/// Fetch! BarkBox Raises $5 Million for Doggy Treat Deliveries.
MySpace for people who like dogs? Seen it . Airbnb for people who like dogs? Seen two of those . So of course there’s a Birchbox — the subscription service that delivers a monthly package of makeup samples — for people who like dogs, too. It’s called, BarkBox , obviously. And it’s a bit more than a year old, and has 35,000 customers paying at least $19 a month. And now it has $5 million in venture money, via a round led by RRE Ventures. The new money comes on top of $1.7 million the startup raised last year, from all of the same investors in the new round, who include Lerer Ventures, Polaris Ventures, 500 Startups and Bertelsmann. The New York-based company is using the money to build out other canine-related businesses, including BarkPost , which CEO Matt Meeker describes as a dog-specific version of BuzzFeed’s “animals” site , and BarkCare, a $199-a-year service that gives dog owners 24/7 access to vets for consultations online and over the phone
Fetch! BarkBox Raises $5 Million for Doggy Treat Deliveries.