20 Best Start-ups Podcasts of 2021

3 years ago

Are you wanting to learn more about start-ups ? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best start-ups podcasts of 2021.

We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. We tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience.

We are always keen to hear your feedback, if we have missed a podcast, tweet us @MagazineWelp and we will check it out!

Best Start-ups Podcasts 2021

With thanks to ListenNotes, Crunchbase, SemRush and Ahrefs for providing the data to create and rank these podcasts.

WatchPitch Podcast: For Start-Ups & Investors

  • Publisher: Trey Scott
  • Total Episodes: 49

The WatchPitch Podcast for start-ups and investors is the inside track to best practices, insights and candid conversations from successful entrepreneurs and investors. We talk about what investors are looking for in a pitch, what entrepreneurs need to avoid and what they need to turn the volume up on when meeting with investors. The show is about empowering decision-making and creating huge efficiencies in deal flow by the way we communicate.

Business ideas for SMEs and Start Ups

  • Publisher: Shift Control
  • Total Episodes: 75

Podcast by Shift Control

This Week in Startups

  • Publisher: Jason Calacanis
  • Total Episodes: 622

Angel investor Jason Calacanis (Uber, Calm, Robinhood) interviews the world’s greatest founders, operators, investors and innovators. Get an insider’s look into venture capital, learn how to start and scale your own startup, and ride the cutting edge of technology in today’s headlines and beyond.

Startuprad.io – The Authority on German Startups

  • Publisher: Joern “Joe” Menninger
  • Total Episodes: 368

We are a global Top 150 Tech and Top 750 Business Podcast, called “The Authority on German Startups.” Startuprad.io is an English-only startup podcast with exclusive content, including regular news, events, live streams, and interviews from Germany. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/startuprad-io/support

Startups For the Rest of Us

  • Publisher: Startups For the Rest of Us
  • Total Episodes: 387

The longest running (and most popular) podcast for bootstrapped and mostly bootstrapped startups, this show follow the stories of founders as they start, acquire, and grow SaaS companies. Hear when they fail, struggle, succeed, and take you with them through the tumultuous life of a SaaS founder. If you like Mixergy, This Week in Startups, or SaaStr, you’ll enjoy Startup for the Rest of Us.

New York Launch Pod: A Podcast Highlighting New Start-Ups, Businesses, and Openings in the New York City Area (NY Launch Pod)

  • Publisher: Hal Coopersmith, Bull Path Media Inc. (@NYLaunchPod)
  • Total Episodes: 86

A Podcast Highlighting New Start-Ups, Businesses, and Openings in the New York City Area

Breaking Into Startups

  • Publisher: Breaking Into Startups
  • Total Episodes: 125

The Breaking Into Startups Podcast is a platform where we feature stories of people who broke into tech from non-traditional backgrounds. Curious about how startups work, how to get a job without a degree or what technical and non-technical careers are out there? We have news for you – tech fields are booming and you don’t need the best technical degree in information technology to break in and get a six figure job in technology. Our podcast gives you an inside look at the most disruptive startups by sharing success stories of people from all walks of life, including college drop outs, professional and student athletes, army veterans, teen parents, corporate folks, investment bankers, consultants, venture capitalists who acquired new skills and found jobs in technology. Our guests attended coding bootcamps and immersive programs like Hack Reactor, App Academy, General Assembly, Dev Bootcamp, Flatiron School, Iron Yard, Tradecraft and more. After graduating they found well paying jobs in big time startups focusing on education, medicine, financial services, healthcare, AI, machine learning, automation, sharing economy and more. If you listen to 500 Startups, Learn to Code With Me, Twenty Minute VC, This Week In Startups, Startup Radio, Startup Podcast, The Tim Ferris show, Startup School Radio, Course Report or other tech stuff news, then this podcast is for you my friend.

School for Startups Radio

  • Publisher: Jim Beach
  • Total Episodes: 1899

On 25 AmFm stations around the US, the show argues that anyone can be a successful entrepreneur when they forget creativity, risk, and passion! Join host Jim Beach, bestselling McGraw-Hill Author for his SBA award winning nationally syndicated radio show. Copy an idea, execute it better, start with less than $5,000 and reserve passion for family & religion.

The SaaS Podcast – SaaS, Startups, Growth Hacking & Entrepreneurship

  • Publisher: Omer Khan
  • Total Episodes: 285

The SaaS Podcast – In-depth interviews with proven entrepreneurs and startup founders. Actionable insights to help you build, launch and grow your SaaS business

The Consumer VC: Venture Capital I B2C Startups I Commerce | Early-Stage Investing

  • Publisher: Mike Gelb
  • Total Episodes: 153

The Consumer VC takes a look into early-stage consumer investing and venture capital. If you are interested in learning about consumer trends, have a b2c business and interested in learning about the fundraising process at the early stage, you have come to the right place.Mike interviews some of the top venture capitalists in the world that focus on B2C and consumer type companies or have a deep track record investing in these categories such as marketplaces, SaaS, social, CPG and non-tech subscription.Mike also interviews founders that are building some of the most disruptive consumer facing companies in the world. The conversation usually includes the insight the founder discovered, fundraising strategy, and the pitch.This podcast also includes bonus episodes. Each bonus episode dives into a particular subject that might not have to due with the fundraise or venture capital, but still would be helpful to founders. For example, a bonus episode on brand strategy or how to construct a board of directors. All bonus episodes will be clearly labeled.For all episodes, please visit www.theconsumervc.com. For updates, you can follow @mikegelb on Twitter.

