INNOVATION DOESN'T WAIT

Put your expertise, capital and connections to work with the PCI Investor Community. It puts you in direct contact with Nestle-Purina executives, fellow investors, and pet industry entrepreneurs.

Meet the founders pushing the pet industry forward

The Pet Care Innovation Network is the industry’s only peer-to-peer network of founders of high-growth startups in pet care. Accredited investors are invited to join our investor community.

FIND ENTREPRENEURS

Innovation in the pet industry is moving faster than ever and capital continues to pour into pet and animal health startups.

GET FIRST ACCESS

Receive curated fundraising alerts and updates about the 35 startups in the Pet Care Innovation Network.

MENTOR FOUNDERS

Join our community to speak at upcoming programs for startups and meet founders seeking more than just your investment.

Attend Our Invite Only Investor Dinner in Downtown Chicago

Purina’s 9 Square Ventures invites you to an exclusive pet care investor dinner in Chicago on March 28th, 2023.

This dinner is designed for investors to network with Purina’s 9 Square Ventures team, meet the industry’s best startups, and discover new investment opportunities and relationships. The agenda includes designated networking time, a welcome from Purina and 9 Square Ventures, startup speed dating, dinner, and free flow networking and drinks. Purina invited 20 hand-selected startups from their community which now consists of more than 40 high-growth potential startups with the goal of raising over $80M in venture capital this quarter.

From this dinner you can expect the opportunity to:

  • Have one-on-one time with Purina and 9 Square Ventures Executive team
  • Meet the founders behind some of the industry’s most innovative, high-growth startups

Sign up below to discuss receiving a personal invitation (accredited investors only).

Featured companies include:

Sign up below to discuss receiving a personal invitation (accredited investors only).

Our Members

5 Element Food Therapy
Adoptimize
Angelpaw
AnimalBiome
Artie
Bar K
Because, Animals.
BestyBnB
beyondGREEN
Bond Pet Foods
Bright Planet
Chippin
CleverPet
DogDrop
DogSpot
EpiPaws
Ewegurt
FetchFind
GuardianVets
Harper
Mella Pet Care
MentorVet
MuttGut
My Simple Pet Lab
Obe
OraStripdx
Packhire
Paway
Pawlytics
Pet Vet Hotline
PetHub
Pets on Q
PupPod
QSM Diagnostics
Relief Rover
Shameless Pets
SpotOn.Pet
SwiftPaws
Sylvester.ai
TEEF! by Primal Health, LLC
uPetsia
VetGuardian
Whole Life Pet

Participation in the PCI Prize and membership in PCI Network does not represent financial interest nor endorsement by Nestlé Purina in the respective companies. The Pet Care Innovation Prize and Network allows Nestlé Purina to meet and support the early stage companies that they might be working with in the future.