Dogsee Chew, a natural dog food company based out of Bangalore has secured funding of Rs 2 crore from angel investors, led by Renu Balyan and Jyotsna Bapat.

The company, which provides healthy and natural dog treats sourced from the Himalayas, confirmed the funding and also disclosed that future plans include expansion of product portfolio and exports. All their products are healthy, natural and human grade and the company further confirms that they will continue the trend for their entire portfolio.

Bhupendra Khanal, CEO - Dogsee Chew, says, "More than the investment, we are thrilled about the fact that both the investors are avid dog lovers and they really believe in the company's offerings. It is an excellent fit and it also reaffirms our faith in the products and the company." Renu Balyan is a Delhi-based Angel investor, who is a pet parent herself and is an avid animal lover. Jyotsna Bapat, is an Associate Professor at IIIT Bangalore.

Speaking about the development, investor Renu Balyan says, "I am a pet parent myself and am always looking for natural and healthy alternatives to cheap imported treats in the industry. Dogsee Chew is a great relief, as not only it is nutritious and 100 percent natural, it is also an extremely unique product made from Yak's milk."

Currently, Dogsee Chew has 7 product SKUs and retails in over 20 states of India. Dogsee Chew is also very involved with welfare of Indie dogs. Their recent adoption campaign, 'Bengaluru Opts To Adopt' was a huge hit and it created quite a stir on Twitter by trending at #1 for a continuous 5 hours, and created history by becoming India's first pet industry Twitter trend.

Jyotsna Bapat is bullish about the industry and the company, and she says, "The Indian pet food industry is on the verge of a revolution in terms of demand and quality. I like the company's underlying concept as well as passion of the team, and am convinced that Dogsee Chew will lead the pack."

Speaking more about the investment, Bhupendra adds, "We are also very happy with the timing of this investment, as very shortly we will be launching the first ever human-grade dog cookies. It is going to revolutionize the market as the product is unlike any available right now."

About the exports, Bhupendra says, "We are working on building partners in some international markets. More details will follow once things materialize."

Bangalore-based Dogsee Chew started operations in 2015. They source their products from the best of manufacturers and suppliers in the Himalayan range - Nepal and Darjeeling. The products are made as they have always been traditionally made, un-tampered and without any modern intervention.

In January 2016, Gurgaon-based PetsGlam Services Pvt. Ltd that runs online pet supplies store Dogspot had raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Ratan Tata, chairman emeritus of Tata Sons Ltd, along with existing investor Ronnie Screwvala. Other investors in the round include Ashok Mittal, Rishi Parti, Dheeraj Jain, partner at Redcliffe Capital, a UK-based hedge fund, and Abhijeet Pai.

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