Wag Expands To Austin

Los Angeles-based on-demand, dog walking marketplace Wag!, which was founded by Jason Meltzer and Josh Viner, said today that it has expanded to Austin, to coincide with the SXSW tech gathering in that city this week. The startup says that Austin is the eighth city it has launched in so far. Wag currently also serves Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City, Seattle, Chicago, Orange County and San Diego. The company is venture backed by Freestyle Capital, Greylock, CrunchFund, Slow Ventures, Social Leverage, and RRE Ventures. Wag's smartphone driven servie provides GPS tracking of dog walkers, and pictures and videos of your pet, including a "pee and poo report".