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I’ve been a CEO for decades and have started several startups. But I always learn something from each episode of The Consumer VC. As good CEO is always studying his/her craft. That means ongoing reading, listening, and watching experts. Mike has them on in an entertaining format but very, very informative. Beside each person’s launch history and delving questions about practical tactics and overall strategies, I particularly like the book recommendations that are highlighted. And I always gain insights, even after decades of launches. Thank you.

Great Pod for Founders and investors in CPG

Amazing guests, great insight, highly recommend!


A must listen for anyone involved in or interested in the CPG space.

Super insightful interviews &

You can tell Mike puts a lot of thought into his interviews with the questions he asks and the detailed show notes he provides. With each episode, I walk away with nuggets of wisdom and Mike’s conversational interview style is a delight to listen to. Highly recommend!

Great podcast

Great host, great guests.. very informative Brad Baum, Llama Naturals

Best consumer focused podcast

Big fan of consumer VC! Mike always brings on the best and most interesting investors on the show. Def check it out

No better way to understand how VCs think

Mike brings on such incredible investors and facilitates thoughtful discussion. Love the show and excited to hear from the Vision Fund!

One of best consumer / investing podcasts

One of best places to get under the hood of consumer investing generally and go deep on specific verticals. When I’m searching for a VC I admire, they’ve more often than not been a guest on podcast!

My Go-To Podcast

The podcast is incredibly insightful. I love listening to it to learn more about Consumer categories I’m interested in, get a helpful intro to completely new sub-sectors, and also just to hear expert perspectives. Recently really enjoyed the episode with Carlton Fowler on alcohol / beverage


Best consumer - focused podcast put there

Mike asks all the right questions

As a founder in the Food & Beverage space, this podcast has been a staple of mine. It’s not only great to hear the unique perspectives of investors in the CPG space, but it’s also invaluable to hear about the journeys of fellow entrepreneurs. It’s been so helpful to hear how they got started and how they navigate production hurdles, fundraising, scaling, etc. A must listen with a great host and awesome guests, ranging from industry experts to newer entrepreneurs.

Great consumer VC access!

As an entrepreneur in the consumer packaged space it’s so nice to hear inside views from leading VCs and entrepreneurs in the industry. Great resource!

A lot of value here

I happen to have a fund in the consumer space and can say without a doubt this is one of the better pods out thereabouts the topic. I just dove into the Mindel a and Paley episodes and they are tackling some high level stuff here. I’ve lost countless hours of sleep on the “product vs platform vs product is example of platform” question”. It’s not the just guests, though they are excellent, Mike clearly has an understanding of the space and a plan with each episode. He knows what his audience is looking for and strives to give it to them-but in a way that makes them think for themselves. High marks all around. Keep up the good work!

Incredible content

I love this podcast. I am not in the consumer world, but even from a B2B perspective it gives me great insights into how our clients will be looking at issues and how their investors look at the space overall. 10/10 recommend this to anyone interested in starting a company or just interested in learning a great deal about the investing world!

Super Insightful!!!!

As a life long CPG guy I really appreciate the work that Mike is doing with The Consumer VC Podcast. Keep the episodes coming!!!!

Best of the Best

To get your unique insight into the universe of early stage investing and brands, there’s no better listen than this. Highly recommend for operators, investors, and consumers.

Best content

As an early stage founder, this is the most insightful podcast out there. Brings on A+ talent and always asks the right questions. I discovered the podcast about 2 months ago and have already listened to almost half. 5 stars every time.

Fantastic VC podcast!

This is definitely one of the best VC podcasts I’ve come across and love the focus on consumer specifically. It’s a great mix of technical knowledge and hearing the investor’s own journey in VC. Mike knows how to ask all the right questions!

Insightful and Interesting!

This is a great podcast for anyone who wants to learn more about early stage investing or a better understanding of the venture capital space. Excellent guests and always interesting!

Super Podcast

Being a food entrepreneur it’s a must listen - great host!

Must listen!

Must listen for anyone interested in early-stage consumer investing! One of my favorite podcasts. Great moderation and questions from Mike and fantastic guests. I always learn with great insights around consumer trends and venture investing.


