Pets and Money EU 2019 | Kisaco Research
Connecting Pet Companies with Investment and Strategic Partners
London, UK
28 February, 2019
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Why Attend

Following on from the success of our inaugural US event, we are excited to announce the European Pets & Money Summit to connect pet brands with investors from angel, venture capital, private equity, retailers and multinational consumer companies.

The event will showcase the latest innovations disrupting the industry, explore key trends and consumer priorities, and identify actionable strategies you can use to grow your business or secure your next acquisition target.

This is your chance to - 

  • Understand how changing trends in the pet industry such as the rise of ecommerce and direct-to-consumer selling should shape your M&A decisions and business’ growth strategy.
  • Determine what strategic buyers and financial buyers are looking for, to ensure you have the competitive edge over other pet brands looking for investment or acquisition.
  • Discover and personally connect with the hottest pet brands, ripe for investment and acquisition to enhance your M&A pipeline.
  • Establish an optimal strategy for growth, reoccurring revenue and omnichannel distribution, from the lessons of industry leaders and the perspective of established pet retailers.
  • Meet with your pet industry networking wish list, through our private meeting scheduler application, to find your next business opportunity.

“If you’re a young company, networking is your lifeblood, it’s everything. It’s your next source of capital, it’s your next retailer, it’s your next creative developer, so I think this is a great forum specifically for that purpose.” - Andrew Shore, Managing Director, Moelis & Company | Consumer & Money Summit Series Attendee

100+
Attendees
12
Best In Show Brands
500+
One-to-One Meetings
1
Must Attend Industry Event

Who Will Be There

Brands

Expect exciting and innovative brands from accross all pet categories:

  • Food
  • Treats
  • Supplements
  • Veterinary
  • Accessories
  • Hard Products
  • Insurance
  • Retail
  • Services
  • Technology
  • Everything else!

Industry Supporting Companies

  • Executives from Retailers & Global Distributors
  • Leadership Executives from Strategic Buyers
  • Business Development Teams from Strategic Buyers
  • Private Equity, Venture Capital and Angel Investors
  • Investment Bankers
  • Lawyers and M&A Advisors
  • Market Intelligence and Consultancy Providers

Speakers

 

Calum Macrae

Regional Managing Director
Nestle Purina Pet Care

 

Calum Macrae became Regional Managing Director (Northern region) for Nestle Purina Pet Care in April 2017, having returned to his native UK after 14 years abroad with Nestle Purina.  The Northern Region comprises UK, Ireland, Netherlands and the Nordic countries. Calum leads a team of over 500 pet care professionals across these markets and is a member of both the NPP EMENA and Nestle UK operating boards. In addition Calum is a board director of Tails.com, a direct to consumer, tailored pet food company, that Nestle Purina acquired a majority stake in earlier this year.   

Calum Macrae

Regional Managing Director
Nestle Purina Pet Care

 

Calum Macrae became Regional Managing Director (Northern region) for Nestle Purina Pet Care in April 2017, having returned to his native UK after 14 years abroad with Nestle Purina.  The Northern Region comprises UK, Ireland, Netherlands and the Nordic countries. Calum leads a team of over 500 pet care professionals across these markets and is a member of both the NPP EMENA and Nestle UK operating boards. In addition Calum is a board director of Tails.com, a direct to consumer, tailored pet food company, that Nestle Purina acquired a majority stake in earlier this year.   

Before returning to the UK, Calum was Marketing Group Director for Nestlé Purina Europe, Middle East and North Africa region for 5 years, based in Lausanne, Switzerland.  There he led a team of around 100 associates across all the marketing disciplines, including the set-up of a digital expertise unit, now in Barcelona, working closely with over 50 countries.

Calum brings over 25 years consumer goods experience, including 20 years working in the pet care category in various commercial functions internationally.

