They Got Acquired Podcast

A show about life-changing business acquisitions, and founders who don’t follow the Silicon Valley narrative.

These stories will inspire you to think differently about how you build your business. And if an exit is in your future, you’ll learn practical tips about how to get there.

Hosted by Alexis Grant, founder & CEO of They Got Acquired, and produced by Laura Boach.

 

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“They Got Acquired is the podcast I’ve wanted to exist for years. They tell the stories of entrepreneurs selling smaller, profitable companies who didn’t have to sacrifice everything to make it happen. It’s one of my new favorite podcasts.” – Alex Bridgeman, host of Think Like an Owner

Tech media coverage has become so monolithic—it’s only ever about the top five major companies, or else you hear about the massive Seed and Series-A rounds that people are raising. Lexi Grant nails it by showing us what the true business landscape looks like. These are entrepreneurs, innovators, millionaires, and creatives making a business and a life that works. – Sarah Peck, founder of Startup Parent

So much of the jargon around entrepreneurship and the expectations that come with it have been created by a small subset of people from the Silicon Valley. TGA has been refreshing resource to redefine all of that based on founder journeys that actually reflect a majority of start-ups out there. I can’t wait to hear each week’s episode and be inspired more. – Madhuri Sharma, co-founder of Global Belly


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The Latest Podcast Episodes

25 content and media companies that sold: cover

How much do companies like yours sell for? Here’s how to find out

6 minutes

We’re launching something new at They Got Acquired — and we’re back with a short bonus episode to tell you about it. We usually focus on stories of other entrepreneurs and how they’re building their businesses. But today, we explain what we’re working on.

Donald Spann, Co-Founder of Vicky Virtual Receptionists

Donald Spann’s goal was time freedom. He got it by building a virtual call center

36 minutes

This entrepreneur says you don’t have to be passionate about your business. Here’s what he suggests instead, and how he built Vicky Virtual Receptionists to an exit.

Lauren Gaggioli, founder of They Got Acquired

Can you sell a business based on a personal brand? Lauren Gaggioli did

44 minutes

Lauren Gaggioli nearly let her course business Higher Scores Test Prep die because she wasn’t sure it was big enough to sell. Then she found a buyer and exited for $180,000.

Anna Maste, Co-Founder of Boondockers Welcome

How a 7-hour workweek led to Anna Maste’s 7-figure sale

30 minutes

This is the story of how Anna Maste and Marianne Edwards, a mother-daughter duo, bootstrapped and sold a membership site for RVers called Boondockers Welcome.

Sam Parr, Founder of The Hustle

From hot dog stand to 8-figure exit: How Sam Parr built and sold The Hustle

39 minutes

How did this down-to-earth guy with no previous media experience build such a valuable company? Here’s how Sam Parr became one of the leading voices in entrepreneurship.

Jon Hainstock Co-founder of ZoomShift

When’s the right time to exit? Jon Hainstock on selling ZoomShift

30 minutes

Is there a right time to sell your business? This was what Jon Hainstock and his co-founder, Ben Bartling, had to figure out when they were planning their exit from ZoomShift.

Alexis Grant, Founder of They Got Acquired

Lexi Grant on the acquihire and 6-figure asset sale that led to They Got Acquired

38 minutes

Before she founded They Got Acquired, Lexi Grant built several other media businesses — and sold two of them. Here’s our founder’s story.

Manuel Frigerio, fo-founder of ReferralHero

From failed startup to 6-figure exit: Manuel Frigerio’s ReferralHero journey

35 minutes

Sometimes it takes building one business to figure out what to build next. That was the case for Manuel Frigerio, who built and sold a Saas, ReferralHero.

Laura Roeder, Co-founder of MeetEdgar

The gutsy cold pitch that landed Laura Roeder a 7-figure deal

32 minutes

Laura Roeder and her husband, Chris Williams, built and sold MeetEdgar, a social media scheduling platform, to SureSwift Capital for 7 figures.