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Bubble-watch: The dog-sitting sharing economy gets frothy

Wednesday, August 07, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Janice Kim
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The dog-sitting sharing economy is heating up. Last week, Rover.com ("Airbnb for dogs”) announced an infusion of $3.5 million from Petco, bringing its total funding up to $14.5 billion. (Previous investors included Madrona Venture Group, one of the biggest venture capital firms in the Pacific Northwest.) Rover.com’s main competitor, DogVacay ("Dog Boarding Just Got Awesome!”) announced $6 million in funding from Benchmark Capital last fall…


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