SEASON 10 EPISODE 21
at-home DNA test kits for cats
$250,000 for 5%
$250,000 for 10% ($2.5M valuation)
Kevin O’Leary and Robert Herjavec
Basepaws is the genetic testing company on a mission to build a pet health brand focused on genetics and personalized nutrition.
The company’s flagship product is the Basepaws DNA CatKit – a genetic test designed to help cat owners learn more about their cat’s breed, traits, and health.
Basepaws was founded in 2017 by Anna Skaya, a dedicated cat lover. Before Basepaws, Skaya had founded another DNA company, VisualDNA back in 2012, which she ran for 3 years.
Before appearing on Shark Tank, the company received interest from various angel investors and were close to closing a $1M round of seed funding. Basepaws was successful in winning a deal from Kevin O’Leary and Robert Herjavec of $250,000 for 10%, placing the company’s valuation at $2.5M.
Cat owners appear to be loving Basepaws DNA CatKit. The kit usually sells for $129.99 but is currently on sale for $99.99. It can be found on the Basepaws website and on Amazon where it has a 4.3 star rating.
Basepaws has also received a 4.3-star rating on DNA Testing Choice which includes a comprehensive review of the CatKit.
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