The Pitch

The Pitch
A reality show that brings listeners into the room as real entrepreneurs pitch to real investors—for real money.
#27 Qleek Pt. II: What Happened After The Pitch
Feb 21 • 27 min
The surprising story of what happened to one startup after its founders pitched to investors—and thousands of listeners. To find a list of our sponsors and show-related promo codes, go to
#26 Dynofit
Feb 14 • 34 min
Maria Schneider wants to take physical therapy out of the clinic and into the home with the help of a small device. But is her technology the answer patients and doctors have been waiting for? Join the conversation over at To find a…
#25 Rex
Feb 7 • 35 min
When scientist Amado Guloy saw an opportunity to combine farm animals and big data, he traded the laboratory for the boardroom and created Rex Animal Health. But can he convince investors he’s got what it takes to make it in the business world?Join the…
#24 unGlue
Jan 31 • 33 min
The apps on our smartphones seem to be engineered for addiction. Alon Shwartz wants to fight this with an app of his own: unGlue. Join the conversation over at To find a list of our sponsors and show-related promo codes, go to…
#23 Jiobit
Jan 24 • 35 min
After John Renaldi lost track of his kid on a trip to downtown Chicago, he vowed never to be in that situation again. So he created Jiobit, a tiny geotracker for kids. Can he convince investors that his device stands out among a sea of competitors? Join…
#22 Lunar Wireless
Jan 17 • 40 min
Hunter Rosenblume is pitching Lunar Wireless, a company he co-founded as an answer to pricey cell phone plans. But getting investors to gamble on a 22-year-old who claims he can take on a decades-old industry is a hard sell. Is a healthy dose of FOMO…
#21 Metabrew
Jan 10 • 35 min
Romy Raad and her cofounder have created Metabrew, a healthy beverage they believe could replace your morning coffee. But can they get investors buzzing about this plant-based substitute? Join the conversation over at
BONUS: We Answer Your Questions
Dec 27, 2017 • 18 min
We opened up our phone lines and you delivered—with questions about entrepreneurship, pitching, and the show. Thanks to everyone who reached out! For more information about the show and our investors, visit
#20 Harper Wilde
Dec 20, 2017 • 42 min
The founders of Harper Wilde want to take the B.S. out of bra shopping. That means convincing our investors that they’ve found a way to turn it from a major inconvenience into an easy at-home experience. Join the conversation over at
#19 SandBox Commerce
Dec 13, 2017 • 41 min
When Sterling Smith left his job as a software developer to start Sandbox Commerce, he knew he had the skills to build great mobile apps. But in a world where it seems everybody has an app, can he convince investors there’s really an opportunity here?For…
Dec 6, 2017 • 38 min
Co-founders Kevin Allen and Moses McCall think rowing is the next big trend in fitness. To cash in on their hunch, they need to convince investors they can make waves in a space already crowded with competitors. For more information about our show and the…
#17 Investor Spotlight: Jillian Manus
Nov 29, 2017 • 26 min
You’re probably familiar with Jillian Manus the investor—but in this episode, we dig in a little deeper to understand how she became the VC force she is today. For more information about our show and the investors, visit
#16 Qleek
Nov 15, 2017 • 42 min
After Ismail Salhi discovered his father’s old record collection gathering dust in the attic, he teamed up with Johanna Hartzheim to create Qleek. Together they hope to marry the nostalgia of vinyl with the convenience of digital music. But first they…
#15 Shift
Nov 8, 2017 • 40 min
When Mike Slagh left the military, he wanted to find a job in tech, but he couldn’t get his foot in the door. And then he found out that he was one of approximately 300,000 service members who every year struggle to make the transition back into the…
#14 Tushy
Nov 1, 2017 • 44 min
Miki Agrawal made headlines with the success of her first company Thinx—until she became the headline. Now she’s ready for a comeback with Tushy, her new business built on making bidets mainstream in America. But first she has to convince investors she’s…
#13 Meet the Investors
Oct 25, 2017 • 27 min
The entrepreneurs usually own the spotlight on our show. But venture capital is a two-way street. On today’s episode, we hear from the people who make deals happen: our investors. Who are they and how did they become the ones calling the shots? For more…
We’re back!
