A Baltimore smartphone repair startup called Fixt is doing just fine for itself. Founded by Luke Cooper and Christopher Garvis in 2013, they were recently hoping to raise $400,00. They were overwhelmed by investor interest and ended up with $800,000 in 10 days. Contributors included investors in Silicon Valley, New York and Baltimore.
The new money will support Fixt through another year as they grow their business, CEO Luke Cooper said. Their mobile application is able to detect when a phone has been dropped or broken and will then assess the damage and start to work on fixing the device. Their goal is ultimately to “Uberize or professionalize the repair and replacement of mobile devices for IT departments,” as Cooper said.
He continued, “A real success target for us is to become the standard — the standard way of protecting mobile devices and fixing them when they break.”