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Pet Tech Industry News

Rover Expands into Pet Grooming

Rover, the not-quite-unicorn-status dog walking service, has expanded it's offerings to include in-home pet grooming. Rover claims that nearly half of dog owners use professional grooming services on a regular basis. However, the current salon-focused model is...

Chewy to go Public

PetSmart, the owner of Chewy.com, has started the process to take the online pet retailer public. Chewy lost $267 million on revenue of $3.53 billion in 2018. Despite this loss, Petsmart should come out ahead as it purchased Chewy for an estimated $3.4 billion in 2017...

2019 Purina Pet Care Innovation Winners

Purina named 5 winners for the 2019 Pet Care Innovation Prize, which included $10,000 and a week at a pet business boot camp. The grand prize went to GuardianVets, a B2B telehealth service from Chicago. Other winners were: Shameless Pets, which recycles unused food...

Felcana Secures Funding

Felcana, a London-based maker of smart trackers, has secured a round of investment capital from Global Venture Partners and Seedrs.  Felcana's trackers use Bluetooth technology instead of GPS and are focused primarily on monitoring a pet's activity and health. Lots of...

Link AKC Sold Again

Well, that didn't last long. The Link AKC smart-collar has been sold for the second time in the last 6 months. The most recent buyer is a Florida-based company called Smart Tracking Technologies. This move comes roughly six months after Wagz purchased Link AKC from a...