Arlan and Backstage are the subject of Season 7 of Gimlet Media’s podcast StartUp. Fair warning: there will be spoilers for the episode discussed, so go listen to the episode before listening to the reaction! We’ll be recording our reactions to each StartUp episode as they’re released so you can get our take on what really happened and how we felt about it.
In this reaction to StartUp Season 7 Episode 4, we dive headlong into the difficult subject matter featured by Amy and the StartUp production team. VCs selling GP to cover operating costs, coping with tough personal news in professional settings, VC funds + startup studios vs startups, shooting for the moon, and so much more. We laugh (a lot), we cry (a little), and we shine light on some of the missed story opportunities in this latest episode.