SOURCE: Petzila


August 21, 2013 09:00 ET

Petzila Roars Ahead With Crowdsourcing Campaign at 200% of Target

With 2 Weeks to Go, Campaign and PetziConnect Grab Global Interest

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 21, 2013) - Petzila, Inc.™, a leading developer of unique and innovative products that enhance pet ownership, today announced that the Company's Indiegogo (IGG) crowdsourcing has exceeded 200% of target with two weeks left in the campaign.

From the outset, the company recognized the value of crowdfunding beyond just dollars raised. While the funds received through its Indiegogo campaign (which ends September 3, 2013) will go towards supporting the launch of PetziConnect, the real time customer feedback is equally as valuable. The input received has led the company to incorporate changes to the product including making it cat as well as dog friendly.

Equally exciting is the significant amount of inbound queries from interested global resellers and potential partners, which we intend to develop further in the coming weeks. At this early stage, the constantly growing number of inquiries speaks volumes as to the building interest and ongoing success of Petzila, PetziConnect and our future pet-centric product development.

PetziConnect uses the power of a smartphone or computer to connect, record and reward your pet from anywhere at anytime, allowing owners to see, speak to and reward -- and even capture video and pictures -- their beloved pet from anywhere in the world.

"To say we are humbled by the interest in PetziConnect would be an understatement," stated David Clark, CEO of Petzila. "Over this past weekend, we were featured by IGG as having one of the Hottest Perks among thousands of campaigns. In browsing all campaigns PetziConnect is currently the 18th most funded active campaign and is the 8th most funded active Technology campaign. With nearly 250 contributors so far, there is solid interest globally with more than 600 units presold worldwide. On Monday we were featured on IGG's home page."

Success to date has also been enhanced by our social media efforts, which has seen well-distributed articles from several major and influential blogs including TechCrunch and Laughing Squid as well as many sites throughout Europe and Asia. Tweets and retweets have also helped to spread the word about not only this amazing product, but Petzila and the passion behind the technology.

Petzila also announced that all $5 "Lend a Helping Paw" contributions at its Indiegogo campaign would be matched by the Company's Founders and donated to Big Dog Rescue Ranch of Wellington Florida. This initiative is the first in Petzila's mandate to donate a portion of revenues to help animals in need from day one.

The Indiegogo initiative has several participation levels, from $5 (all of those donations will be given to worthwhile animal causes) to a $5,000 distribution pack. The latter level includes sixty PetziConnect units at a more than 50% discount of MSRP for resale. And of course, participants at that level will be one of the first PetziConnect resellers and be at the head of the line to learn about future products.

For more information, please visit our website, like us on Facebook check out our crowdsourcing program on Indiegogo and join us on Twitter!

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    Petzila Inc
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