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Barkyn, a Porto, Portugal-based provider of a subscription service for pets that combines personalized healthy food with tele-vet services, raised a further €3m in Series A funding.

The round, which extended the Series A to €8m, was led by FoodTech specialist Five Seasons Ventures. The firm joined previous investors Indico Capital Partners, All Iron Ventures, Portugal Ventures and Shilling Capital,

The company intends to use the funds to create new products, enhance the existing nutrition and tele-vet service, and expand the business.


Founded by André Jordão and Ricardo Macedo in 2017, Barkyn delivers personalised food and online vet assistance for dogs. The brand has more than 50 products, ranging from food formulas, snacks and food supplements, supported by an internal network of more than 30 veterinarians.

Customers start by completing a one-minute questionnaire and the food is personalised based on the dog’s age, size, lifestyle and allergies, with the flavour they like. 


Recently, the company created Barkyn Complex, a trademarked anti-inflammatory supplement that can help decrease the probability of cancer and launched a pet insurance product to its customers in Portugal to provide all-around support for pets and their owners.


The company’s team of 50 is present across Southern Europe in Portugal, Spain and Italy.


Barkyn currently serves customers in Spain, Portugal and Italy.