Thursday, June 28, 2012
DogVacay Adds Andreessen Horowitz As Investor
Los Angeles-based Dogvacay, the online marketplace which helps dog owners find people to pet sit their dogs, is announcing this morning that it has added Andreessen Horowitz as an investor at the company. Size of the investment was not disclosed. According to DogVacay, Andreessen Horowitz joins existing investors First Round Capital, Science Inc., Ben Ling, Ted Rheingold, Quest Venture Partners, and Baroda Ventures, which invested in a round of funding for the firm in March. DogVacay, led by Aaron Hirschorn, operates a peer-to-peer marketplace which allows pet owners to connect with each other, as well as professionals, to watch their pets. The firm is one of the companies out of the Science Inc. startup incubator/studio. Hirschorn told socalTECH that "We'll use the additional funding to accelerate our expansion into major markets across the US and to promote grassroots community involvement in a few of our fastest growing cities."