DogBuddy, an online marketplace for dog sitting, raised over €5M in Series A funding.
Backers included Sweet Capital – the investment fund created and funded by the founders of King.com, and other existing and new investors.
The company intends to use the funding, which brings total investment to c. €10M., to expand the team’s technical operations, invest further in marketing and to launch in additional European markets.
Founded in 2013 by CEO Richard Setterwall, DogBuddy operates an online and mobile dog sitting marketplace which matches dog owners with local and dog sitters to provide Doggy Day Care, Home Dog Boarding, and Dog Walking across the UK, Spain, Italy, France, Germany, Sweden and Norway.
The community has more than 500,000 people registered and over 30,000 approved dog sitters using the service.
The Pan-European business has offices in London, Stockholm and Barcelona and operations in seven countries – following recent entry to Sweden and Norway.