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washbnb crowdfunds for tech-enabled linen solution for short-term rentals and hotels

Daniel Cruz, co-founder and CEO of washbnb.

washbnb is linen rental, logistics, and laundry all in one simple, environmentally sustainable service.

MILWAUKEE – washbnb, a tech-enabled linen solution for the short-term rental and hotel industries, has launched a crowdfunding campaign via Wefunder. The startup eliminates the laundry problem for property managers and Airbnb hosts whilst solving a key operational pain point for the reliable supply of hotel-quality bed and bath linen. 

washbnb is democratizing the investment process as part of its community driven strategy to grow the business for all stakeholders involved. By launching its seed round via crowdfunding with Wefunder, everyone has the opportunity to invest in a startup company in a booming hospitality sector ahead of travel’s predicted comeback, not just wealthy accredited investors. The short-term rental sector has remained resilient during the pandemic and bookings are now at an all-time high according to AirDNA going into a summer of revenge travel. 

washbnb is set to become an essential tool for hosts and managers by eliminating common laundry challenges through automated linen procurement and management. As a tech-enabled solution, the company controls linen logistics and quality through data insights while exploring  the latest in water and logistics tech to ensure an environmentally sustainable and efficient service. The result is an improved guest experience that reduces travel’s footprint while making businesses easier to operate and grow.

Daniel Cruz, co-founder and CEO of washbnb, started the company in 2020 after dealing with the gap in the market for an automated linen solution as an Airbnb host himself struggling with laundry. Milwaukee based, washbnb is rooted in a resurgent Midwest city featuring a fast-growing water-tech industry and fertile ground for both hospitality companies and laundry machine manufacturers.

washbnb pivoted during the pandemic with and aims to build a community-driven, sustainable company with zebra stripes. Daniel says: “Our customers really drive what we do, and they love washbnb. We take their biggest challenge off of their plates and we do it in a higher quality, safer, and much more sustainable way. Hosting is a great business, just look at Airbnb’s recent IPO, and we’re here to support these great businesses on the ground, where they need it most. It’s an entirely new category of business that needs to be created. Our customers see that and want to invest because they want to help. That’s how we build community.”

Investment at this stage will fuel talent acquisition, research and development as well as future expansion into fast-growing, short-term rental destinations. 

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Vicky is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network where she is the Editor-in Chief. She is also responsible for the daily operation and the financial policy. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales.

She has many years of both academic and industrial experience within the travel industry. She has written/edited numerous articles in various tourism magazines.