- Total Equity Funding
- $3.56M in 4 Rounds from 1 Investor
- Most Recent Funding
- $300k Venture on August 21, 2014
- Wenatchee, Washington
- PetHub gets lost pets home quickly through an ID tag that links to a social media profile for the animal that holds emergency information.
- Tom Arnold
- Pet, QR Codes, Mobile Apps, Software, Internet of Things
In 2015, 97% of PetHub recovered animals were home in less than 24-hours and 25% in less than 1-hour (the U.S. average is less than 2% of cats and 18% of dogs ever return home after becoming lost).
In the U.S. alone there are 78 million dogs and 84 million cats with 62% of us owning at least 1 pet. The result is that we "pet parents" spent $56-billion last year on our four-legged "kids" with the majority of the spending demographic being 80% women ranging from 24 to 55.
B2B - PetHub is a software service that works with manufacturers (ID tags & collars) to link to an animal's free profile on PetHub.com through unique IDs, QR codes, personal URLs, NFC wireless chips, and even a free phone number. The service helps manufacturers add value to their product lines while pushing PetHub into their existing retail channels (the result: "Powered by PetHub" tags are now available in over 1,500 retail stores in 22 countries with the site available in 5 languages). For each code activated on its website, PetHub is paid by the manufacturer (averaging around $1/tag).
B2C - Pet owners come to the website to activate their "Powered by PetHub" ID tags by linking one or more tags to an animal's free online profile. In addition to the free owner accounts and pet profiles, a staffed 24x7 "Found Pet Hotline" is included with PetHub's free "Basic" subscription. Pet owners may optionally upgrade to a paid "Premium" account that offers "found pet" alerts, interactive GPS maps, access to a 13k shelter database for sending electronic "Amber Alerts" for pets, and partner discounts (e.g. Pet Insurance, Pet Sitters, and more).
Each animal's profile shows unlimited emergency contact phone numbers, unlimited email addresses to alert when your pet is found, critical medications, dietary needs, vaccinations, license and rabies tag #s, microchip numbers, and much more.
Recent awards include: 2015 "Coolest New Businesses" in the U.S. (Business Insider), 2014 Dog Fancy Editors' Choice, 2014 Pet Business, 2013 Start-up of the Year, 2013 Most Innovative Product of the Year, Dog Fancy Magazine's "Editors' Choice" award, Pet Business Magazine's "Innovative New Product" award, and Pet Age Magazine's "Silver Select" award.
Recent articles include write-ups by the BBC, Popular Mechanics, Puget Sound Business Journal, and multiple mentions by our partners at American Humane Association in Washington, D.C. (see also http://pethub.com/press).
Funding Rounds (4) - $3.56MUpdate
Current Team (1)Update
|Jul 1, 2016||PRLog - PetHub's Third Annual "National Lost Pet Prevention Month" Launches Today|
|Apr 14, 2016||GeekWire - Seattle-area startups PetHub and Pebblebee in contract dispute over pet tracking tags|
|Mar 16, 2016||PRLog - Pet Age Honors Women of Influence|
|Jan 7, 2016||PRLog - Pet Safety Company Providing Free Digital Dog ID Tags in January|
|Dec 21, 2015||Business Insider (tech) - The 50 coolest new businesses in America|
|Aug 22, 2014||GeekWire - PetHub raises fresh cash, buys PetQRtag.com to help return more lost pets to owners|
|Aug 21, 2014||SEC - SEC D|
|Mar 11, 2014||GeekWire - Pethub acquires GetPetsHome, offers free digital pet ID tags|
Pet Hub Inc.
700 NW Gilman Blvd.,
Issaquah, WA 98027
1250 N. Wenatchee Avenue
Wenatchee, Washington 98801