Laundry Startup Rinse Eyes Dallas for Expansion of its Pickup, Delivery Service

Rinse picks up dirty laundry in a two-hour window at night seven days a week and brings it back cleaned a couple days later.

Rinse

Rinse

Tired of doing your own laundry?

A San Francisco-based startup that will handle that for you is looking at expanding into the Dallas and Houston markets. It’s hoping to clean up with a clientele of people who’d rather have someone else sort and clean their clothes.

Rinse picks up dirty laundry in a two-hour window between 8-10 p.m. seven days a week and brings it back cleaned during the same time frame a couple days later.

According to an article in Inc., the startup is eyeing Dallas as a city it can fold into its existing markets in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Chicago, and Boston. Soon, it will be in New York City.

Rinse was founded in 2013 by Dartmouth College friends James Joun and Ajay Prakash.

“Rinse can be a multibillion-dollar business operating just in the U.S.”
Paige Craig

Clients can contact the company for a laundry pickup via SMS, the company’s website, or via a mobile app.

Rinse doesn’t do the laundry itself, rather it works with local “mom-and-pop” and commercial laundries to clean the items.

One of several laundry pickup and delivery services operating around the country, Rinse has raised $23 million in funding, according to Inc.

“Rinse can be a multibillion-dollar business operating just in the U.S.,” Paige Craig, head of Arena Ventures, told Inc. Arena Ventures funded Rinse’s Series A round.

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