Our Story

Ditto is on a mission to make eyewear accessible and empowering for everyone.

We believe a great pair of glasses can help you see the best version of yourself. We celebrate what makes you unique and make it easy for you to discover and buy glasses that work for your vision needs, personal style, and unique face.

Our team embodies and celebrates this distinctiveness. With a female-founder, a diverse global team, and clients across the world that represent every type of customer. We are proud that we are fundamentally changing the way eyewear is bought and sold for over 50 million customers globally each year.

We are also leaders in a change that’s much bigger than eyewear; one where advanced technologies like AI-based personalization and AR visualizations will transform every aspect of how people shop.

Our Fearless Leader

“When I started Ditto in 2011, I didn’t know jack about eyewear. It’s been one hell of an entrepreneurial journey thus far — battling patent trolls, the ups and downs of finding product market fit, starting an eComm site for glasses and then pivoting to a subscription business before selling it, focusing back on our technology business after the legal drama subsided, almost going bankrupt a few times, traveling the world to partner with retailers, actually learning a lot about eyewear, cofounder transitions, and now focusing on growing and managing an amazing team.

It’s been nuts at times but I feel I was born to be an entrepreneur. I am so proud of what we’ve built both in terms of our products and our culture.”

Kate Doerksen, CEO and cofounder

Our Values

We are inventors.

We go beyond what customers say they want to invent the future. We push what’s possible and dare to be first. We have 13 patents, 7 pending and average several new patents every year.

"I’m proud to be part of a team of thought leaders for a technology that is really on the bleeding edge of augmented reality."

Berkin Cilingiroglu, Director of Research

We are built on trust.

To us, trust is the combination of credibility, reliability, and authenticity.

"Our client relationships are our priority. We know our clients, communicate openly, and take their trust in us very seriously."

Charlene Zhen, Director of Client Success

We are adaptive.

We find a way to make things work in a changing environment.

"We have moved towards a distributed office model because we believe giving our employees flexibility is crucial and exceptional talent beyond Silicon Valley adds to our culture."

Steve Chin, Manager of Talent Acquisition

 We are passionate.

We combine heart and hustle to get things done. We love passionate people who bring energy and are interesting to be around.

"Ditto offers me not just a place to work on exciting engineering problems, but a community with a wide variety of interests. We have a monthly book club, our own Ditto band, and competitive trivia competitions. My favorite part of Ditto is our weekly group of francophones who meet over coffee to discuss books and movies en français."

Michael Dippery, Senior Software Engineer

We are in this together.

We show care and respect for each other and set each other up for success.

"I feel so valued at Ditto and love helping new employees onboard and feel welcome."

Phoebe Ng, Executive Assistant and Office Manager

We celebrate uniqueness.

When experienced people of diverse talents, backgrounds and opinions are inspired to come together, greatness occurs.

"We gave our technology to two Black-owned eyewear businesses this year whose story of heart and hustle matched ours, have an active Culture Committee, and really try to walk the walk."

Ebube Anizor, VP Product

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