DogVacay Receives Investment from Andreessen Horowitz
DogVacay, a Los Angeles, CA-based community marketplace that connects dog owners in need of boarding services with local pet-care providers, has received an investment of undisclosed amount from Andreessen Horowitz.
The company intends to use the funding to accelerate its expansion into major cities across the US and Canada.
Led by Aaron Hirschhorn, co-founder and CEO, DogVacay launched in Los Angeles and San Francisco less than four months to connect dog owners with experienced local sitters who watch the dogs in their own homes. Its guarantee (DogVacay Guarantee) includes insurance, emergency veterinary care, concierge customer service, and photo updates of your dog’s vacay.
Andreessen Horowitz has joined existing investors including First Round Capital, Science Inc., Ben Ling, Ted Rheingold, Quest Venture Partners, and Baroda Ventures, which made their investmnt in the company in March 2012 (read here).