Oct 18, 2017 • 2 min
The Pitch is back on October 25th! The stakes are high as a brand new crop of scrappy entrepreneurs pitch their startups to investors. For more information about our show and the investors, visit
Gimlet Presents: Uncivil
Oct 11, 2017 • 24 min
The Pitch will be back on October 25th! While you anxiously await its return, check out Uncivil, a brand new podcast from Gimlet Media. America’s divided. And it always has been. Uncivil, Gimlet’s new history podcast, takes you back to a time when America…
#12 Teamable
Aug 30, 2017 • 41 min
Entrepreneur Laura Bilazarian has an innovative solution for helping companies find great talent. But to convince investors, she’ll need to walk a razor’s edge between confidence and cockiness. For more information about our show and the investors, visit…
#11 Tesloop
Aug 23, 2017 • 36 min
Haydn Sonnad pitches his plan to revolutionize regional transit on the back of Tesla’s electric charging network. But there’s a catch: this entrepreneur has to run his company between English class and Algebra. Extras: Tesloop website | Haydn asks Elon…
#10 Sudden Coffee
Aug 16, 2017 • 36 min
Two entrepreneurs believe they have the secret to making premium instant coffee. Will their startup hold up to a taste test with investors? For more information about our show and the investors, visit
#9 Tuckrbox
Aug 9, 2017 • 38 min
Co-founders Meghan Carreau and Alex Payne are pitching their food delivery service built on noble ideals of making kids healthier and reducing headaches for parents. Can the founders convince investors that their startup will actually deliver on those…
#8 Hykso
Aug 2, 2017 • 39 min
Could a little sensor designed to measure punches be the next big hit in a long line of fitness fads? The founders of Hykso think so. Now they just need to last a few rounds in the ring with our investors. For more information about our show and the…
#7 Shimmur
Jul 26, 2017 • 40 min
The social media landscape is a veritable graveyard of failed startups, but Matthew Peltier believes his company, Shimmur, is different. With a growing user base and a solid plan for revenue, he’s almost ready to go… all he needs now is a few hundred…
#6 Guru Games
Jul 19, 2017 • 40 min
Between classes, part-time jobs, and social lives, college students Evan Thomas and Troy Pettie have been moonlighting to build a business they hope will bring millennials back into casinos. Will our investors be willing to take a gamble on Guru Games?…
#5 FITGuard
Jul 12, 2017 • 40 min
Concussions have cast a major shadow over contact sports, from youth leagues to the pros. But entrepreneur Anthony Gonzales thinks he can fix it by putting a gadget in the mouths of athletes. Now he just has to convince investors to put their dollars…
#4 Skylights
Jul 5, 2017 • 40 min
David Dicko is bringing virtual reality to the skies. It’s an ambitious plan, and he’s going to need $1.8 million to take off in a punishing market. Will the investors trust his team to succeed where so many others have failed? For more information about…
#3 Industrial Organic
Jun 28, 2017 • 34 min
Most of us stop thinking about our food scraps once we take the trash to the curb. Not so for Amanda Weeks, who started a food waste company designed to reduce harmful greenhouse gases. Now she just needs investors to get behind her plan to save the…
#2 iMirror
Jun 21, 2017 • 37 min
The hotel room hasn’t seen disruption since the addition of the television in the 1950s. Pieter Boekhoff wants to change that—by transforming what happens when we look in the mirror. But first, he has to convince investors that there’s money to be made in…
#1 Babyscripts
Jun 14, 2017 • 38 min
Juan-Pablo Segura has built an app that he’s sure will revolutionize the way expectant mothers receive medical care. But first he needs to convince a panel of investors to bankroll his plan—to the tune of a million dollars. For more information about our…