Washio Adds $10.5M For Laundry Pickup and Delivery Via Smartphone

Santa Monica-based Washio, which operates a smartphone driven, laundry and dry cleaning pickup and delivery service, said today that it has raised $10.5M in a Series A funding round. The funding came from Canaan Partners, and also included A Grade Investments, Pejman Mar Ventures, Sherpa Ventures, and Jerry Yang (Yahoo). The company--think "Uber for laundry"--let users request that their dirty laundry be picked up and washed. The company has now raised North of $13M in funding, including an earlier seed funding announced in January. More information »