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Rover.com Fetches $25 Million Round, Led by TCV PR Newswire, 3/19/2015 “We invest in market-leading technology companies that we believe have huge potential and are poised for massive expansion, and Rover is a great fit,” said David Yuan, General Partner at TCV. “Even as Rover has grown to become the largest network in the US, it has earned unparalleled customer satisfaction and loyalty. In fact, the research we conducted has revealed that more than 90% of Rover’s customers have recommended the service to someone else, which is pretty remarkable.”
Petco leads $3.5M investment in Seattle’s Rover.com Puget Sound Business Journal, 7/30/2013 “We are pleased to invest in and to help grow Rover.com, which has established itself as the clear leader in the space,” said Ted Root, vice president of business development at Petco
Doggie deal: Rover.com gets new funding from Petco Upstart Business Journal, 7/30/2013 “The deal was not driven by a need for immediate funding; instead, it is a tremendous opportunity to develop a long-term relationship with a leader in the pet industry.”
The Daily Startup: Petco Backs Pet-Sitter Marketplace Rover.com Wall Street Journal, 7/30/2013 Rover.com primarily engaged in this deal to establish Petco as a strategic partner. Petco will cross-promote Rover.com’s services on its website and in its 1,100 retail stores, for starters.
Online dog service Rover.com gets investment from Petco International Venture Capital Post, 7/30/2013“‘Our revenue is twenty times what it was a year ago–and four times what it was three months ago. This partnership will help further accelerate the growth of our in-home dog care solution,’ Rover CEO Aaron Easterly said.”
Petco Leads $3.5M Investment in Rover.com DowJones Venturewire, 7/30/2013 Among other things, the executive lauded Rover.com’s management team, and mobile app, which allows owners and sitters to share photos and messages during a pet’s stay, as well as the startup’s “24/7 vet consultation service” via its website.
Rover.com fetches $3.5M, signs exclusive partnership deal with Petco for its Airbnb for dogs service The Next Web, 7/30/2013 Grabbing a partnership with Petco appears to be a logical option for Rover.com. The startup says that it operates across the US with more than 150,000 users, 25,000 approved dog sitters, all in 4,300 cities.
Dog sitting service Rover.com laps up $3.5M in deal with pet care powerhouse Petco GeekWire, 7/30/2013 Petco brings a huge marketing engine with it, one that could help supercharge Rover.com’s online marketplace for dog sitters.
Give Your Dog a “Staycation” Steve Dale’s Pet World, 7/20/2013 Why kennel your dog when you can have a sitter come to your home? Steve chats with Aaron Easterly of Rover.com about all of the great benefits of letting your furry family member have a staycation.
Rover.com Partners With First Advantage for Background Screening Solutions for Dog Sitters Market Watch, 6/25/2013 At Rover.com, we’re committed to the most comprehensive dog sitting experience possible,” said Aaron Easterly, CEO. “Part of this process involves ensuring our sitters have been properly screened by an industry leader.”
Finding a Home Away From Home for Pup Wall Street Journal, 6/25/2013 We decided to test out a new trend in pet care: services that match dogs with people willing to host them in their homes….
Sniff out the Perfect Dog Sitter on Rover.com Animal Fair, 6/17/2013 Rover.com provides numerous services that will seduce even the pickiest pet parent! Animal Fair had the pleasure to meet with Aaron Easterly, CEO of Rover.com, to ask him questions about his incredible company.
DOG TRAVEL EXPERTS: Rover.com Dog Tipper, 6/11/2013 As much as we love to travel with our dogs, it’s just not always possible. When you’re looking for a local dog sitter, Rover.com provides a trusted online community.
Companies Try to Make the First Day for New Hires More Fun, 5/28/2013 Scott Porad, Rover’s head of product development, says he was inspired by research showing that autonomy, learning, and feeling productive all contributed to employee satisfaction
Rover.com, Like Airbnb for your dog San Francisco Chronicle, 4/25/2013 Three weeks ago, Jared Surasky was in a bind. He was leaving town and the friends and family members he usually relies on for dog-sitting were unavailable.
Rover.com: It could turn out to be your dog’s second best friend Examiner SF, 4/25/2013 Dog owners know the anguish of having to leave their best four-legged friends behind to go on vacation or leave for a short period of time… Gottesman postulated that many dog owners would prefer a warm and inviting home for their pets to stay over, rather than a kennel, and the concept of Rover.com was born.
Finding a Sitter for Your Dog, via the Web The New York Times, 4/9/2012 Sites like Airbnb enable people to rent an extra bed in their apartment to travelers. A new site called Rover.com lets you rent your lap to dogs when their owners are out of town.
Rover.com, an Airbnb for Dogs, Raises $3.4 Million The Wall Street Journal, 4/9/2012 Rover.com, an alternative to dog kennels, has raised $3.4 million to be the Airbnb of the dog-boarding market, Tricia Duryee reports on digits.
Woof! Rover.com Fetches $3.4 Million to Be Airbnb for Dogs. All Things D, 4/9/2012 Rover.com has raised $3.4 million to be the Airbnb of the dog-boarding market. Rover is an alternative to dog kennels, much like how Airbnb offers an alternative to staying in hotels.
CrunchFund, Madrona invest $3.4M in dog-sitting service Rover GeekWire, 4/9/2012 Dog-loving venture capitalist Michael Arrington is among the new investors in Rover.com, the Seattle online service that helps pet owners find lodging for their canine companions.
Matchmaking site for dogs and dog sitters: Rover.com Examiner, 2/14/2012 With Rover.com your dog gets to go on an awesome vacation when you do, too.