Gurgaon-based UrbanClap one of the top two home services provider, has shut down its laundry services barely six months after launch.
UrbanClap currently operates in Delhi NCR, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Chennai and Pune. They are planning to extend their offering to 25 cities and 100 categories over the next one year.
An UrbanClap’s spokesperson confirmed that the company had discontinued its laundry service but declined to offer further details. It is still providing dry cleaning services, according to its website.
In December 2015, UrbanClap announced that it had received an undisclosed amount of funding from Ratan Tata, the Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons.
Before that, UrbanClap raised Rs 165 Cr in a funding round led by Bessemer Venture Partners. Existing investors Accel Partners and SAIF also participated in the round.
Earlier, the company offered a monthly-subscription for its laundry services but subsequently switched to day-to-day model around October 2015.
The laundry service space has witnessed several vertical-focussed players joining fray in the fast-growing market. Urban Clap, on the other hand, is a horizontal player that straddles a wide range of on-demand home services such as PickMyLaundry and Wassup.
PickMyLaundry is a mobile platform that facilitates booking and delivery of laundry services. Delhi-based PML Solutions Pvt. Ltd PickMyLaundry, had raised $100,000 from Green House Ventures (GHV) Accelerator.
Mumbai based On-demand laundry and refurbishment service Wassup acquired laundry service provider Chamak in Mumbai for an undisclosed amount.