Skip to main content
Back to Our Work

Funding Announcements

Project Overview

Companies at all stages come to Ditto to announce their funding: Anchorage Digital (series D), an advanced financial infrastructure for institutional investors; Vise AI (series B), a portfolio management platform powered by AI; Labster (series C), an award-winning producer of virtual laboratory simulations; Royal (seed), a music marketplace selling song rights; and thirdweb (series A), a developer tool provider allowing the easy building of Web3 apps, NFTs, marketplaces, DAOs and more. Each reached out to Ditto seeking to boost awareness of their company’s fundraise. These companies, by and large, did not have the visibility in the media that they wanted in order to meet their business goals. The Ditto team's challenge was to educate reporters on each company’s offerings and what set them apart, while also raising their profiles.

funding announcement media relations brand awareness


Ditto worked with each company by developing a fleshed out strategy complete with deep messaging, creating and distributing press releases, spearheading media relations and when applicable, providing social and digital guidance to boost the announcement’s reach. Utilizing our extensive expertise across industries, Ditto aimed to differentiate each company’s funding from its competitors and place the announcement in front of as many relevant eyes as possible to get the widest reach.

For each announcement, the team worked with the client to develop unique stories specific to each announcement swiftly and diligently to generate attention. Ditto leveraged news trends, highlighted key investors, and utilized its storytelling expertise to secure coverage in tier-1 media and appropriate trade outlets as well as industry newsletters.

After each announcement, companies could boast significant pieces of coverage and comprehensive awareness in Tier 1 and mainstream business outlets thanks to Ditto’s relentless and diligent PR strategy.


Media Placements

Wall Street Journal, Axios, Forbes, TechCrunch, Bloomberg

Key Outlets


Tier 1 Hits


Series D

Anchorage Digital - The most advanced financial infrastructure for institutional investors

Top Coverage

Bloomberg, Crystal Kim - KKR Bet on Crypto Vault Pushes Valuation Past $3 Billion

TechCrunch, Romain Dillet - Crypto company Anchorage raises $350 million at $3 billion valuation

Reuters, Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfus - Anchorage Digital raises $350 mln in latest funding round, led by KKR

MarketWatch, Steve Gelsi - Anchorage Digital draws $3 billion-plus valuation in KKR-led funding round

The Wall Street Journal, Matthew Strozier - WSJ PRO VC

Fortune, Jessica Matthews - Fortune Term Sheet

Axios, Kia Kokalitcheva - Axios Pro Rata Newsletter


Series B

Vise AI - Portfolio management platform powered by AI

Top Coverage

TechCrunch, Danny Crichton, Trillions are at stake in the retirement wars, and Vise nets $14.5M from Sequoia to manage it

The Wall Street Journal, Yuliya Chernova, Sequoia Capital Leads $14.5 Million Series A in Financial Advisory Startup Vise

Business Insider, Dan DeFrancesco, Sequoia Capital is betting zero commissions will transform wealth management — and it's placing a big bet on an AI-based stock-picking startup for financial advisers

Crunchbase, Christine Hall, Sequoia Capital-led $14.5M Series A Brings Vise Out Of Stealth

Axios PRO RATA, Dan Primack, Newsletter

Series C

Labster - Award-winning producer of virtual laboratory simulations

Top Coverage

TechCrunch, Natasha Mascarenhas - Labster gets millions from a16z to bring virtual science lab software to the world (exclusive)

Axios Pro Rata, Dan Primack - Newsletter

Fortune Term Sheet, Lucinda Shin - Newsletter

Wall Street Journal Pro VC, Brian Gormley - Newsletter

EdTech Review, Stephen Soulunii - Virtual Labs Producer Labster Raises $60M in Series C Funding


Royal - Music marketplace selling song rights

Top Coverage

TechCrunch, Lucas Matney - Founders Fund backs Royal, a music marketplace planning to sell song rights as NFTs

Forbes, Nina Bambysheva - 3LAU Launches Blockchain Music Investment Company Backed By Paradigm And Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund

Billboard, Tatiana Cirisano - Earn Money for Your Music Taste: 3LAU Raises $16M for Music Rights Marketplace Royal

Rolling Stone, Samantha Hissong - Every Time Someone Streams 3lau’s Next Song, Fans Will Get Paid


Series A

thirdweb - Developer tool allowing easy building of web3 apps, NFTs, marketplaces, DAOs and more

Top Coverage

Forbes, Maria Linares -  Shopify Buys Into Web3 Future Helping Back $24 Million Thirdweb Funding Round

Fortune, Leo Schwartz -  Web3 platform Thirdweb raises $24 million in Series A led by Haun Ventures

WSJ PRO VC Newsletter, Zachary Cole - PDF Link

Axios Pro Newsletter, Brady Dale - Axios Pro: Fintech Deals

Fortune Term Sheet, Jackson Fordyce - How tech valuations are shaping up in 2022, in 3 charts

Benzinga, AJ Fabino - Former A16Z Boss Katie Haun Raises $24 Million In Series A Funding Round For Crypto Startup Thirdweb

CoinDesk, Brandy Betz - Crypto Developer Platform Thirdweb Gets Katie Haun's Backing at $160M Valuation

Blockworks, Bessie Liu - Funding Wrap: Venture Capitalists Continue to Prioritize Web3

The Block, Tom Matsuda -Haun Ventures leads $24 million round into web3 developer platform Thirdweb

Get in Touch

Drop us a line using the form or call one of our specialists to find out exactly what we can do to promote your online presence or elevate your brand to new heights.