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After SoftBank Investment, Wag Co-Founders Leave to Start Fund

Jon and Josh Viner—who started the dog-walking app Wag in 2014 and secured a $300 million investment from SoftBank earlier this year—told the company Tuesday they are leaving to start a fund focused on consumer startups. The departures come after Josh Viner had been replaced as Wag CEO earlier this year by former Yahoo executive Hilary Schneider to scale the company with the SoftBank’s money. The...

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