We help startups tell their story better.
Galvanize your growth. We create strong and clear foundational messaging for outstanding startups, with a focus on engineering, life sciences, and deep tech.
Ready to get the word out? Drive sales? Attract the best talent?
Clarify your message and unlock growth
We provide communications and PR services to startups preparing for extraordinary success. We help founding teams find their most powerful frame, story, and voice for maximum impact with the company’s most important constituencies. We specialize in Seed and Series A companies.
Talk to us about how to talk to the world.
Be strategic about your communications
Any client engagement starts with a careful review of company strategy and roadmap. We use those insights to present your company and its mission in the most impactful way at each stage, turning the indifferent into investors, customers into evangelists, and making the impossible inevitable.
There’s no point investing in marketing and PR until all external-facing assets are optimized. We make sure all of your discoverable assets are singing off the same, optimized song sheet.
Website Structure & Text
Press Releases & Early Stage PR Strategy
Thought Leadership & Speeches
Social Media Profiles & Strategy
Build value across your portfolio
Do you manage an accelerator, university tech transfer incubator, or VC fund? One company needs a website, another wants to announce a seed round, a third needs a new pitch deck. Retain Core to provide communications services across your portfolio and build value, impact, and returns faster.
“Otto created powerful messaging while learning a lot of deep industry information in record time. Highly recommend.”
Daniel Mason, EVP Sales & Strategy, Spring Labs
“I hired Otto in the earliest days of Limelight and I’m glad I did. He listens, is a great team player, and a self-starter. He gets it done.”
Ben Pfeifer, CEO Limelight
“Otto built a phenomenal foundation for our communications and PR. It was creative and insightful and drove a months-long marketing campaign that yielded substantial bottom-line growth.”
Brad Simmons, CMO Figure