Stephanie and David Ciccarelli pose in front of the Voices.com sign in their 45,000 square foot office in London, Ontario, Canada Announcements

Investment Announcement: An Open Letter From Voices’s Founders

To our customers and supporters,

Today, we’d like to share some exciting news. Voices has closed an $18 million investment from Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital, the growth-focused private investment team within Morgan Stanley. David and I founded this company over a decade ago with the vision of connecting businesses and brands with professional voice over talent. Thanks to this investment, we will be able to scale the business and further elevate the art of storytelling, creating even more opportunities for voice actors performing on the world stage.

Looking back to our earliest days, getting one voice over job on the site a day was a triumph. Today, we see between 4000 and 5000 jobs posted on Voices every month. What used to be hundreds of voice talent using the site, has now grown into more than 200,000 actors from around the world – and we’re proud that they call our site their professional home. Growing by one client at a time, there are now almost a quarter of a million people who rely on the Voices platform to source voice talent for their projects.

Voices has broken the traditional barriers of time and geography to provide brands with access to the best global talent and this investment will help us continue to grow and enable the marketplace to help both brands and voice talent.

This exciting news is being shared to underscore what this investment means for the company and our stakeholders moving forward, why it has happened and what’s in store for Voices.

For us, this investment brings greater visibility.

“I wish I’d known about you earlier” is something we often hear from new customers. Dramatically ramping up our marketing efforts will open new doors for meeting customers who would have normally taken much longer to find us. We’ll be found in places we’re not presently advertising and have more diversification marketing-wise.

For our talent members, you will benefit from our ability to attract more companies looking to hire you. As a result, Voices will create more job opportunities to audition for. As mentioned, we’ll be collaborating with a wider circle of industry contacts who will bring jobs to Voices that would not have been posted here before.

As our promotional efforts scale, we will also be adding more staffing in our Marketing and IT departments. Their work, focusing on demand generation and attracting new business, will directly impact the reach of our existing sales force and allow us to hire more people to manage relationships around the world. Voices’s office space can accommodate up to 300 staff – that’s 200 more people than we are employing right now. We’re excited for what the future has in store for the business and for our city.

Something that is very important to us as founders is that we keep Voices in London, Ontario Canada. Our business began when we wrote the idea on a napkin at our kitchen table in the heart of downtown. Being an employer that provides Londoners with exciting careers and meaningful work in a thriving corporate culture is vital. This is home and Voices will continue to hire talented people who are curious, competitive and coachable. Together, we’ll shine from east to west.

What do we find most exhilarating about working with Morgan Stanley? This investment positions us well to fulfill our vision of connecting a critical mass of creative professionals on quests to accomplish their goals of telling stories that inform, educate and entertain.

We’ve said this before, but our goal is to have all roads lead to Voices. We’re in the process of building new infrastructures that will allow for that and are eager for you to take part.

Thank you for your business over the years. We look forward to serving you with the same heart and soul that started this company, on a much larger scale.

You can learn more about the investment announcement here.

Warm regards,

Stephanie and David Ciccarelli

Voices Founders

 

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  • Avatar for Toby Ricketts
    Toby Ricketts
    July 13, 2017, 5:01 am

    Great news team! I’m very thankful that Voices.com allows me to live the lifestyle I enjoy – living rurally in New Zealand and earning a city-sized salary!

    Looking forward to what the future will bring with this announcement.

    Toby R

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  • Avatar for Dr Michael Pilon
    Dr Michael Pilon
    July 13, 2017, 8:11 am

    I am new to the voice over world. My experience with Voices.com has been educational and exciting. Voices.com is very professional while at the same the staff have had a warm touch. My many questions have been answered in a very professional yet personal manner. Well done Voices.com . I look forward to more challenges and enthusiasm

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  • Avatar for Joe Wakeford
    Joe Wakeford
    July 13, 2017, 12:36 pm

    This is very exciting news, congratulations everyone…! Joe

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  • Avatar for Mohamed El Bedawy
    Mohamed El Bedawy
    July 13, 2017, 5:39 pm

    Great news good luck 🙂

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  • Avatar for Albert Canil
    Albert Canil
    July 14, 2017, 3:10 am

    Well done! I was particularly impressed by the fact that you remain loyal to your grassroots. I wish you all the very best. Albert L. Canil

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  • Avatar for Anne
    Anne
    July 14, 2017, 7:40 am

    This is really good news for you guys and the entire voice over industry. Congratz! 🙂

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  • Avatar for Louise Samuels
    Louise Samuels
    July 15, 2017, 4:31 am

    CoNgraTu-ma-Lations Stephanie and David!!! YEA! Go You!!!
    Just goes to show what that SPARK of initial creativity can do…!
    You had to work HARD to build this business and now it’s a flaming wildfire – extinguishing all competition!
    ‘Voices’ is a super site and I’ve had a tonne of really varied, interesting and fun voice work from having joined you just a year ago..! VERY VERY happy to hear about your continued success… which in turn means our continued success as Voice Actors and Artists!….:] :] :] THANK YOU! :]

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  • Avatar for Mark Tiderman
    Mark Tiderman
    July 25, 2017, 11:19 pm

    This is fantastic news. Thanks for standing in the gap and being willing to chase a dream that will impact millions!

    Reply
  • Avatar for Paul Therrien
    Paul Therrien
    July 28, 2017, 3:17 am

    Congratulations on your exciting growth. It is wonderful to see a Canadian company do so well and your desire to remain based in Canada makes me proud.

    Reply
  • Avatar for Kara Noble
    Kara Noble
    August 25, 2017, 10:21 pm

    I see you’ve been busy!
    keep up the great work. This week I intended to write to Stephanie but I think I’d better hold off with all this excitement!
    I have been curious about my lack of bookings…as I used to be one of your Voices favorites. I can’t help wondering if some of your founder voices are being left in the dust or maybe my auditions just aren’t good enough? I would like to hear from a staff member who can explain the internal changes – as maybe i am not doing something I should be. I really want to be part of this exciting upsurge and hope I am not just lost in the scuffle. Right now I seem to be flogging a dead horse! Please help me improve my opportunities at Voices! Kara Noble

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    • Avatar for Tanya
      Tanya
      August 29, 2017, 6:12 pm

      Hi Kara,
      Thank you for reaching out! I’ve sent your questions to our support staff, who will be reaching out shortly.
      All the best,
      Tanya

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  • Avatar for Kara Noble
    Kara Noble
    August 30, 2017, 11:02 pm

    Thank you Tanya!
    I appreciate that.
    Kara

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  • Avatar for reginald b. adgerson
    reginald b. adgerson
    June 12, 2020, 8:18 pm

    How does one go about becoming a Voice Over artist with your platform?

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    • Avatar for Oliver Skinner
      Oliver Skinner
      June 15, 2020, 11:02 am

      Hey Reginald,

      One way to begin your voice acting career is by signing up for a Voices talent account. From there, you’ll have the opportunity to fill out your profile, get access to our vast job board of voice over casting calls, and post your demo.

      Feel free to check out our Talent Help page, and never hesitate to send us an email with any questions at [email protected].

      If you’re still in need of some tips on cutting your teeth in the industry, our Beginner’s Guide to Voice Acting and our YouTube channel are both helpful resources.

      Best of luck,
      Oliver

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