Rocket Internet’s laundry startup Zipjet acquires Paris-based competitor Cleanio

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Zipjet, the London-, Berlin-, and Paris-based on-demand laundry and dry cleaning service, today announced the acquisition of the French competitor Cleanio with the goal to consolidate its position as the European market leader.

Zipjet acquires Paris-based Cleanio, which was founded in 2014, with immediate effect. The financial details of the deal were not disclosed. The merger sees Zipjet growing its stake in the dry cleaning market. As part of the merger, Zipjet welcomes the Cleanio founders Florian Legris and Richard Gozlan to the team. As Zipjet’s new Global Head of Operations, Richard will head up all operational processes in London, Berlin and Paris. Florian will take over the role as Paris City Manager of the combined platforms and will oversee the migration of existing clients from Cleanio to the Zipjet platform.

Florian Färber, Zipjet’s Co-Founder and Managing Director, commented: “We are extremely excited to begin working with Richard and Florian and to welcome them to the Zipjet family. Their skillsets are a great additions to the team. By merging with Cleanio, we are continuing to expand our footprint in the capital to help make laundry liberation a reality for millions more Parisians.”

Zipjet is one of Europe’s leading on-demand laundry and dry cleaning services. The fast-growing company was founded in London in 2014 and is backed by Rocket Internet. The startup has since expanded to Berlin (2015) and Paris (2016). Zipjet’s mission is to revolutionize the way laundry is done, liberating consumer tedium and enabling customers to unlock new time. With high quality cleaning and turnaround in as little as six hours, Zipjet promises to take the hassle out of laundry.

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