One of my all time fav podcasts. Mike asks all the right questions and I am constantly impressed with his ability to have on the absolute best investors in the industry. Always entertaining and informative. I highly recommend.

My favorite podcast

If there’s one podcast to make time for, it’s this one. Mike asks the most thoughtful questions with an interesting and relevant array of guests in the world of consumer VC. Worth a listen.

Two thumbs up!

Fun, easy to digest, and informative content from great investors across the consumer landscape. Well done, Mike!

Consumer B2B2C

Mike gets literally everyone in the relevant VC space on, and asks them questions from a listener’s point of view. He asks what I want to know as a listener without asking me. It’s a definite enjoyable alternative and different value-add than the Twenty Minute VC, as you can listen to both without hearing very much overlap at all in my opinion. - Julian, (vibrant pantry) co-Founder

Love the investor perspective

As an investor in CPG, I’m constantly craving frameworks and insights from other investors in the space. Mike does a great job sourcing guests and quickly distilling how they look at the world. Thanks!!!

Best Consumer Tech Podcast!

Mike has such a great selection of investors, this may be the best way to stay up to date on what’s top of mind for consumer investors/founders. I love the episodes, but be sure to also check out his AMAs! He’s killing it 🔥🔥

Great podcast for young business professional

I think this podcast is very informative and fun. It is a great way for young professionals to understand VC from real world perspectives. Mike is also very fun and very engaging. I love listening! :)

Awesome learnings!

As a start-up founder this podcast helps me tremendously in learning more about the vc landscape and the different players involved

All the right moves

i love this podcast, mike is making all the right moves. guests are top notch, and he gets right into the questions which are perfectly open ended so responses are really insightful. it’s a great podcast.

Consumer. Consumer. Consumer.

Simple format. Compelling interviews. Industry leading VCs and market leaders. This has been a vital resource for me as I transition from B2B enterprise to a consumer-first business. And don’t discredit Mike - he isn’t just a host, but full of experience himself.

Mike Gets It

Beyond refreshing to tune into a host that understands and loves his space as much as Mike does. This podcast is a treat for newcomers and seasoned investors alike.

A podcast this space has been looking for.

As a founder in the consumer tech industry (music tech –, I’ve long struggled to find targeted knowledge on venture investment in my market. Mike brings in some of the sharpest thinkers and takes the time to bring out constructive insights. Dive in!

Great for the consumer world

This podcast has a great focus on consumer. As a brand founder this is one of my top podcasts for getting the latest thoughts from others in the space.

A welcomed niche array of topics

The Consumer VC podcast gives wonderful insights, not only into VC and founder perspectives in consumer facing businesses, but on the psychology and decision-making processes of today’s current consumers.


This podcast is in my short list rotation. Extremely useful and entertaining. Top VCs in the world fired up by Mike’s questions and I always walk away with something I can use to better myself and/or business.

Must listen for anyone interested in Consumer Startup/Investing

Great show and original content. Mike does a great job of asking good questions and letting guests talk. He clearly does his homework before each episode, knows the spaces he take about well, and tailors his questions to the guests expertise/experience. When it comes to guests variety, Mike and the show excel. He’s brought on some of the top names in Consumer as well as people that get less attention but still bring excellent insights. 10/10 would recommend the show. It gets better every week and Mike is just getting started.

Great podcast!

Great podcast for all types of people: VCs, entrepreneurs, people just generally interested the space. Quick pace too.

Great podcast

This is a great podcast on the consumer startups ecosystem. Consumer VC is much different than software VC and this is the best podcast that explores this space.

The Real Deal

This show has quickly become my go-to for what to know in the VC community. Mike’s thoughtful questions and impressive guest list give relevant insights for any intellectually curious listener who aspires to understand the consumer industry.

Extremely interesting

Amazing podcast. This is a great place to learn more about VC in general and the specific nuances of the consumer industry. Mike is a great host and does a terrific job interviewing / asking thoughtful questions. Mike brings on unique guests and makes every episode worth the listen. Great work!

Superb podcast.

Discovered this podcast recently and it’s an excellent addition to consumer tech vc landscape. Great guests and thoughtful questions by Mike. Well worth a listen.

JW - Great pod!

