Founded in 2015 from a tiny apartment in New York City, Anchor is on a mission to make sure your voice is heard. Literally.
We’re giving everyone the ability to broadcast from anywhere, and instantly reach listeners everywhere audio is heard.
Want to work together?
Anchor makes it super easy for anyone to hear, share, and create interactive streams of audio called stations. It’s like radio, but bite-sized, interactive, addictive, and way more fun.
Make audio on the go. In addition to effortless, telephone-mode recording, Anchor gives you the ability to add full length tracks from Apple Music or Spotify, pull in external audio clips, and add high quality interludes from world-class musicians and sound designers. It’s like having every audio production tool you could ever want in your pocket.
Amazing, addictive audio. Hear all sorts of great stations on Anchor, hosted by fascinating people you can’t hear anywhere else: from scientists and musicians, to political experts and comedians, to some of the most well-known outlets and publications on the planet. Whatever you’re into, there’s probably an Anchor station dedicated to it.
A whole new format for listening. Anchor brings the beloved Stories format to audio, and is full of innovative, audio-first features that enable true lean-back listening. For example: love something you’re listening to? Instead of “liking" a segment in Anchor, you can actually applaud it (and if your phone is locked and in your pocket, you can applaud just by knocking on the back of your phone). You kind of have to see it (and hear it) to believe it.
Hear it on Anchor, share it anywhere. Anchor instantly converts all recorded audio into rich, colorful videos that play seamlessly on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and any other platform that supports video. Select videos even feature built-in captions thanks to automatic speech-to-text transcription. This means you can consume Anchor even when you’re not in a position to turn up your phone’s volume (like in class or a meeting).
Available everywhere audio is heard. No need for antennaes, satellites, and receivers. With Anchor, you can listen anywhere: iOS, Android, web, Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and in your car via Bluetooth.
Fueling our crazy dreams
Accel Partners • Acequia Capital • Mick Batyske • Scott Belsky • betaworks • The Chernin Group • CrunchFund • Eniac Ventures • Shawn Gee • Homebrew • Avi Muchnick • Omidyar Network • SV Angel • Ahmir "Questlove” Thompson • Vijay Vachani
…and a group of our close friends, family, and early beta testers.
We sincerely appreciate all of your support. We wouldn’t
be on this journey without you all 🙌