South Africa's SweepSouth, a startup which offers on-demand home cleaning services, has announced succesfull conclusion of their seven figure US dollar Series A funding round. The funding is said to have been raised from Draper Dark Flow, Smollan, Identity Development Fund Managers, CRE VC and Nkosinathi Maphumulo (better known as DJ Black Coffee), in his capacity as a private investor.
The exact investment amount has not been disclosed and the South African startup has said it will use the funds for expansion into the rest of the continent.
“We’re particularly excited about the strategic nature of our partnerships with our new incoming investors. Smollan’s reach – it operates in 36 international markets – will provide the perfect avenue to rapidly expand internationally.” said Aisha Pandor, Co-founder and CEO at SweepSouth.
SweepSouth was founded in 2016 and currently operates in some of South Africa's major cities like Johannesburg and Pretoria.
“From our very first meeting we had a wonderful synergy with Dave and Mike Smollan, and believe our shared values and combined strengths will result in a lot of great new innovation from SweepSouth. DDF Capital brings its expertise in scaling tech, particularly in Africa, and DJ Black Coffee is an inspirational and influential local ambassador with a brand we’re proud to be associated with.” continued Pandor.
The company's CTO and also a Co-founder, Alen Ribic, emphasized that the investment funds will be used for expansion and he added that it will also help them intensify their efforts to create work for thousands of people.
Part of SweepSouth's plan is to grow the amount of people employed using their platform to 10,000 accross Africa in the next 12 months.