Did you Know?
- A quarter of the global impact from this industry can be attributed to pet food.
- Farming insects provides the exact same nutrition as livestock while having a fraction of the environmental impact.
To reduce the environmental impact of pet ownership by making products which are as good for your dog as they are for the planet!
Bug Bakes is Born
I, Ross, Founder and CEO, read about insect protein whilst studying at The University of Glasgow and was shocked to learn livestock farming was having such a negative effect on the planet. So I decided to do something about it!
You get some funny looks from friends and family when you tell them you plan on selling insects to dogs instead of getting a real job… But I was naive enough to give it a go despite having no prior experience in business. How hard could it be?!
Turns out pretty hard... I knew nothing... about anything! So I rolled up my sleeves and taught myself everything the hard way. Receiving all the bumps and bruises along the way!
However, with the help of my four legged companion, Lyra, I ended up with Bug Bakes. The UK’s first dog treat made with sustainable insect protein!
After attending many markets and events, I knew I was onto something. Dogs (and their owners) loved Bug Bakes! I just needed to find a way to spread the word.
This opportunity came when I was asked if I wanted to go on Dragons’ Den. I couldn’t think of anything more terrifying, but, I had to do it! After a whirlwind of paperwork and auditions, I suddenly found myself standing in front of the Dragons with my trusty friend Max the Belgian Shepherd, pitching for investment!
This was an amazing opportunity and helped kick start the next stage of our business - insect based main food for dogs!
Founder of Bug Bakes