Why We Invested: orthobrain

By Hardik Desai

1.6 minute read

JumpStart’s NEXT II Fund recently invested in orthobrain as part of a $9 million Series A round led by CareCapital. orthobrain empowers dentists to integrate orthodontics into their practice, combining technology, education and comprehensive case management support.

Their ground-breaking orthodontics platform is solving a critical need and addressing three market dynamics:

  • The demand for clear aligners is booming, and there are not enough knowledgeable orthodontists to meet demand.
  • General dentists desire to grow their revenues and address their patients’ needs but lack the tools and experience to achieve these goals.
  • Clear aligner companies aggressively market to general dentists but don’t provide comprehensive support to practitioners.

orthoBrain’s system provides an end-to-end, hybrid software/service solution providing dentists with customized training and support. The platform and market need alone made orthobrain an easy investment decision but it’s the founding team that really makes the company shine.

orthobrain CEO and founder, Dr. Dan German is an award-winning orthodontist well known throughout the dental world, frequently delivering keynote presentations on various topics. COO Kimberly Harrington was formerly the Global Head, Vice President DSO Orthodontic Business Development for Straumann Group (Clear Correct). She also led a team at Align Technology, Inc. (Invisalign), where she focused on driving volume and profitability for GPs.

With a fundraising round behind them, the team at orthbrain is ready to enhance their platform and expand into global markets. We are thrilled to partner with Dan and his team to scale this innovative orthodontics startup.

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About the Author: Hardik Desai

Hardik connects early-stage technology companies with entrepreneurial resources in Northeast Ohio and performs due diligence on companies seeking capital from funds managed by JumpStart.