Wayook, a startup supported by WELCOME, closes its first round of financing securing a €640.000 investment
Wayook, a startup born in Salamanca and supported by WELCOME, a project launched by the European Commission through Startup Europe to foster entrepreneur ecosystems, has secured a €640.000 investment.Wayook began as a startup based in the Scientific Park of University of Salamanca.
Its involvement with two WELCOME activities has allowed Wayook to take the leap and to move to Madrid ecosystem, gaining higher visibility and increasing its contacts at EU level. WELCOME selected Wayook to participate in two of its flagship events, Sartup Salamanca Hub, where it was picked up by Wayra to be accelerated, andStartup Europe Summit, a high level conference for European startups held in Berlin, where they gained high visibility at EU level.
WELCOME’s support has been vital for this startup, enabling it to find its place in Madrid ecosystem and to launch its project at European level. Now, Wayook has just closed its first round of financing securing a €640.000 investment from Axon Partners Group.
Thanks to the investment, this home-cleaning service which is now present in more than 40 Spanish cities, will grow and consolidate its position in the Spanish market. Money will be invested in increasing staff numbers and in developing specific marketing actions, all this with a view towards Europe and Latin America.
According to Álvaro Sánchez and Rodrigo Olmo, founders of Wayook: «Our goal is to keep growing at a rapid rate while maintaining the high quality standards which are highly appreciated by our customers, whose satisfaction rate is currently above 96%. Now we want to be present and to provide our services in the whole Spanish territory by the end of the year. Thanks to Wayook more and more people are being able to enjoy their free time»
Until now, booking Wayook’s services could be done through their webpage, www.wayook.es, although this summer Wayook will also have a mobile app available for both iOS and Android devices. «We want Wayook booking experience to reach as many homes as possible», founders said.
In addition to Axon’s investment, Wayook will receive during the next moths an additional public funding which will increase the total amount of the operation by €1M, and which will enable the company to carry out its plans for growth and consolidation.