Previous roles include leading the redesign of the Nestle Purina organisation in Europe and 7 years working in Nestlé’s Asia, Oceania and Africa region, ultimately as Vice President of Generating Demand for Nestlé Purina, based in Sydney, Australia.  Prior to that, Calum held a number of marketing roles in the European and UK businesses, based in London.  Calum joined Nestlé as part of the acquisition of the Spillers Pet Food business in 1998 where he was category marketing director, including responsibility for the Felix brand, now Nestlé Purina’s largest pet food brand in Europe.

Calum Macrae holds an Honours degree in Commerce from the University of Edinburgh and a Diploma in Advanced Marketing from the Chartered Association of Marketing in the UK. 

Calum is a UK citizen, married to Linsay, with two teenage daughters, Arabella and Flora, who are now at University in the UK, and an Australian whippet, Zephyr.

 

Guillaume Crétenot

Mars Petcare
Global Strategy Director

 Guillaume is Global Strategy and Transformation Director for Mars Petcare, where he developed strategy for the whole Petcare segment, as well as for Pet Nutrition (Division developing leading pet food brands such as Pedigree, Whiskas, Sheba, Cesar, IAMS), Veterinary division and Connected Solutions (incubation and data division). He is also leading key transformations in these Divisions. Prior to this role, Guillaume spent 9 years in Management Consulting (Boston Consulting Group), working in the FMCG and retail space.

 

Guillaume Crétenot

Mars Petcare
Global Strategy Director

 Guillaume is Global Strategy and Transformation Director for Mars Petcare, where he developed strategy for the whole Petcare segment, as well as for Pet Nutrition (Division developing leading pet food brands such as Pedigree, Whiskas, Sheba, Cesar, IAMS), Veterinary division and Connected Solutions (incubation and data division). He is also leading key transformations in these Divisions. Prior to this role, Guillaume spent 9 years in Management Consulting (Boston Consulting Group), working in the FMCG and retail space.

 

Guillaume graduated from the Ecole des Mines de Paris. Raised in France, he speaks both English and French

 

 

David Nolan

Co-Founder
Butternut Box

David co-founded Butternut Box alongside his close friend, Kevin Glynn, in early 2016. Having just closed their Series B round of funding, they are focusing on continuing to scale their UK business, with an eye on international expansion. Prior to launching Butternut box, David spent 4 years at Goldman Sachs as a sales-trader in the Securities Division. Butternut Box is a direct-to-consumer, pet wellness brand. 

 

David Nolan

Co-Founder
Butternut Box

David co-founded Butternut Box alongside his close friend, Kevin Glynn, in early 2016. Having just closed their Series B round of funding, they are focusing on continuing to scale their UK business, with an eye on international expansion. Prior to launching Butternut box, David spent 4 years at Goldman Sachs as a sales-trader in the Securities Division. Butternut Box is a direct-to-consumer, pet wellness brand. 

 

 

Kevin Glynn

Co-Founder
Butternut Box

Kevin co-founded Butternut Box alongside his close friend, David Nolan, in early 2016. Having just closed their Series B round of funding, they are focusing on continuing to scale their UK business, with an eye on international expansion. Prior to launching Butternut Box, Kevin spent 4 years at Goldman Sachs as a high yield and distressed debt salesman in the Securities Division. Butternut Box is a direct-to-consumer, pet wellness company.

Kevin Glynn

Co-Founder
Butternut Box

Kevin co-founded Butternut Box alongside his close friend, David Nolan, in early 2016. Having just closed their Series B round of funding, they are focusing on continuing to scale their UK business, with an eye on international expansion. Prior to launching Butternut Box, Kevin spent 4 years at Goldman Sachs as a high yield and distressed debt salesman in the Securities Division. Butternut Box is a direct-to-consumer, pet wellness company.

 

Richard Setterwall

Founder and CEO
DogBuddy

Richard is the Founder and CEO of DogBuddy, Europe’s leading dog sitting marketplace in Europe with over 1 million users and 25k vetted dog sitters who have provided more than 1 million dog nights across eight markets in Europe. Richard has a background in strategy consulting from McKinsey and PwC Strategy. 

