10 “Pawsome” Pet Startups to Follow in 2022

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Here at Startup Savant, we love startup culture. That’s why we identified the most exciting, innovative, and creative pet startups to watch in 2022 and beyond. From digital veterinary services to tailored-made food for dogs — these are the best pet companies to follow. 

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Best Pet Companies to Watch

Every year, new startups pull to the forefront of their industry through exciting innovation and industry-disrupting business models. We’ve rounded up the most exciting pet startups of 2022 that startup lovers, investors, and aspiring entrepreneurs should follow.

Disclaimer: With so many exciting startups launching and growing worldwide, we aren’t able to cover them all. Furthermore, the startups that are listed below are not officially ranked and are listed in no particular order.

1. Felmo

Location: Berlin, Germany 

Funding: Series Unknown, $17.8 Million

Felmo is a pet tech startup that provides a variety of veterinary services for pets from the comfort of customers’ homes. By offering fast, flexible, and affordable scheduling, as well as a stress-free veterinary experience for pets, Felmo is changing the way pet owners care for their pet’s health.

2. Lea&Bo

Location: Mexico City, Mexico

Funding: Pre-seed, $500,000

Lea&Bo is a subscription-based pet startup that aims to provide all-natural, vet-developed pet products delivered directly to customers’ doors. With Lea&Bo’s AAFCO-compliant recipes, consumers can trust that their pups will be delivered healthy, nutritious meals hassle-free.

3. HelloBello

Location: Vienna, Austria

Funding: Seed, $1.1 Million

HelloBello is a subscription-based pet tech startup that crafts fresh, human-grade food tailored to each dog’s nutritional needs as determined by their veterinarian-developed algorithm. All HelloBello products are free of by-products, portioned, and delivered directly to the customer’s door.

4. Basepaws

Location: El Segundo, California

Funding: Seed, $251,000

Basepaws is a pet genetics and health monitoring startup that offers a first-of-its-kind feline DNA test that is direct to consumer and provides breed and trait information as well as actionable health insights. This information helps cat owners make informed decisions and give their felines the best possible care.

5. PetDx

Location: La Jolla, California

Funding: Series A, $9.8 Million

PetDx is a molecular diagnostics startup that specializes in detection and treatment of cancer in pets through the development of non-invasive tests. The aim of this startup is to provide veterinarians with the tools to detect, characterize, and manage cancer cells early on in pets.

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6. Bingo Insurance

Location: Columbus, Ohio

Funding: Pre-Seed, Undisclosed

If you’re a pet owner, you are most likely aware of the costly vet bills that ensue when your furry friends get sick. Bingo Insurance is here to help by providing affordable pet insurance for pet owners that are tired of paying sky-high vet bills.

7. Loyal

Location: San Francisco, California

Funding: Seed, $4.9 Million

Loyal develops medicine to help dogs live longer and healthier lives. Composed of a team of veterinarians, scientists, and dog-lovers, the goal of this startup is to produce the first drugs to combat the negative effects of aging in dogs.

8. Dobbin Dog Ranch

Location: Montgomery, Texas

Funding: Seed, $1.1 Million

Dobbin Dog Ranch is a destination for dogs that provides training, boarding, grooming, group play, and more for dogs. With a newly-launched resort, this startup aims to provide the best dog training services from experts in the field.

9. Dig

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana

Funding: Non-equity Assistance, $410,000

Dig is a dating app that connects compatible dog lovers and helps them plan a dog-friendly date. At the crossroads of pet tech and the dating app industry, Dig provides a unique service for dog-loving singles.

10. Animal ID

Location: Dallas, Texas

Funding: Seed, $650,000

Animal ID is an international online platform that helps find lost pets using QR pet ID tags and a corresponding app. Additionally, Animal ID’s nonprofit organizations and social projects run by the startup itself work to further social causes to support pets and their owners.

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