Episodes

July 27, 2022

Return of The Pitch

Host Josh Muccio picks up the mic once again... with some personal news.

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Dec. 9, 2020

#100 When Investors Take the Hot Seat

This week, we've got a show like no other. Instead of startup founders asking for money to grow their business, we hear investors…

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Nov. 4, 2020

#99 The Friends & Family Gap

In VC, before you pitch investors, you’re expected to get some initial cash from friends and family. Getting this money is a crit…

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Nov. 4, 2020

Disrupting Venture Capital

Why does so little venture capital money go to women, Black, and Latinx founders? In this Spotify exclusive, investors Charles Hu…

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Oct. 14, 2020

#98 Hello! You’ve Reached The Pitch Helpline

We're now in a business climate transformed by Covid. And founders need help figuring out how to impress investors, find new cust…

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Sept. 30, 2020

#97 Secret Sauce or Snake Oil?

Today's founder had everything going for him: a huge market, loads of experience, and $70k in monthly revenue. But then, everythi…

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Sept. 16, 2020

#96 A Test of Time

It was three years ago, when Claire Coder went in front of our investors to pitch Aunt Flow. At the time, her startup was a very …

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Aug. 26, 2020

#95 You Asked. Investors Answered. Now What?

In the spring, founders desperate for ideas about how to keep their companies afloat called in to get advice from our investors. …

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Aug. 26, 2020

The Patent Trap

Is getting a software patent actually a good idea? For many startups a patent is a shield meant to prevent the competition from s…

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Aug. 5, 2020

#94 The Breaking Point

When gyms closed at the start of the pandemic, Kevin Allen’s at-home fitness app, Row Vigor, went gangbusters. But there was a pr…

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July 15, 2020

#93 David vs. Godzilla

When Alon Shwartz started his parental control app, UnGlue, he thought Apple would be an ally. But then Apple decided to make the…

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July 1, 2020

#92 Who Did the PPP Actually Save?

We talk to three startup founders who got money from the Paycheck Protection Program and try to find out, what did the PPP money …

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July 1, 2020

Give the Money Back

Should startups get money from the Paycheck Protection Program? Investor Jillian Manus says that for some startups, the answer sh…

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June 10, 2020

#91 “If We Don’t Get the Money by Friday …”

In 2018, founder Cody Candee raised $150,000 on our show. He went on to raise over a million dollars in funding that led to extra…

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May 13, 2020

#90 How Startups Can Succeed in a Pandemic 2

COVID-19 has pushed many founders to attempt risky pivots with their business. Other founders are hoarding cash. And many of them…

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May 6, 2020

#89 A Big Bet on an Ex-Trucker

For years, Pierre Laguerre worked as a truck driver. During those years he saw one of the biggest inefficiencies in the industry …

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April 22, 2020

How I Saved My Startup

Investors are giving founders everywhere an ultimatum: just find a way to survive the next few months. This had us concerned abou…

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April 15, 2020

#88 How Startups Can Succeed in a Pandemic

In the last few weeks, COVID-19 has changed just about every business in the country. Investors everywhere are scrambling to help…

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April 1, 2020

#87 Uber for Pets

Last year, investors woke up to the fact that the biggest ridesharing companies still struggle to make money. But today’s founder…

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March 25, 2020

#86 If the Suit Fits, Invest.

Founder Ray Li says he can make you a custom suit, out of a quiz. And his company, Sene, is already making a profit. Ray wants to…

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March 11, 2020

#85 Will Coronavirus Kill This Deal?

There’s a tried and true playbook in tech: get a ton of users, then figure out how to monetize them. Today’s founder, Ofo Ezeugwu…

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March 11, 2020

Jillian Manus on the Coronavirus and Startups

One of our most experienced investors gives advice for how a startup can survive in the time of the coronavirus. Jillian Manus sa…

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March 4, 2020

#84 The Napkin Pitch

Tiffany Walling McGarity called in to the show and you, our listeners, voted her on to pitch the investors. But from the moment s…

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Feb. 19, 2020

#83 Can Small Bras Be a Big Market?

In VC, investors want to win big — that’s why they love highly scalable tech companies so much. But today’s founder, Jaclyn Fu, i…

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