Engrain Raises $3.7 Million in Funding Round Led by RET Ventures to Scale the Growth of its Building Mapping Technology

DENVER, Oct. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Engrain, the market leader in interactive mapping technology and data visualization software for the built environment, today announced that it has raised $3.7 million in new funding to fuel its national expansion. The round was led by RET Ventures, an industry-backed venture fund focused on single- and multi-family rent tech, along with participation from existing investors. 

For Engrain, the funding validates the success of the company’s recent strategic expansion. Founded a decade ago, Engrain has long been known for its attractive mapping software and touchscreen touring, which are found on property websites and in leasing offices of multifamily communities across the country. Following its first outside fundraise a year ago, this funding round will enable Engrain to further realize product enhancements, accelerate strategic partnerships and grow its sales team.

“Whether considering a new apartment, navigating across a large property or even conducting

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Tree rings show scale of Arctic pollution is worse than previously thought — ScienceDaily

The largest-ever study of tree rings from Norilsk in the Russian Arctic has shown that the direct and indirect effects of industrial pollution in the region and beyond are far worse than previously thought.

An international team of researchers, led by the University of Cambridge, has combined ring width and wood chemistry measurements from living and dead trees with soil characteristics and computer modelling to show that the damage done by decades of nickel and copper mining has not only devastated local environments, but also affected the global carbon cycle.

The extent of damage done to the boreal forest, the largest land biome on Earth, can be seen in the annual growth rings of trees near Norilsk where die off has spread up to 100 kilometres. The results are reported in the journal Ecology Letters.

Norilsk, in northern Siberia, is the world’s northernmost city with more than 100,000 people,

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Tesla’s ‘Battery Day’ tech won’t scale up until 2022, Elon Musk says

  • Tesla’s “Battery Day” tech won’t reach large-scale production until 2022, Elon Musk tweeted on Monday.
  • The electric vehicle company will buy more battery cells but expects “significant shortages” in the future. Analysts expect Tesla to announce plans to produce its own battery cells at the event.
  • Premarket Tesla shares dropped following Musk’s tweets.
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The tech Tesla announces at its “Battery Day” on Tuesday won’t reach large-scale production until 2022, the electric vehicle giant’s CEO Elon Musk said on Monday.

Musk said that Tesla will buy more battery cells from Panasonic, LG, and Chinese battery manufacturer CATL, but it expects “significant shortages” in 2022 and beyond, and must “take action” to prevent them, he said. This suggests that the company may announce plans to produce its own battery cells at its Battery Day, as analysts have long-speculated.

Scaling up production of new battery technology

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