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      Fri 08 Jun 2018

      Arlan Hamilton 6: Going Rogue 27m play

      In our final episode of the series, Arlan is on a roll. She’s making new investments, raising her profile in the VC world, and bringing new people into her network. Some of her founders tell us why th... 57 more words

      Fri 01 Jun 2018

      Arlan Hamilton 5: Control 37m play

      In this week’s episode, Arlan tries to maintain control as investments fall through, she butts heads with a prominent investing platform, and we meet the Thelma to her Louise. This is the fifth episod... 41 more words

      Fri 25 May 2018

      Arlan Hamilton 4: Hacks 28m play

      Arlan has only a few months left before her cash runs out out when a seemingly perfect opportunity comes along. Is it too good to be true? Also, we take a look at Arlan's past as an entrepreneur, befo... 63 more words

      Fri 11 May 2018

      Arlan Hamilton 3: Picking Winners 30m play

      Like most venture capitalists, Arlan Hamilton plans to find the next billion dollar company by pattern matching—that's when VCs look to entrepreneurs who've been successful in the past and pick founde... 60 more words

      Fri 04 May 2018

      Arlan Hamilton 2: The Hustle 31m play

      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... 50 more words

      Fri 27 Apr 2018

      Arlan Hamilton 1: Silicon Valley, By Invite Only 29m play

      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 ... 71 more words

      Fri 13 Apr 2018

      Alex, Inc. 7: Alex Talks To Zach Braff 37m play

      What's it like having Zach Braff play you on TV? Alex gets to ponder that question with the man himself on stage at NYC Podfest. They also talk about Chris Sacca, swearing on podcasts, and crying at w... 24 more words

      Wed 11 Apr 2018

      Introducing Season 7 2m play

      Season 7 of StartUp is almost here! On April 27th, we’re taking you into the world of venture capital with Silicon Valley’s unlikeliest power broker: Arlan Hamilton.  Here’s a sneak peek of her story... 25 more words

      Fri 06 Apr 2018

      Alex, Inc. 6: Alex and Matt Pop Quiz 35m play

      Gimlet co-founders Alex Blumberg and Matt Lieber are pretty much on the same page… right?  This week, we put their relationship to the test. Producer Luke Malone got Matt and Alex into separate studio... 72 more words

      Fri 23 Mar 2018

      Alex, Inc. 5: Alex And Matt, Inc. 56m play

      In honor of the release of the TV show Alex, Inc., we’re binge dropping episodes of StartUp—the podcast that started it all—along with brand-new after shows. These are the best episodes about Gimlet, ... 101 more words

      Alex, Inc. 4: Training Day 35m play

      In honor of the release of the TV show Alex, Inc., we’re binge dropping episodes of StartUp—the podcast that started it all—along with brand-new after shows. These are the best episodes about Gimlet, ... 61 more words

      Alex, Inc. 3: The Name Game 32m play

      In honor of the release of the TV show Alex, Inc., we’re binge dropping episodes of StartUp—the podcast that started it all—along with brand-new after shows. These are the best episodes about Gimlet, ... 58 more words

      Alex, Inc. 2: Alex Talks Equity 37m play

      In honor of the release of the TV show Alex, Inc., we’re binge dropping episodes of StartUp—the podcast that started it all—along with brand-new after shows. These are the best episodes about Gimlet, ... 83 more words

      Alex, Inc. 1: Sacca Plays Sacca 38m play

      In honor of the release of the TV show Alex, Inc., we’re binge dropping episodes of StartUp—the podcast that started it all—along with brand-new after shows. These are the best episodes about Gimlet, ... 88 more words

      Fri 15 Dec 2017

      StartupBus Part 5: Friday 39m play

      All this week we’ve been following StartupBus, a hackathon on wheels, where a bunch of strangers come together to launch companies in one week, all while on a bus. If you haven’t heard Monday’s episod... 44 more words

      Thu 14 Dec 2017

      StartupBus Part 4: Thursday 39m play

      Every day this week we’re following StartupBus, a hackathon on wheels, where a bunch of strangers come together to launch companies in one week, all while on a bus. If you haven’t heard Monday’s episo... 66 more words

      Wed 13 Dec 2017

      StartupBus Part 3: Wednesday 35m play

      Every day this week we’re following StartupBus, a hackathon on wheels, where a bunch of strangers come together to launch companies in one week, all while on a bus. If you haven’t heard Monday’s episo... 52 more words

      Tue 12 Dec 2017

      StartupBus Part 2: Tuesday 35m play

      Every day this week we’re following StartupBus, a hackathon on wheels, where a bunch of strangers come together to launch companies in one week, all while on a bus. If you haven’t heard Monday’s episo... 42 more words

      Mon 11 Dec 2017

      StartupBus Part 1: Monday 39m play

      This summer, 20 strangers got on a bus headed from New York to New Orleans. For five days, they had one goal: to build and launch companies while on the bus. We’ll be telling this story as it unfolded... 17 more words

