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Developers make ‘escalator pitch’ to celebrity panel in Apple’s very familiar looking ‘Planet of the Apps’

App builders hoping to earn hundreds of thousands of {dollars} in enterprise capital funding are going to have to impress Gwyneth Paltrow first.

The actress and Goop founder is one of 4 celebrity advisers — together with actress Jessica Alba, musician will.i.am and entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk — who star on Apple’s new authentic sequence “Planet of the Apps.” The primary trailer was unveiled Monday night time by Apple govt Eddy Cue at Recode’s Code Media convention.

“4 of the world’s most culturally influential entrepreneurs,” as the new trailer payments them, hear pitches from builders who assume they’ve what it takes to make it on the App Retailer. Quite than make a conventional elevator pitch, groups use a 60-second escalator journey to woo the high-powered “Shark Tank”-ish panel.

Snippets of pitches are proven in the first half of the trailer, together with:

“We’re the eBay for the Snapchat technology!” … and … “We’re going to revolutionize social media!”

I can’t get to my iPhone quick sufficient. That’s some groundbreaking stuff. Which most likely explains why one developer is proven selecting will.i.am as his adviser (a format that borrows from NBC’s “The Voice”) and the Black Eyed Peas rapper exclaims, “‘Trigger I bought gold sneakers on!”

The builders then work with their advisers and large pictures from corporations akin to Yelp, Uber and Musical.ly are introduced in to drop jargon that goes past Paltrow’s Goop-y choices.

In the finish, a panel of enterprise capital professionals promising $10 million shrug and say stuff like, “What’s your burn fee proper now?” to nervous-looking builders.

The sequence will air on Apple Music, the place the tech large is making a push to produce extra authentic TV content material, akin to “Carpool Karaoke,” which it additionally teased in the final couple days. Watch the trailer beneath.

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