PetPlate Raises $4 Million in Seed Round Led by Dane Creek Capital

NEW YORK, May 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — PetPlate, a leading direct-to-consumer subscription service that delivers fresh-cooked pet meals, announced today that it has closed a $4 million seed round led by Dane Creek Capital. Other notable investors include Amity Supply, SWAT Equity, The Yard Ventures, Castor Ventures, and BrandProject, PetPlate’s first institutional investor. The company […]

ENTREVESTOR: Dartmouth pet food firm acquired

PETER MOREIRA Published July 26, 2017 – 7:29pm Dane Creek Capital Corp. this week agreed to buy pet-related assets of Dartmouth-based Nature’s Way Canada in its latest step in building up a Nova Scotia-based portfolio of sustainable pet food products. Dane Creek is a Mississauga, Ont.-based merchant bank specializing in pet-related businesses, and in the […]

The race to feed insects to livestock, pets and people

But can the ‘yuck factor’ be overcome to vault insect farming out of the land of the niche? By Mary Baxter For Jarrod Goldin, a report about edible insects four years ago had the perspective-altering impact equivalent to Neil Armstrong first setting foot on the moon. A 2013 Food and Agriculture Organization of the United […]

CBCNews: How a Nova Scotia farm turns 4 million crickets, ‘legs and all,’ into protein

Midgard Insect Farms Inc. produces crickets used as protein in pet food By Holly Conners, CBC News Posted: Mar 06, 2017 6:07 PM AT Last Updated: Mar 07, 2017 10:23 AM AT Joy Hillier is one of the few people who knows what it sounds like to walk into a building filled with millions of crickets. […]

The Pethealth Story

DCCC Chairman & CEO Mark Warren is the founder and former President & CEO of Pethealth Inc. which he formed in 1998. Under his leadership, Pethealth became the leading aggregator of new pet and pet owner data, the largest provider of cloud-based software to the companion animal industry, one of the largest providers of pet insurance in the US, UK & Canada and the world’s largest provider of companion animal microchip technology.

Pethealth was acquired by Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited (‘Fairfax’) in November, 2014 for all cash consideration of C$100M representing 2.1x twelve months trailing revenue, 19.6x twelve months trailing EBITDA and a 69% premium to the common share price.

So Why us?

We are entrepreneurs ourselves. We understand the challenges you face and have hands on experience turning good ideas into profitable ventures.

We know the pet industry and we’ll lend our strategic insights to the advancement of your business, whether you’re looking to sell or seeking investment.
Our review process is fast. We personally select each investment and work with our small board of directors and investment committee groups to make quick decisions.
Once approved, you’ll have sale proceeds or investment funds in hand in 60-90 days. 
We provide back office management support so you can focus on what matters most, whether that’s moving onto your next venture or growing your business in partnership with us.

Get in Touch

Phone: +1 (905) 291-0103
Fax: +1 (905) 296-1165

Mark Warren

COFOUNDER,
CHAIRMAN & CEO

Glen Tennison

COFOUNDER,
PRESIDENT & CFO