Petnet Raises $4 Million for Its Smart Pet Feeders

Investors have poured $4 million of new venture funding into Petnet Inc., a company that makes “smart feeders” for dogs and cats that weigh up to 50 pounds.

Petnet’s smart feeders can be controlled remotely through the company’s mobile iOS app, and help pet owners manage feeding times and portion sizes, according to the company’s website.

The sensor-laden feeders also help users to find a nutritionally optimal pet food and have it delivered to their doorstep directly from the manufacturers, bypassing a trip to the pet store and markups seen at brick-and-mortar retailers.