Mad Paws, a Sidney, Australia-based marketplace for pet services, raised $1.1m in funding.
– Macdoch Ventures;
– Michael Doubinski, a co-founder of HotelsCombined;
– Matt Comyn, a Commonwealth Bank Group executive; and
– Paul Migliorini, CEO of Amazon Web Services.
The funds will be used to ramp up marketing and grow the team.
Co-founded by Alexis Soulopoulos, CEO, Jan Pacas, Rolf Weber, Justus Hammer and Bjorn Behrendt and and launched in November 2014, Mad Paws allows owners to find local, vetted pet sitters for their pets. Today, it has over 3,500 verified pet sitters across Australia showing 50% growth month on month.
The service is also available via a mobile app launched in June.