Absolutely love this podcast. The interview questions are extremely smart and Mike does a great job bringing on such interesting speakers. I listen to every episode and absolutely love every minute of it! Would highly recommend the podcast to anyone interested not only in consumer vc, but venture capital in general. I was able to make a few connections to some of the interviewees via cold emailing them after listening to the episode they were featured on. Bottom line: amazing work and will continue to be a forever listener.

Great podcasts for startups

I love how mike and guests dive into real questions and we get to hear the “why” they do what they do for his guests. It feels like a real conversation and avoids classic “investor” jargon.

Excellent Podcast for Founders

Mike is a great interviewer who does a good job of letting his insightful guests share their wisdom. As a founder I appreciate the illuminating conversations. Keep up the great work!

Must subscribe for anyone in Tech/VC

Mike has build a solid knowledge library comprising of great guests, who provide invaluable insights into the world of consumer investing. Love the format. Anyone in tech/VC or aspiring to be in the consumer space, should listen to this podcast. A worthy gym companion!🎧

A Must Listen for Any Aspiring VC

As an MBA student, I get more out this podcast than I do most classes. This is the absolute best listen for those working to get a full understanding of the VC industry and the consumer space. I've learned about funds I wasn't aware of, fascinating companies and listen again before every internship interview to stay in the know. Really well done and thoughtfully produced. Highly recommend.

Killer podcast

Great to finally see a podcast dedicated to early stage consumer startups. Awesome investors discussing the companies that are leading the charge. Fantastic resource for both founders and VCs alike

Great Podcast Highly Recommend

Super insightful content from leading consumer VCs. The content covers current events and helps you learn more about how smart investors diligence opportunities

~Must Listen~

Mike’s episodes are always content rich and very relevant to a wide audience. This is my go-to source for insights and fresh ideas.

Incredible show!

Mike hosts an amazing array of VCs and founders on the show and I’d highly recommend it to anyone interested in learning more about the world of venture capital, specifically early-stage consumer investing. Excellent show!

Outstanding and Helpful

Mike is incredibly impressive and hosts a variety of established members of the VC community. A must listen for any founder or venture capitalist (or aspiring venture capitalist)!

Great VC knowledge

Great listen for anyone looking to gain knowledge in the VC world - feel like I learn something new every episode!

Great show for any consumer founder

Mike does an awesome job sourcing guest and leads them down insightful conversation with plenty of great learning nuggets Thanks for the consistency

Extremely Helpful Pod

This podcast has been my go-to. The host does a nice job giving the speakers the time and freedom to share their thoughts. This is a great listen for B2C startup founders and other venture capitalists.

Amazing insight to the world of VC

Mike does a great job of finding the right guests from all corners of the Consumer VC landscape. The podcast provides insights into the perspectives of investors, founders and operators. Whether you’re any of the above learning from others in similar roles or looking for perspectives from another role, this is the place to do it! I look forward to Mike hosting his own round table/conference someday, bringing together everyone in the consumer VC community in a collaborative environment. Cheers to the early success and much more to come!


The interviews are spectacular and on point. Great for anyone who wants to learn about tasing venture capital, entrepreneurship and direct to consumer brands. Hear from venture capital decision makers what they are looking for in founders.

Great podcast from Mike Gelb

Really enjoy each episode and the depth of discussion Mike brings with his guests. Favorite one so far was the one with Mike Ghaffary @ Canvas Ventures on the fundamentals of Online Marketplaces. Great content and excited to hear many more episodes!

Congratulations Mike Gelb

Very informative interviews on the B2C venture area, especially for an old-time B2B person. Keep up the good work.

Engaging, informative, and valuable

If you're into VC, the information here is of incalculable value. Even if you're not, you'll enjoy the host's engaging manner and the stories behind the successful startups and investors.

Great informative podcast

Mike does a great job interviewing B2C VCs and this has been really helpful to me as a founder. I appreciate the questions and transparency to help folks like me learn about early venture capital. I also enjoy learning about the consumer insights that some of Mike's guests are paying attention to.

Awesome podcast

You don’t have to be a VC to enjoy this excellent podcast. Just interested in business and what it takes to build a business. The topics are on point and the interviews are well structured and facilitated.

