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Pet sitting site DogVacay fetches $6 million more in funding

Benchmark Capital puts money down on the site known as an Airbnb for dogs. Since its started in March, DogVacay has paid out $1 million to its growing fleet of hosts.

By November 13, 2012


Correction: DogVacay board member

The name of the Benchmark Capital general partner who is joining DogVacay's board was incorrect. It is Bill Gurley.

By November 13, 2012


F-U-N-D-E-D: Algorithms aplenty, wearables for you, robots for rover

In the last week, Silicon Valley's venture capitalists have bet on a future where dogs are gamers and on-demand is in.

By June 12, 2015


Pet sitter finding service DogVacay gets more funding

Startup gets additional funding to expand its service that matches dogs whose owners are away with people willing to board them.

By June 28, 2012


Sidecar rolls out medical marijuana delivery in SF

Ride-share startup's expansion into logistics comes amid fierce competition with better-funded rivals Uber and Lyft

By May 12, 2015


Whistle, the Fitbit for dogs, makes push into mainstream

Aimed at gathering data to help track and improve a dog's health, the wireless tracking device lands in PetSmart stores next week. And there's now an Android version of the app.

By February 27, 2014


Concierge economy takes off

Offering convenient and cheaper ways to access tailored services like ordering a private car, renting out a vacation home, or running personal errands, the "concierge economy" rose to a new level in 2012.

By December 11, 2012


WithMe Bone concept soothes lonely dogs

A concept dog bone uses the sound of your voice and your smell to ease the mind and spirit of dogs with separation anxiety.

By July 9, 2012