Reviews
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Danosx via Apple Podcasts · Vietnam · 05/11/21
Ben and David are simply masterful at telling stories, organizing ideas, and effectively communicating their thoughts. The hosts create a captivating experience by stuffing every episode with insightful observations, thrilling stories, and fantastic chemistry.
Steven 213123123 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/10/21
This has turned into one of my favorite podcasts. I like how the hosts do a lot of deep research on the topics/companies they are covering and also make the show interesting with their VC view.
Kurt from Seattle via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/05/21
This is great. I enjoy the deep dives into so many details and people who intersect throughout. This has become my favourite podcast.
funnyjer via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 04/25/21
Long time listener to Jason Calacanis’s This Week In Startups (TWIST) podcast and these guys have become repeat members of his news round table over recent months so I decided to check out their podcast Acquired and it’s quickly becoming my most consumed podcast! I listened to som of the...Read full review »
Flynn934 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/16/21
Always an entertaining and educational listen
atevestevesteve via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/30/21
This is everything 🔥 Amazing analysis, it needed the full 3h
china-whites via Apple Podcasts · Switzerland · 03/07/21
Love getting the scoop from seasoned VC investors. The amount of research put into each episode is impressive. The stories told are fascinating and the added perspectives of David and Ben make for entertaining narratives. Highly recommend.
JanetK83 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/04/21
I got to know the entrepreneurial journeys of a lot of my favourite companies like Netflix and Marvel as well as got to know about various new ones like NBA and NYT.
Singhstring via Apple Podcasts · India · 02/24/21
There are a lot of new perspectives I’ve gained after listening to this podcast
Defrauxche via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/21/21
Gem of a podcast, really well researched, detailed and engagingly packaged. Broad spectrum of companies covered, has become a favourite!
Margin Mouse via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/19/21
I listened to the Doordash episode prior to interviewing there, and it was amazing background on the company. If you are interviewing at any of these companies, I would highly recommend listening to the episode, for a comprehensive background.
Jess Devlin via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/08/21
Most insightful podcast out there
Kees2095 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/02/21
I listened to 50 episodes in the last two weeks. Pick any Brand that interests you in their prior episodes and you can’t go wrong. Great story telling of the history of these companies and awesome actionable insights. Just joined as an LP member for the bonus episodes. Can’t wait to learn...Read full review »
DeadRedSamurai via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/01/21
Can David talk a little bit louder? Sometimes it’s hard to hear him in the car since his voice is quieter
cty828 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/23/21
If you like to understand as much as possible of a company’s history in a limited time, this podcasts will be a great Choice
Max-,,.. via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 01/16/21
This podcast is the epitomy of great investment advice and joyful business storytelling. Cannot recommend high enough!
datachef via Apple Podcasts · Greece · 01/15/21
Very instructive and inspiring ! Thank you .
Fr3nchh via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/15/21
I love the detailed analysis of the companies covered at the IPO stage.
AshK-/ via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/11/21
One of the best podcasts out there. The hosts do extensive research and out together a great narrative. Not lest important is that they sound great in terms of sound quality but also their voices and very pleasant to listen to. Their crossover episodes with hosts from other podcasts are always...Read full review »
Royce Mitchell via Apple Podcasts · Estonia · 01/10/21
I love the show, I love the content, but for gods sake’s please stop saying umm and ahhh every two seconds. Please. It’s making it unlistenable
Greg n Emily via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/01/21
Hey guys Just started listening to the show and I have to say I’m hooked !! Got so much catching up on I’m excited for the next few weeks of binging...
pvkanwar via Apple Podcasts · India · 01/01/21
10
Perfection
Miguel Angel Delgadillo via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/31/20
Ben and David are brilliant. They dive so deeply into their subject matters that it’s way better than any MBA education. Harvard Business School, watch out...this is the case study format but way more interesting and applicable. Must listen for anyone in technology!
max-klein via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/27/20
Never bothered to write out a podcast review before, but felt compelled by most recent podcast with Packy McCormick on Slack acquisition. Long time listener of the podcast, and - to be clear - all episodes are a fantastic listen. Having just discovered Packy’s blog Not Boring a few weeks back and...Read full review »
Quantitative Pleasing via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/04/20
As a startup founder this pod is the most insightful and instructional that I’ve found. Love it.
rpnz01 via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 11/25/20
LOVE hearing the in depth stories of these companies. These guys do an incredible amount of research. I am on the edge of my seat listening to the history. Fascinating and educational.
