Mad Paws, a Sydney, Australia-based pet services marketplace, raised $5m in Series A funding.
Backers included Qantas Airlines Limited, Microequities Venture Capital, Scale Up Media Fund, existing investor Macdoch Ventures and Tim Fung, the CEO and Co Founder of Airtasker, who will be joining the Mad Paws board.
The new funds will allow the company to enhance the technology and customer support processes.
Launched in November 2014 by Alexis Soulopoulos, Jan Pacas, Rolf Weber, Justus Hammer and Bjorn Behrendt, Mad Paws is a marketplace for pet services. Pet owners across Australia can book a local, vetted and insured pet sitter from 15,000 approved sitters and dog walkers. So far, 300,000 pets have been registered on the platform.