Kibus Petcare, a pet product company, has developed the first device that cooks healthy dog food automatically. An automatic, convenient device that cooks healthy, natural, and minimally processed dog food, Kibus meets the needs of demanding dogs and their owners worldwide.
The startup has raised a €350,000 seed round. It has been led by EASO Ventures (Inveready Group) alongside with business angels from Singapore (She1k) and Spain (EconomistesBAN and AccelGrowth). The funds, together with the NEOTEC grant (€250,000) conceded by the Spanish Government earlier this year, will be used to hire new staff, for marketing activities and mass production of the device.
The startup has launched the device this October, through a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. The company has achieved its funding goal of €10,000 in less than three hours from their launch last Thursday. For a limited time, dog parents can purchase Kibus on Kickstarter and get exclusive rewards as a token of their support, including early bird pricing, customizations, and add-ons.
A seamless and integrated device, Kibus has an all-in-one design that cooks dehydrated pet foods via a six-minute rehydration process that is easy and automatic. Each Kibus device contains a food tank, water tank, food bowl, and water bowl, and rehydrates food and dispenses it in pre-set portions, up to four times a day, individually and precisely. Giving fresh, warm, and healthy food to our furry friends, Kibus makes food available for days on end with minimal effort and can be placed in the corner of one’s home seamlessly with its black-colored body.
Easy and convenient to use, getting started is simple for consumers. First, unbox the Kibus and connect it to a power supply. Second, program how much food a pet is to consume each day and how frequently. Lastly, add dehydrated pet food to the food tank and fresh water to the water tank, and close the top lid. Kibus’ automatic rehydration process takes care of the rest. Food and water bowls will stay extended until the next cooking process is scheduled to begin, or until they are removed for cleaning.
As part of this campaign, Kibus Petcare plans to develop a companion mobile application for monitoring and tracking a pet’s diet and programming feed settings, along with an exclusive, white-colored variation.
The company is excited to bring this new way of feeding dogs to homes around the world. Declared the most innovative product in Spain at AECOC 2019, Kibus has similarly been recognized by the European Commission, Google for Startups and TechCrunch, first-class universities, and Brinc, one of the main hardware accelerators.
“We have developed Kibus to offer pet parents a way to feed their pets on a healthy and natural diet in a convenient way”, explains Albert Icart, CEO of Kibus. “They can even schedule Kibus to work on its own at the scheduled time, with no need to be at home”.