This fast growing canine ecosystem is the one place where owners can easily connect, research, review and locate products, services and resources. All for the love of their dogs.
Bark ’n Yapp’s rapid rise to the top of the pack.
Lifelong dog owners Galen Udell and Glenn Clarke were finding that locating resources for their pets and those of other dog owners was pretty complex. Then they realized that the businesses providing dog owners great products and services were having trouble transitioning to the digital world. In a world of apps, there wasn’t a solution that dog owners were asking for, so these co-founders hatched Bark ’n Yapp.
It’s been a fast ride.
Galen and Glen joined ventureLAB in the Spring 2015 and beta launched that August. They won an OCE SmartStart grant January 2016 to build mobile app, and launched their web app with over 6000 business and park listings that May for owners from Ottawa to Victoria.
By August, they had 250 dog owners signed up. Next came a pilot in December in Columbus, OH and a minimum viable product (MVP) launched In February 2017. Last but not least, the Bark’n Yapp mobile app North American commercial launch happened in March 2017.
Already in April, one month later 1000 dog owners have subscribed.
Want to learn more about Bark ‘n Yapp? Check out their website and download the app!
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