Pet camera startup PetBot acquired by San Francisco-based Petcube

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Toronto-based PetBot has been acquired by San Francisco-based Petcube, which develops pet cameras and software.

Indiegogo-funded PetBot develops a ‘selfie-taking’ treat-dispensing pet camera, and the acquisition includes PetBot’s intellectual property and assets. PetBot CTO and founder Misko Dzamba will be joining the Petcube engineering team as principal engineer.

“We’ve admired what the PetBot team built, their speed of innovation, and Dzamba’s passion for improving lives of pets with technology,” said Yaroslav Azhnyuk, CEO and co-founder of Petcube. “Petcube connects pets to the internet and delivers state of the art technology and design to over 100,000 pets and their parents globally. We couldn’t be more excited about joining forces with PetBot, and accelerating innovation in the connected pet space.”

With the acquisition, Petcube hopes to deepen its expertise in artificial intelligence and machine learning and gearing up for future product releases. Dzamba will lead Petcube’s AI team to develop next generation software that will be integrated across all Petcube products and services.

“When Petcube first launched in 2013, I knew that the founders understood the needs of the modern pet parent at a time when almost no one else did,” said Misko Dzamba, CTO and co-founder of PetBot. “PetBot has been nothing short of a wild ride, and I feel grateful to have worked with such a dedicated team and my co-founder and PetBot CEO Zoran Grabovac. I am now privileged to be able to continue my work in pet technology at Petcube and am very excited to see what the future holds for our furry companions!”

PetBot customers will continue to receive ongoing support for the next year.

Jessica Galang

Jessica Galang

Jessica Galang is BetaKit's News Editor.