Reviews
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
Just listened to your episode on MLBam and Disney.l (sent by a friend.) Very good analysis. Keep the great content flowing!
Migsil via Apple Podcasts · Norway · 02/14/20
I have a professional interest in the tech world, and a personal passion for history. This podcast is the single best example of how those two things go together. Ben and David are fantastic storytellers and I learn so much from every episode. Huge bonus points for how long every episode is....Read full review »
Not Kara Swisher via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/09/20
My favorite podcast, specially the history and facts part! Just great!!
DanL7 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/29/20
This podcast is simply off the hook. The most detailed, humorous, insightful info about the biggest and best deals in the tech space Keep it up guys!!
jerkmaica via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/26/20
I’ve only just discovered this podcast and I totally binged on it over the Xmas break. Informative. Well researched. And, the hosts are really entertaining. Thanks guys - love your work 👍👍👍
sydney rolls via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/16/20
Wow
What an amazing podcast show! You learn all these interesting, twisty stories behind companies that have literally shaped our society today and the way we live. The storytelling is so good that I’ve been going back to past episodes and I even relisten some of them several times.
zzzzzzzh8 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/12/20
Most business podcasts are fairly surface level discussions or focus on buzzy intangibles. This show is a breath of fresh air with deep dive discussions of the practical details and histories of these businesses. I really appreciate learning about how TMT got where it is today and some of the key...Read full review »
Matteus1010 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/21/19
just discovered this podcast and have been buzzing through the past episodes. Even though i’m in the indiehacker/lifestyle space rather than VC I love hearing the backstories behind these awesome companies and founders. Hosts are terrific, genuine personalities that seem to really geek out...Read full review »
Gerads via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/04/19
I can’t remember the last time I heard a podcast so good that I had to start over at Episode 1 and go chronologically through every season. I'm excited to finish the last of Season 5 and then then subscribe to the LP show. I just can’t get enough of it - great work, Ben and David!Read full review »
karanbir88 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/06/19
This is my favorite podcast in the VC space and 2nd place isn’t close.
Chapman212 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/26/19
Stumbling across this podcast has been the highlight of my week. I’ve binged a huge chunk of episodes and I absolutely love it. The hosts are incredibly smart and it is a real pleasure to learn what is making our modern world tick along at such a rapid pace. I highly recommend this to any young...Read full review »
9y9l955horror via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 10/14/19
This podcast tell the story of all the fascinating details that a tech company goes through to reach its billion dollar IPO status. The stories are unbelievable and show how both luck and talent play a big role
Nick Matthyas via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/09/19
As someone who loves both history and technology there could not possible be a better podcast than Acquired. The stories on iconic companies you know are discussed at a detailed level with a tremendous amount of research that is woven deftly together to form great narratives. Ben and David have a...Read full review »
chillclimber via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/01/19
Would likely be worth your time.
michaelklishin via Apple Podcasts · Russia · 09/30/19
Addicted to this podcast! Super good!
@svekeman via Apple Podcasts · Belgium · 08/05/19
Great insights, smart and fun presentation. Highly recommend for deep takes on tech.
Breed Hastings via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/04/19
I love how this podcast goes into tech history in a fun light way that makes it easy to listen to
Mihai Tiuca via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/30/19
Im from India. Listening to Acquired make me feel I not wasting any time especially during commuting to work. you guys are rocking keep going!! all the best.
praveencruz via Apple Podcasts · India · 07/29/19
A seriously deep dive into how companies evolve. I feel like I finally found the resource I needed.
Adamwheelerbc via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/13/19
Just love the depth you guys put into the research and putting the story into a gripping narrative. I have multiple takeaways from every episode - many thanks!
Brettseattle via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/01/19
Ben and David provide a very interesting take on every comapny and transaction they cover. The best part is their insights on the elements that make companies successful (or failures) in the context of every acquisition. Specific discussions on leveraging technologies and how companies scale,...Read full review »
buckeyeinbamaland via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/30/19
Terrible and boring. The analysis is rudimentary and not what you would expect from professionals.
ssh140 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/29/19
Im addicted. As a startup entrepreneur from South Africa, I learn a lot about the culture of startups in the US from you guys. Love how you give the background of these companies. Keep them coming.
Nkosana the bad singer via Apple Podcasts · South Africa · 06/26/19
Love this show and currently binging all of the shows. I think it’s a better story telling platform then how I built this
nickbia via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/26/19
Thanks to you guys for this amazing and “Super Interesting” podcast. Entered to my top podcast list in just few episodes.To my fellow Turkish podcast listeners; if you are interested with the “Girisimci Muhabbeti” you are going to like this.
Celal Dogan Kaya via Apple Podcasts · Turkey · 06/19/19
This is one of the best podcast I have ever hear. It's just funny and inspiring at the same time!Read full review »
Pdrocb via Apple Podcasts · Mexico · 05/26/19
Found this show a couple weeks back and have been binging episodes. Ben and David are super knowledgable and entertaining and the level of depth they get in these episodes is amazing.
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Wonderfule stories! Keep it up
Maax3739373 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/22/19
Incredibly thorough, likable personalities, knowledgeable/experienced (tech and finance), topical/current content... David just needs to learn how to pronounce Icahn. With impeccable enunciation I believe he’ll get there.
MitchellRoth via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/22/19
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