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Laundry services app Wassup acquires competitor Chamak

Wassup, an on-demand laundry services app, has acquired the Mumbai-based laundry provider Chamak for an undisclosed amount, reports YourStory. With this acquisition, the Chennai-based Wassup, will be able to expand its services to Mumbai. Note that Wassup had raised $2 million in a pre-series A round of funding in May, from Arun Chandra Mohan and Praveen Sinha, co-founders of Jabong. At the time, the startup mentioned that it would expand to over 100 cities in the next three years. Interestingly, the company mentions that it is also looking to enter the personal, car care, home care and handyman services, although it's unclear if it will do this through further acquisitions. Other than laundry and dry-cleaning services, the startup currently offers tailoring services like button fixing, stitching etc. It charges upwards of Rs 30 for these services with prices going as high as Rs 460 for dry cleaning a fancy sherwani. On placing a request, the startup sends a pickup person to pick up the garments and delivers them back once done. As of now, it operates in Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Cochin and Pune and has 30 offline locations where customers can drop off laundry. Chamak provides similar services, the 7 year old company primarily operates laundry kiosks and takes orders via its website, app and call centre. At the time of writing, the company’s website is still operational, however, we expect the services will eventually be merged. Wassup currently competes with Tooler, Pick My Laundry, Doormint and MyWash, however by…

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