Launch of the PATCH app supported by six-figure funding
An app designed to help people find, book and pay for window cleaners will launch next month after securing six-figure funding.
The PATCH app was created by Paul White, who also started the modern milkman, along with 23-year-old Conor Walsh of Clitheroe.
The project has been backed by seed funding from Lancashire-based backers including Joycelyn Neve, founder of Seafood Pub Company, and Lee Duerdenm, CEO of XLCR Vehicle Management.
The funding will be used to bring the technology to market and will also enable further investment in bespoke technology.
The company also expects to achieve another six-digit union increase with national partners over the next ten days. The investment values the business at over £1million.
Paul White said: “Raising pre-seed funding is really difficult anyway, let alone in the current climate, and here in East Lancashire. We are really lucky to have been able to bring together a large consortium, mainly of people based in Lancashire. , to provide the investment needed to launch this technology, which will transform the outdoor home maintenance market.
“We are delighted that this group recognizes our potential, our technology and the great team that we have. After leaving the modern dairy, I thought I was going to live quietly in the countryside, but I was itching to return to this buzz of high-growth start-up in no time, then I met Conor, and we’ve been working there full-time for six months.
Conor added: “Convenience is king today, and people don’t want to be looking for money when you knock on the door, or having to wire money in the bank. We are relentlessly focused on satisfaction. consumer needs, and our team are highly experienced in this area. Our platform and our commitment to the customer will allow us to capitalize on the shift to convenience. We are well positioned to scale rapidly with our great team, across the UK and then beyond.