SAN FRANCISCO, Dec.15, 2011 – BlueSprig™, the fresh alternative to software, today announced $10 million in Series A funding from IDG-Accel, and a series of lightweight utility apps intended to boost the security, privacy, performance and efficiency of personal devices. Now available in beta, AirCoverprovides advanced security for iO Sand Android devices, protecting users from loss, theft, viruses, malware or other threats. The apps are available for download at www.bluesprig.com.
BlueSprig is led by serial entrepreneur and CEO Jason Johnson, managing partner at Founders Den, co-founder of Rethink Books, former vice president of marketing for Global IP Solutions (acquired by Google) and previous co-founder and CEO of InterQuest Communications (acquired by Darwin Networks).
"Technology has changed the way we work, learn and play in countless positive ways, but it has also introduced new risks and complexities that most consumers aren't prepared to handle," said Jason Johnson, CEO of BlueSprig. "Our goal is to put the 'personal' back in personal computing by giving users the tools to make their digital lives simpler, faster and safer. I appreciate the support of IDG-Accel to bring a new class of apps to market that truly fulfills consumers' needs while leveraging the best resources of China and Silicon Valley."
Despite the increasing security threats targeted at mobile devices, consumers continue to place a tremendous amount of personal data on their phones and tablets – everything from passwords to photos, business documents and financial information. AirCover protects mobile devices by scanning every app that is downloaded for malware and spyware, ensures safe browsing, helps locate a device if lost or stolen, and keeps loved ones safe with GPS tracking, communication and notification tools. It is available today in beta for Android devices, including 2 GB of free storage that can be used to backup contacts and photos and restore them to a new device. An iOS version will be available in early 2012, along with additional features and storage.
As part of today's announcement, BlueSprig is also releasing full versions of its system utility tools, JetBoost and JetClean, which were launched in beta earlier this year. JetBoost ensures top PC performance by automatically prioritizing and ending processes as well as providing three boost modes – game, work and custom – to best meet the demands of user activities. JetClean optimizes and protects PCs by removing registry errors, deleting junk files, removing invalid shortcuts, cleaning activity traces such as cookies, surfing history, auto-fill passwords and traces of other programs to protect users' privacy, and much more. Both apps are available for Windows-based PCs.
BlueSprig is headquartered in San Francisco with a development center in Chengdu, China led by successful China entrepreneur, Hugo Dong.
"Jason and Hugo bring a proven track record of experience, innovation and energy to everything they do, and a unique ability to translate emerging trends into revenue-driven ventures," said Young Guo, General Partner at IDG-Accel. "We're excited to be working with such a talented team and look forward to their continued success."
For more information on AirCover, JetBoost or JetClean or to download BlueSprig products, visit: www.bluesprig.com.