Excellent podcast

Great hosting and wonderful guests! This has helped me learn about early stage VC in consumer companies. I recommend to any founder of B2C company that wants to learn about fundraising

Not just a VC podcast!

In addition to providing some really cool and interesting information about the venture capital world, this podcast also has some valuable nuggets for those of us trying to start a company. Tons of knowledge and an awesome host make this a great listen!

Compelling and Informative

Great listen for those looking to learn more about venture capitalism and those who excel in it. Mike is an interesting and engaging host who brings good questions and ideas to the host!

Great interviews with interesting guests

This is a really engaging and accessible podcast. Mike does a great job getting interesting insights from a terrific lineup of guests — highly recommend!

Great podcast!

VC isn’t typically in my work wheelhouse, but I love learning about other topics. Mike does a great job of getting his guest to go deeper without turning off a newbie like me. I’m really looking forward to see who he brings on next!

Great listen

As someone who is interested and is new to the game of venture capitalism this podcast is an easy way to learn. Mike is fantastic, and brings energy to the podcast. as well as a deep source of information. The guests that are on the show have been great and share a lot of different ideas and new perspectives.

Excellent Podcast!!

I have thoroughly enjoyed the guests and discussions on this podcast. I love the thoughtful questions asked and the interesting perspectives from different guests. The format is perfect too. As someone who is interested in the Consumer sector and Venture Capital world, it’s a perfect fit for my morning routine or commute. Would highly recommend to anyone interested in consumer venture or anyone who loves a good podcast!!

Great show

Mike is a great host, love this show!

The Angle Is Wonderful

Mike steers conversation towards the human behind the VC. I get a really strong sense of what makes his guests tick and how they assess investment opportunities beyond the typical analysis

A pod built for the consumer startup

Love the format and questions asked to the guests of this podcast, especially when they dig in on certain nuggets that can help consumer startups understand how VC’s are looking at early stage companies. Keep up the great work!

Fantastic Podcast!

This is truly an informative and insightful podcast. Mike’s well chosen guests bring to light various perspectives into how VCs think and operate. I’m in the beginning stages of starting a business and it is extremely helpful to hear the tips and advice from these knowledgeable investors.

Great listen!!

This podcast does an amazing job to help anyone interested in learning more about the consumer VC space. It takes the “elitist” segment and opens up the knowledge to everyone! Highly recommend. Mike Gelb also does a great job grabbing key insights from each guest!

Bottom line: This podcast is great!

This podcast is great! I’m a newcomer to the Venture Capitalist game and Mike does a great job of keeping the topic easily accessible as well as very informative. His guest choice has been very varied and diverse yet knowledgeable for sure. Can’t wait for the next episode.

Great education from insider for entrepreneurs or anyone interested

I listened to Mike's first and second poscast sessions and I highly recommend it for anyone interested in starting a business, seeking venture capital fund or curious about the industry.After all we are all in business school. The speakers are great and will give you good insight into what VCs look for in founders and companies. No matter your knowledge of the industry the talks are very well guided, easy to follow and very insightfull. proud of you Mike!

Excellent Interviews

Really enjoying this pod, and impressed by the quality of the interviews and the folks Mike has been interviewing. Definitely recommended!

Dive into the mind of a VC investor

The Consumer VC provides great insight into the mind of an investor. Mike asks compelling and relevant questions that are helpful for anyone starting a company or currently fundraising. I highly recommend this podcast!!!

Great Podcast

Super interesting content and conversations! Have been listening since the beginning and don’t plan on stopping any time soon.

Very insightful content!

I really enjoyed this podcast. It dive’s deep into the world of VC and does a great job of highlighting and discussing important topics in the the tech space. Looking forward to more episodes!

Great podcast!

This is a great podcast that I just subscribed to. Even though Mike has only released one full episode with Jay, the episode contained lots of valuable content helping me understand early-stage investing. Venture Capital has always been one of my interests and I also run my own b2c ecommerce business, so this content is very relevant.

Loving Mike's enthusiasm!

Venture capital is a subject that I don't know much about, but what I love about podcasts is that I can always explore new topics. There's only 1 episode so far but Mike interviewing Jay Kapoor made venture capital very digestible. Already a subscriber and looking forward to what's to come.