🚀 Otto: Your pet's personal wellness team
Make raising your pets that much easier
This week’s startup Otto transforms the pet parenthood experience – making you and your pet’s life more healthy, social, and fun.
⚾ The Elevator Pitch
Over the course of the pandemic, nine million Americans became new pet parents. And it makes sense. Pets bring us joy, love and comfort. But becoming a new pet parent can be stressful, scary, and hard.
Otto provides 24/7 vet care, personalized products, and everything that a pet owner might need in an app.
👇 The Drop Down
Traction: Raised $1.6M round led by Long Journey Ventures
Team: Karan Dalal, Arnuv Tandon, Rishi Kothari (Did we mention, they’re all teenagers)
🔍 Why we like it
🐶 A doggone big market
70% of American households either own or have owned a pet as of 2022. Otto is tapping into this market by creating a virtual platform where pet owners can take care of all of their medical and insurance concerns. Sometimes, medical emergencies, big or small, can pop up – and in those instances, every pet owner would appreciate a Vet one call away.
🤩 Potential suite of products
As of now, Otto can connect pet parents with veterinarians, offer personalized care, and suggest products and services that specifically cater the pet’s need. Otto plans to eventually in-house many of these services and create their own products (Otto Insurance, CPG), bundling them together into one plan for the best pet care possible.
🤝 Get involved with Otto
Download their app
Otto is hiring. See their open roles