WeClean, a tech-enabled laundry chain located in the Philippines, is seeking to collect $2 million in capital for its pre-series A round.
Alfonso Bigeriego Patio founded the business, which buys successful laundromats all across Metro Manila. According to the business, it now has 64 branches in the Philippines with 20,000 regular clients and wants to grow to 500 sites by 2025.
Nishant D’Souza, co-founder of Edamama, and Carlos Otermin, CEO of Lazada, are additional board members for WeClean. In its most recent seed round, Day One Capital Ventures contributed $900,000 to the company.
WeClean and Metropole are two of the laundromats that are run by the laundry operator. The former is intended for middle-class and working-class homes in disadvantaged locations. While Metropole caters to consumers in the upper- and upper-middle classes with a comprehensive range of services including dry cleaning and alterations.
WeClean just started using technologically advanced washing and drying machines that gather and show useful information like machine availability, the weight of the laundry being cleaned, and how long the washing process takes, among other things.
WeClean also provides dry cleaning pick-up and laundry pickup through partnerships with businesses like Grab and Lazada. A specialized app is currently being developed and launched.