Season 3, Episode 7: Venmo (SF live show with Andrew Kortina)

Ben & David are joined by special guest and Venmo cofounder Andrew Kortina for our first-ever SF live show! In front of a packed house we chronicle the journey of how two freshman-year roommates from Penn turned a healthy obsession with Craigslist and a fake podcast into an app that facilitated $17B of payments last quarter alone, producing not one but two landmark acquisitions along the way!

Note: the audio quality is a little rough due to some A/V issues at the live show. We apologize!




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  • Thanks to Silicon Valley Bank for sponsoring all of Acquired Season 3. You can get in touch with Reetika Grewal, who you heard at the beginning of this podcast, here.