AdrianHorning via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/09/20
So much better than most of the startup fluff out there
OC1384 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/03/20
This is my favorite podcast. Ben and David have created an incredible network of knowledge. A must check for anyone wanting to learn about business building.
aarmas42 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/01/20
All the contents are awesome and really informative. A view from all the side of the story. Love the work
Bidurshiwakoti via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/08/20
So well researched! The stories behind these companies and founders / leaders are so fascinating!
Petey💕 via Apple Podcasts · Finland · 09/07/20
I think they do a great job of breaking down and analyzing the companies.
Rfirring via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/29/20
Just heard one episode so far, the one on TikTok. The most thorough deep dive of TikTok, I really like the separation of social media and social network - great take. Looking forward to catch up on several episodes.
brij_sh via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/29/20
I listened to one episode and then went on a binge of listening to a dozen.....all in one day. Yeah.
Muscle monster via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/21/20
I know it’s pretty much impossible for an outsider to know all the inside details but getting public sequence of events wrong is just inexcusable. The only way I know is there was an episode about a company I was at so I know it’s wrong. Brad Stone episode just got the facts straight up wrong,...Read full review »
Wordzzzz via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/02/20
I’m a newer listener and this is the type of content I strive for. I highlighted appreciate the resource links for further inquiry on the listeners part.
Me62462 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 07/31/20
You guys rock.
sulemanb via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/10/20
You guys rock 🥇
AlfiSolomon via Apple Podcasts · China · 07/09/20
I was never a podcast fan but these guys are brilliant!!! The Harpo, Space X and Whatsapp Podcasts are a few of my favs!!
susy004 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 07/01/20
Great podcast for anyone in business, tech, VC, or adjacent field. Ben and David are knowledgeable, personable, and provide useful insight into the stories behind the acquisitions they cover. I would recommend this podcast to any of my business colleagues.
KXYLE360 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/26/20
Acquired is an unbelievable podcast. I would certainly recommend to anyone looking to work through the investment process, I personally don’t have a tech background but the guys manage to break the content down so it’s completely digestible.
skippy10000 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/17/20
I’ve been listening to Ben and David for years. The research that they put into each episode is amazing and the show has evolved so much since season one. Just listened to the Atari episode and it was incredible. A+ grade.
Very nice(Borat voice) via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/07/20
My newest favourite podcast. Even though I follow the tech sector daily, I learn an insane amount every episode.
notionport via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 06/06/20
Love the topics but please work on delivery. That one host has this odd nervous laugh/giggle as he tells the stories and nothing is funny- just an awful verbal quirk. It’s like he is arrogantly judging and dismissive. Listening to the SpaceX episode now and it is absolutely annoying and a growing...Read full review »
WendyBucey via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/28/20
The Acquired Podcast is my go-to podcast. Ben and David do an incredible job with trend and company history. Their storytelling ability is unmatched in the business world. They have gotten so creative with their format and also have a great community of listeners in the Slack. I can not...Read full review »
Jordan Kutzer via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/07/20
Great information!
ashita9325 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/01/20
I am on the legal side of the tech world, but I can’t recommend this podcast enough. The hosts have an incredible amount of enthusiasm and knowledge, and I am happily making my way through past seasons!
B.T. Hand via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/04/20
Acquired is the best podcast on early stage investing that I’ve found. In particular, I’d highly recommend becoming an LP - these bonus shows dive deeper into less well-known parts of the industry and are great value for money.
jsindn88 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/21/20
Probably the only podcast in which every episode is worth listening to.
AtanMax via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/27/20
Love the content and format.
Carsten Kølbek via Apple Podcasts · Denmark · 02/24/20
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