Headlines Rover.com Announces $65M Funding Round, Plans Expansion Published 4 years ago on July 13, 2017 By PETS+ Staff Share Tweet It expects strong growth this year. SEATTLE – Rover.com announced a $65 million round of funding that it plans to put toward expanding internationally and launching new services and tools for sitters and owners. The financing round was led by Spark Capital and includes new investors Bespoke Strategies and StepStone Group. Existing shareholders Madrona Venture Group, Menlo Ventures, Foundry Group, OMERS Ventures and Technology Crossover Ventures also participated in the financing. “We are delighted to partner with Aaron and the Rover team as they continue to build the world’s largest marketplace for pet services,” said Megan Quinn, general partner at Spark Capital. “The Rover platform has taken what was once a highly fragmented, distributed network of pet sitters and dog walkers and made arranging care an easy and secure experience. What is particularly unique about Rover is the deep well of vetted, reviewed caretakers they’ve cultivated over time that they can continue to leverage to offer additional services and enter new markets.” As part of this round, Quinn will join Rover’s board of directors. Advertisement Rover said in a press release that it expects a 200 percent increase in net revenue in 2017. The company’s network of vetted sitters has grown more than 100 percent year-over-year to more than 140,000 throughout North America. More than 100,000 of the company’s sitters also offer dog-walking services on the platform. “We find that people are increasingly looking for quality, technology-enabled services to make their lives easier and more enjoyable, and Rover is leading this movement for the pet care industry,” said Aaron Easterly, CEO of Rover. “With this significant funding from new and returning investors, we will continue to innovate on ways we can make it easier for pet parents to find and book every day pet care. Additionally, our global expansion will give people around the world the ability to know the love and joy of owning a pet.” Rover recently acquired DogVacay and has since then been testing its platform in Canada. Related Topics:DogVacayRover.com click to Comment(Comment) Advertisement You may like These Are the Most Popular Pet Names and Trends of 2020, According to Rover Top Dog and Cat Names of 2019 Revealed These Are the Biggest Dog-Naming Trends of 2018 Promoted Headlines Let’s Hear it for the Comfort Zone Tall Tails Category Spotlight: Terry Naturally® Animal Health Category Spotlight: eTailPet Advertisement Latest Trending Videos Press Releases1 day ago Two Companies from Bend Oregon Team Up for the 2021 Stage Stop Sled Dog Race Press Releases1 day ago New Tiki Cat Grill Pate Wet Cat Food Features Real Fish & Seafood Recipes in Broth Press Releases1 day ago Choice Pet Products Welcomes New Territory Manager to the Team Headlines4 days ago Open Farm Receives $65M in Private Equity Investment Photo Gallery1 week ago How Indie Pet Stores Are Celebrating — and Selling — Valentine’s Day Press Releases1 week ago Lightspeed Launches Supplier Network for Independent Retailers Trace's Store School2 months ago Video: Trace’s Store School: How to Build Community — and Grow Revenue — with Other Businesses Trace's Store School2 months ago Video: Trace’s Store School: Get Ready for Black Friday and Small-Business Saturday Trace's Store School2 months ago Video: Trace’s Store School Teaches You How to Start a Produce Co-Op for Pets Advertisement SubscribeBULLETINS Get the most important newsand business ideas from PETS+. Advertisement Most Popular Headlines4 days ago Open Farm Receives $65M in Private Equity Investment Photo Gallery1 week ago How Indie Pet Stores Are Celebrating — and Selling — Valentine’s Day Press Releases1 week ago Lightspeed Launches Supplier Network for Independent Retailers Columns1 week ago Shelf Appeal: 5 Things to Consider When Choosing Products for Your Pet Store Hot Sellers1 week ago Holiday Toys, Bird Perches and Spa Treatments Among the Hot Sellers for November Headlines5 days ago Mars Petcare Plans $145M Expansion in Arkansas Press Releases1 week ago Coastal Pet Institutes Authorized Seller Policy Ask PETS+1 week ago What Do You Do When Employees from Other Pet Stores Come Into Your Store?