 

Richard Setterwall

Founder and CEO
DogBuddy

Richard is the Founder and CEO of DogBuddy, Europe’s leading dog sitting marketplace in Europe with over 1 million users and 25k vetted dog sitters who have provided more than 1 million dog nights across eight markets in Europe. Richard has a background in strategy consulting from McKinsey and PwC Strategy. 

 

 

Folkert Schultz

Managing Director
Fressnapf Holding SE

Folkert Schultz

Managing Director
Fressnapf Holding SE
 

Fiona Hope

CCO
Lintbells

Fiona Hope

CCO
Lintbells
 

Karen Hanton MBE

Co-Founder
Pets Pyjamas

Karen Hanton MBE is a digital pioneer and serial entrepreneur who founded and exited two companies to PLC's including toptable.com Europe's largest online restaurant booking company to Nasdaq listed Opentable in 2010. Recognising the emerging trend around pets as true members of the family, she founded PetsPyjamas.com in 2012, an online pet lifestyle hub with a focus on dog-friendly travel. PetsPyjamas is now the number 1 dedicated dog-friendly travel hub in Europe.

Karen Hanton MBE

Co-Founder
Pets Pyjamas

Karen Hanton MBE is a digital pioneer and serial entrepreneur who founded and exited two companies to PLC's including toptable.com Europe's largest online restaurant booking company to Nasdaq listed Opentable in 2010. Recognising the emerging trend around pets as true members of the family, she founded PetsPyjamas.com in 2012, an online pet lifestyle hub with a focus on dog-friendly travel. PetsPyjamas is now the number 1 dedicated dog-friendly travel hub in Europe.

She has received much public recognition appearing on the prestigious list of 50 most inspiring women in technology in Europe in both 2015 & 2016 and an Extraordinary Achievers Award from Moet Hennessy. 

 

 

 

Nick Stocks

Partner
White Star Capital

Nick is a Partner at White Star Capital, leading investments in the UK and Europe. He has a focus on disruption of commerce and consumer internet, having led investments into companies such as Butternut Box, a pet wellness company in the UK, Clark, an insuretech broker in Germany, and Echo, a UK based mobile-first pharmacy.

 

Nick Stocks

Partner
White Star Capital

Nick is a Partner at White Star Capital, leading investments in the UK and Europe. He has a focus on disruption of commerce and consumer internet, having led investments into companies such as Butternut Box, a pet wellness company in the UK, Clark, an insuretech broker in Germany, and Echo, a UK based mobile-first pharmacy.

 

In his previous role as Principal at Global Founders Capital, a $1bn stage-agnostic global fund, Nick led and participated in over 30 transactions across four continents. Prior to this, he was an early member of the Skyscape team (now known as UKCloud), during which time the company raised over £20m. He began his career in the Investment Banking Division at UBS, where he advised telecom clients across corporate finance and M&A.

 

Nick graduated from the University of Warwick and holds an MBA from London Business School. Raised in Portugal, he speaks both English and Portuguese fluently.

 

 

Rikke Rosenlund

CEO
BorrowMyDoggy

Founder of BorrowMyDoggy, which launched at the end of 2012. There are +9m dogs across the UK and Ireland, and BorrowMyDoggy connects dog owners with local dog lovers for walks, sitting, and holiday care. Prior to BorrowMyDoggy, Rikke worked across different industries including set-up an automobile company in Central America, and spent 7 years working in Financial Services in London. She was born in Denmark, has lived across the world and holds an MBA from INSEAD. 

 

Rikke Rosenlund

CEO
BorrowMyDoggy

Founder of BorrowMyDoggy, which launched at the end of 2012. There are +9m dogs across the UK and Ireland, and BorrowMyDoggy connects dog owners with local dog lovers for walks, sitting, and holiday care. Prior to BorrowMyDoggy, Rikke worked across different industries including set-up an automobile company in Central America, and spent 7 years working in Financial Services in London. She was born in Denmark, has lived across the world and holds an MBA from INSEAD. 

