Like most inventions, Katio was created accidentally when Alden Kat – the inventor & designer – was moving a window A/C unit from one window to another and one of his cats jumped up into the A/C housing. A light bulb went off because at the time Alden was living in a small apartment with his 6 cats and no real place to put the litter box.
That was years ago, but since then Alden has been designing and building prototypes for multiple cat & dog products that are now being developed into the Katio & Dogio Pet Products Brand to bring onto the $104B+ annual U.S. pet market. Alden always tells people, “My designs are a bit narcissistic because I’m really designing and developing products to improve both our lives and the lives of our own pets, so I know they’ll work for all the other pet owners of the world too!”
Alden is a serial entrepreneur with over 20+ years of experience who has started up multiple businesses in many different markets and is now poised to build the Katio® & Dogio® brands from a startup pet product company into a brand name that he intends to build into an international business to someday pass onto his children and grandchildren.
After several years of ups and downs, then literally having to go back to the drawing board in 2017 to do a complete redesign of Katio, the Katio Krewe is finally preparing to release Katio to market in 2021!