The Presso team first piqued my interest in a journey to Hong Kong last summertime. The startup promised a clever technique to dry cleansing that included setting up robotic kiosks in hotel corridors. The product is aimed at traveling company people trying to find a quick tidy of rumpled clothes ahead of a crucial organisation meeting. Most importantly, it cuts out pricey hotel laundry services.
Undoubtedly, a lot has actually changed since late-August, and like lots of others, the group has attempted to discover a method to utilize its innovation in the battle against the spread of COVID-19. The service is a bit more specific niche than some, however Presso is still a relatively little team. The business has actually included a disinfecting element to its robotic in line with CDC standards and has started offering a minimal number of systems to TELEVISION and film production companies.
“My family in India in fact contracted coronavirus and my mother and grandparents had to be hospitalized,” co-founder and CEO Nishant Jain informed TechCrunch. “They are all safe now luckily. If we can play even a little part in keeping clothing sterilized and individuals safe, we ‘d be honored. Even our employee have actually been rather active with helping out their local neighborhoods by sourcing masks and PPE for health centers and creating ventilators.”
The relocation comes as California guv Gavin Newsom has actually revealed plans to get movie production back on track. Lots of studios are balking at such a rush to go back to work, but for those who are still interested, Presso is offering up units for sets seeking to remove the possible spread of the extremely infectious novel coronavirus.
Presso’s most current push is fueled in part by an extra $250,000 in funding, bringing the group’s total up to $511,000. The business states it’s seen a 200% development in orders from one month to the next, including prominent clients like Disney/Marvel, HBO, CBS and FOX.
Article curated by RJ Shara from Source. RJ Shara is a Bay Area Radio Host (Radio Jockey) who talks about the startup ecosystem – entrepreneurs, investments, policies and more on her show The Silicon Dreams. The show streams on Radio Zindagi 1170AM on Mondays from 3.30 PM to 4 PM.