Pearl raises $11m in private equity

Pearl, the developer of an AI-based platform for the dental industry, has raised an $11 million Series A led by Craft Ventures. Based in Santa Monica, CA, the company’s technology is designed to help dentists analyse x-ray images, manage data entry and generate reports. The company is coming to market with three products: “Second Opinion”, which scans x-rays and identifies pathologies and anatomy to ensure a proper diagnosis; “Practice Intelligence”, which delivers advanced analytics for dental practices and groups to deal with patients more effectively; and “Smart Margin”, which provides feedback on intra-oral scans for dental restoration and manufacturers.