40:28 | Oct 18th, 2019More Details keyboard_arrow_right
As acquisition talks with Spotify continue, Alex and Matt face their hopes and fears about what might lie ahead.
“Can I memorialize this moment?” - Alex asking board members at their last board meeting.
“What Alex means is if he can record this meetin...Show More
33:31 | Oct 4th, 2019More Details keyboard_arrow_right
It's the spring of 2018, four years after Alex and Matt launched Gimlet, and things are not going well. Audiences are flat, ad sales are flagging, and the company is burning through cash at an alarmin...Show More
Shit! They were pretty open about their company and cofounder struggles. Maybe its easier to talk about it looking back at their success but...Show More
29:11 | Apr 6th, 2014More Details keyboard_arrow_right
This is a series about what happens when someone who knows nothing about business starts one. It's called StartUp. In episode one, Alex Blumberg botches his pitch to Silicon Valley billionaire Chris ...Show More
Listening to Alex Blumberg on his first pitch to shows how even founders with successful exits don’t always start perfectly. Was hilarious h...Show More
02:12 | Sep 27th, 2019More Details keyboard_arrow_right
Five years ago, StartUp began chronicling the life of a fledgling Brooklyn-based podcasting company called Gimlet Media. This year, the streaming giant Spotify bought that company. In the final season...Show More
I'm excited for this series about Spotify buying Gimlet!
29:33 | Apr 27th, 2018More Details keyboard_arrow_right
Silicon Valley is leaving money on the table, and Arlan Hamilton will go to extremes to prove it. She's a venture capitalist like no other — black, female, gay — and she's out to prove that investors ...Show More
A great 6-part series about Arlan Hamilton and how she's changing the VC industry with Backstage Capital. It follows her around and shows th...Show More
48:28 | May 17th, 2019More Details keyboard_arrow_right
Jeff Ullrich was a struggling business manager with a drinking problem and a waning sense of professional direction when, in 2010, he saw an opportunity: podcasting. It was a brand new medium, and no ...Show More
Honest episode about the reality of being an entrepreneur/founder. Shocked to hear that he thought he was going to die and needed “divorce p...Show More
41:06 | Nov 9th, 2018More Details keyboard_arrow_right
The Story: Eva Moskowitz wants to fix a really big problem. There are over a million kids in New York City’s public schools. Most can’t read or do math at grade level. Many won’t graduate on time. And...Show More
There is definitely a difference between passing a class or grade and really learning. It’s a discussion I often had with my dad growing up,...Show More
31:08 | May 4th, 2018More Details keyboard_arrow_right
In this week’s episode we dive into what Silicon Valley considers “hustle” and how it may need to update its definition. We also find out how Arlan first got into venture capital—after months of sleep...Show More
Super encouraging interview for anyone who has their own business.