The Series A Crunch Is No Match For Man's Best Friend

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http://techcrunch.com – Editor’s Note: Semil Shah is a contributor to TechCrunch. You can follow him on Twitter at @semil. With all the barking in startup-land these days, it can be tempting to dismiss certain categories as “another sign of the bubble.” For example, how about an online marketplace for dog-owners to find other people to pet-sit their four-legged friends? Recently, I was a bit surprised to learn of a $50B+ annual consumer category that seems to double every decade for the past few decades: The U.S. pet industry. To give some perspective, Americans spend about $600B+ per year at supermarkets a (IT news)