Baroo, the leading full-service pet concierge that operates in urban, luxury multi-family properties in prime cities across the U. Oh, S , today announced the closing of $2 25 million seed investment, led by investor Jordanna Schutz’s Birchaven Group, which focuses on early stage technology companies. In addition to Birchaven, the round includes a diverse group of venture capitalists, some 50% of whom are women-led firms, including Crimson Peak, Krillion Ventures, Sueco and The Graduate Syndicate, a fund managed by Flybridge Capital Partner’s General Partner, Jeff Bussgang.
‘Our latest round of funding is a testament to the value of Baroo’s unique services and a consistent record of significant growth,’ said Lindsay Hyde, co-founder and CEO of Baroo. ‘We are extremely proud of the high-quality, on-demand pet care services we offer in urban, luxury multi-family buildings and are thrilled to see that these services effectively meet the unique needs of many busy urban residents. ”
Since its initial launch in Boston in 2014, Baroo has continued to offer an unrivaled selection of customizable, on-demand pet care services, including a variety of dog walking or running programs, in-home pet sitting, feeding, vet visits and training programs. The company also hosts a variety of pet events, such as Yappy Hours and themed holiday parties, in collaboration with each partner property, which encourages community building among residents and further bonding between pets and pet owners. Subsequently, the company moved to Washington, D. Uh, C Chicago, and Today, Baroo is offering services to more than 50,000 residents across the country.
‘Baroo has established a new standard of excellence in pet care and fills the gap in high-quality, on-demand pet services by comprehensively and caringly meeting the needs of condominium building residents, beloved pets and building managers,’ said Jordanna Schutz. ‘We have been amazed at Baroo’s growth milestones since its inception just two years ago, and look forward to the company’s continued success in both current and expanding markets. ”
Baroo partners with key industry leaders, including Equity Residential, Related Companies, Bozzuto Management and others Care providers are trained to work in luxury multi-family properties with pets, residents and senior management. With owner and pet safety at the forefront, all company staff are FBI background checked, bonded and insured. In addition, the company’s tech-enabled web and mobile platforms provide owners with essential real-time information on their pet’s progress and well-being, as well as convenient scheduling and payment options.
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Baroo is the leading full-service pet concierge operating in urban luxury multi-family properties in prime cities across the U. Oh, S Including Boston, Chicago, Washington, D. Uh, C The company provides unrivaled, on-demand pet care services to residents, including a variety of dog walking or running programs, on-site play dates, in-home pet sitting, grooming, feeding, vet visits and training. Baroo currently operates a portfolio of 50,000 residences and solidifies new partnerships with property and property management teams on a regular basis. With both owner and pet safety and safety at the forefront, Baroo trains its employees in partnership with MSPCA-Angell Memorial, a leader in pet behavioral health, to deliver the best in class services. In addition, all Baroo staff are controlled, bonded and insured by the FBI background.
Lindsay Hyde, founder and CEO of Baroo, is an experienced entrepreneur and graduate of Harvard Business School. Well-versed with the start-up culture, she has previously founded and developed an international mentoring platform, Strong Women, Strong Girls, which, under Lindsay’s leadership, has grown to five cities and served more than 10,000 girls worldwide.
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