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Pet Tech Industry News

Furbo Sued for Patent Infringement

Tomofun, the manufacturer of the popular Furbo pet camera, has been sued for allegedly infringing on a patent for an interactive pet camera. The lawsuit was brought by DoggyPhone LLC, a Bellevue, Washington company, that claims it has a patent for an enhanced system...

TeleVet scores $2 million

The telehealth market is heating up. Austin-based TeleVet received $2 million in a seed funding round. Televet makes a communications platform that allows vets to talk to customers by text, voice or video chat. It markets the platform to veterinarians, so that they...

Litter Robot Secures $31 Million

AutoPets, the manufacturer of the Litter Robot smart cat litter box received $31 million in equity financing from Chicago-based Pondera Holdings. The capital infusion will be used to fuel expansion and to provide a payout to its founders, Brad and Jim Baxter.  Brad...

What Happened to BlogPaws?

BlogPaws is (was?) an event for bloggers who focus on the pet industry. I went several years ago when it was in Denver and found it pretty interesting.  About 300 writers, compelling speakers, a small tradeshow and a few dozen dogs and cats wandering around a hotel...

Wag Looking to Sell Itself

The dog walking startup Wag has been exploring a sale to potential buyers. Wag received a whopping $300 million investment from Softbank in 2018. This cash was supposed to fund quick growth and international expansion.  Instead, sales fell 12%, while competitor Rover...