PetMedix named in Top 10 promising pet startups that are keeping pets and pet lovers happy during the pandemic

EU Startups article | by Charlotte Tucker

If you’ve been spending more time (and money) on your pets recently, then you’re not alone. Whether your animal companions are furry, feathery or scaly, it’s natural to focus more attention on them when isolating at home, and equally understandable to reach deeper into your wallet to keep them entertained and happy.

European pet startups have been joyfully riding this renewed wave of interest, and quite curiously, we’re seeing a flurry of growth in sectors that mirror current human needs. Trends like telemedicine, personalised healthy food boxes and home deliveries are crossing over to the pet world, and the pet-tech founders that were ahead of the game before the pandemic started are now reaping the benefits. More than a few pet startups have landed funding since the lockdown began, and this shows no signs of stopping.

We’ve scouted out the most promising startups that were founded in the last 5 years and are currently growing their team size in leaps and bounds, as well as closing funding rounds fast. Take a look at these promising young teams to get an understanding of what’s ‘hot’ in the pet-tech scene right now, as well as get some ideas on how to treat your own four- or two-legged friends at home.

PetMedix was founded in Cambridge in 2016, as a biotech veterinary company.

  • Our dogs and cats suffer many of the same health problems as we do, such as cancer, allergies, arthritis, and many more, however human medicines can’t be applied. To fix this and stop our pets suffering needlessly, their team is innovating in species-specific antibodies for use in veterinary medicines. Over the last 12 months, PetMedix has been growing fast and actually doubled in size. To top this off, the team recently raised funding from Cambridge Innovation Capital to push forward further emerging animal health.

See the full Top 10 list here