Petcube, which is part of Y Combinator’s Winter 2016 class, is a young startup that wants to bring together pet care and the connected home to improve the lives of our pets. To do this, the company has raised $2.6 million for their first product, the Petcube Camera.
The round comes from Almaz Capital, Y Combinator, and AVentures Capital, and brings Petcube’s total funding to $3.8 million to date.
The $199 Petcube Camera isn’t a regular home-monitoring device. It connects to your home Wi-Fi and enables you to entertain your bored pet remotely with a built-in, app-controlled laser toy. (Petcube’s website details that the 5mW 3R class laser is certified and safe for pets.)
The wide angle camera streams HD…