A smarter world for pets and their people starts here

Michelson Found Animals and Kinship, a division of Mars Petcare, have partnered to launch the Leap Venture Studio & Academy: the first startup-centric program built to springboard innovation in the growing pet ecosystem.

A smarter world for pets and their people starts here

Mars Pet Care and the Michelson Found Animals Foundation have partnered to launch Leap Ventures: the first startup-centric program built to springboard innovation in the growing pet ecosystem.

LEAP VENTURE STUDIO

The Leap Venture Studio combines the expertise of powerhouse companies R/GA, Michelson Found Animals and Mars Pet Care, to bring pet-focused startups to the next level through an LA-based accelerator program.

The industry’s first pet care-specific startup accelerator.

LEAP VENTURE ACADEMY

The Leap Venture Academy provides early stage pet care startups with year-round, pre-accelerator opportunities like networking events, webinars, pitch competitions and bootcamps.   

Resources for pet care startups at any stage.

THE LATEST FROM LEAP

Leap Venture Studio Welcomes 4th Cohort of Innovative Pet Care Startups

We are proud to announce the 8 pet care startups that are joining our 4th cohort. The startups — coming from five different countries — were chosen for their unique products and services that are forging new trails in the $100 billion pet care industry.

Leap Venture STUDIO & ACADEMY Partners