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Foam stuffed customizable dog toys. Beautifully designed & incredibly versatile. Awarded Best Dog Toy of 2012. Buy a toy, help save a dog!

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Consumer Products
  • Location Austin, TX, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded February 2011
  • Employees 7
  • Website

Company Summary

PrideBites manufactures foam based dog toys that are durable, customizable, stylish, and versatile. The Brand was awarded the Best Dog Toy of the Year by Pet Business magazine soon after their launch in October of 2012. PrideBites is offered in 3,000+ locations & sells through independent pet stores, pet product distributors, pet & gift sales reps, mass retail, & e-commerce.


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    Steven Blustein

    Currently CEO at PrideBites overseeing business development, finance, and production. Previously an Associate at the Schusterman Family Interests. Subsequently a Tax Associate focusing on complex accounting, audit, and tax matters at Fishman, Block + Diamond, LLP. Blustein has a BA in Accounting and Masters of Accounting & Taxation at the University of Kansas

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    Sam Lampe

    Currently CPO at PrideBites overseeing all production design, IT / inventory management. Previously the Head of Hard Goods Products at Sun and Ski Sports and the Outdoors Director at Greene Family Camp. Lampe has a BS in Communications and Minor in business at the University of Kansas.

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    Sean Knecht

    Currently COO at PrideBites overseeing all sales and marketing. Previously a Business-to-Business Coordinator and Marketing Associate at Premier Partnerships & Marketing Coordinator at IMG College - Texas. Knecht has a BS in Sports Management and Minor in Economics at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

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    Ting Liu
    VP of Production

    Currently the VP of Production at PrideBites overseeing all international logistics and production needs. Previously the Assistant General Manager at Inchcape Shipping Service. Liu has a BA in Microenomics at Shanghai Maritime University and a Masters in Economics from the University of Kansas.


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    Lee Herman
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    Bob Wolfe

Previous Investors

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    Jon Sadow
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    Dan Wald