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    Pitches That Placed: How to Pitch Series B Funding to TechCrunch

    On this week’s Pitches That Placed, we’re highlighting a pitch that landed an exclusive in TechCrunch to propel the company's expansion of medical devices. Let’s see why this pitch worked:


    Let’s take a look at the actual pitch that placed: 

    Subject line: Exclusive for 11/1: Cybersecurity firm raises $25M to secure the world's 10 million medical devices


    Hi _____,

    I have an exclusive story for 11/1 that I wanted to run by you. Here's the gist:

    --_____, a leading provider of cybersecurity for medical devices, will announce a $XXM Series B fund led by _____ and _____ Innovation on Nov. 1.

    --With an average of 10-15 medical devices per patient bed, there are about 10-15 million medical devices in U.S. hospitals today, all of which pose a serious cybersecurity risk to patient safety, indicating an urgent need for security. 

    --Spokespeople: Chief Security Strategist, _____, a seasoned industry executive with 30+ years of experience in the space and author of the only medical device cybersecurity textbook for engineers, as well as VP of Regulatory Strategy, _____, who was former cybersecurity program manager at the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

    --TechCrunch covered _____'s last raise in 2019. There has been a lot of regulatory movement from the FDA since then, which both spokespeople can discuss. 

    May I share the release and set up an interview this week? Let me know if you'd like to consider this exclusive -thanks! 


    Our PR bestie explains why it worked:

    • “Pitch was direct and to the point, highlighting only any info the reporter would find relevant."
    • “A clear 'why this matters' was stated."
    • "Addressed previous coverage this client received in TechCrunch, which editors at the pub appreciate."


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