Fresh funding gives cat food brand Smalls avenue into retail for the first time
Smalls will open a cat cafe in New York in the fall and continue innovating on its fresh cat food products.
Mars-backed Bundle x Joy bags $1M to double its pet care footprint in retailers
The company provides premium superfood nutrition and curated product bundles of supplements and treats for dogs at a subscription rate of $2 per day.
Our obsession with pets means startups aimed at vets are booming, as Digitail shows
With our mysterious, unsustainable and psychological attachment to pets, combined with a boom in pet ownership since those lonely pandemic times, veterinary practices have come under increasing pressu
FluentPet’s talking button system lets you get a ‘text’ from your dog
Want to get a “text” from your dog when he’s hungry, wants to go outside or wants to play? The dream of being able to communicate with your dog is coming closer to reality with the l
Pet insurance startups chase the market as pet ownership booms among Gen Z and millennials
Walk through any public park these days and you will see a hell of a lot more dogs than you might have three years ago. The loneliness of the pandemic lockdowns led to an explosion in pet ownership. P
Bond Pet Foods enters meat proteins phase with $17.5M Series A
The company, using precision fermentation to create “nature-identical” chicken, beef, fish and other meat proteins, intends to be commercially ready in two years.
Spotify says my imaginary iguana Gerald likes Doja Cat
Spotify will make you a custom playlist based on your pet’s personality and your own listening habits. While the streamer first launched this feature in 2020, it made the experience native to th
Dutch raises $20M to scale its telemedicine platform for pets
Virtual veterinarian care platform Dutch has raised $20 million in Series A funding led by Forerunner Ventures and Eclipse Ventures. The San Francisco-based company’s latest round comes seven mo
The Vets, a pet healthcare platform that provides at-home care, raises $40M led by Target Global
The Vets, a tech-enabled pet healthcare platform that provides at-home care, has raised $40 million in seed funding led by Target Global, PICO Venture Partners and Bolt Ventures. Founded last year as
Dogs aren’t just a vibe, they’re a lifestyle, and Fable built a brand to match
The way that recent generations of consumers treat(!) their dogs is vastly different than those who have come before. It’s gotten to the point that it’s memeable. View this post on
New pet tech at CES treats dogs and cats like the complex beings they are
There’s always fun tech for pet owners at CES, and 2022 is no different. But a handful of gadgets this year are taking care to treat dogs and cats not just as beloved furry friends but as intell
Maev secures $9M; will have your dog howling for more of its raw pet food
Now with the new capital in hand, CEO Katie Spies plans to “put a foot on the gas” to push its 20% month over month growth to 25%.
Make no bones about it, Fuzzy expands reach into pet care market with capital infusion
Pet item sales topped $100 billion in 2020, driven by the 48 million dogs and cats that were adopted over the past three years.
Bond Vet stitches up $170 million from Warburg Pincus
Bond Vet, the New York-based veterinary care clinic, has announced the close of a $170 million investment from Warburg Pincus. The veterinary startup raised $17 million toward the end of 2020, explain
Alpha Paw brings in $8M to carve out its niche in the pet wellness space
Alpha Paw offers pet products for dogs and cats like food and supplements that are customized with pet breed in mind.
Brazil’s Petlove raises $150M from Riverwood, SoftBank to sell pet products and services online
Petlove&Co, a São Paulo-based digital platform for products and services for the pet market, announced today that it has raised about $150 million (R$750 million) in a funding round led by Riverw
SoftBank-backed Embark Veterinary valued at $700M after $75M Series B
Now that you have that COVID dog, Embark Veterinary wants to help him or her be in your life for a long time by offering DNA testing with the goal of increasing their lifespan.
Fi’s smart collar adds sleep tracking for dogs
Conventional wisdom holds that one ought let sleeping does lie. But no one says you’re barred from tracking them while they do. New York-based smart collar maker Fi announced today that it’s a
Barkyn, a wellness startup for pets in Southern Europe, hits a $9.6M Series A round
Barkyn, a European subscription service for pets that combines food with tele-vet services, has raised a further €3 million ($3.6 million) from food tech investor Five Seasons Ventures, extending it
Family tracking app Life360 to acquire wearable location device Jiobit for $37M
Popular family tracking app Life360 is investing in hardware. The company this morning announced the $37 million acquisition of Chicago-based Jiobit, the maker of a wearable location device designed f