What is Central Ventures?

Central Ventures is Central Garden & Pet’s venture fund dedicated to discovering and nurturing emerging businesses that are focused on innovating and shaping the future of the Pet and Garden industries. Central Ventures seeks to partner with entrepreneurs and small brands to help them unlock their full potential by providing the resources, guidance and technology needed to take their business and our industries to the next level.

Who is Central Garden & Pet?

Central Garden & Pet understands that home is central to life and has proudly nurtured happy and healthy homes for over 40 years. With 2023 sales of $3.3 billion, Central is on a mission to lead the future of the Pet and Garden industries. The Company’s innovative and trusted products are dedicated to helping lawns grow greener, gardens bloom bigger, pets live healthier and communities grow stronger. Central is home to a leading portfolio of more than 65 high-quality brands including Amdro®, Aqueon®, Cadet®, Farnam®, Ferry-Morse®, Four Paws®, Kaytee®, K&H®, Nylabone® and Pennington®, strong manufacturing and distribution capabilities and a passionate, entrepreneurial growth culture. Central is based in Walnut Creek, California, with 6,700 employees primarily in North America. Visit www.central.com to learn more.

Why Partner with Us

Central Ventures seeks to partner with entrepreneurial talent to support their needs and drive to change in our industries. We will lend our leading expertise and capabilities to help grow your business and bring together an ecosystem of internal talent and external partnerships to drive innovation across the Pet and Garden industries.
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Industry leadership and expertise across Pet and Garden

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Leading capabilities in consumer insights, innovation and eCommerce/ digital to accelerate growth

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Strong relationships with top-tier retailers and exceptional merchandising to win at the shelf

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Superior manufacturing and distribution networks across both Pet and Garden

Let’s connect

Central Ventures invites entrepreneurs with exciting products and ideas that drive innovation in Garden or Pet to connect with us.

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