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Daily Deals For Dog Owners With doggyloot; Gets Sandbox Funding

Daily deals sites are now a dime to a dozen, but here's one with an interesting niche: dog owners. doggyloot (www.doggyloot.com) is the largest and fastest growing deal site for dog owners, and connects merchants in the pet space with tens of thousands of dog owners on new products and services. The company runs three to four deals each week on everything from dog toys and treats to grooming supplies and accessories, all at a 50 percent discount or higher.

Sandbox Ventures Invests

Chicago-based Sandbox Ventures, the venture fund of business incubator and venture capital firm Sandbox Industries (www.sandboxindustries.com), has announced that it is investing in doggyloot. This investment will further enable doggyloot to expand its member base, offer deals more frequently and grow to become a comprehensive, one-stop source for dog owners for both merchandise and content, the venture fund says. doggyloot intends to continue growing its expanding user base while exploring other facets of the dog space, including an extensive content section of the site. Sandbox Ventures, based in Chicago’s West Loop, has also invested in FeeFighters (which we covered previously), Fango, eduLender, ScholarPro, BabbaCo, BFF Gemz, Marbles: The Brain Store and Lab42. Along with doggyloot, Marbles: The Brain Store and Lab42 were internally incubated in Sandbox Industries’ offices in Chicago.

Daniel Goh is the founder and chief editor of Young | Upstarts, as well as an F&B entrepreneur. Daniel has a background in public relations, and is interested in issues in entrepreneurship, small business, marketing, public relations and the online space. He can be reached at daniel [at] youngupstarts [dot] com.

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