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Acquired on Smash Notes

Acquired podcast.

December 31, 2019

Every company has a story.

Acquired goes behind the scenes of the biggest tech IPOs and acquisitions of all time.



Episodes with Smash Notes

A week before the 2020 US Presidential election, former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo joins us to tell the story of a company that has impacted all of our lives (political and otherwise) like none other.

Patrick O'Shaughnessy from Invest Like the Best joins Acquired for a special "best of both worlds" episode!

On the eve of the 2020 NBA Finals, we dive DEEP into the history and business model of the league behind the world's 2nd largest and fastest growing major sport. How did the NBA grow from merely an excuse to monetize hockey arena off-nights into a global

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,

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 technol

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 bootstra

We kick off Season 7 with a bang: the fastest company in history to reach $100B market cap!

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...

The story of perhaps the single most successful media entrepreneur of all-time.

Small step for SpaceX, giant leap for humankind?

How this legendary company nearly died in the mid-80s, and what we can learn from it

Want an edge in your business like Jason? Join thousands of other founders, CEOs, VCs, product people and engineers learning in the Acquired Limited Partner program at: We're joined by the one and only Jason Calacanis for this very special episode,...