Our history and background
We are a Stockholm-based startup that develops, launches, and acquires market-leading pet and horse marketplaces across Europe.
Our mission is to increase trust, safety and convenience when selling or buying a pet through technology, infrastructure creation, access to capital and innovative business models.
The company was founded by two old-time Swedish friends Eyass Shakrah and Axel Lagercrantz. The two of them saw a strong need to make the process of buying or selling pets more trusted, safe and convenient.
The brands we choose to partner with and acquire are all market-leading and oftentimes decades old. Through innovation, technology and access to capital, we believe we have a unique position to lead the modernization of pet marketplaces all over Europe.
Some quick facts
Profitable since year 1.
Pets finding new loving homes each year
Of team consisting of Engineers
Backed by some of Europe’s most seasoned investors
Otiva is the private investment vehicle of the founders of Avito.ru (sold to Naspers for $4bn). Otiva has invested into many of Europe’s fastest growing companies.
Back in Black Capital
Back in Black is the investment vehicle of the Swedish Lundin family, along with some other notable Swedish technology investors.
Aligned VC is a Swedish technology investor, founded by Christian af Jochnick and Eric Rydman Carlsson
Verdane Capital is a private equity fund focused on fast growing businesses, with total committed capital of €1.8bn since 2003.