Renamed Puls, CellSavers raises $25M to repair smart home devices
CellSavers, an on-demand repair service for smartphones, has changed its name to Puls Technologies Inc. and closed a $25 million funding round as it expands its platform to include setup and repairs for smart home devices.
The funding round was led by Red Dot Capital Partners, and it also included participation by new investors Samsung NEXT, Maverick Ventures and Kreos Capital, as well as existing investors Sequoia Capital and Carmel Ventures. According to the company, its total funding raised to date is $43 million.
Founded in 2015, Puls was originally dedicated to on-demand smartphone repair services, and it allowed users to book a repair appointment for their device with a certified expert wherever and whenever they needed it. According to the company, more than 100,000 customers have used its phone repair service, and now it is looking to extend its platform to include TVs and smart home devices such as Google Home.
Starting today, Puls customers can now book appointments to have an expert install a TV wall mount in their home or set up a Google Home and connect it to existing smart home systems.
“We know how frustrating it is when your digital devices stop working, and at Puls we’re here whenever you need us, to get you up and running in no time, to keep your digital heart beating at all times,” Puls Chief Executive and co-founder Eyal Ronen said in a statement. “While tech products are becoming smarter every year, it’s getting harder to configure or fix them. We’ve cracked the code on how to deliver same-day service that’s seamless to the customer, rewarding for the technician, and scalable as a business.”
Puls said its service network includes more than 1,000 vetted experts in more than 40 markets. The company guarantees that users can set up an appointment within 60 minutes in almost any covered location. According to the company, the new funding will allow it to continue expanding its range of services and move into new markets in the U.S.
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