Pets that stay home alone too much can get depressed or out of shape due to a lack of interaction with humans. But a startup called Petcube Inc. has raised $1.1 million in seed funding to keep pets happy and healthy with hardware and apps, the company announced.

AVentures Capital and Almaz Capital co-led the seed investment in the San Francisco-based company, with participation from SOSVentures, Mint.com co-founder and CTO David Michaels and Nick Bilogorskiy, who was a former chief malware researcher for Facebook.

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