Meet Cute

An interesting project came out of USV this year.

My partner Andy had a hunch about short form content, audio entertainment, and romantic comedy and he launched a company to explore these ideas called Meet Cute.

Meet Cute produces short (15 minute) romantic comedies that are consumed in five chapters of three minutes each and are available on your favorite audio/podcasting service.

You can check them out here:







Meet Cute is about delivering a little bit of heart warming entertainment in the middle of our busy lives via a medium we all have in our cars and phones. I listened to the most recent story last night on the LA Metro on my way downtown to a basketball game.

The Meet Cute team is very small but they are already producing content at a rapid pace. Three fifteen minute stories will drop this week and that pace will quicken in the new year.

The leader of the Meet Cute team is Naomi Shah who worked as an analyst at USV and helped Andy develop this idea and plan. And brand and marketing is led by my daughter Emily Wilson. These two women are very talented as is the Meet Cute entire team.

A great way to stay engaged with Meet Cute is to subscribe to the weekly Meet Cute newsletter to stay up-to-date on all things Meet Cute, including new story drops. It never fails to give me a smile when I need it the most.

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Comments (Archived):

  1. pointsnfigures

    Seriously cool idea. There are no more romantic comedies being produced in Hollywood anymore. (Satire follows) Now, are they angel invested or institutional invested. As Adam Neumann said, “Nepotism is good!” It’s the Chicago Way. : )

    1. awaldstein

      no more rom coms being made?

      1. pointsnfigures

        Just sequels of cartoons…. : ) When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle..etc. Can’t remember the last one I saw in a movie theatre. My wife loves em.

  2. Tom Labus

    In Paris, there are short story vending machines. Love that.

  3. jason wright

    Those kids in the outer boroughs really are up against it.

  4. Susan Rubinsky

    OMG. I just emailed this to a friend of mine. She and I tried to do something like this about 15 years ago but the tech platforms just weren’t there yet.

    1. sigmaalgebra

      Yes, in 1994 I tried to do on-line romantic matchmaking, and had some special good ideas, likely still good, and found that “the tech platforms just weren’t there yet”. By Windows 2000, the platforms, Internet bandwidth WERE ready and one guy in Canada used two old Dell servers, Windows .NET, and SQL Server, running ads just from Google, Plenty of Fish, and later sold out to Match Group for $550 million.I was too gullible, believed some of the hype about how computers were ready for the Internet, Web,and still images — 1994 was too early for that. I’m not making that mistake again.

    2. fredwilson

      it is always about right time. right idea before its time can be painful because you see someone do what you did and nail it

  5. awaldstein

    Been listening since the beginning.Love gab as a platform. And short episodic story telling. And audio as a format.Raised on radio dramas, started my career in pirate radio, then midnight indie gab and music shows.Kinda love this project and wish them the very best of luck with this.

  6. William Mougayar

    How do you submit stories? Do they have guidelines for acceptance?

  7. William Mougayar

    It reminds me of another take on Wattpad.

  8. Richard

    I can name that tune in 5 minutes. Katzenberg has raised 1B to launching Quibi – 5Minute Video – this space is similar to early Automotive – there will be a 3 Major Winners – but video will have various niche players

    1. sigmaalgebra

      With a lot of such sources and content, need means to find such content, content with the artistic, etc. meaning will like according to own artistic, etc. tastes and inclinations at the moment!

  9. CTC911CTC

    Might be a bit too cute for me… off the bus at “…….we are going to swing together….” Oy Veyperhaps another time, will check in again.