A series about what it's really like to start a business.
Alex McOmie • Digital.com • Sep 9, 2022
"It’s an incredibly honest look at what it really takes to get started, behind the scenes of a real company(Gimlet). To illustrate what I mean, there’s one episode where the host, Alex Blumberg, shares his pitch to legendary investor Chris Saaca. It’s an absolute trainwreck, but something that every entrepreneur can learn from."
Jack Conway • PodcastReview.org • Oct 22, 2019
"Confessional and genuinely thrilling, the show was exciting because Blumberg left no experience off the table."
Nicole • Podcast Maniac • May 18, 2017
"(Season 5) By varying the story in each episode, StartUp runs the risk of alienating some listeners for at least an episode or two. Which is the case with most podcasts; you never know what you’re going to get. But with some seasons of StartUp, you do…so fans of the show can be confused with the start of each new season."
Lilah Raptopoulos • The Guardian • Dec 3, 2014
"Listening to Blumberg pitch to a powerful investor is like hearing a playback of the first time you asked for a raise. He’s a beetle on its back. Blumberg is among the best, most successful radio producers out there, and he’s made the editorial decision to let us hear him fumble and bomb. It’s disarming, and refreshingly sincere. It’s what makes him a trustworthy protagonist and a superb storyteller."