Location: San Diego, CA

Founders: Leo Trottier, Dan Knudsen & Philip Meier


CleverPet transforms homes into all-day virtual playgrounds for dogs and cats. We combine world-class design with PhD-level expertise in the cognitive sciences to connect humans to the animals they care about. We do this while also solving a costly and pervasive problem: the pain pets and their people feel during the frequent periods when they’re alone. With ultra-smart hardware we enable our customers to provide automatic, constructive, and intelligent engagement, and at the same time radically enhance people’s relationships with the animals they love.