Season 8

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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