Anser is the parent company of the PetChatz hardware and software platform, a solution for the owners of household pets — dogs and cats — to remotely connect and interact with their companions using a mobile device.
Co founder and CEO Lisa Lavin says the funding will accelerate the launch of the PetChatz product release, which is currently available for pre-order ($350) and expects to start shipping in fall 2013.
She mentioned that Anser Innovation was already in negotiations with potential partners for the development of their second product platform, the Anser Medication Management System, a medication therapy management system for caregivers and their dependents that operates in the same fashion.
“Anser Innovation will continue to develop new interaction technologies where remote connection is impossible. Future targets include the dependent child market,” Lavin added.