Canadian startup FixMeStick raising $50K on Kickstarter for antivirus USB stick

February 6
9:16 AM 2014

Montreal-based tech firm FixMeStick is raising $50,000 via crowdfunding on Kickstarter. The startup wants its antivirus USB stick to enter major retailers in the US, according to Global News.

FixMeStick had secured over $39,000 on the crowdfunding platform by Wednesday, with a February 14 funding deadline looming ahead. Co-founders Marty Algire and Corey Velan bagged $500,000 in a funding round. However, the pair had to let go of a 20% stake in their startup on Dragons' Den, a TV show that allows entrepreneurs to pitch their ideas to obtain funding from venture capitalists, the report explained.

The product is currently available online. It can also be bought at US retailer Fry's Electronics. In Canada, FixMeStick is available at London Drugs, The Source, Costco, and Walmart, the report detailed.

Algire cautions that FixMeStick is not a replacement itself for anti-virus software. Rather, the product is more of prevention. The annual subscription for the stick costs $60 and comes with a license for unlimited use on a maximum of three computers, Global News reported.

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