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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University of Utah Establishes Partners for Innovation, Ventures, Outreach & Technology (PIVOT) Center as Lead for Innovation and Economic Engagement

President Ruth V. Watkins is pleased to announce that the University of Utah has formed the Partners for Innovation, Ventures, Outreach & Technology (PIVOT) Center, a centralized office that will drive the U’s expanding efforts for economic engagement for the greater Utah community. The new office builds on the work by the Center for Technology & Venture Commercialization (TVC), to serve as a hub to foster partnerships between industry, university and government entities. This effort formalizes the U’s commitment to increase its impact on Utah’s economy by catalyzing innovation.

As a crucial foundation for PIVOT Center, operations previously led by TVC will continue to assist the U’s faculty inventors in bringing their innovations to market by spearheading all aspects of invention management, patent prosecution, licensing, startup formation and support, equity management and early stage funding. The new office leverages these existing resources and will hire new staff to oversee economic

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Aurora Labs ramps ‘self-healing’ software with $23M from LG Technology Ventures, Porsche SE, Toyota Tsusho

The automotive market is grappling with increasingly complex software systems, and in turn greater risks of glitches that can cause costly and unsafe disruptions and damage an automaker’s credibility.

Just look at today’s new cars, trucks and SUVs compared to their counterparts a decade ago. New vehicles coming off assembly lines today contain tens of millions of lines of code, a statistic that continues to rise as automakers invest more in software.

This upward trend has created risks for automakers; it’s also opened up opportunity for burgeoning startups like Aurora Labs, which developed a platform that can spot problems with software in cars and fix it on the fly. The company is now preparing to ramp up operations, even beyond automotive, as software takes a central role in shared mobility, cities and homes.

Aurora Labs developed a platform designed to detect and predict problems and then fix any issues in

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Scrum Ventures Launches Food Tech Studio – Bites!

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Scrum Ventures today announced the launch of Food Tech Studio – Bites!, a global community of stage-agnostic startups who share a common vision of solving key challenges plaguing our food supply chain today, including (but not limited to) safety, waste reduction, and health. Scrum Ventures’ Food Tech Studio – Bites! is the latest series of studio programs aimed to reinvent the antiquated accelerator process and will facilitate lasting relationships between a range of global food tech entrepreneurs, Japanese corporations, and industry thought leaders that are deeply immersed in the changing food landscape.

The launch of Food Tech Studio – Bites! comes at a time where COVID-19 and the ongoing climate crisis has threatened the global food supply chain and left millions of people around the world without food security and nutrition. In fact, research from The United Nations World Food Programme

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Tesseract Ventures Partners with Lumen Touch to Spearhead Initiatives for Education and Health Systems

Partnership between these two high-touch companies provides clients with scalable solutions to address the changing needs of academic institutions accelerated by COVID-19

Tesseract Ventures, a Kansas City-based technology company helping organizations become smarter, better connected and more efficient through next-generation robotics, 21st century software and radically connected platforms, today announced it has selected Lumen Touch, an all-in-one software provider, as a partner to develop health and wellness programs in K-12 schools and collegiate institutions during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

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Tesseract Ventures partners with Lumen Touch to provide clients with an accurate tracking system of wearable badges to collect attendance, proximity and wellness data in order to provide real-time results and insights for decision-makers. (Photo: Business Wire)

“We are excited for the opportunity to introduce our next-generation technology as part of Lumen Touch’s Bright Care Solution,” said John Boucard,

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New Zealand’s Deep Tech Sector Gets Massive Boost As Icehouse Ventures & LevelTwo Join Forces

New Zealand’s deep tech sector is getting a massive
boost thanks to a new partnership between Icehouse Ventures
and LevelTwo that will see $10
million of funding, more laboratory workspaces and new
incubator programmes available for startups pushing the
boundaries of science and engineering to address some of our
world’s most pressing problems.

This marks the first
joint venture between a local investment group and a tech
incubator in New Zealand.

LevelTwo is the birthplace
of NZ’s only two deep tech unicorns – Rocket Lab and
LanzaTech – and home of the country’s only commercial
laboratory and workshop facility growing deep technology
startups.

The new partnership means that LevelTwo will
transition from an Auckland-based deep tech hub housing
early stage companies spanning the aerospace, agritech,
biotech, and cleantech industries, into an entity that will
also invest into dozens of

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Camera IQ Raises Series A led by Shasta Ventures to Define the Future of Camera Marketing

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LOS ANGELES, Sept. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ —
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Camera IQ, the world’s first augmented reality platform for camera marketing, today announced an additional $5 million in Series A funding, bringing its total funding raised to-date to over $14 million. Led by Shasta Ventures, the round also includes participation from existing investors Waverly Capital, Betaworks Ventures, Sway Ventures, as well as new investors Grand Ventures, Space Capital, and Gingerbread Capital.

COVID tailwinds are accelerating augmented reality (AR) adoption on social platforms as consumers spend more time online. With over four billion daily active camera users on social, the numbers are in – and AR is here to stay. 75% of consumers are using AR on a daily basis, leading to an 85% year-over-year  increase in time spent in AR

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Golden Triangle Ventures, Inc. Technology Division Announces Successful Preliminary Hemp Testing on its HyGrO Technology

LAS VEGAS, NV / ACCESSWIRE / September 24, 2020 / Golden Triangle Ventures, Inc. (OTC PINK:TOMI) has made significant advances on its technology division under HyFrontier Technologies, Inc. The company is currently testing its HyGrO technology on many applications and plants. The company is pleased to announce the preliminary results on our CBD Hemp test with Colorado Hemp Services which is being grown with the HyGrO technology against a Control Test, now underway in Pueblo Colorado.

Travis Nelson, Principal of Colorado Hemp Services, states, “We are overly satisfied with the results we are seeing from watering our plants with HyFrontier Technologies’ HyGrO unit. We are approaching harvest soon and we are seeing a much larger flower set. We look forward to testing all the flowers at a certified testing facility to compare cannabinoid profiles after harvest. So far, the leaves on the HyGrO side of the test are greener and

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