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About Anchor

Anchor is the easiest way to start a podcast, ever.

Our mission is to democratize audio. We believe everyone should be able to have their voice heard, regardless of background or experience level. If you’ve ever tried to start a podcast, you know all the logistical barriers that can stand in your way. At Anchor, we aim to remove all of these barriers. Our goal is to make podcasting easy and fun, without sacrificing the quality every podcaster deserves.

How we do it

Creators first.

Everything we do, we do it for podcasters. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting your podcasting journey, Anchor was built to solve the pain points around podcasting, while remaining powerful enough to make your wildest podcasting dreams come true.

Tools that are really, really easy to use.

We’ve reimagined podcasting from the ground up. Every feature in Anchor is designed to be so straightforward that anyone (even people with zero podcasting experience) can pick it up and start using it right away.

Powerful technology that solves real problems.

We build intelligent tools that minimize the grunt work, and help you navigate podcasting best practices so you can focus on making something amazing. Whether it’s recording, editing, or getting listeners, we want you to feel like nothing is standing in the way of you telling your story.

Our history

We’ve both always loved radio, podcasts, playing music, and all things audio. In 2014, we were inspired to build an Anchor prototype after realizing how difficult it was to create and distribute audio. Our experiment quickly took on a life of its own, and we launched the first public version of Anchor in 2016. We’re now a growing team, based in NYC and continuing to invent crazy new ways for people to immerse themselves in the world of audio. We all agree it’s the most fun job we’ve ever had.
- Mike & Nir, Anchor co-founders

Anchor’s investors include Accel, Acequia Capital, Mick Batyske, Scott Belsky, Betaworks, The Chernin Group, CrunchFund, Eniac Ventures, Nir Eyal, GV, Homebrew, Craig Kallman, Avi Muchnick, Omidyar Network, SV Angel, Questlove, Vijay Vachani, and some our closest friends and family members. We wouldn’t be here without their support. 🙏

The Anchor Team

Dave Altarescu

Marketing

Studied production & engineering at Berklee College of Music. Worked at Warner and Spotify. Thinking about making a welding podcast.

Duncan Ariey

QA

Wants every single Anchor user to have an easy and seamless experience. Dreams of the day Weird Al starts a podcast.

Chris Bosco

Web

Prefers everything (entertainment, meditation, news) in audio form. Can defeat you easily in a friendly pun standoff.

Tyler Brann

People

Dad, sports fanatic (go Sox), and pretend singer songwriter. Makes friends with everyone. Can be peer pressured into karaoke at any time.

Sarah Capone

Content Operations

Lifelong dancer (ballet and jazz). Always listening to music. Reigning champ of Susho, the official game of Anchor HQ.

Vincent Carbellano

Support

Thrives on helping. More dialed in to "beard culture" than he'd care to admit. Will always think superheroes, and dogs (and superhero dogs?) are rad.

Jeff Crocker

Backend

Got into programming because it was the closest he could get to learning magic. Is happy anywhere, as long as he can listen to podcasts.

Lisa Fierstein

Social

Once was in a Ska band. Can't hear as well when she's not wearing her glasses. Loves her grandmothers and is secretly 87 years of age.

Joe Gesualdo

Web

Hacker. Adventure lover. Pet whisperer. Loves old-time radio shows from the '40s and '50s more than the average millennial.

Emmi Hintz

Design

Loves iOS and Android equally. Can only design while listening to Petit Biscuit. Does a mean goat voice impression, whatever that means.

John Lagomarsino

Production

Previously made audio and video at The Verge, Mic, and The Outline. Listens carefully, plays piano poorly.

Michael Mignano

Co-Founder and CEO

Dad. Designer. Drummer. Has only worked (and will only work) for companies that begin with the letter ‘A’.

Bryan Oltman

iOS

Guitar player, biker, programmer. On a good day, fixes more bugs than he creates.

Laura Pezzini

Comms

Comes from a long line of artichoke farmers. Can usually be found at a concert; listens to too many pop music theory podcasts.

Patrick Pierson

iOS

Always listening to metal. Passionate about video games and beer. Believes in outdoor cats.

Grant Polmanteer

Intern

You might have heard rumors about how nice Grant is. The rumors are true. He can also play the saxophone and would like to pet your dog, please.

Maya Prohovnik

Product

Obsessed with making you happy. Has her own Stephen King podcast where she spins wild conspiracy theories.

Angela Reynoso

Design

Adventurer, animal lover, salsa dancer and salsa eater. Loves creating delightful apps and wants to hear your idea for your next podcast.

Ryan Rosa

Operations

All about making Anchor the best place in the world to work. Hosted a fake radio station as a kid; now spends her free time preparing for the apocalypse.

Anna Sian

Marketing

Hip hop and R&B aficionado, but played in a band that critics called “post-punk electro-soul.” Loves photography and Japanese food, esp uni.

Mimi Solmssen

Marketing

Starts most sentences with "I heard this cool thing on a podcast...". Thinks everyone is a storyteller. Would eat dumplings for every meal if she could.

Alec Tarantino

Business Operations

Lover of food (cooking & eating), soccer (playing & watching) and music (making & listening). Settler of Catan. Undercover freestyle rapper.

Sam Ward

Engineering

Coworker hydrator. Cat friend. Sometimes musician. People gatherer. Incomplete sentence writer. Working on a podcast about chapstick.

Armand Wilson

Marketing

Sneakerhead, washed up ice cream man, podcast papi. Currently trying to get your favorite rapper's favorite rapper to start a podcast.

Nir Zicherman

Co-Founder and CTO

Loves logic more than anything (except coffee and his family). Lifelong musician. Lives by the motto “Anything is possible.”

Don’t see yourself represented here? We’d love to hear from you. Our mission is to democratize audio, and we can’t build something that works for everyone if we don’t have a team that represents everyone. Check out our open jobs >

Contact Anchor

Want to work with us? Get in touch at hello@anchor.fm

Got a question about Anchor? Visit us at help.anchor.fm

Looking for our press kit? Download it here.

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