 

 

Dan Balica

Pet Food and Food & Nutrition Senior Analyst
Euromonitor International

Dan Balica is Pet food and Food & Nutrition senior analyst at Euromonitor International, conducting research Nordic and Eastern European markets. Before joining Euromonitor, Dan has worked as researcher for Babes Bolyai University and was guest researcher at KU Leuven in Belgium and Fulbright scholar at Michigan State University in the US. Dan holds a PhD in Sociology from Babes Bolyai University in Cluj.

Dan Balica

Pet Food and Food & Nutrition Senior Analyst
Euromonitor International

Dan Balica is Pet food and Food & Nutrition senior analyst at Euromonitor International, conducting research Nordic and Eastern European markets. Before joining Euromonitor, Dan has worked as researcher for Babes Bolyai University and was guest researcher at KU Leuven in Belgium and Fulbright scholar at Michigan State University in the US. Dan holds a PhD in Sociology from Babes Bolyai University in Cluj.

 

Thomas Meyer

Secretary General
European Pet Food Federation – FEDIAF

Thomas Meyer is a German lawyer having studied in Germany and the United Kingdom with a specialisation in international and European law. After short work in a German law firm he spent one year as a research assistant in the UK House of Commons.

From 1990 to 1998 he served as the Deputy Secretary General of the European Brewers Federation in Brussels and since 1998 he holds the post of Secretary General at the European Pet Food Industry Federation.   

Thomas Meyer

Secretary General
European Pet Food Federation – FEDIAF

Thomas Meyer is a German lawyer having studied in Germany and the United Kingdom with a specialisation in international and European law. After short work in a German law firm he spent one year as a research assistant in the UK House of Commons.

From 1990 to 1998 he served as the Deputy Secretary General of the European Brewers Federation in Brussels and since 1998 he holds the post of Secretary General at the European Pet Food Industry Federation.   

 

Michael Bellingham

CEO
PFMA

Michael Bellingham

CEO
PFMA
 

Michael Hurnaus

CEO and Co-Founder
Tractive

Michael Hurnaus is CEO and Co-Founder of Tractive. An Austrian company which has quickly become market leader in the field of GPS tracking for cats and dogs.
Michael holds a Masters from UAS Hagenberg and previously worked for Microsoft and Amazon in the US, before he moved back to Austria to co-found Tractive. Since founding Tractive in 2012, the company has grown to over 75 employees and become an important player in the field of pet-tech and digital-pet industry.

Michael Hurnaus

CEO and Co-Founder
Tractive

Michael Hurnaus is CEO and Co-Founder of Tractive. An Austrian company which has quickly become market leader in the field of GPS tracking for cats and dogs.
Michael holds a Masters from UAS Hagenberg and previously worked for Microsoft and Amazon in the US, before he moved back to Austria to co-found Tractive. Since founding Tractive in 2012, the company has grown to over 75 employees and become an important player in the field of pet-tech and digital-pet industry.

 

James McElroy

CEO
HouseMyDog

HouseMyDog was set up in 2015 by brothers James and Timothy McElroy, both dog lovers who recognised the potential of setting up a service that enables dog owners to find and book local, trusted dog sitters and walkers. Each month, HouseMyDog connects thousands of dog owners with dog boarding, doggy day-dare and dog walking professionals who provide one-on-one attention and care for guest dogs just like they would a member of their own family.

 

James McElroy

CEO
HouseMyDog

HouseMyDog was set up in 2015 by brothers James and Timothy McElroy, both dog lovers who recognised the potential of setting up a service that enables dog owners to find and book local, trusted dog sitters and walkers. Each month, HouseMyDog connects thousands of dog owners with dog boarding, doggy day-dare and dog walking professionals who provide one-on-one attention and care for guest dogs just like they would a member of their own family.

 

Since launching, HouseMyDog has grown rapidly across the UK, Ireland and Germany and, today, is one of the fastest growing companies in the $5bn European pet services market."

