Pet services startup MadPaws raises $1.1 million in oversubscribed round

- October 8, 2015 2 MIN READ

This morning, Sydney-based Mad Paws, a fast-growing marketplace for pet services, has raised $1.1 million in an oversubscribed funding round. Investors that contributed to the round include Macdoch Ventures, cofounder of HotelsCombined Michael Doubinski, Commonwealth Bank Group Executive Matt Comyn and Managing Director of Amazon Web Services Paul Migliorini.


Sensonix has come up with a tech solution to help Australians discipline their pets

- July 16, 2015 2 MIN READ

Not everyone goes so far as to call their cat or dog their baby, but most Australians do consider their pets a part of their family, and that’s reflected in how much we spend on them: Australia spends over $6 billion a year on feeding and grooming pets and keeping them healthy. There’s a lot pet owners can control, but one of the biggest worries is what – or where – pets get up to when there’s no one home.


Startup Dogsperts wants to cash in on the internet’s love for dogs

- March 4, 2015 2 MIN READ

From the millions of cute cat videos, pictures of dogs dressed up in wacky Halloween outfits, and forums allowing people to chat about pets and ask for advice, the internet has taught us that people are crazy about their pets and may do just about anything for them. Of course, entrepreneurs have noticed and are finding new ways to leverage this love and monetise it.