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I like the show and the info but hard to endure the constant barrage of the superfluous “like” and “totally”. Three “it’s like” in one sentence is very lazy communication. Perhaps they can learn to tighten up the script by simply dropping the “likes” habit and occasionally substitute “I...Read full review »
Ive like had it via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/03/21
David and Ben, hosts of the podcast, highlight all aspects of successful companies and more in this can’t miss podcast! The hosts and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!
malfoxley via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/30/21
Worth every second. Ben and David do incredible work in all their podcast, I can only recommend you to listen to all of them.
PodReviewer2021 via Apple Podcasts · Singapore · 09/27/21
The best source for global technology behind the scene analysis. The episodes are a bit long (over an hour and half, sometimes longer), but worth your time.
itzikwo via Apple Podcasts · Israel · 09/27/21
Thank you for the great effort and research that you put into each episode. I came across ACQUIRED from your guest appearance on TechMeme Ride Home’s entrepreneur showdown episode. Really enjoying the deep dives!
[email protected] via Apple Podcasts · Japan · 09/26/21
I stumbled upon Acquired in an airport on my way to Amsterdam. Needless to say, I haven’t stopped listening. This podcast is easy to listen to on a morning walk, while you’re grinding on excel, or even at the gym.
SpurTaculus via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/25/21
My brother introduced me to the SpaceX episode and I’ve listened to (almost) every episode since. Ben and David do such a great job telling very complex and interesting stories and pulling out insights I would have never noticed if tasked with replicating them. I work in management consulting...Read full review »
Nickdaman via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/11/21
I never thought I’d reach the point of my life where I yearn for three part three hour episodes, but here I am. Seriously my favorite thing to listen to. Thanks David and Ben.
jeff-judge via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/09/21
Great podcast. Especially love how balanced and thoughtful David R.’s points are.
Adarsh Alphons via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/28/21
This is one of the most insightful podcasts that I have ever come across - I recently found it and have been binging ever since! Ben and David do such a great job of sharing their wisdom and I love how they lead meaningful conversations with guests who bring so much experience to the table....Read full review »
ASobering via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/24/21
Really appreciate how the hosts dig into the details of how businesses are born, grow, and mature. I always learn something new each episode.
HappyUser17292 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/14/21
I absolutely love this podcast. I’ve just discovered it in June 2020 and I’ve been binging the way earlier ones too. The Berkshire story was unbelievable. Im hoping you guys do a chipotle episode!
WindyCity88 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/02/21
Smart guys with interesting POVs and awesome guests. Loved the solana podcast it opened my eyes to the future.
ChristianW2017 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/19/21
Interesting topics and analysis Bit geeky :)
Barak#S via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/14/21
Great work and good insights and assessments but too too long.
FFFred1960 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/13/21
Interesting discussions, but why can’t they say this word correctly?
son_of_ploppy via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/31/21
Highly recommend if you’re interested in in-depth backgrounds on big-name founders Andy be companys they build
mauryfootball via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/31/21
Ben and David do such a good job covering a variety of topics. The guests offer valuable insight as well. I would recommend this podcast to anyone looking to be inspired and motivated!
[email protected] via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/24/21
Great podcast! Really appreciate the well researched, approachable, and pragmatic discussion around these companies. Thanks for putting these together!
MGoBlue20 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/23/21
I’ve been a long time listener (I started somewhere in season 3 or 4) and the quality increased almost proportionally to the length of the episodes. While in the past, episodes’ history coverage was dense and to the point without any detours (sadly I must say), the evaluation section back then,...Read full review »
Christian S - 19500 via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 05/15/21
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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
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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
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