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About Anchor

Anchor is the easiest way to make 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.

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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.

Anchor mobile app screenshot showing the episode creation interface with a list of audio segments
Collection of photos respectively showing a scene live from the Anchor recording studio, the 2016 Anchor holiday dinner, guard dog at Anchor HQ, and group photos of Anchor employees
Two photos respectively showing a group of Anchor employees and two Anchor employees standing outside an office building

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. 🙏
Two photos respectively showing the 2016 Anchor holiday dinner and a scene live from the Anchor recording studio

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

Writing a story? Download our press kit or email us at press@anchor.fm

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