The BEST Episodes of StartUp (2016)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Mar 31, 2020

Network: Sony Crackle

Miami—A desperate banker needs to conceal stolen money. A Haitian-American gang lord wants to go legit. A Cuban-American hacker has an idea that will revolutionize the very future of money itself. Forced to work together, they unwittingly create their version of the American dream—organized crime 2.0.


#1 - Recapitalization

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 6, 2016

In the season finale, Nick and Izzy hash out their differences. Nick has an ace up his sleeve, leading to a shocking new ally for GenCoin. Rask is faced with the brutal truth about Alex. The Morales family is blindsided by tragedy.

star 8.10
646 votes
Directors: Ben Ketai
Writers: Ben Ketai
Soul Proprietor

#2 - Soul Proprietor

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 28, 2017

Izzy reaches out to Rask with a proposition. Tamara gives Ronald the push he needs to change his life for good. Nick makes a sickening discovery while Izzy executes a devastating plan to decimate Araknet’s enemies.

star 8.04
348 votes
Directors: Ben Ketai
Writers: Ben Ketai

#3 - Valuation

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 6, 2016

A struggling GenCoin finds a way to set up shop, but Ronald’s plan to put some money in their pockets backfires. An anxious Rask must field questions from his fellow agents. Izzy follows up on an ambitious lead.

star 7.99
648 votes
Directors: Luis Prieto
Writers: Josh Corbin
Pro Rata

#4 - Pro Rata

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 6, 2016

GenCoin lands a major investor, Alex Bell, who has sketchy ties. Rask makes an opportune discovery about Nick. As Ronald’s status in the gang changes, his son Touie is faced with an agonizing decision.

star 7.96
645 votes
Directors: Ben Ketai
Writers: Josh Corbin

#5 - Leverage

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 28, 2017

As Araknet celebrates a huge win, Ronald struggles to repair his life before it’s too late. The Russians extend a tainted olive branch, causing dissent within the company and throwing Izzy into inner turmoil. Just as Araknet is poised to make a controversial move, an unforeseen enemy strikes.

star 7.95
357 votes
Directors: Ben Ketai
Writers: Josh Corbin
Trading Up

#6 - Trading Up

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 1, 2018

Ronald fears the impending blowback from a vindictive LH7; Mara's ultimate plan comes to fruition, blindsiding Wes and Nick; Stroud re-emerges to tie up loose ends, leading to an explosive and deadly battle.

star 7.94
189 votes
Questionable Costs

#7 - Questionable Costs

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 1, 2018

Ronald wrestles with the most difficult decision of his life; to Izzy's horror, the virus she built blows back on Araknet; when Mara finds out what Nick did to Ronald, their relationship teeters on the edge; Nick enters into a downward spiral.

star 7.81
187 votes

#8 - Liabilities

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 28, 2017

Rask makes a bold move to set things right. After a near-death experience, Izzy reaches out to an old friend. Ronald and Nick rally to Izzy’s defense as they rethink the future of their business. The group fears Araknet’s baggage will scare off Wes.

star 7.80
369 votes
Directors: Ben Ketai
Writers: Josh Corbin

#9 - Authentication

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 1, 2018

As Araknet enjoys an uptick, Nick grows paranoid that his covert plot will be discovered; when Wes decides to bring in an old friend for financing, Mara rebels and reveals a damning secret; Izzy rejoins Araknet, but old wounds resurface.

star 7.80
178 votes
Hostile Takeover

#10 - Hostile Takeover

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 6, 2016

Rask hurries to tie up loose ends. Alex drops a bombshell on GenCoin, forcing Izzy into a compromising position. Nick and Ronald bond over their new predicament. Izzy takes a stand, only to find herself on the wrong side.

star 7.79
599 votes
Directors: Ben Ketai

#11 - Pivot

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 28, 2017

After a devastating tragedy, Ronald faces a harrowing decision. Izzy finds herself in hot water after a brazen plan lands her in the Russians’ sights. Nick finally grabs Wes’s attention with the help of Wes’s daughter, Mara.

star 7.76
370 votes
Directors: Olly Blackburn
Writers: Mac Marshall

#12 - Loss

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 28, 2017

After a discouraging discovery, the trio forges a new plan. Izzy seeks the help of someone significant from her past. Nick faces a setback while catching a glimpse into the strange world of Wes Chandler. Ronald struggles to get his crew behind the new way of doing business.

star 7.76
384 votes
Directors: Olly Blackburn
Writers: Nate Crocker
Opportunity Cost

