Hit Start Media


Techlash is a weekly podcast that features founders discussing topics they feel passionate about. Socioeconomic diversity in tech, building for underserved groups, providing access to the industry, user privacy, income share agreements, and creating a better safety net are just some of the topics that will be explored.

The First Close

The First Close is Carta’s podcast about the people who are building next generation venture capital firms. We interview new voices in venture about their ambitions and challenges as they aim to redefine the industry. At Carta, we help VCs build enduring venture franchises, starting with fund one, and that's why we're excited to spotlight their journeys.

Private Exchange

Private Exchange is an internal podcast featuring Henry Ward, the CEO of Carta. It's hosted by Hit Start founder and long-time collaborator, Theo Miller. They discuss Henry's management philosophies, business strategies, and cultural observations. Carta employees can access the show using their company email addresses.


Execute is a narrative podcast that takes you inside Carta. It's an entertaining crash course for ordinary people without money or connections, featuring interviews with Carta personnel (including extensive, intimate conversations with CEO Henry Ward), partners from firms like USV, and the former CEO of Twitter, Dick Costolo.

About Hit Start Media

Hit Start Media is an independent podcasting company that operates remotely in California, Oregon, and New York. We create original and branded content for the technology industry, specializing both in nonfiction narrative and conversational formats. With an emphasis on high production value and incisive commentary, we take pride in thoughtful and deliberate show development. Our first series, Execute: The Story of Carta, was commissioned in 2018.

Hit Start was founded by Theo Miller, one of the original team members at Carta, a late-stage fintech startup based in San Francisco. Theo blogs for platforms like Forbes, CNBC, and Hacker Noon. He also serves as a judge for UC Berkeley’s Big Ideas entrepreneurship contest.

Theo Miller, Founder