Fixya

  • Fixit Site Fixya Launches Services For Small Businesses And Companies

    Fixit Site Fixya Launches Services For Small Businesses And Companies

    Fixya, the site that gives do-it-yourselfers tips for fixing broken stuff, is launching a new service aimed at connecting local repair shops and service providers with people in need of assistance. “We created this program as more of a funnel. So here’s a way for a small business to generate traffic for themselves and get traction in their local areas,” says Fixya chief… Read More

  • Troubleshooting Q&A Platform FixYa’s New iOS App Allows You To Record And Post Videos Of Product Issues

    Troubleshooting Q&A Platform FixYa’s New iOS App Allows You To Record And Post Videos Of Product Issues

    FixYa, the Q&A site for products where where amateur product experts give repair advice to consumers, is debuting a new app today that allows people to shoot a video of a product problem with their iPhone and get a real product fix from one of FixYa’s 700,000 product experts. FixYa, which says it has an online community of 25 million users and 700,000 experts, essentially… Read More

  • iPad Is The Least Problematic Tablet Says FixYa, The Tech Q&A Site

    iPad Is The Least Problematic Tablet Says FixYa, The Tech Q&A Site

    FixYa, a product Q&A site, took a look at its own holiday stats to collect some facts about many major cell phones and tablets including iOS and Android devices. The conclusion? iPhone owners tend to be most interested in fixing battery and call quality problems on Android users found a number of screen issues including freezing and problematic interfaces. They also found that the iPad… Read More

  • FixYa Upgrades Its Q&A Service For Product Issues With Gamification And Some Realtime Data-Sharing

    FixYa Upgrades Its Q&A Service For Product Issues With Gamification And Some Realtime Data-Sharing

    We first covered FixYa, the Q&A site for products, back in 2007, after the startup demoed at the TechCrunch40 DemoPit. Over the course of the next year, FixYa went on to raise $8 million in two rounds from Mayfield Fund and Pitango Venture Capital, with Chamath Palihapitiya joining the board of directors. It’s been a few years since we’ve tapped into the startup’s… Read More

  • Fixya Adds Product Recommendations, And Why VC's Are Hot For It

    Ask your average Israeli venture capitalist to name a few companies they’re keeping tabs on and Fixya usually makes the short list—so do Benchmark’s Conduit and Sequoia’s Kenshoo. If you haven’t heard of Fixya, the concept is real simple: It’s a post-sale tech support site. On the one side you have users who ask product support questions, and on the other… Read More

  • Fixya Raises $6 Million B Round for Crowdsourced Tech-Support

    Companies hate providing good tech support for their products because it is expensive. And consumers hate calling up tech support when they can’t get a gadget to work properly because they usually get the run-around. The idea for Fixya is quite simple: Let consumers help fix each other’s gadgets. The startup, which was in the DemoPit at TechCrunch40, announced a $6 million B… Read More

  • Fixya: Fixya Junk


    How do we get tech support? Well, you can RTFM or call the help-line. That usually results in a 25% chance of fixing the problem. Then you can do a search, find a forum mentioning your problem, post (“HEY GUYZ MY IPOD BROKED SCREEN WHATTF? HELP!!!!”) or pay a fee at Experts Exchange, a site that seems to have an answer to every question but is so hard to navigate that you… Read More