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    Founder Stories
    Chewy.com Co-Founder, Ryan Cohen, on What Makes a Great Investor Relationship [VIDEO]
    Chewy.com Co-Founder, Ryan Cohen, and Volition Capital Managing Partner, Larry Cheng, sit down and discuss what makes a great investor – and a great investor relationship. Learn more about the whole story behind Chewy.com in our behind-the-scenes case study. 
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    Founder Stories
    Chewy.com Co-Founder, Ryan Cohen, Discusses Working with Volition Capital [VIDEO]
    In this video interview, Chewy.com Co-Founder, Ryan Cohen, discusses how Volition Capital helped him build the business of his dreams. Check out the Chewy.com story from the perspective of the first investors who believed in Ryan’s vision. 
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    Acquisition & IPO
    Wall Street Journal: How PetSmart Swallowed Chewy—and Proved the Doubters Wrong
    “After more than 100 pitches, in which he argued Amazon could never provide the intimate customer service and expertise of Chewy, someone did. Boston-based Volition Capital LLC put $15 million into the company in 2013. The volume of Chewy’s repeat business was what convinced the firm to invest, according to Larry Cheng, a managing partner … Continued
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    In the News
    CNBC: Chewy Founder Ryan Cohen on the Company’s Strong IPO
    Watch the video here. Chewy founder and former CEO Ryan Cohen joins “Squawk on the Street” after the company’s first trade at the NYSE.
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    Acquisition & IPO
    TechCrunch Interview with Ryan Cohen on Chewy.com and Its Fast-Approaching IPO
    Read the full TechCrunch article here (By Connie Loizos) Interview Highlights: TC: You get together, and then you settle on creating a retail pets business? Why?  RC: We were doing affiliate marketing and we wanted to own the entire customer experience and were looking for big categories that were underpenetrated. In fact, we thought the … Continued
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    Acquisition & IPO
    Larry Cheng on CNBC Squawk Box: Chewy IPO
    Former Chewy.com board member and the company’s first institutional investor Larry Cheng, who is also the co-founder and managing partner of Volition Capital, joins “Squawk Box” to discuss the website’s IPO.
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  • Acquisition & IPO
    PetSmart Completes Acquisition of Chewy
    PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PetSmart, Inc. (“PetSmart”) today announced it completed the acquisition of Chewy, Inc. (“Chewy”), the nation’s leading online retailer for pet products. The combination of PetSmart and Chewy creates one of the leading brick and mortar and online pet retailers, providing the most convenient, high-touch customer experience to serve the needs of pet parents and … Continued
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  • Acquisition & IPO
    PetSmart is Acquiring Chewy.com for $3.35 Billion in The Largest E-Commerce Acquisition Ever
    View the full article here.   PetSmart has agreed to make the biggest e-commerce acquisition in history, putting a deal in place to snatch up fast-growing pet food and product site Chewy.com for $3.35 billion, according to multiple sources familiar with the deal. The deal is a huge one by any standard — bigger than Walmart’s … Continued
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  • Acquisition & IPO
    Meet the Young Founders of Chewy.com, Which PetSmart Just Bought for $3.35 Billion
    Read the full article here.   Retail chain PetSmart has acquired pet food and product site Chewy for $3.35 billion on Tuesday, Recode reported. The deal is the largest e-commerce acquisition in history, beating Walmart’s $3.3 billion acquisition of Jet.com in August 2016. Chewy is one of the fast-growing e-commerce sites. In 2016, after just five years of operation, it counted … Continued
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    Fast-Growing Pet-Product Upstart Chewy Is Selling Out To PetSmart For A Reported $3.35 Billion
    Read the full article here.   Chewy, the online pet product startup that rocketed to nearly $1 billion in reported sales in the space of five years, may have just set a record for the richest acquisition in Internet history. Earlier today we reported Chewy’s sale to brick and mortar rival PetSmart, the nation’s largest … Continued
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