Season 5

July 17, 2019

I’ve Looked Death in the Eye

When he came on the show two years ago, Amado Guloy said his startup would change the business of animal agriculture. And the inv…

Episode page
June 26, 2019

Fighting the 24/7 Startup Grind

Back in 2018, Margot Schmorak pitched our investors on Hostfully. It’s a startup that ushers old-style vacation-rental companies …

Episode page
June 19, 2019

#67 Call-in Pitch Competition

Back in May, we invited listeners to call in and pitch us their startups. And you really delivered, giving us over 200 pitches! I…

Episode page
June 5, 2019

#66 Does Anyone Really Want Your Product?

Dennis Meng’s first company was a major flop. So he started another one that could’ve saved the first. It’s called User Interview…

Episode page
May 15, 2019

#65 Wait, Your App Does What Exactly?

Spencer Shulem wants people to learn from their mistakes. Also, he wants to help them organize their time. Oh, and he wants to ga…

Episode page
May 8, 2019

#64 Startup Sale! 80% Off

Ramya Possett and Rachel Lee founded BlueFoot to make tracking the competition easy for massive companies. And they think that wh…

Episode page
April 17, 2019

FightCamp: A Name Change, A Game Change

When Khalil Zahar and Tommy Duquette first pitched their boxing workout startup, Hykso, the investors saw a big opportunity. They…

Episode page
April 10, 2019

#63 Can A Startup Solve Homelessness?

Jonathan Kumar pitches his startup, Samaritan, which aims to help people who’ve lost their homes. But can he convince the investo…

Episode page
April 3, 2019

#62 Pivot or Die

Ben Walters came on the show to sell the investors on Feedback, an app that lets restaurants change their prices on the fly. But …

Episode page
March 20, 2019

From Startup Novice to Veteran

After a stellar pitch on our show back in 2017 — one that got $100K in the first five minutes — founder Mike Slagh hit the ground…

Episode page
March 13, 2019

#61 Can a Zebra Survive in a Unicorn World?

Jennifer Brandel of Hearken is pitching a new kind of business. She calls it a zebra: a company that’s driven by a mission — but …

Episode page
March 6, 2019

#60 Is This the Amazon Prime of Airline Tickets?

Rama Poola is here pitching his airline ticket business, SkyHi, where customers pay a monthly fee to access tickets on the cheap.…

Episode page
Feb. 27, 2019

#59 Disrupting Work Happy Hour

Ryan Husk wants to take your workplace culture up a notch. His startup, Culture Force, matches companies to “experiences” designe…

Episode page
Feb. 20, 2019

#58 Park Your Pooch Here

Chelsea Brownridge wants to help dog owners keep their pooches safe when they’re out running errands together. Her startup, DogSp…

Episode page
Feb. 13, 2019

#57 Where Losers Go To Win

After losing his shirt on sports betting sites DraftKings and FanDuel, Adam Weinstein decided to flip the script on daily fantasy…

Episode page
Feb. 6, 2019

‘It Was a Disaster’

After a failed pitch on our show back in 2017, Industrial Organic founder Amanda Weeks was ready for redemption. And she found it…

Episode page
Jan. 30, 2019

#56 Shark Tank vs. The Pitch

Zahra Kassam has been on the road in a major way, pitching her startup, Monti Kids. A few months before our show, she pitched on …

Episode page
Jan. 23, 2019

#55 A New Spin on VR

Tom Impallomeni is here to pitch Tribe XR, a VR app that teaches people to DJ. He’s got a vision for using virtual reality to tea…

Episode page
Jan. 16, 2019

#54 Is Selling in Walmart a Good Thing?

Debbie Wei Mullin is pitching her pour-over Vietnamese coffee startup, Copper Cow Coffee . The company is already doing well on W…

Episode page
Jan. 9, 2019

Is the ICO Gold Rush Over?

After a frustrating round of fundraising for her company PopCom , Dawn Dickson decided that VC was broken. She opted to take a di…

Episode page