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UClean raises Rs. 6.5 crore funding, launches home cleaning unit Mint Clean

Gurgaon-based UClean has raised Rs. 6.5 crore funding round, which will be used to launch home cleaning business Mint Clean.

UClean, a Gurgaon-based startup which provides laundry service, has secured about Rs. 6.5 crore in its new funding round from Franchise India Holdings. Along with that, angel investor Anubhav Chopra also invested in this round.

With this new funding, the company has now forayed into home cleaning market with the launch of its new subsidiary — Mint Clean. This new unit will operate as an on-demand direct-to-home cleaning and home health company, which will offer door to door cleaning solutions through a “man and van” model.

Commenting about the newly formed Mint Clean, Arunabh Sinha, Founder and CEO, UClean said, “Mint Clean is a model that we developed basis the feedback and encouragement that we received from our UClean customers. Like UClean, we would be building Mint Clean through the franchise route and would be targeting 100 franchises of Mint Clean by 2020.”

Further, the company plans to use this newly raised funding to create a tech platform for the business, which predominantly is B2B2B and B2B2C in nature. It also aims to use these funds to recruit suitable franchises and lead them through marketing.

Commenting on the funding round, Gaurav Marya, Chairman, Franchise India said, “This is a watershed event for the innovation ecosystem in the home cleaning vertical. I always believe, businesses generated out of customer demands are the ones that really work well. I am happy to be part of this journey of Mint Clean.”

 Founded by Arunabh Sinha in 2016, the company majorly focuses on fostering the Do It Yourself (DIY) culture in India. The startup offers its customers an option to wash their clothes at their nearest UClean outlet, as per their convenience. It also offers pick and drop services for dry cleaning, laundry, and iron services.

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