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AnimalBiome Completes $1.5M Seed Funding Round, Hires Carlton Osborne as CEO


February 6, 2020

Press release: AnimalBiome

AnimalBiome, a leader in the dog and cat health microbiome sector, has completed a seed funding round totaling $1.5 million, bringing their total raised to date to $2.25 million. The company was founded by researchers at the University of California, Davis and Berkeley in late 2016.  AnimalBiome completed IndieBio’s life science accelerator program in 2017, and Leap Venture Studio’s accelerator program in 2018. AnimalBiome provides personalized recommendations for nutrition and supplements based on genetic sequencing of bacteria in the microbiome of companion animals.

In addition, Holly Ganz, PhD and CEO at AnimalBiome, has announced she will be moving into the chief science officer position. President of AnimalBiome, Carlton Osborne, JD, will now be taking over as the company’s new CEO.

“With the support of our investors, we’re accelerating developments of our products and will continue to provide pet parents with revolutionary science to boost pet health, happiness and longevity by improving their microbiomes,” says Ganz. “We’re very excited to see what the future holds for AnimalBiome, especially with Carlton as our new CEO. We feel confident his leadership skills and business expertise will continue to follow our mission and achieve our company goals. And this will allow me to focus on developing better ways to use the microbiome to monitor and improve the health of dogs and cats.”

Osborne brings more than 15 years of start-up and business development experience with focus on rapid revenue growth and customer experience.

“I was an early adviser and investor in AnimalBiome because it has a revolutionary approach to helping the millions of dogs and cats that suffer from digestive disorders that often cause diarrhea, vomiting and constipation,” said Osborne. “AnimalBiome is uniquely positioned to harness the potential of the microbiome to deliver personalized nutrition products and services for dogs and cats.”

Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, AnimalBiome advances pet care through gut microbiome research and pet digestive health products. Their team of scientists know that a healthy inside leads to a healthy outside, which is why they’re on a mission to develop innovative, science-backed treatments that will help pet parents better understand their pet’s gut microbiome. In addition, they provide all of the tools an owner will need to improve their pet’s health.

AnimalBiome currently offers gut health testing and gut microbiome restoration supplements for cats and dogs.

Benefits of their Gut Health Tests include:

  • Actionable insights for personalized diet and nutrition, supplements, or patient lifestyle changes
  • Distinguishes whether the patient’s microbiome is dysbiotic and identifies which bacterial groups may be problematic
  • Learn how to change your pet’s diet to improve their gut health

DoggyBiome and KittyBiome Gut Microbiome Restoration Supplement include:

  • Supports solidly-formed bowel movements
  • Gentle and fast-acting
  • Helps maintain normal stools
  • Soothes the intestinal tract
  • Convenient capsules created from healthy dog/cat feces

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