- Founded: 2016
- Ceased Operations: 2023
What did Fuzzy do?
Fuzzy was a subscription-based pet healthcare startup that offered 24/7 access to veterinarians through its mobile app. The company also provided a service for direct mailing of medications, supplements, and food for dogs and cats. Fuzzy’s mission was to make pet care accessible, affordable, and delightful for every pet parent. The Fuzzy app allowed pet parents to connect with a veterinarian via video chat or text message. The veterinarian could then assess the pet’s condition and provide advice or treatment, such as prescribing medication or recommending a course of action. Fuzzy also offered a subscription service that included unlimited access to the app, as well as discounts on medications and other pet care products.
Fuzzy had raised a total funding of $80.5 million. Some of the investors in Fuzzy Pet Health included Icon Ventures, Greycroft, Matrix, Crosscut Ventures, and more. Fuzzy planned to use the funding to grow its network of veterinary professionals, provide additional financial offerings, develop its educational content, and more.
Who started Fuzzy?
Founder & CEO Zubin Bhettay
Why did they go out of business?
The reason for Fuzzy’s shutdown was not clear, but some former employees suggested that the business model was not economically viable and the company could not scale.
Fuzzy’s site and mobile apps were taken down, and the LinkedIn and Twitter profiles of its CEO and co-founder Zubin Bhettay no longer existed. The shutdown was confirmed in a LinkedIn post by Dr. Cherice Roth, the Chief Medical Officer of the startup.