115 episodes

Every company has a story.

Learn the playbooks that built the world’s greatest companies — and how you can apply them as a founder, operator, or investor.

Acquired Ben Gilbert and David Rosenthal

    • Technology
    • 4.9 • 575 Ratings

Every company has a story.

Learn the playbooks that built the world’s greatest companies — and how you can apply them as a founder, operator, or investor.

    Special: Acquired x My First Million

    Special: Acquired x My First Million

    Acquired teams up with the My First Million podcast for a “best of both worlds” crossover episode. First we go deep, “Acquired style”, on the wild story of MFM host Shaan Puri’s bought, sold, and then bought-again OG social networking site Bebo, and then we turn the tables and brainstorm startup ideas and investing themes “MFM style”. This episode was frankly a blast to do. We hope you have as much fun listening as we did recording!

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Epic Games

    Epic Games

    We go deep behind the "epic" story of a plucky game developer from Cary, North Carolina (by way of Potomac, Maryland) which, after bootstrapping for its first 22 years, has quietly morphed into an $18b juggernaut that may become the most important technology company for the next evolution of the internet.

    • 2 hr 24 min
    Eventbrite (with Julia & Kevin Hartz)

    Eventbrite (with Julia & Kevin Hartz)

    We're joined by two very special guests, Eventbrite CEO Julia Hartz and her cofounder, spouse and Eventbrite Chairman Kevin Hartz, to tell their story of building Eventbrite together (along with their lives and family) from the PayPal diaspora to bootstrapped business, unicorn status, IPO and now starting all over again in the wake of COVID with both a tragedy and a huge new opportunity in front of them as public company.

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Pinduoduo

    Pinduoduo

    We kick off Season 7 with a bang: Pinduoduo, the incredible five year-old Chinese mashup of "Costco and Disneyland" (as self-described in their IPO prospectus) which recently became the fastest company ever to pass $100B market capitalization. What makes PDD so special, and how were they able to enter a market that everyone considered "already won" and disrupt massive entrenched competitors Alibaba and JD.com? Tune in to find out!

    • 1 hr 51 min
    LP Show Preview: Consumer Investing Master Class with Sarah Tavel, General Partner at Benchmark

    LP Show Preview: Consumer Investing Master Class with Sarah Tavel, General Partner at Benchmark

    On this preview of our most recent LP Show episode, Benchmark General Partner Sarah Tavel joins us for a master class on consumer investing. We start with why invest in consumer at all (given the inherent risks of its "hit-driven nature"), then deep dive on marketplace investing and wrap up with social, gaming and consumer transactional businesses.

    • 14 min
    Oprah (Harpo Studios)

    Oprah (Harpo Studios)

    We close out Season 6 with the story of perhaps the single most successful media entrepreneur of all-time: Oprah Winfrey, and her juggernaut conglomerate Harpo Studios.

    • 2 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
575 Ratings

575 Ratings

Bidurshiwakoti ,

Awesome contents

All the contents are awesome and really informative. A view from all the side of the story. Love the work

Rfirring ,

Very Informative

I think they do a great job of breaking down and analyzing the companies.

brij_sh ,

Excellent podcast

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.

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