crisis? (#37)
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
Hostfully: When Two Startups Love Each Other Very Much... (#36)
Things get messy in the pitch room when Margot reveals that her company comes with a little extra baggage.
May 16, 2018
Petit Pot: The Proof Is in the Pudding (#35)
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
Caribu: Can Storytime Become Big Business? (#34)
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
Tire Agent: What Is a Startup Actually Worth? (#33)
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
Boundless: Is Immigration the Next Venture-Scale Business? (#32)
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
PopCom: Are Vending Machines the Future of Retail? (#31)
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
Swig + Swallow: Can This Founder Reclaim Cocktail Hour? (#30)
April Wachtel wants to bring the craft cocktail experience out of the bar and into your home.
April 4, 2018
ShearShare: Has This Husband-and-Wife Team Stumbled Onto the Next Airbnb? (#29)
Can Tye and Courtney Caldwell convince investors that their skills will transfer from the barbershop to the boardroom?
March 28, 2018
1 Second Everyday: Is This Entrepreneur Ready to Take On Facebook? (#28)
Cesar Kuriyama thinks his app, One Second Everyday, could topple social media giant Facebook.
February 21, 2018
#27 Qleek Pt. II: What Happened After The Pitch
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
#22 Lunar Wireless
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 plan
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
#20 Harper Wilde
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 inconvenien
December 13, 2017
#19 SandBox Commerce
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 seems
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 waves i
November 29, 2017
#17 Investor Spotlight: Jillian Manus
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
#13 Meet the Investors
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: our
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 his
August 16, 2017
#10 Sudden Coffee
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 parents. Ca
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 and a
July 19, 2017
#6 Guru Games
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 gadget in
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 investors
June 28, 2017
#3 Industrial Organic
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
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.