Elevating your pet business, together.

Our mission is to help you think through your strategy for success, and then surround you with resources to accelerate your growth. We make this possible through our extensive network of experts across Mars Petcare, Michelson Found Animals and R/GA Ventures.
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A small team backed by some serious partners
Who are we?

Leap is a collective of pet industry experts ready to help you take your business to the next level.

As a startup accelerator focused on the pet industry, we support our portfolio companies through venture capital investment, mentorship, and customized programming tailored to meet each company's needs.

We’re proud of our portfolio companies


dollars in follow on capital raised by Leap portfolio companies


We’ve made 45 investments to date


Our portfolio spans 15 countries

Join a thriving community of pet entrepreneurs, investors and industry leaders.

Check out our programs to find the best fit for you and your pet business.

Leap Venture Studio

The first of its kind, the Leap Venture Studio is a pet venture accelerator dedicated to empowering pet care entrepreneurs to achieve their goals in one of the fastest growing markets.

Each company receives $200K USD in venture capital funding, works closely with Leap Venture Studio partners (Mars Petcare, Michelson Found Animals Foundation and R/GA Ventures) and receives direct support and attention from industry experts. The program is held in a hybrid format, with 2 weeks in-person and 10 weeks online.

The Leap Venture Studio culminates with a virtual Demo Day event where cohort companies pitch to investors, industry leaders, and the startup community.
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Leap Venture Academy

Leap Venture Academy programming includes fellowship programs, pitch competitions, showcases, and a growing online community of pet care founders. Events are held both in person and online.

The Leap Venture Academy Fellowship is structured as a one week intensive program designed to connect startups with industry resources, programming, and the broader Leap community. The fellowship program is a great opportunity for early-stage pet care entrepreneurs.

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on all things pet

Industry trends, portfolio company accomplishments, new things happening at Leap - you can learn more in our blogs to stay in the know on all things pet.
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