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About Pearl Automation

Pearl Automation is focused on advancing the underlying technologies in the autonomous vehicle to improve the experience for every driver on the road today. The Company's first product, RearVision, is an advanced automotive backup camera that connects to a driver's smartphone via wi-fi. RearVision installs in minutes, provides obstacle alerts and updates automatically to deliver ongoing feature enhancements.

Pearl Automation Headquarters Location

100 Enterprise Way Suite A101

Scotts Valley, California, 95066,

United States


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Research containing Pearl Automation

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CB Insights Intelligence Analysts have mentioned Pearl Automation in 2 CB Insights research briefs, most recently on Jul 28, 2022.

Expert Collections containing Pearl Automation

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Pearl Automation is included in 3 Expert Collections, including Digital Health.


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Pearl Automation Patents

Pearl Automation has filed 4 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Computer hardware tuning
  • Energy conservation
  • Energy harvesting
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Microcontrollers, Serial buses, Computer hardware tuning, Energy harvesting, Energy conservation


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Microcontrollers, Serial buses, Computer hardware tuning, Energy harvesting, Energy conservation



Latest Pearl Automation News

Pearl Automation, Founded by Apple Veterans, Shuts Down

Jun 27, 2017

Opt out or contact us anytime “It was an ambitious and risky proposition from the beginning, with some great vision to try to revolutionize the automotive aftermarket,” said David Pakman, a partner at Venrock who oversaw the Pearl investment. “They are extraordinary product people, but none of us understood the market correctly.” Advertisement Pearl’s failure was first reported by Axios . Mr. Gardner said that Pearl held talks with several potential acquirers in the automotive industry but could not reach an agreement. It did find a company, American Road Products, to take over its RearVision backup camera so current customers will not be left in the lurch. While the company has failed, its employees are already fielding job offers. Brian Latimer, a program manager at Pearl who had previously worked at Apple, said that the employees liked working as a team and that some of them were trying to sell themselves as a package to a new employer. “We’re trying to keep the band together,” he said. “We’re incredibly effective.”

  • When was Pearl Automation founded?

    Pearl Automation was founded in 2014.

  • Where is Pearl Automation's headquarters?

    Pearl Automation's headquarters is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Scotts Valley.

  • What is Pearl Automation's latest funding round?

    Pearl Automation's latest funding round is Dead.

  • How much did Pearl Automation raise?

    Pearl Automation raised a total of $50M.

  • Who are the investors of Pearl Automation?

    Investors of Pearl Automation include Accel, Shasta Ventures, Venrock and Wellcome Trust.

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