ACQ2 by Acquired

By Ben Gilbert and David Rosenthal

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ACQ2 is Ben and David's conversations with expert founders and investors. Acquired the stories of great companies — and ACQ2 dives deeper into the lessons we can learn from them, often with the protagonists themselves.

Episode Date
The Space Industry in 2024, and How to Build a Satellite Company
May 24, 2024
The Software Behind Silicon (with Synopsys Founder Aart de Geus and CEO Sassine Ghazi)
May 06, 2024
The Scientific Journey Behind Ozempic (with Lotte Bjerre Knudsen, Novo Nordisk's Chief Scientific Advisor)
Mar 06, 2024
Visa Follow-Up and Today’s Payments Ecosystem (with Gaurav Ahuja)
Dec 03, 2023
Morgan Housel
Nov 06, 2023
Doug Demuro on Analyzing the Car Industry, Creator-Led Businesses, and Porsche Episode Follow Up
Sep 18, 2023
Generative AI in Video and the Future of Storytelling (with Runway CEO Cristobal Valenzuela)
Aug 30, 2023
Saving the Planet with Better AI Data Centers (with Crusoe CEO Chase Lochmiller)
Aug 14, 2023
Comparing the Dotcom Crash to Today (with Tom Cowan from TDM)
Jun 20, 2023
Generative AI Moats in B2B with Emergence Capital’s Jake Saper
May 09, 2023
AngelList CEO Avlok Kohli on the Transforming the Company — and Venture Itself
Apr 20, 2023
Retool CEO David Hsu on Finding Product-Market Fit via Sales
Apr 13, 2023
Ben and David on My First Million
Apr 07, 2023
The Future of Cloud Data Collaboration (with Samooha Co-Founder Kamakshi Sivaramakrishnan)
Mar 20, 2023
Democratizing the Tools of Big Tech with Statsig CEO Vijaye Raji
Feb 10, 2023
Capital Formation and the LP / GP Relationship (with Altimeter’s Meghan Reynolds)
Jan 09, 2023
Crypto Self-Custody 101 (with Austin Federa)
Dec 03, 2022
Netflix's Journey, Building TCV, and Investing Through Downturns (with TCV co-founder Jay Hoag)
Nov 10, 2022
Consumer Investing in 2022 (with Brian O'Malley of Forerunner Ventures)
Oct 31, 2022
The Profitable B2B Growth Playbook and Mutiny’s Story
Oct 24, 2022
Kindergarten Ventures’ Vanta investment, and building a new Strategy for Venture (with Thomas McGannon)
Oct 03, 2022
Reinsurance, Climate + Kindergarten Ventures (with Nat Manning)
Sep 09, 2022
The 2022 State of Crypto + Web3 with Solana's Austin Federa
Aug 22, 2022
Dissecting ProfitWell's Acquisition (with Patrick Campbell)
Jul 27, 2022
David Interviewed on "Unlimited Partners"
May 23, 2022
Travel for the Creator Economy
Apr 15, 2022
Reverse Interview: Ben and David at Vanta
Apr 08, 2022
Composer (with CEO Benjamin Rollert)
Mar 23, 2022
TradFi vs. Crypto, Explaining BNPL, and What's Next in Fintech (with Bain Capital Ventures' Christina Melas-Kyriazi)
Mar 10, 2022
Ben and David on "Capital Allocators"
Feb 18, 2022
10-K Diver: Building a Top Fintwit Account and Teaching Finance Principles to Everyone (Pseudonymously!)
Feb 17, 2022
NZS Capital Part II: What’s Going on in Today’s Markets? (Plus more Semiconductors!)
Feb 04, 2022
Race Capital, Crypto Investing, and FTX + Solana’s Early Days
Jan 27, 2022
Italic & a New Era of Online Retail
Jan 06, 2022
2021 Recap: Acquired x Not Boring x The Generalist
Jan 02, 2022
Mission-Driven Founders, Global Investing, and Canva (with Wesley Chan)
Dec 30, 2021
Blue Origin and the 2021 Space Landscape (with Rob Meyerson)
Dec 06, 2021
Ben and David on "This Week in Startups" Holiday Special
Dec 02, 2021
Joseph Gordon-Levitt: A Fireside Chat
Nov 15, 2021
Update on Dad Life, MacBook Pros, and Acquired Video
Nov 09, 2021
Web3 Marketplaces (with Braintrust CEO Adam Jackson)
Oct 26, 2021
Audius (with CEO Roneil Rumberg)
Oct 11, 2021
Special drop: David on Levels' Podcast!
Oct 07, 2021
Explaining Macroeconomics, The Fed, Interest Rates and Valuations (with Matt McBrady)
Aug 16, 2021
Kim-Mai Cutler -- From Journalist to VC
Aug 04, 2021
Managing a Crypto Fund (with Kyle Samani from Multicoin Capital)
Jul 22, 2021
Owning Your Own Media Stream (from Collison Conf with Garry Tan)
Jun 03, 2021
