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Lessons learned from a million dog walks: From building a company to investing in others

February 26, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Lessons learned from a million dog walks: From building a company to investing in others

Join Refresh Miami and eMerge Americas for a night with Aaron Hirschhorn, founder of DogVacay and current Venture Partner at Bold Capital. Hear about Aaron’s entrepreneurial journey from his early days in venture capital, to launching DogVacay and raising $47M, then merging with Rover.com to become a $1B pet services company.

Aaron will talk about “the view from both sides of the table” as an investor and entrepreneur.

Discussion will cover:

  • Lessons he has learned as an operator
  • How these lessons changed his perspective as an investor
  • How entrepreneurs can put their best foot forward with investors


  • 6:30pm – 7:15pm – Networking
  • 7:15pm – 8:30pm – Presentation and Q&A with audience

About Aaron:

Aaron Hirschhorn brings 20 years of experience operating, advising, and investing in technology companies. He is deeply passionate about company building and helping early stage founders through the ups and downs of entrepreneurship.

Most recently Aaron was the Founder and CEO of DogVacay, a consumer marketplace app for dog sitting and dog walking. Since its founding in 2011, DogVacay raised $47m from investors including Benchmark Capital and Andreessen Horowitz and generated over $100m in revenue. The business merged with Rover (rover.com) in April 2017 to create what is now a $1B pet services company.

Currently Aaron is a Venture Partner at Bold Capital and is the Founder of a NewCo practicing regenerative medicine for pets. Prior to DogVacay, Aaron was a venture investor with Upfront Ventures. Prior to this Aaron worked at Monitor Group and Kayne Anderson Capital. He is on several private company boards, a member of YPO, an active angel investor, and was a 2016 finalist for E&Y entrepreneur of the year. Originally from Philadelphia, Aaron is excited to build his roots in the Miami tech scene with his beautiful wife and three kids.


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February 26, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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