PupDefense Announces Momentum Led by Doubling Top-Line Growth
NAPLES, Fla., June 21, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — PupDefense, the non-toxic Cane Toad Repellent, today announced massive company growth led by doubling its month-over-month top-line performance. During the first four months of 2021 PupDefense doubled its customer base month over month, hired two additional employees, started the process of moving to a more scalable manufacturing partner, expanded its retail presence to the east coast, and opened a new office in VentureX’s new Naples Startup Hub. This continued company momentum speaks to the significant market opportunity and demand for the Cane Toad Repellent delivered by PupDefense. The company also announced a new strategic investor named Daniel Kalliontzis. Daniel brings over 20 years of startup leadership experience, especially in the e-commerce and manufacturing field. Daniel has been on the German version of the television show Shark Tank and his latest invention, AvoSeedo, has led to over 1 million new Avocado trees being planted worldwide.
“Our rapid growth is the result of our emergence as the leader in the fight against Cane Toads in the U.S.. Through our own experience with the Cane Toad problem, our continued commitment to new product innovation and our mission to save more dog lives, we have become the trusted partner when it comes to the ever growing Cane Toad problem,” said Andreas Kunz, CEO and co-founder of PupDefense. “Over the past year, we have innovated and improved our core product, expanded into the retail market and worked on the product roadmap for 2021. As a result, we have emerged as the market leader when it comes to solutions against Cane Toads.”
In August of 2020, PupDefense started selling its product at Goodness for Pets in Naples. From there, the company quickly expanded its retail business in Southwest Florida into 12 additional stores. In 2021 PupDefense further expanded its geographical retail footprint to the east coast of Florida. “Helping small pet stores increase their revenue, helping our customers save on shipping costs and most importantly making our product available to a broader audience, those are the reasons why we decided that it’s time to expand our retail footprint from SWFL to the east coast,” said Patrick Corignolo, CFO and co-founder of PupDefense. “PupDefense needs to be available for pick up in store by everyone in Florida. That’s our next goal and that’s why we are so excited that the Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming Abacoa location in Jupiter is our first East Coast partner in this journey.”
In addition to this tremendous growth, PupDefense is planning on launching two additional products by end of year.
“PupDefense has quickly become the trusted industry standard when it comes to repelling Cane Toads at home” said Daniel Kalliontzis, PupDefense’s new investor. “PupDefense’s aggressive growth strategy is what made me most excited about this opportunity. The company is working on two additional products that will help tremendously with the Cane Toad problem and offer solutions to professionals and individuals alike.”
The company that has always been proud to call Naples home is now part of the trendiest startup Hub in town. The brand new VentureX building on 41 and Pine Ridge. “Naples means a lot to us. We were able to hire people during a pandemic, we helped local pet stores acquire more business with our product and now we are part of this amazing startup community,” said Andreas Kunz.
“We created Venture X with the intention to not only disrupt the commercial office space experience, but to build a space where people love to come to work at every day. To see the tremendous growth of PupDefense happening in Venture X’s first location remind us why we’re in this industry. The PupDefense team is a true inspiration to the other businesses calling Naples their home,” said Brett Diamond who is the Co founder of Venture X.
PupDefense is a specifically developed and tested organic Cane Toad deterrent. Cane Toads have large glands on their back that produce a bufotoxin. This toxic substance is released as a defense mechanism and can severely injure or even kill your dog when it licks or bites the toad. PupDefense is safe for pets, humans, and plants.
Andy Kunz, PupDefense, +1 2392507404, [email protected]
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