TechCrunch Disrupt winner Soluto has raised $10.2 million in Series B funding. Index Ventures led the round, with Saul Klein taking a board seat. Previous investors including Bessemer, Giza Venture Capital, and Proxima Ventures also participated. This brings the company’s total funding to $18 million.
Soluto helps bring an end to PC user frustration from printing problems, annoying add-ons, apps that crash, resource hogs, and those frustrating applications that randomly cause your mouse to become useless for a few seconds at a time.
As we’ve written in the past, the advantage to using Soluto (which is focused purely for the PC) is that the service records which applications were running at the time of the hiccup, and analyzes low-level events to track things users aren’t even aware of, like which applications are competing for memory.
Once downloaded, Soluto analyzes your PC, suggests numerous fixes, including ‘like omitting certain applications from your bootup. It can show you your computer’s speed over time, mapping out when you installed a certain application — so you can see what led to the problem. The company recently launched an iteration of its software, which includes a browser product and application crashing product.
Soluto, which is free, has had 2 million downloads since the company debuted its product to the public last year. What’s impressive is that growth is without any real marketing or advertising for the software. What makes the application so successful is that it is incredibly easy to use, even for those with limited technical knowledge. Next up, the company says it will be tackling other platforms (Mac OS, please?), including mobile and will be expanding product offerings.