5 pet tech gifts for your fur babies in 2023

If you or someone you know is looking for a gift to spoil the cuddliest creatures on the planet — our pets — there are several strong contenders that are worth checking out. From smart cam

Dog cancer treatment ImpriMed aims to expand its AI technology into human oncology

ImpriMed, a California-based precision medicine startup, builds AI-powered dog cancer treatment technology that helps veterinarians identify the most suitable drugs for individual canine and feline bl

As pet owners turn to mobile insurance apps, Lassie raises $25M Series B led by Balderton

We last wrote about Lassie, a pet health app and insurance provider, when it closed an €11 million Series A round in 2022. Its growth had been spurred by the boom in pet ownership during the pandemi

Petnow claims to be able to identify dogs and cats from their snouts

Standard pet ID tools, like tags and chips, are imperfect. Tags become easily detached, and not every owner is comfortable with the idea of microchipping their pet. Even those who are comfortable ofte

Ring’s new Pet Tag accessory helps reunite lost pets with their owners

Amazon-owned Ring is launching a new Pet Tag accessory that is designed to help reunite lost pets with their owners, the company announced on Wednesday. The accessory essentially puts a QR code on you

Butternut Box wolfs down $354M for subscription canine cuisine

Butternut Box, a U.K.-based startup that prepares and ships healthy food and supplements for dogs, is raising £280 million ($354 million) in a round of funding from General Atlantic and L Catterton.

Pet telehealth company Airvet closes on $18.2M to embark on enterprise focus

The company has built up a base of employer clients, including Adobe, Ceridian and Rexford Industrial, eager to offer an employer-sponsored benefit for employees with pets.

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.
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