If you ever watched Dragons Den or Shark Tank, you might wonder how much media manipulation might be taking place. A good proportion of these poor souls are being set up for a fall, just easy meat for entertainment. There have to be a few real contenders they let through, and accidentally they luck out and they happen upon someone like Levi Roots.
There is a podcast called ‘The Pitch‘ that is doing this for real, with real investors and real entrepreneurs. Each episode is dedicated to one entrepreneur’s pitch.
“In each episode, we take you behind closed doors to the critical moment when aspiring entrepreneurs put it all on the line. The Pitch delivers on the high-stakes promise of a live pitch without shying away from the nitty gritty details of what happens after everyone shakes hands and walks out of the room.”
This podcast really takes you behind the scenes, they have run two series of pitch episodes. Currently they are running a series of retrospectives, going back to these early business and seeing what actually happened next. Did they get past the due diligence that the investors required? Have they succeeded, pivoted their businesses, or moved on?
There are some incredible ideas, intense characters and interesting outcomes.