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The 10 most active VC investors in doggie tech

March 22, 2018
Americans love dogs. And so do venture capitalists.

From 2010 to 2017, the amount of VC invested in dog-specific pet technology followed an upward trend. In 2010, just $8.5 million was invested, with that number continuing to rise to more than $140 million by 2016, per the PitchBook Platform. Capital invested in tech related to our furry friends dropped slightly in 2017 to just about $126 million, still significantly higher than it was at the beginning of the decade.

The funding has gone toward a variety of dog-related companies, including Rover and Wag, which offer platforms to connect pet parents with dog walkers, pet sitters and other services. Other doggie-centric startups include Embark, which provides a dog DNA testing kit, and Whistle, a pet activity tracker.

In honor of National Puppy Day, we've put together a list of the 10 most active venture capital investors in US-based dog tech companies since the beginning of 2010:
 

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