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Brinkmat has developed an online scheduling and ordering platform for local laundry and dry cleaning businesses.

Brinkmat Headquarter Location

New York, New York,

United States


Latest Brinkmat News Acquires Online Laundry Services Startup Brinkmat To Expand Beyond Food Deliveries

Jun 4, 2013

Apple Reportedly Refocuses iAd On New Streaming Music Radio Service , the New York City-based company whose technology platform lets local merchants easily provide e-commerce and delivery services, has acquired Brinkmat, a startup also based in New York that’s built an online scheduling and ordering platform for local laundry and dry cleaning businesses. In a phone call this week, CEO Jed Kleckner declined to discuss financial details of the deal, but said that Brinkmat’s service will continue to function and grow as part of going forward (for context, Brinkmat’s most notable competitor is SpotlessCity, the NYC based startup that launched at Disrupt New York last year . ) As part of the sale, Brinkmat’s co-founders, fellow Goldman Sachs alums Tim O’Malley and Jay Winters , have both taken new leadership roles on’s technology team. This marks a clear step forward for, which was founded in 2004 but has thus far focused mostly on the local restaurant and grocery verticals. “Brinkmat is a platform that we’ll be able to extend into other verticals,” Kleckner said. “ should be something that goes well beyond food.” It’s a smart time for to focus on going bigger, since big competitors have emerged on the local delivery market in recent months — players in the space include giants such as Google Shopping Express , eBay same day deliveries , and of course Amazon , as well as startups such as Postmates , TaskRabbit , and Exec . But Klecker maintains that all this competition isn’t bad news for his business. Some 10,000 merchants and one million users are active on the site today, and last year the company grew its revenue by 25 percent year over year. “[The competition] is as validating as it comes. We’re clearly in a marketplace that’s large in size and of increasing demand in the consumer set,” he said. And, of course, there is that very valuable domain name real estate it’s got. “When people go to Google to find out what is available for delivery, by nature of our name we have the benefit of being able to reach those people.” This is not the only bit of consolidation news in the local delivery space: As TechCrunch was the first to report , two of the web’s most well-known restaurant delivery services, Seamless and Grubhub , recently came to an agreement to merge as one . And we’ve almost surely not the end of the M&A action here. When asked if more acquisitions could be in’s future as it looks to continue to expand either its vertical reach or tech offerings, Kleckner answered without hesitation: “Definitely.”, which has a full-time staff of 50, is backed with an undisclosed amount of venture capital from its lead investor Cantor Ventures , the VC arm of Cantor Fitzgerald . 0

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