 

 

Antoine Regis

Partner and Co-Founder
Eutopia

Antoine is Partner at Eutopia, having joined Otium Brands as Principal in 2017 who invested in Ultra Premium Direct . Prior to that, he co-founded ChicTypes, a curated shopping service for men. Under his management, the startup served 20,000 clients and employed up to 60 people. Antoine started his career as a strategy consultant at BCG after graduating from HEC Paris. With a strong background in e-commerce and growth, Antoine certainly knows a thing or two about day-to-day operational issues.

Antoine Regis

Partner and Co-Founder
Eutopia

Antoine is Partner at Eutopia, having joined Otium Brands as Principal in 2017 who invested in Ultra Premium Direct . Prior to that, he co-founded ChicTypes, a curated shopping service for men. Under his management, the startup served 20,000 clients and employed up to 60 people. Antoine started his career as a strategy consultant at BCG after graduating from HEC Paris. With a strong background in e-commerce and growth, Antoine certainly knows a thing or two about day-to-day operational issues. Known for his intuition and empathy, Antoine throws transparency, care and ambition into everything he does. When he’s not discovering a new daily productivity hack for the team, you’ll find Antoine practicing yoga, surfing or doting over his wife and daughter.

 

Ben Long

Investment Director
Inflexion

Ben Long

Investment Director
Inflexion
 

Pablo Pazos

CEO
Barkibu

Entrepreneur and software craftsman.

Founder of Barkibu, a platform to connect veterinaries and pet lovers.

Founder of ReallyLateBooking, a new way of travel, same-day hotel booking from your mobile.

Founder of IIPIR, a startup specialized in mobile applications development.

Pablo Pazos

CEO
Barkibu

Entrepreneur and software craftsman.

Founder of Barkibu, a platform to connect veterinaries and pet lovers.

Founder of ReallyLateBooking, a new way of travel, same-day hotel booking from your mobile.

Founder of IIPIR, a startup specialized in mobile applications development.

 

Álvaro Jiménez Fdez.-Fígares

COO and Co-Founder
Pet Coach

Alvaro Jimenez is a Spanish entrepreneur that co-founded PetCoach, a pet telehealth startup that quickly became a leader in its space in the US and was acquired by industry giant Petco in 2017. Since then, Alvaro has remained a key member of the PetCoach team, helping expand its services into areas such as veterinary house calls, e-commerce, and retail.

 

Álvaro Jiménez Fdez.-Fígares

COO and Co-Founder
Pet Coach

Alvaro Jimenez is a Spanish entrepreneur that co-founded PetCoach, a pet telehealth startup that quickly became a leader in its space in the US and was acquired by industry giant Petco in 2017. Since then, Alvaro has remained a key member of the PetCoach team, helping expand its services into areas such as veterinary house calls, e-commerce, and retail.

 

Best In Show

12 pet brands, hand-picked by the prestigious Selection Committee, introduce themselves and their products/services on the main stage, in a quick-fire round of presentations.

Submissions will be accepted from both Mass and Prestige brands in Food, Treats, Supplements, Accessories and Hard Products, Insurance, Retail, Services and Technology. They should be early to mid-stage brands that are actively seeking financial investment, acquisition, distribution, and/or marketing.

Click here to apply.

The more detailed the application form, the more information the selection committee can use to make their decision. However, if you do not wish to fill in a question, please feel free to leave it blank.

Deadline: 14th December

Selection Committee

Antoine Regis

Partner and Co-Founder
Eutopia

Claire Gavin

Director of Brands and Innovation
Pets at Home

Joe Bond

Associate
PROfounders

Thorben Wöltjen

Director
Oaklins Germany

John Lee

Chief Operating Officer
Jenson Funding Partners

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What you can expect at the Pets & Money Summit, London:

  • 100+ leaders from pet brands, supporting companies, strategic buyers and financial buyers
  • Opportunities to connect with some of the pet industry's most influential executives
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