#13 - Opportunity Cost

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 28, 2017

After Ronald suggests a game-changer for Araknet, he struggles to live up to the team’s expectations of him. The Russians hit Araknet hard in an underhanded move, leaving Nick and Izzy to plot swift retaliation.

star 7.75
360 votes
Directors: Ben Ketai
Writers: Leo Sardarian
Profit and Loss

#14 - Profit and Loss

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 1, 2018

Ronald's entanglement with LH7 comes home to roost, aggravating his relationship with Nick; with the 100-million user mark approaching, Nick makes a disturbing choice to protect his own interests; Izzy agonizes over Stroud's final orders.

star 7.71
178 votes

#15 - Buyout

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 6, 2016

As Rask slides into a pit of violence and corruption, he fights to regain control. Nick and Izzy absorb a devastating blow to GenCoin. Ronald takes a risk with the company pitch.

star 7.69
659 votes
Directors: Ben Ketai
Writers: Ben Ketai
Angel Investor

#16 - Angel Investor

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 6, 2016

Nick makes the pitch of a lifetime, reviving GenCoin. Rask and Maddie’s partnership takes a surprising turn just as Rask forms an unlikely alliance. Ronald gets pulled into a wave of violence with his gang.

star 7.69
716 votes
Directors: Luis Prieto
Writers: Scott Gold

#17 - Bootstrapped

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 6, 2016

Rask is forced clean up his mess. Izzy reaches out to an old classmate and finds a promising lead. Taylor’s discovery of Nick’s predicament places GenCoin in serious jeopardy. In the face of disaster, Ronald has a burst of inspiration.

star 7.66
660 votes
Directors: Luis Prieto
Writers: Sharon Lennon, Josh Corbin
Growth Hacking

#18 - Growth Hacking

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 28, 2017

As ArakNet struggles to best their competitor, Izzy butts heads with the team. Rask recovers, but his murderous past threatens to resurface. Wes, Nick and Mara hustle to bring ArakNet street cred against slim odds. Ronald goes down a dangerous road he’s long avoided.

star 7.66
365 votes
Directors: Ben Ketai
Writers: Ben Ketai
Limited Liability

#19 - Limited Liability

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 1, 2018

Araknet receives horrific news, spurring a moral debate within the company and forcing Ronald to undermine Nick; Izzy tries to uncover Stroud's true motivations while wrestling with her own duplicity; Wes hopes to repair his relationship with Mara.

star 7.65
182 votes
Early Adopters

#20 - Early Adopters

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 28, 2017

Nick meets a mysterious old friend of his father’s. Ronald and Izzy put Araknet into action as Nick comes to them with a peculiar proposition. An adrift Rask struggles to repair all that’s broken in his life.

star 7.63
391 votes
Directors: Olly Blackburn
Writers: Francesca Sloane
Ground Floor

#21 - Ground Floor

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 6, 2016

After Ronald threatens Nick and Izzy, they scramble to return his money in cash. Agent Rask's new partner Maddie arrives just in time to ramp up efforts to track Nick's father, Andy Talman. With gang violence in Little Haiti bearing down on his family, Ronald rethinks Izzy's GenCoin pitch.

star 7.62
846 votes
Directors: Ben Ketai
Writers: Ben Ketai

#22 - Guerilla

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 1, 2018

As Wes scrambles to hide the rest of his cash from Stroud, Ronald and Nick begin to butt heads over how to carry on as co-CEOs; Izzy finds herself drawn back into the world of subversive tech.

star 7.55
190 votes

#23 - Diversification

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 1, 2018

Wes throws a big party in the hopes of wooing new investors; LH7's tactics blow back on Ronald's family; Nick embarks on a secretive mission to save the company; an encounter with someone from Mara's past sends her into an emotional tailspin.

star 7.50
187 votes
Proof of Concept

#24 - Proof of Concept

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 6, 2016

Nick, Izzy and Ronald's fundraising is off to a slow start, but Ronald spots an opportunity with a neighborhood VIP. Rask and Maddie catch wind of GenCoin just as Andy tells Nick the truth about Rask. Nick makes a promising business connection.

star 7.50
745 votes
Directors: Luis Prieto
Writers: Ben Dubash
Sweat Equity

#25 - Sweat Equity

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 1, 2018

Agent Stroud flexes the far-reaching power of the NSA, threatening to derail the lives of Araknet's founders; Ronald struggles with the decision to undermine LH7 in order to keep Araknet safe; a chance encounter threatens to dredge up Izzy's past.

star 7.49
210 votes