FluentPet Wins Grand Prize at Purina Pet Care Innovation Award 2022


Recognized for its innovative communication system, FluentPet took victory over four other startups at the Global Pet Expo 2022

FluentPet Wins Purina 2022 Pet Care Innovation Award Grand Prize

FluentPet user @WhatAboutBunny sits by his FluentPet HexTile system.  The company received the additional grand prize of $10,000 for providing meaningful solutions to enrich the lives of animal companions.

FluentPet user @WhatAboutBunny sits by his FluentPet HexTile system. The company received the additional grand prize of $10,000 for providing meaningful solutions to enrich the lives of animal companions.

DEL MAR, Calif., March 25, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — StreamAnimalPioneering Company in Improving Communication Between Humans and Their Animals Through Recordable Sound Buttons, Announces Selection as 2022 Purina Grand Prize Winner Pet Care Innovation (PCI) Award Pitch Competition at this year’s Global Pet Expo in Orlando, Florida.

Awarded to start-up companies that define the future of pet care, the PCI award recognizes new products and services that offer meaningful solutions to enrich the lives of non-human companions. In January, FluentPet and four other winners, including Bright Planet Pet, Paway, QSM Diagnostics and uPetsia, were selected from more than 120 companies in the first round, each receiving $10,000 to scale their business. The five companies participated in a bootcamp accelerator experience at Purina headquarters earlier this month with business experts, veterinarians and industry leaders to strengthen their business plan and network across industry.

FluentPet was awarded the additional grand prize of $10,000 by a judging panel of investors, industry experts and Purina executives 9 square companies division.

FluentPet has been recognized as one of the most outstanding companies, services and products within the rapidly evolving pet industry. Launched in 2020, FluentPet uses cognitive science and academic research to facilitate teaching, learning, and communication for pets and their loved ones. The company has generated more than $7 million in revenue since videos showing dogs learning to use FluentPet’s “talking” buttons went viral online. The FluentPet Button Collection is a language and learning system that allows people to teach dogs and cats to express themselves by pressing buttons that emit programmable sounds mounted on a board of interlocking HexTiles.

“The past few months working with Purina’s Class of 2022 have been an invaluable experience for us and our company,” said CEO Leo Trottier. “We thank everyone who helped us get here – our researchers, guides, friends and family. We look forward to working with everyone to continue to push the boundaries of what interspecies communication is and can be for us and our fellow animals.

Later this year, FluentPet’s new product line, the StreamAnimal Connect, adds the ability for users to receive “texts” from their dogs or cats and provides the ability to track and record progress in real time. With the improved design, audio and overall functionality, FluentPet Login represents the next phase in the company’s quest to bridge the interspecies communication gap.

the FluentPet Connect Basic HexTile can be reserved here and will begin shipping later this year.

To learn more about the FluentPet product line, visit www.fluent.pet.

About FluentPet

Launched in June 2020, StreamAnimal is a science- and mission-driven company that creates tools and community to catalyze two-way communication between humans and the animals they live with. Since its inception, FluentPet has achieved over $7 million in sales and doubled its sales year over year. Using research and knowledge based on cognitive science, FluentPet allows people to teach their dogs and cats to “talk” with recordable sound buttons through a system of programmable HexTiles. With major online “guides”, like TikTok’s @what about the rabbit, FluentPet strives to create a new, shared language that will improve both the lives of pets and their owners. For more information, visit www.fluent.pet.

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Melanie du Mont
Stormy public relations for FluentPet
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Marie R. McCraw