A Lancashire tech company, which aims to digitise window cleaning and home maintenance services, has ended the year by closing its latest funding round of £300,000.

The PATCH App is co-founded by Paul White, co-founder of the Modern Milkman, and inventor and electrician Conor Walsh. 

Joycelyn Neve, founder of the Seafood Pub Company, joined the firm in August 2023.

The round follows a £200k raise in 2022 and values the company at £4m. They will carry out a third and final round early in 2024.

“We started trading about six months ago and in that time we’ve cleaned 12,000 homes and have 2,500 subscribers, which is testament to the hard work of our head office team and service operatives,” said White.

The company now employs 12 full-time staff, including six veterans as part of their pioneering scheme to encourage armed forces veterans to work for themselves.

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The latest raise was completed by 42 Northern-based individual investors.

Neve, COO of the Burnley-based startup, said: “We’re carrying out the whole process, end to end, from booking to completing the service, so the people piece has been incredibly important to get right early on. 

“We’ve worked hard to get the right people in place, as well as providing career and business opportunities for Veterans. We are proud to have gained national recognition from The Times just recently for this. People are a huge factor in our future success.”

Walsh, who is responsible for service delivery, said there are big plans for the months ahead. 

“We went to market with window cleaning, but next year we’ll add several additional services including domestic cleaning and car valeting as part of our plan to build a £30m business,” he said.

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