aaron hirschhorn

  • DogVacay inches toward profitability with pet-sitting business

    DogVacay inches toward profitability with pet-sitting business

    Known as an “Airbnb for dogs,” Santa Monica-based DogVacay has spent almost five years building a robust dog-sitting business. Betting that owners were looking for better solutions for boarding their pets, DogVacay created a platform that made it easier to find and book affordable care. From overnight stays to dog walking, DogVacay offers a range of services in regions throughout… Read More

  • DogVacay’s Aaron Hirschhorn on how founders can control the relationship with VCs Crunch Network

    DogVacay’s Aaron Hirschhorn on how founders can control the relationship with VCs

    Fundraising is a game of competition. VCs compete against other VCs to fund the latest startups. Startups compete with other startups to attain funding from the brand name VCs. So, to be successful fundraising, “the founder must create a competitive process between VCs,” according to Aaron Hirschhorn, the founder of DogVacay, in our latest interview Read More

  • DogVacay's Yappy Hour | SXSW 2015

    DogVacay And Whistle Founders Talk Pet Tech Startups

    I’ve already posted one interview from last weekend’s Yappy Hour event at South by Southwest — my interview with Courtney Dasher, owner of Instagram star Tuna Melts My Heart. But I wasn’t just there to talk about dogs that are big on social media. I also spoke to Aaron Hirschhorn, co-founder and CEO of dog-sitting marketplace DogVacay, and Ben Jacobs, co-founder and CEO… Read More

  • DogVacay, Airbnb For Dogs, Nabs $25M In Funding

    DogVacay, Airbnb For Dogs, Nabs $25M In Funding

    DogVacay has just raised $25 million in Series B1 funding, according to a report from Fortune. DogVacay confirmed the funding to TechCrunch. The company, which provides a service to replace kennels for dog owners, has been operating since 2012 and has now raised a total of $47 million. One year and one month ago exactly, in October 2013, DogVacay raised a $15 million Series B led by… Read More