      Thu 07 Dec 2017

      Coming Next Week: StartupBus 3m play

      This past summer, 20 strangers got on a charter bus headed from New York to New Orleans. For three days they had one goal: Build and launch companies from inside the bus. And then? Compete against eac... 18 more words

      Tue 05 Dec 2017

      Introducing Story Pirates 23m play

      Alex is back in the host’s chair today to introduce Gimlet’s first kid’s show—Story Pirates. It’s a podcast where actors, musicians, and comedians turn stories written by kids into hilarious plays and... 44 more words

      Fri 10 Nov 2017

      Dear Music Fans… (Season 3, Episode 4) 54m play

      When a group of college kids in Florida set out to change the music industry, they did not anticipate how disruptive they would be. Their mission was a noble one: bring an end to online piracy by offe... 73 more words

      Fri 03 Nov 2017

      The Race for a Driverless Future (Season 6, Episode 8) 27m play

      On the last episode of StartUp, we followed the government-sponsored desert race that launched the self-driving car industry. This week, we see what the industry looks like today. You’ve probably he... 35 more words

      Fri 27 Oct 2017

      The Grand Challenge (Season 6, Episode 7) 46m play

      In 2004, the U.S. government held a race unlike anything that had come before it. It was called the DARPA Grand Challenge, and it followed a 150-mile route through the rugged Mojave Desert.  The parti... 64 more words

      Fri 13 Oct 2017

      New Money (Season 6, Episode 6) 25m play

      Kik, a chat app popular with teenagers, launched in 2010. Users flocked to it, and within a few years it was valued at a billion dollars. Then a new competitor came on the chat scene: Facebook. When K... 48 more words

      Fri 06 Oct 2017

      Just Hit Record (Season 6, Episode 5) 52m play

      Earlier this year, we asked listeners to call us with questions for Gimlet Founder Alex Blumberg. Alex answered a bunch of them in an episode last season. But one caller’s question was so big, it ne... 101 more words

      Fri 29 Sep 2017

      Make China Cool Again (Season 6, Episode 4) 24m play

      China is on a mission to upgrade its international reputation. The government doesn’t want people to see the country as just the world’s factory for socks and toys and cell phones. It wants people aro... 37 more words

      Fri 22 Sep 2017

      An Announcement From StartUp and Introducing The Nod 38m play

      Lisa Chow and Alex Blumberg sit down together to talk about the future of StartUp. And, we introduce you to Gimlet Media's newest podcast The Nod. Co-hosted by Brittany Luse and Eric Eddings, The Nod ... 16 more words

      Fri 15 Sep 2017

      Sell the Apartment, Keep the Startup (Season 6, Episode 3) 27m play

      Jasen Yang gave up the security of a high-paying Wall Street job to launch his company, Polly Portfolio. It’s been three years since then, and Jasen still isn’t taking a salary. It’s put a lot of stra... 39 more words

      Fri 08 Sep 2017

      Sex Dot Con (Season 6, Episode 2) 28m play

      Gary Kremen owned one of the most valuable domain names in the history of the internet. And then one day, he lost it in the most unusual way. For years, Gary fought to win back his domain “sex dot com... 24 more words

      Fri 01 Sep 2017

      The Domain King (Season 6, Episode 1) 25m play

      StartUp is back for a brand new season, and we're kicking things off with a story about the competitive world of domains. Reporter Amy Standen brings us the story of Rick Schwartz, who earned the titl... 81 more words

      Mon 28 Aug 2017

      Introducing Season 6 3m play

      StartUp returns September 1st with a brand new season. Here's a preview of what's coming up in Season 6. And are you looking for more Gimlet in your life? Then click here to view our guide to other ... 5 more words

      Tue 25 Jul 2017

      BONUS — Check Out Mogul: The Life and Death of Chris Lighty 35m play

      On this episode of StartUp, we're introducing you to a new show from Gimlet Media. It's called Mogul: The Life and Death of Chris Lighty. The show charts the career of the hip hop executive, from youn... 16 more words

      Thu 20 Jul 2017

      BONUS — Check Out The Pitch 35m play

      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 j... 20 more words

      Fri 07 Jul 2017

      Building The Perfect Cup of Coffee (Season 5, Episode 10) 30m play

      Mokhtar Alkhanshali is trying to produce the perfect cup of coffee. And he’s trying to do it with beans grown in the midst of an active war zone in Yemen. Despite those challenges, his company’s first... 67 more words

      Fri 30 Jun 2017

      Ask Alex (Season 5, Episode 9) 30m play

      You called with your questions. Alex Blumberg has your answers—about growth, diversity at Gimlet and, oh yeah, that ABC sitcom that’s currently being made about the first season of StartUp. Our Sponso... 4 more words