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Wash Cycle Laundry expands to Washington, D.C.

Sustainable laundry service Wash Cycle Laundry launched in Washington, D.C. yesterday, after biking the 120 miles from Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported. Perhaps you’ve seen their brightly uniformed bicycle delivery drivers pumping hard while lugging laundry in tow around Center City.

CEO Gabriel Mandujano chose Washington, D.C. for his second market because of its bike culture, its high density and large population of professionals (who probably have less time to do their laundry), he told the Inquirer. Wash Cycle is also targeting the federal government as a customer. They already count the Philadelphia VA Medical Center as one.

Another D.C. connection? Wash Cycle board member Pat Cunnane, CEO of American Sports International and bike advocate, was on President Obama’s wish list of supporters for his 2012 campaign.

Wash Cycle graduated from the GoodCompany Ventures social entrepreneurship accelerator in 2012 and raised $456,000 from local groups like Robin Hood Ventures and Investors’ Circle Philadelphia. Investors’ Circle Philadelphia president John Moore sits on Wash Cycle’s board.

Wash Cycle has also raised foundation funding.

[Inquirer]

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