May 16, 2018
When it comes to dental health, companies seem to more and more see consumer technology and insurance as natural partners. Beam Dental, which started out in the smart toothbrush space but expanded a few years ago into dental insurance, raised $22.5 million today. At the same time, quip, a smart toothbrush company that raised $10 million last year, acquired dental health plan Afora, in a move that...
January 7, 2016
France-based Kolibree, which has developed a smartphone-connected electric toothbrush, raised $4 million from SOSV, SEB Alliance, Innovacom, Cap Horn, and Dental Investment Group for Health.
“Kolibree began product sales in Q2 2015, with increasing gains throughout the year,” Kolibree Founder and CEO Thomas Serval said in a statement. “In addition, a new partnership with game developer Ubisoft...
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...
April 14, 2014
Four months after Paris-based Kolibree announced its smartphone-connected electric toothbrush at CES 2014, the company has launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign.
Kolibree's connected toothbrush has sensors that detect not only how long users brushed their teeth, but also whether they hit all the hard to reach places between gums and teeth. Kolibree wants brushing to last two minutes and...
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...