LOS ANGELES, May 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- HelloTech and Geekatoo announced today that they are merging to create the first nationwide in-home tech support network. The new company, known as HelloTech, will be led by HelloTech CEO and co-founder Richard Wolpert.
"Running water and electricity in the home created new industries and a need for millions of on-demand plumbers and electricians," said Wolpert. "Our homes are going through a similar transformation as technology becomes increasingly embedded in our appliances, entertainment devices, and safety systems. It creates an entirely different pain point for consumers today."
We now have app-controlled locks and thermostats, video doorbells, smart speakers and assistants, security systems in our homes, and more arrive each day. From 2015 to 2016, the number of connected devices is expected to rise by as much as 30%.
With this growth will come a need for ongoing in-home support, and existing services limit help options to in-store or phone support. These solutions seem grossly outdated when so much technology is embedded in home systems or installed within walls. Now with HelloTech, getting tech support is easier than calling a handyman.
Launched last year, HelloTech has amassed a seasoned management team and a strong business model that earned the company $17 million from top-tier investors. Meanwhile, Geekatoo has spent five years building a vast network of 7,000 "Geeks" across the nation.
"Combining our two companies is a win for consumers and businesses who don't know where to turn for tech support, " says Christian Shelton, Geekatoo's Executive Chairman. "HelloTech has shown to be a leader in our industry and we look forward to combining our resources and know-how."
Consumers across the country can schedule their first visit by visiting hellotech.com or calling 1-888-982-4410.
HelloTech is changing the way consumers purchase and get support for new technology by providing in-home tech support and sales of new smart home technology on demand. Utilizing a background-checked and vetted workforce, HelloTech provides in-home support and consultation for consumers looking to manage and upgrade the technology within their home.
Geekatoo provides tech support right to your door, whether it's going onsite, via phone or remote. Geekatoo handles installation, set-up and repair for computers, home theater, TV mounting, virus removals, networking issues, gaming consoles, mobile phones, and more.
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