Disrupting Japan: Startups and Innovation in Japan

  • Publisher: Tim Romero: Serial startup founder in Japan and indomitable innovator
  • Total Episodes: 190

Startups are changing Japan, and Japan is once again starting to innovate. Disrupting Japan introduces you to some of the Japanese innovators that will be household brands in a few years and explains what it’s really like to be an innovator in a society that values conformity.

Founders Talk: Startups & Leadership

  • Publisher: Changelog Media
  • Total Episodes: 83

In-depth, one-on-one conversations with founders, CEOs, and makers. The journey, lessons learned, and the struggles. Let’s do this! Host Adam Stacoviak dives deep into the trials, tribulations, successes, and failures of industry leading entrepreneurs, leaders, innovators, and visionaries.

WeAreLATech Los Angeles Startups Podcast, hosted by Espree Devora

  • Publisher: Espree Devora, spotlighting Silicon Beach tech companies , Espree Devora
  • Total Episodes: 402

WeAreLATech is the 1st Podcast Focused on LA Startups. Hosted by Espree Devora, recently featured as top 30 women in tech to follow by Inc Magazine. We are a family. Created by LA Tech for LA Tech. To get to know the startups fueling this city to become a top destination for tech and innovation we feature LA startups, investors and LA Tech influencers on our weekly podcast.

Lifeselfmastery’s podcast I Startups I Venture Capital

  • Publisher: Rohit Malhotra : Blogger, Podcaster
  • Total Episodes: 186

Life Self Mastery Podcast is an interview based show where I interview online entrepreneurs who started their businesses and scaled up their businesses to improve their lifestyles.

33voices | Startups & Venture Capital | Women Entrepreneurs | Management & Leadership | Mindset | Hiring & Culture | Branding & Marketing | Life Design

  • Publisher: 33Voices
  • Total Episodes: 267

Moe and Jenna Abdou interview a highly influential roster of founders, venture capitalists, CEO’s, master thinkers, bestselling authors, academic minds, and creatives to deconstruct the hidden insights that only those who are building breakthrough ventures can reveal. For ten years now, 33voices has engaged closely with founders, senior executives and company builders to identify interesting & pressing challenges that give rise to thoughtful dialogue with contributors who not only think differently, but who represent the frontiers of knowledge in business, culture and lifestyle.

The East Africa Business Podcast: African Start ups | Investing | Entrepreneurship | Interviews

  • Publisher: Sam Floy: Entrepreneur in East Africa
  • Total Episodes: 85

A podcast interviewing entrepreneurs and business leaders in the emerging market of East Africa. Host Sam Floy showcases companies operating across Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia. Find conversations with companies ranging from solar power and food production to smoothies and toothpicks.

Macro Micro Michael Marco & Startups at the Edge (M4Edge)

  • Publisher: Marco Annunziata and Michael Leifman
  • Total Episodes: 55

Conversations with startup CEOs with technology that can change how the economy functions.Hosted by Marco Annunziata and Michael Leifman

Rising Tide Startups

  • Publisher: Rising Tide Startups Podcast
  • Total Episodes: 206

Rising Tide Startups is a unique, weekly Business interview podcast, hosting some of today’s most exciting solopreneurs, startups founders and side hustlers. With a great lineup of guests around the world, Rising Tide Startups is an “Apple Podcasts Favorite.” Subscribe and listen each week, as we help “All Boats Rise in a Rising Tide!”

The Desi VC: Indian Venture Capital | Angel Investors | Startups | VC

  • Publisher: Akash Bhat
  • Total Episodes: 46

The Desi VC is a weekly podcast hosted by Akash Bhat, devoted to interviewing angel investors and venture capitalists investing in tech startups in India across all sectors and of all check sizes. Tune in to hear India’s leading investors discuss current trends in venture capital and touch upon topics such as fund-raising, valuation, pricing, business models, exit scenarios, sustainable investing among others. About the host: Akash Bhat works on the investment team at Scrum Ventures, a San Francisco based sector agnostic VC firm investing in Seed and Series A startups. Follow him on Twitter – @bhatvakash or visit https://www.thedesivc.com

WIRED Business: Startups, Cryptocurrency, Tech Culture, and More

  • Publisher: WIRED
  • Total Episodes: 122

Narrators read our favorite written stories. You can listen to them anywhere, including on your smart speaker. Play for audio versions of WIRED’s Business stories, including the latest on blockchain, crypto, startups, telecoms, national affairs, and tech culture.

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