Henrik Werdelin’s Bark fetches $1.6 billion valuation


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Originally from Denmark and now living in the US, Henrik Werdelin has been recognized as one of the “Top 100 Most Creative People In Business” by Fast Company and named to the “Silicon Alley 100” by Business Insider. His path to entrepreneurship took him through the BBC, MTV and Joost before he ended up creating Prehype, a “halfway house” for entrepreneurs like him, who didn’t know what to do next. Not only has Prehype incubated new ventures from scratch and in collaboration with Fortune 500 companies, it’s also where he hatched his own startup, Bark. With a mission to make dogs as happy as they make us, Bark quickly took off, expanding its BarkBox subscription service over the years to include toys, pet food, home and health product lines. In June of 2021, Bark went public via SPAC by merging with Northern Star Acquisition. The newly combined company is valued at approximately $1.6 billion, and Bark is expected to generate around $365 million in revenues and reach a gross profit of $221 million this year. But the coolest part of the job, Henrik says, is getting to make dogs happy. *** If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than a minute and helps us continue to attract the entrepreneurs you want to hear and learn from. For show notes, past guests and transcripts, visit venturevoice.com Sign up for the Venture Voice email newsletter at venturevoice.substack.com/welcome Follow and connect on social: On Twitter: twitter.com/gregory On Instagram: instagram.com/gregory On YouTube: youtube.com/c/GregoryGalant On LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/galant/ Learn more about Muck Rack at muckrack.com and The Shorty Awards at shortyawards.com Produced by Podcasttech.com

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