April 28, 2016
Louisville, Kentucky-based Beam Technologies has launched SmartPremiums, its dental insurance plan, in California.
Beam first launched a few years ago with a connected toothbrush offering, called Beam Brush, but has since expanded into offering large and small employer dental health insurance plans.
“When Alex Curry, Dan Dykes, and I started beam, we were a hardware team that had an idea to build...
August 11, 2014
Louisville, Kentucky-based smart toothbrush maker Beam Technologies raised $5 million in a round led by Drive Capital for its manual smartphone connected toothbrush. This brings the company's total announced funding to date to $5.5 million.
"We've been working hard to transform the mundane two minutes people spend brushing their teeth to create a highly engaging user experience -- so much so that...
February 21, 2014
Dental hygiene company Oral-B announced its Bluetooth-connected electric toothbrush line, SmartSeries, which will be available in Germany this spring and in the United States in June. The Oral-B companion app will be available in iOS in May, and in Android in August.
Oral-B will also add connectivity to some of its other electric toothbrushes.
SmartSeries will offer users six different brushing...
October 16, 2013
The Beam Brush app.
After reducing its FDA 510(k)-cleared smart toothbrush from $49.99 down to $24.99, Beam Technologies is offering a new version of its product, via pre-orders, for $19.99. The Beam Brush Bug, which the company informed customers about today in an email, is a small adhesive accelerometer they can attach to any toothbrush or flossing device.
The sensor will connect to an app,...
July 11, 2013
Beam Technologies, maker of the Beam Brush smartphone app-enabled toothbrush, has halved the retail price of its signature product in an attempt to boost sales. The Louisville, Ky.-based startup announced the news Wednesday in an e-mail to potential customers. Correction: The original version of this article inaccurately attributed the price change to slow sales. Beam Brush says its sales to date...
January 8, 2013
The Beam Brush, touted as the first toothbrush connected to a mobile app, officially hit the market on Monday, with consumer and professional offerings as well as a gamification aspect.
Beam Technologies, of Louisville, Ky., is selling the manual brush with embedded brushing sensor and Bluetooth radio, for $49.99. A free companion app for Android or Apple iOS tracks brushing habits, including...
October 29, 2012
Last week digital health incubator Rock Health announced its fourth class of startups, which will be the first to go through the program with the increased $100,000 in funding. Rock Health also announced last week that Kaiser Permanente, the largest integrated healthcare system in the US, has joined as a partner to the program and will help advise Rock's startups alongside its other partners,...
July 2, 2012
The Beam Brush, a Bluetooth-enabled toothbrush from Louisville, Ky.-based startup Beam Technologies, and a companion app have received 510(k) clearance from the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA on June 21 cleared the product for sale as a Class I medical device on and the company announced the clearance Friday.
Technically a manual toothbrush, the Beam Brush likely will go on sale this fall...
February 15, 2012
According to a report over at GigaOm, one-year-old startup, Beam Technologies, plans to commercially launch a Bluetooth-enabled toothbrush and companion app next month. Beam's connected toothbrush leverages a sensor and Bluetooth to send brushing data to its companion smartphone app. The company sees an opportunity to build out a number of features and services based on the toothbrush tracking...