January 20, 2015

The Story

Over the last few months, we’ve been busy raising capital, hiring employees, launching shows, building a studio, and getting this business off the ground. But a few weeks ago, pretty much overnight, everything changed.

During the holidays, while Alex was out of town, the workload became overwhelming, and Gimlet learned its first lessons about startup burnout.

But it wouldn’t be a StartUp episode if that burnout wasn’t documented. While Alex is away, a new Gimlet employee picks up a recorder and captures the fallout on tape.

Thanks to everyone who took our audience survey last week. To see the results, follow this link: https://hearstartup.typeform.com/report/ofUGcO/wheU

The Facts

Our theme song was written and performed by Mark Phillips.

The special ad music, Microliters, was written and performed by Build Buildings.

Other music in this episode:

1. Anders Mörlin – The Burnout

2. Quantic Soul Orchestra – Los Olvidados

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