Brightpearl is a cloud-based business management application that incorporates inventory, accounting, CRM, POS and ecommerce. Developed and run in Bristol, UK, with offices in San Francisco. The company is privately owned and funded by Eden Ventures and Notion Capital, a venture capital fund begun by the founders of MessageLabs. Brightpearl grew out of founder Chris Tanner’s prior business, Lush Longboards, when Chris brought to market the software he had written to run Lush’s sales and operations (including its ecommerce website) under the name Pearl Software. Pearl software took on its first customer (outside of Lush) in 2008. By late 2009, the company had over 100 paying customers. Pearl was renamed Brightpearl in early 2010, about the same time that the company took in its first outside investor, Eden Ventures. Eden was later joined by Notion Capital as investors in Brightpearl.