|Traded as||NYSE: CHWY (Class A)|
|Products||Pet food and products|
Number of employees
It was founded under the name "Mr. Chewy" in September 2011 by Ryan Cohen and Michael Day.  The company hired former employees and executives from Amazon, PetSmart, Whole Foods Market, and Wayfair.
By 2016 it had received $236 million in venture capital financing over 5 rounds from Volition Capital, Mark Vadon, T. Rowe Price, New Horizons Fund, BlackRock, Allen & Co, Verlinvest and Greenspring Associates.
By 2017, the company had revenue of approximately $2 billion and 51% of online pet food and litter sales in the US. It spent heavily on customer acquisition and retention; in 2017 Forbes reported that its profitability was unclear, and quoted an unnamed competitor who that its customer acquisition costs might be as high as $200 per customer and who said: "The bottom line is that Chewy is incredibly predatory, and they're willing to lose money to grow their volume."
In March 2018, Cohen stepped down as Chewy's CEO, and Sumit Singh was named the company's new CEO.
In February 2018, Chewy opened a new 100,000 square foot customer service center in Hollywood, Florida, which houses over 1,000 employees. Also in 2018, Chewy.com opened a new 802,671 sq. ft. distribution facility in Goodyear, Arizona, adding 700 new jobs to the Phoenix West Valley Metro Area.
On April 29, 2019, Chewy filed an S-1 for an initial public offering, intending to trade under the ticker symbol CHWY. In its filing, Chewy reported a net loss of $268 million on total sales of $3.5 billion for its 2018 fiscal year. Chewy went public on June 14, 2019, at $22 per share.
Chewy was acquired by PetSmart in May 2017 for $3.35 billion, which at the time was the largest ever acquisition of an e-commerce business. Allen & Co. served as financial advisor to Chewy on the deal. PetSmart later transferred 20% of its ownership stake in Chewy to private equity firm BC Partners, which has owned PetSmart since 2014, and also spun off an additional 16.5% of Chewy to an unrestricted subsidiary in 2018.
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