Yet, there’s a laundry startup that you won’t find on Crunchbase or listed on CB Insights, because it hasn’t ever taken investor money. Its founder, Rick Rome, told the Observer that its employees (with W-2’s and everything) are directly providing pickup and drop-off laundry services to 32,000 people. WashClub has been bootstrapped to building a laundry company that owns its complete value chain. Its employees get the clothes, wash, press, fold and return them. It has every piece.