Launched in 2015, The Pitch transports listeners behind the closed doors of business deals for an eye-opening glimpse into what it takes to build a startup.
Real investors. Real money.
Each episode follows a hopeful entrepreneur through their business pitch before a panel of prospective investors. But securing funding is only one piece of the puzzle when it comes to growing a business: The Pitch is known for digging deep into founders’ stories, and following up with featured startups even after they’ve secured funding.
“These Silicon Valley investors set out to create the antithesis of 'Shark Tank'” - Business Insider
With accolades in outlets including CNN, Forbes, Inc., Insider, and more, the show reaches an audience of hundreds of thousands of listeners including entrepreneurs and business leaders. The Pitch is hosted by Josh Muccio, who brought the independent podcast to Gimlet in 2017 where they produced over 100 episodes of the show from 2017 to 2020. Then in 2022, after the sale of Gimlet Media to Spotify, Josh purchased The Pitch from Gimlet, took the podcast independent again, and made it available on all platforms.
In the fall of 2022, for their first new episode in almost two-years, co-founders Josh and Lisa Muccio pitched the investors on their own show. As part of its comeback, The Pitch joined Vox Media for ad sales and distribution of its new season in February 2023.
“This podcast is everything you love about startups and pitches without cutting informational corners. It's raw, innovative, and amazing.” - Listener Review, Apple Podcasts
"It's addictive listening. I've been burning through the episodes." - Reality Blurred
If you're a new listener checking out The Pitch for the first time. You can start by listening to recent episodes wherever you get podcasts, binge the series from season one, or get up to speed quickly with one of the playlists below.
From our very best pitches to the most epic fails, we've hand-picked a few of our favorite episodes of The Pitch. Follow a playlist below that interests you. These playlists are also available on Spotify.
Here are some of our favorite episodes from the archive, to get you started.
Learn the tips and tricks from some of our most successful pitches.
These women know how to secure the bag.
What to avoid when you are in the pitch room.
What to look forward to after you've raised the money.
Host Josh Muccio reveals his all-time favorite episodes of The Pitch.
Who doesn't love a pitch you can taste?
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