SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - May 6, 2016) - Petzila, a pioneer of the pet tech sector and protagonist to the Internet of Pet Things throne, is excited to announce it has been selected as a "2016 TiE50 Top Start-up" for the prestigious TiE50 Technology Awards Program, part of the organization's annual entrepreneurial conference, TiEcon --

Known for the Petzi Treat Cam, the ingenious device that allows pet parents to ('see') video, ('speak') audio, ('snap') take pictures and ('treat') dispense treats to their pets remotely using any internet enabled smart device, Petzila is one of the most successful companies in the pet tech sector. 

"Reaction to the Petzi Treat Cam by consumers and global retailers has been phenomenal," said Dave Clark, CEO of Petzila. "We are delighted this entrepreneurial spirit has been acknowledged by the TiE50 conference and honored Petzila's position as a leading light within the competitive Silicon Valley start-up arena has been recognized."

"TiE50 has become a global brand that attracts thousands of companies worldwide. We screened more than 2000 companies this year and selected the most innovative 70 companies as 2016 TiE50 Top Start-ups. TiE50 presentation audiences are treated to amazing ideas and disruptive technologies," said program co-chair Karpagam Narayanan. She also added that "The TiE50 Program is one of TiE Silicon Valley's most successful programs. This year, the screening committee included 47 judges who are highly accomplished domain experts, senior executives, venture capitalists, and marquee tech entrepreneurs. The TiE50 program's track record since its inception in 2009 shows an overwhelming 92% percentage of start-ups to get funded within one year of being recognized! About 130 Top Start-ups had successful exits so far."

President-elect and program co-chair Ram K. Reddy added that "TiE Silicon Valley will continue to mentor and support these companies throughout the year by offering guidance and connectivity to our broader ecosystem."

About Petzila
Petzila (spelled with one L) was founded in 2011 with the mission of bringing pets and their owners closer together through today's most popular trends and technologies. By creating a fully interactive and social experience, Petzila's first product Petzi Treat Cam will allow people and their pets to connect via the net in a mutually-rewarding way that strengthens the emotional bond.

About TiEcon
TiEcon is the world's largest conference for entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs with loyal participation from top technology companies, leading venture capital firms, and global service providers. Each year, about 5000 attendees from across the world converge upon the Silicon Valley to attend TiEcon. Attendees come together to network and experience content rich sessions TiEcon was listed by Worth Magazine as one of the 10 best conferences for ideas and entrepreneurship along with TED and the World Economic Forum. For more information on TiEcon, visit

About TiE Silicon Valley: TiE Silicon Valley is a globally networked not-for-profit organization fostering technology entrepreneurship through mentoring, education, and networking.

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