So interesting!! Fabulous VC panel that give huge insights into what drives their decisions and how they evaluate founders and their products. Love follow up episodes and when Josh offers his opinions too!!
Listen to the show consistently. Solid insight into what I hope to one day be a pitch of my own. Expert panel weighing in on their typical day of risk vs reward. Empowering to listen to others sharing their dreams, their solutions, and putting these idea people to the test. I listen while I run and it dawned on me, the questions, typical cadence, usual formula (much appreciated), always leave out two crucial questions to what I would consider prior to investing in anything (cup of coffee to vacation) ...how will this help the planet, how will this help humanity. I know vc’s have a lot to consider when putting their money into a project, BUT why not add a couple of variables to their equation, add some depth to the ‘I’ in ROI? My two cents. Thanks for the show, keeps me dreamin! PS- a live show outside of the big city would be nice.
Imagine Shark Tank only with no BS and SERIOUS advice for these young entrepreneurs. Spectacular listen and super compelling. If you’re thinking about doing a startup and going for VC money it’s a must listen.
Inveators not inveating. Many startups only hit maybe one in 10 investors they pitch (and that’s high), so it would not be unusual for there to be maybe two to four investments per season. I like the show but sometimes feel aome episodes are cut for time and there’s probably more discussion that is edited out. I’d be good with slightly longer but more detailed episodes. Live Gimlet but on this one I think too much is left on the virtual editing room floor.
Listen and learn. Founders pitching to investors. Think Shark Tank without annoying TV personalities/sharks.
I love getting to hear the live pitch and then all the interesting twists and turns after the "happily ever after" funding committment moment. Or as it often turns out, "complicated and interesting ever after."
Even though I don't have a startup and probably never will, I love the drama of this podcast. I enjoy learning about the fascinating businesses, hearing the investors feedback, and how Josh breaks down the pitch tactics—and builds drama as we find out if the founders earn investments. I have been enjoying the follow-up episodes and look forward to more of those in the future.
I can't get enough of this podcast. Sad to say that I am late to the pitch podcast, but so excited that I can binge listen. I love the interplay between the entrepreneur and the venture capitalists. It is really great and one of my favorite podcasts.
Love hearing how the investors think, it never gets old to me. Keep up the wonderful work! I learn something new every episode.
I love the window into real entrepreneurial pitches. The companies are super interesting and a good mix of ones that get shot down and ones that seem like a can’t miss. Investors have great feedback too.
It’s a quick Shark tank, only more practical and with real venture capitalists. You hear all sides, including the follow-up. It’s quick and easy and you truly learn all the do’s and don’ts . I love this podcast as someone who just started them and can’t wait to listen to all of them.
The Pitch is full of smart, constructive voices and captures the behind-the-scenes realness in the business world. Unlike other shows, it really shows the surprise out-of-left-field twists and how it affects companies. The show really thoughtfully considers context beyond just a dope pitch and that’s great. (Also the least network-intrusive/annoying of Gimlet’s podcasts, just saying.)
I love the format of the show. It’s all the good stuff about shark Tank, adapted for audio, and diving a little bit deeper behind the scenes. Keep rockin it Gimlet 🙌🏼
It’s like Shark Tank, but a podcast. I love the different/diverse companies/spaces that come on this show to pitch to investors. I’ve learned so much about investing and also about some cool new ideas/companies. I love the format— the pitch 1st, investors ask questions, invest or pass, and then Josh does an Update with the founder after a few months, so you can find out where the company is at now and if the investments went through! Thank you for this show! It’s one of my favorites!!!
Great show! Did you get my application? Im wolfing you! Byron From EZ-Probate
Love the show! Is it possible to do an episode dedicated to explaining all the terminology and nuances of investment strategies? Ex. How to come up with evaluations numbers for funding, what is a sas market? Etc etc. Newbie-
It has a similar setup as shark tank. Someone pitches their product to 3 Vic investors. At the end of the pitch each VC will state whether they are in or not. In between is a narrator who helps guide us to understand the pitch and Vc thoughts and input. I prefer this over shark tank mostly because I can take this on trips and listen while doing something else. The pitch is highly entertaining and I would recommend to anyone who likes business topic in general
This is one of my favorite shows I listen to. Every Wednesday morning it’s the first thing I put on for my commute! I love the diversity of companies and hearing the ins and outs of VC. Pitches that I start out thinking “no chance...” sometimes end up getting investments because the investors see something I’m not seeing. Josh is great! Great show!
This podcast never disappoints! I love hearing the pitches and the investor feedback. It’s exciting to hear who will get invested in and who will not. The investors all have great perspective and I have learned a lot. I highly recommend the show if you have been an entrepreneur or are contemplating being an entrepreneur.
I think the delivery is great (reminds me of Marketplace a bit). I have a feeling that you need to pitch to get to pitch, and that you need to know someone who knows someone, but overall if you do not treat it as "the real deal" and more like "a more intelligent and real Shark Tank" you will enjoy the show.
I just started listening, and I'm already hooked. It's like Shark Tank, but I actually think this is a lot more interesting.
What a great live show! I was laughing out loud as I was walking when the investor were going at each other😂 Great show, and I can’t wait to go to one soon!
If you like SharkTank then you’ll probably like this even more. This is a consistently entertaining show hat doesn’t get cheesy, and has a different format than your typical podcast format of host-subject interview or two or three hosts bantering about a topic. The companies are diverse and the follow-up interviews add more depth and time to the episode. Panel feedback is solid. A good acquisition by Gimlet.