• Rafael Scherzinger

Podcast Review: StartUp by Gimlet Media

In this short review, I would like to introduce you the story of a podcast network startup called “Gimlet Media”, which was founded in 2014 by Alex Blumberg and Matthew Lieber. Alex, while parallelly launching Gimlet, made a podcast series called “StartUp Podcast by Gimlet” where he teaches listeners about how to build up a startup from the ground up.

Logo of the podcast (Photo: Gimlet Media)


Alex Blumberg is an American Producer and Radio-Journalist, who became famous for his work at the radio program called “This American Life”. After leaving the show, he decided to start his own company and document it in a podcast series, as mentioned earlier.


The Podcast teaches, among other things, how to pitch your idea to investors; how to reach an agreement with your business partner over shareholder questions; how to give a name for your startup, and what are the risks and difficulties of a newly founded business.


After four years of existence, Gimlet media was acquired by Spotify in 2019 for $230 million. The company is still producing podcast shows to this day. Their work can be found on Spotify and on their website gimletmedia.com. If you are interested in learning valuable lessons about startups in an entertaining way, this might be of help for you


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