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Petcube

Petcube

Petcube is a technology company designing and developing hardware and software products for pets.

Founded in 2012, Petcube designs and develops remote pet devices; the Petcube Play and Petcube Bites.

Products
Petcube Play

The Petcube Play is a connected device with a 180 degree field of view and voice control through which the owner can use a laser toy to play with their cat or dog while away, as well as talk to them and watch live video feed of their pet.

Petcube Bites

Similar to the Petcube Play, the Petcube Bites has a camera with a 180 degree field of view and voice controls. But, instead of a laser toy, the Petcube Bites flings treats.

Petcube Care

Petcube's subscription plan, Petcube Care, offers users of their free app to upgrade their service, which can include video history, smart alerts, video clips and downloads and extra warranty's.

Funding
HAX Class 3

Petcube participated in the HAX accelerator during 2013, as part of HAX Class 3 through which they raised $70,000.

Crowdfunding

Petcube began a Kickstarter campaign in 2013 to raise $100,000. As of July 2016, Petcube raised $251,225.

Global Technology Foundation Grant

Awarded in October 2014, Petcube received $18,500 in a grant from the Global Technology Foundation while at the IDCEE international tech conference in Kiev.

Seed

Announced in March, 2015, Petcube raised $1.1 million in funding. AVentures Capital and Almaz Capital co-led the round with participation from SOSVentures, David Michaels and Nick Bilogorskiy. They pledged the funding towards shipping to brick-and-mortar stores and establishing a greater distribution network.

Seed - 2

In a second Seed round, announced in February of 2016, Petcube, while part of Y Combinator's Winter 2016 class, they raised $2.6 million. Investment came from Y Combinator, Almaz Capital and AVentures Capital.

Series A

Announced in October, 2017, Petcube raised $10 million in funding. Participation in the round came from Y Combinator, Cabra VC, Almaz Capital and AVentures Capital.

Acquisitions
PetBot

In June of 2017, Petcube announced they acquired PetBot, another connected pet-camera company. PetBot's pet camera took "selfie's" of the animal and dispensed treats. The acquisition included PetBot's intellectual property and assets and PetBot's CTO and co-founder Miska Dzamba joined Petcube's engineering team. The financial terms of the acquisition were not released.

Timeline

October 2017
Petcube raises a $10,000,000 series A round from AVentures Capital, Almaz Capital, Cabra.vc and Y Combinator.
February 2016
Petcube raises a $2,600,000 seed round from AVentures Capital, Almaz Capital, Digital Future, Y Combinator and Zillionize Angel.
May 2015
Petcube raises a $1,100,000 seed round from 408 Ventures, AVentures Capital, Almaz Capital, David Michaels, Nick Bilogorskiy and SOSV.
October 2014
Petcube raises a $20,000 grant from Global Technology Foundation.
2013
Petcube was founded by Alex Neskin, Andrey Klen and Yaroslav Azhnyuk.

Funding rounds

People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Aleksandr Davidenko

Employee

Alex Neskin

Founder

Andrey Klen

Founder

Anton Perov

Employee

Brad Wells

Employee

Cyril Ebersweiler

Investor

Daniil Stolyarov

Investor

Daria Staverska

Employee

David Michaels

Investor

HR Petcube

Employee

Igor Shoifot

Advisor

Jason Johnson

Advisor

Joey Liu

Attorney

John Chory

Attorney

Natasha Mantle

Advisor

Nick Bilogorskiy

Investor

Olga Sidorina

Employee

Sean O'Sullivan

Investor

Semyon Dukach

Advisor

Slava Baranskyi

Employee

Stephen Forte

Advisor

Vivian Lee

Employee

Yaroslav Azhnyuk

Founder

Yevgen Sysoyev

Investor

Further reading

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Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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Companies

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CEO
Location
Products/Services

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Maija Palmer
December 17, 2020
Sifted
The Ukrainian company wants give pets a voice and help their owners understand what tthey are saying. AI may help.
Serena Tarling
November 19, 2020
Sifted
Just as humans have found solace in video calls during the pandemic, pet services, too, have gone online. Can they work?
Cameron Faulkner
September 20, 2019
The Verge
Petcube's Play 2 pet camera is able to send you clips of your pets while you're away, and keep them entertained with a built-in laser. This model goes beyond most smart cameras with its Alexa and smart filtering capabilities.

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