Making your customers your secret weapon (with Highspot's Oliver Sharp)
Apr 29, 2021
LP "Expert Call" with Josh Clemente from Levels
Apr 23, 2021
The Meituan Bear Case (with Lillian Li)
Apr 01, 2021
Modern Treasury interviews Ben & David (and vice versa!)
Mar 18, 2021
State-of-SaaS and Deep Collaboration (with Jake Saper from Emergence Capital)
Mar 05, 2021
The Idea Dinner #1 (with Mario Gabriele and Packy McCormick)
Feb 26, 2021
Roblox IPO Preview (with Mario Gabriele from The Generalist)
Feb 12, 2021
What Remote Work Looks Like in 2021 (and Beyond) with Doist CEO Amir Salihefendić
Dec 21, 2020
VC Fundamentals Part 4: Portfolio Construction & Management (with Jaclyn Hester & Lindel Eakman of Foundry Group)
Nov 30, 2020
Masterclass: Superhuman's Fundraising Playbook (with CEO Rahul Vohra)
Nov 12, 2020
Book Club Discussion: Brotopia with Emily Chang
Oct 23, 2020
How YC Rewrote the Seed Playbook with Garry Tan
Sep 29, 2020
VC Fundamentals Part 3: Company Building
Sep 15, 2020
The Outsiders Book Club Discussion with author Will Thorndike
Sep 03, 2020
Primer on SPACs with Kevin Hartz and Troy Steckenrider of A* and AONE
Aug 25, 2020
Recording -- 7 Powers Book Club Discussion with Hamilton Helmer
Aug 19, 2020
VC Fundamentals Part 2: Investment Decision Making
Aug 06, 2020
Arming the Restaurant Rebels with Tock CEO Nick Kokonas
Jul 27, 2020
VC Fundamentals: Consumer Investing Master Class with Sarah Tavel, General Partner at Benchmark
Jul 07, 2020
VC Fundamentals Part 1: Sourcing
Jun 10, 2020
Pricing: everything you always wanted to know but were afraid to ask, with ProfitWell CEO Patrick Campbell
May 21, 2020
High-performance Hiring & Interviewing with former Amazon Worldwide GM of Prime Membership, Anna Collins
May 05, 2020
The Jason Calacanis Special (cont.)
Apr 29, 2020
Adapting: Mystery - How to Grow When Your Original Business Goes to Zero (with cofounders Shane Kovalsky & Vince Coppola)
Apr 07, 2020
Everything you need to know about Pre-Seed (with Charles Hudson of Precursor Ventures)
Mar 24, 2020
Remote Work, No-Code, and Products that Sell Themselves (w/ Zapier CEO Wade Foster)
Feb 24, 2020
Reverse Interview: Acquired Strategy, with Nathan Baschez of Divinations (& former Gimlet Media + Substack)
Jan 21, 2020
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (with Chetan Puttagunta, General Partner at Benchmark)
Jan 10, 2020
Cameo CEO Steven Galanis on building the first non-advertising driven social media company (at least in the US!)
Jan 06, 2020
Building Webflow, and the No-Code Movement (with Vlad Magdalin, Co-Founder and CEO)
Dec 12, 2019
Early Stage and Enterprise Investing (with Chetan Puttagunta, General Partner at Benchmark)
Nov 11, 2019
Chewse CEO Tracy Lawrence on growing both as a company and a founder
Oct 21, 2019
Marketplaces Deep Dive with Ramesh Johari
Oct 03, 2019
How a Startup Studio Works
Sep 15, 2019
The Random Episode: Twitter Commentary and 2019 Survey Feedback
Sep 03, 2019
Product recruiting and executive search (with Andrew Abramson from Riviera Partners)
Aug 17, 2019
Times they are a’changin: Series A is not what it used to be
Jul 29, 2019
Due Diligence
Jul 07, 2019
Building tech and product for marketplaces (with Rover cofounder Phil Kimmey)
Jun 13, 2019
Reflections on the APLUSS IPOs so far, Uber+Lyft+regulators+autonomy, and listener Q&A
May 30, 2019
Building Product & Ops at Uber (with Brian Tolkin)
May 05, 2019
VC Term Sheets
Apr 09, 2019
Reinventing Upfront and building LA (with Upfront partner Kevin Zhang)
Mar 28, 2019
The Art of SaaS Investing (with Jake Saper, Partner at Emergence Capital)
Mar 05, 2019
Beyond Instagram with Emily White
Feb 26, 2019
Why aren't energy startups funded like software? (with Doug Rand)
Feb 11, 2019
Investment Theses
Jan 28, 2019
How VC Firms Really Work
Jan 14, 2019
2018 Holiday Special
Dec 21, 2018
The Art of Pitching
Dec 02, 2018
Growing Airbnb (with Dan Hill, CEO of Alma and former Head of Growth at Airbnb)
Nov 19, 2018
Product-market fit
Nov 05, 2018
VC Vocab
Oct 21, 2018