Origin Story

April 23, 2015


The Story

Hey, we’re back! This season, Alex is joined by co-Host Lisa Chow, to follow an entirely new company. The business is Dating Ring, a dating company that combines technology with old-fashioned matchmaking. The founders are women in their 20s, outsiders in the male-dominated world of Silicon Valley.

And over the 10 episodes, we’ll take you inside that world. Some of the challenges they face are different from Alex’s: founder disagreements, hellish fundraising, and sexism. But just like Gimlet’s story, theirs is also a transparent account of something that happens everyday in America, but we rarely get to see firsthand: starting a business.

The Facts

Our iTunes artwork was illustrated by Cari Vander Yacht. Check out her work at www.carivanderyacht.com

Our theme song was written and performed by Mark Phillips.

Season two of Startup features brand new original music. written and performed by our own John Delore along with his band mates, Jordan Scanella, Sam Merrick and Isamu McGregor.

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