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Script error: No such module "Draft topics". Script error: No such module "AfC topic".[1] commonly known as or, is a Finnish technology startup that serves as a marketplace for pet sitting. It was founded by Joonas Vyhtinen on June 6, 2022, and operates from the Maria01 campus [2] in Helsinki, Finland. The platform emphasizes personalized care by considering the individual personality, routine, and habits of each pet. The entity operates under the legal name Pethotel Oy.[3]

Early Stages and Development[edit]

On December 20, 2022, soft-launched with minimal features, primarily promoting itself through unpaid marketing techniques. During this phase, several bugs were encountered, but addressed by providing exceptional service. The company also extended its appreciation to customers and pet sitters through various gestures, such as sending handwritten cards to customers participating in the platform at an early stage. Feedback and development ideas were actively sought to enhance the user experience, particularly regarding technical features.

Board and Recognition[edit]

The board of includes Markus Rautopuro, Risto Valtakari, and Kari Vyhtinen. The board of is composed of Markus Rautopuro, Risto Valtakari, and Kari Vyhtinen. Board members collective expertise from publicly listed companies & similar technology startups is suggested to have contributed to the platform's gradual refinement and growing recognition.

In September 2023, was spotlighted by EU Startups [4] as one of the top 10 most promising pet tech startups in Europe, underlining its potential in the pet tech sector.

Competitors and Financials[edit] competes with platforms such as Pawshake and[5] in the pet service marketplace. According to Crunchbase, the startup has raised a total of €200,000 in funding, with a Pre Seed round on June 15, 2022, raising €100,000, and a Seed round on May 1, 2023, garnering another €100,000 from Business Finland. Additionally, Business Finland extended €60,000 support for global expansion under the Tempo program.

Services[edit] bridges the gap between pet owners and pet sitters, allowing pet enthusiasts to spend time with pets without owning them. It also provides a platform for sitters to list their services, aiding pet owners in finding a suitable caretaker for their pets.



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  1. "Ihana hoitopaikka lemmikillesi - Pethotel hoitopaikat". Retrieved 2023-10-07.
  2. "Members Directory". Maria 01. Retrieved 2023-10-07.
  3. "Crunchbase Company Profile & Funding".
  4. "EU-Startups | Spotlight on European startups". EU-Startups. 2023-10-06. Retrieved 2023-10-07.
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