Oxwash (UK) gets an investment of €1,6 million from Twitter’s founder and TrueSight Ventures

Oxwash, a UK-based laundry-on-demand startup has announced a €1,6 million investment. Backers in the funding round include Truesight Ventures, Biz Stone (co-founder of Twitter), Paul Forster (founder of Indeed.com), Founders Factory and other unnamed angel investors.

Prior to this, Oxwash was working with a €345.000 pre-seed round — which it used to fund building its first washing hubs (which it calls “Lagoons”) and to test its reengineered washing process.

Oxwash, founded in 2018 by former NASA engineer Kyle Grant, uses ozone generation technology and delivery to clean laundry hygienically for both individuals and businesses (like hotels, air bnbs, colleges and offices). Most recently, they have been providing coronavirus (COVID-19) disinfection for customers, by combining ozone disinfection with thermal and chemical processes to wash to pharmaceutical-grade, and to ensure the full eradication of bacterial, fungal, and viral agents in customers’ items. The startup also uses no-contact pickups, the use of electric-cargo bikes adapted with portable ozone generators to sterilize items, dissolvable laundry bags to eliminate coronavirus transmission through fabric and clothing.