Rockpool Investments Leads $10M Series A Round in Trusted house keepersa platform for travelers to find nomads who will take care of their pets and their home when they are traveling.
The Series A round is the first major financial backing for the company since it originally launched in the UK in 2010.
The investment will be used to expand the business in the United States, particularly targeting California-based travelers.
Trusted Housesitters works by connecting travelers intending to leave their pets with other travelers who will house both the property and the pets.
The company is active in 130 countries around the world and claims to achieve sales figures that are double those of 2019.
CEO Mathew Prior says, “Our sitters provide genuine love and one-on-one care in the comfort of the pets’ home, so owners don’t have to worry about returning their beloved pets. anxious to be separated from their own familiar and secure environment.”
In the United States alone, some $8 billion is spent annually on boarding, boarding, and walking services for pets, with this figure likely to increase in the coming years after an increase in the number of new pets. pets by owners during the pandemic.
Trusted Housesitters was started by Andy Peck, who still sits on the board. Avant joined as CEO in September 2019 after a tour operator career with TUI and its Travelopia division.