Laundrapp seals £5m investment for ‘Uber for laundry’ service
Startups Awards finalist launched its on-demand service 18 months ago and it has now grown to over 100 towns and cities nationwide...
On-demand laundry and dry cleaning service Laundrapp, featured among the 100 hottest start-ups in the UK right now, has secured £5m investment to drive expansion.
Launched in January 2015 by Nicholas Bransby-Williams, Antony Pink, Dominic Perks, and former Mind Candy executive Edward Relf (pictured far right), Laundrapp refers to itself as the ‘Uber for laundry” and operates across more than 100 UK towns and cities.
The app allows users to organise collection, cleaning and return of their dirty laundry from their phones at a time and place that suits them – with prices ranging from £2.50 per kg and starting from £2 for dry cleaning.
The business, which was a finalist at the Startups Awards 2015, says its app has been downloaded over 200,000 times since launch making it “one of the country’s fastest growing on-demand tech businesses”.
Competing with the likes of ZipJet, Laundrapp will use this fresh investment to expand to a full nationwide service in the coming months and it also plans to target international growth.
Co-founder Relf commented:
“It’s an exciting time for Laundrapp. The rate of growth has been tremendous and, despite uncertainties about the general economic climate, our business has never been more popular. It’s a massive British start-up and soon to be global success story!”