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The Best Episodes of StartUp

Every episode of StartUp ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of StartUp!

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.


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The best episode of "StartUp" is "Leverage", rated 8.7/10 from 447 user votes. It was directed by Ben Ketai and written by Josh Corbin. "Leverage" aired on 9/28/2017 and is rated 0.2 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Recapitalization".

  • Leverage
    8.7/10 447 votes

    #1 - Leverage

    Season 2 Episode 9 - Aired 2017-09-28

    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.

    Director: Ben Ketai

    Writer: Josh Corbin

  • Recapitalization
    8.5/10 619 votes

    #2 - Recapitalization

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2016-09-06

    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.

    Director: Ben Ketai

    Writer: Ben Ketai

  • Valuation
    8.4/10 541 votes

    #3 - Valuation

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2016-09-06

    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.

    Director: Luis Prieto

    Writer: Josh Corbin

  • Pro Rata
    8.4/10 584 votes

    #4 - Pro Rata

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2016-09-06

    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.

    Director: Ben Ketai

    Writer: Josh Corbin

  • Soul Proprietor
    8.4/10 420 votes

    #5 - Soul Proprietor

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2017-09-28

    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.

    Director: Ben Ketai

    Writer: Ben Ketai

  • Pivot
    8.1/10 370 votes

    #6 - Pivot

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2017-09-28

    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.

    Director: Olly Blackburn

    Writer: Mac Marshall

  • Opportunity Cost
    8.1/10 364 votes

    #7 - Opportunity Cost

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2017-09-28

    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.

    Director: Ben Ketai

    Writer: Leo Sardarian

  • Questionable Costs
    8.1/10 326 votes

    #8 - Questionable Costs

    Season 3 Episode 9 - Aired 2018-11-01

    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. Wes’s indictment sends Nick into a downward spiral with biting repercussions.

    Director: Ben Ketai

    Writer: Barry Levy

  • Trading Up
    8.1/10 416 votes

    #9 - Trading Up

    Season 3 Episode 10 - Aired 2018-11-01

    Ronald fears the impending blowback from a vindictive LH7. Mara’s ultimate plan comes to fruition, blindsiding Wes and Nick. Stroud reemerges to tie up loose ends, leading to an explosive and deadly season finale.

    Director: Ben Ketai

    Writer: Ben Ketai

  • Buyout
    8.0/10 556 votes

    #10 - Buyout

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2016-09-06

    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.

    Director: Ben Ketai

    Writer: Ben Ketai

  • Liabilities
    8.0/10 363 votes

    #11 - Liabilities

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2017-09-28

    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.

    Director: Ben Ketai

    Writer: Josh Corbin

  • Angel Investor
    7.9/10 548 votes

    #12 - Angel Investor

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2016-09-06

    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.

    Director: Luis Prieto

    Writer: Scott Gold

  • Hostile Takeover
    7.9/10 503 votes

    #13 - Hostile Takeover

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2016-09-06

    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.

    Director: Ben Ketai

    Writer: Paul Leyden, Scott Gold, Josh Corbin

  • Loss
    7.9/10 382 votes

    #14 - Loss

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2017-09-28

    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.

    Director: Olly Blackburn

    Writer: Nate Crocker

  • Bootstrapped
    7.8/10 496 votes

    #15 - Bootstrapped

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2016-09-06

    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.

    Director: Luis Prieto

    Writer: Josh Corbin, Sharon Lennon

  • Growth Hacking
    7.7/10 355 votes

    #16 - Growth Hacking

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2017-09-28

    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.

    Director: Ben Ketai

    Writer: Ben Ketai

  • Authentication
    7.7/10 304 votes

    #17 - Authentication

    Season 3 Episode 6 - Aired 2018-11-01

    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. Ronald braces for a possible war between LH7 and a rival crew.

    Director: Timothy A. Burton

    Writer: Josh Corbin

  • Profit and Loss
    7.7/10 323 votes

    #18 - Profit and Loss

    Season 3 Episode 8 - Aired 2018-11-01

    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. Mara sets in motion her own nefarious PR strategy.

    Director: Ben Ketai

    Writer: Ben Ketai

  • Ground Floor
    7.6/10 600 votes

    #19 - Ground Floor

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2016-09-06

    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.

    Director: Ben Ketai

    Writer: Ben Ketai

  • Proof of Concept
    7.6/10 548 votes

    #20 - Proof of Concept

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2016-09-06

    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.

    Director: Luis Prieto

    Writer: Ben Dubash

  • Early Adopters
    7.6/10 359 votes

    #21 - Early Adopters

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2017-09-28

    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.

    Director: Olly Blackburn

    Writer: Francesca Sloane

  • Limited Liability
    7.6/10 298 votes

    #22 - Limited Liability

    Season 3 Episode 7 - Aired 2018-11-01

    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, but simultaneously encourages her to play dirty.

    Director: Ben Ketai

    Writer: Ben Ketai

  • Bleeding Edge
    7.5/10 379 votes

    #23 - Bleeding Edge

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2017-09-28

    Striking a deal with Rask, Nick sets out on a seek-and-find mission to clear his name. Ronald asks for Izzy’s help with a risky project. Rask finds the Russians even more demanding than he’d feared. Izzy comes to a groundbreaking revelation.

    Director: Olly Blackburn

    Writer: Josh Corbin

  • Rebranding
    7.5/10 357 votes

    #24 - Rebranding

    Season 3 Episode 1 - Aired 2018-11-01

    An ultimatum from NSA Agent Rebecca Stroud throws Araknet into a paranoid tailspin, forcing Wes to reconsider his financing of the company and Ronald to reevaluate his ties to his friends and his past in the LH7 gang. Nick, meanwhile, is inspired to take the company to the next level.

    Director: Ben Ketai

    Writer: Ben Ketai

  • Diversification
    7.5/10 311 votes

    #25 - Diversification

    Season 3 Episode 5 - Aired 2018-11-01

    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. Stroud urges Izzy to insinuate herself back into Araknet.

    Director: Timothy A. Burton

    Writer: Barry Levy