Brighter Raises $8M More

Santa Monica-based Brighter, the dental care and referrals business started by Jake Winebaum, the founder of, has raised $8M more in a Series B funding round, the firm said Monday. The round was led by Benchmark Capital, and also included Mayfield Partners. Mayfield had invested $5M in the firm in January. The firm said the funding will go towards growth at the company. Brighter operates an online service which helps those without dental insurance get better pricing on procedures, as well as provides information and ratings on dentists.