It’s hard to believe how far we’ve come since 2014 when we were the ‘Caped Crusaders’ pitching FixMeStick on Dragons’ Den (the Canadian equivalent of Shark Tank). Now, nearly 1 million new malware threats are released every day, but our mission remains the same: save the computers of the world.
Since we were on Dragons’ Den we’ve grown sales from $400k to $20 million making us the 5th most successful business to pitch on Dragons’ Den (video only available in Canada, scroll down for full article). Today, you can find FixMeStick in over 3,000 stores in Canada and 10,000 stores in the United States. And we couldn’t have done any of it without you, our loyal customers!
Our appearance on Dragons’ Den was instrumental to our growth. We were nervous to go on Dragons’ Den, and shy to really promote our company and our product – but going on Dragons’ Den skyrocketed our sales and now we receive weekly messages from people who have made FixMeStick a part of their antivirus routine!
Now, nearly six years after our first appearance on Dragon’s Den to pitch the FixMeStick, we found ourselves back in the Den for round two; this time with our new device in hand and a slight change to our previous mission. Rather than saving the Internet with the FixMeStick virus removal device, we’re here with the StartMeStick to save the world’s computers and reduce electronic waste.
While the FixMeStick is here to bring you some of the best virus removal services that technology has to offer, the StartMeStick is here to bring your old, slow, computer back to life! By simply plugging in the StartMeStick and rebooting your computer, you can revive your other wise old and slow device, giving you a fast, private, and secure way to be online.
Even with the small change to our mission, the Dragons quickly saw how useful the StartMeStick was, especially when they factored in its cost-effectiveness and ease of use. We truly couldn’t have asked for a better reception, seeing as all the Dragons wanted in on the action (and we don’t blame them).
You can see our original FixMeStick pitch here and our new StartMeStick pitch here (video only available in Canada, but you can use a VPN to view it from outside Canada) and click here to check out Marty’s coverage on our most recent Dragons’ Den appearance!
Whether it’s viruses or simply wear and tear that’s weighing your computer down, we’re always dedicated to keeping your computer safe, secure, and running as fast as it should be.