On Tuesday, online to offline pet service provider Zhuazhua, or Claws, announced that it has completed its RMB 15 million (USD 2.35 million) pre-A series fundraising. Founded in 2015 in Shenzhen, Zhuazhua originally operated the “Kaopu” platform, which provides services to local communities. In 2015, Zhuazhua shifted its focus to the pet service O2O business, NetEase reports.
Zhuazhua mainly targets white-collar workers and housewives. Right now, it only provides service to small and medium-sized dogs. After the pre-A fundraising, Zhuazhua will focus on developing markets in Shenzhen and Guangzhou and will expand its services to seven first-tier Chinese cities including Beijing and Chengdu. It has tried to promote dog grooming services at its headquarters in Shenzhen.
According to Yang Dengfeng, the founder of Zhuazhua, the funding will be used to improve offline in-store services. It is estimated that they’ll have 50 offline stores by next year.
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