Today, BIGfish client Petnet announced its latest round of funding: $10 million Series A, led by Petco. With the new funds, Petnet will continue to expand its product line, develop its pet food delivery service and enhance its infrastructure. Beginning this week, Petnet’s SmartFeeder ($149) and SmartBowl ($49) are available at select Petco stores nationwide and online at Petco.com. With this new round, Petnet has raised $21.5 million to date.
Boston is brimming with technology startups, with established “unicorns” like DraftKings and innovative new players cropping up every week. With so many tech companies and startups in the area, there are plenty of tech-focused events that enable techies, investors and enthusiasts to mingle, network and learn from one another - and the August calendar is really heating up.
by Julia Taylor
We work with a lot of startups at BIGfish, so we understand the benefits of coworking spaces. Startups often can’t afford their own office space, but still need somewhere to work, and can benefit from with the support of a community and morale that typically comes from working closely with others. Starting your own business is far from easy, and we believe that coworking spaces can pave the way towards a company’s big break. They allow members to easily meet, collaborate and network - essential tools for any business. These awesome, local startup communities just might be the solution to take your company to the next level and increase your chances of success.
While many people may think of San Francisco or New York as startup hotspots, Boston continues to prove itself as a serious tech hub. With universities like Harvard and MIT, high rates of venture capital investment, and an abundance of creative and qualified people, Boston is quickly becoming an international startup destination.