Ben and David test the widely-held belief that YouTube was one of the most successful tech acquisitions of all time. In today's world of next-generation video platforms, mobile video, streaming, and chord-cutting, was it actually a great purchase by Google?
Startup exits are often celebrated, and then forgotten. But coded in each outcome are lessons, not just about the deal itself, but the course of business & technology innovation. Acquired looks back at the stories behind the deals—what waves were breaking that enabled an underdog to capture a zeitgeist? Can that magic endure as part of a larger organization? And most importantly, why?
New episodes bi-weekly, guests on occasion.