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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

November 2021: E-mail us for questions and thoughts. This section gets updated several times a month and we’ll be adding more answers to often asked questions about Enviropedia.

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1. About the Founder, Donn Gurule2021-10-17T17:39:27+00:00

I grew up in Los Angeles. Went to Santa Monica College. Graduated from UC Berkeley. Worked as Apple‘s UC Berkeley campus rep, recruited into the Apple turnaround team in the 1990s and helped build the path to a $2T value for the company. Founded a computer hardware engineering consulting company, working with IMAX, Apple, Warner Bros., J.J. Abrams, and David Lynch. I got the idea for Enviropedia, formed the company and left California to keep it a secret, spending 5 years in Chicago developing the concepts before expanding to New York. I have an avid interest in technology, mental health, social and technological issues (particularly with social media and its impact on society), privacy and creating real change in the quality of the world’s information and content.

2. What problem is Enviropedia solving?2021-10-17T16:11:15+00:00

AR, VR and the Metaverse (spatial computing) are the biggest opportunities since the Internet itself. Finding the best use to make spatial computing mainstream has been elusive. Every AR and VR startup thus far has yet to demonstrate a simple way to ignite widespread adoption.

Search engines are impractical for creating useful spatial computing environments without days and weeks of painstaking work, keeping spatial computing from becoming commonplace.

3. What is Enviropedia’s solution?2021-10-17T17:41:23+00:00

Enviropedia has invented an Intuition Engine™ – a core technology that is a connective tissue of the world’s information with full context and time navigation to completely re-invent the idea of a search engine. It can do days, weeks, even months of painstaking research and curation in a fraction of a second, offering one of the biggest advances in the way we use the world’s information in decades. Most importantly, it is ideal for spatial computing environments, like for AR, VR and the Metaverse.

4. How can Enviropedia change the world?2021-10-17T17:06:52+00:00

Enviropedia has been quietly developing our patent-pending Intuition Engine™ over several years. There are indications that our inventions are highly relevant in the search technology space with 11 (pending) patent citations, including two with Google, one with Apple, one with Microsoft, suggesting exclusivity that competitors and end users may need in the future to be successful in spatial computing.

Our company has been developing concepts for over 50 different products, including product designs and revenue models for hotels, restaurants, entertainment, transportation, advertising, retail, real estate, finance, decentralized finance, news publishing, sports, autonomous vehicles, and the Metaverse, all leveraging our powerful approach to context and chronological navigation. We’ve also had several conversations with

Our team has a broad and deep set of experience and is a seasoned group of engineering experts and creative professionals married with a solid financial advisory team.

5. What value does Enviropedia give to users?2021-10-17T16:30:20+00:00

You may never want to use a search engine again. With Enviropedia, you get thousands of searches from a plethora of information sources in the blink of an eye, saving you hours, days, even weeks or longer of painstaking research, curation and compiling. It completely changes the way you work with the world’s information.

6. How did the idea for Enviropedia originate?2021-10-17T16:15:58+00:00

A few years ago in Emeryville, CA, an elderly neighbor told me crazy stories about what existed before the nearby Pixar studios were built, and shared some incredible details I never knew. He told me about a nearby apartment building that was originally a steam-powered car factory. I learned about the legendary Oakland A’s and NY Yankees manager Billy Martin (and his time playing in the minor leagues for the Oakland Oaks baseball club) where Pixar is located today. Stories get lost to history, and it struck me like a ton of bricks we needed a better way to connect information beyond search technology as we currently think about it.

7. What is your first product, StreetLens?2021-10-17T16:39:24+00:00

Less Stress. More fun. Hotels, Restaurants, and Entertainment in a single glance.

StreetLens is Enviropedia’s first product release.  It is a world map that connects hotels, restaurants, and entertainment to a real-time information map that works on iOS and Android. StreetLens takes the stress, fear and anxiety of planning travel or an evening out by connecting multiple information sources and help you make choices to make a trip or night out exceptional.

8. What’s beyond the first release?2021-10-17T17:33:17+00:00

Enviropedia has been developing business models for dozens of products that are currently under consideration. Some examples of industries we think could benefit immensely from our technology could include deeper expansion into hotels, restaurants, entertainment, but also transportation, advertising, real estate, finance and decentralized finance, news publishing, sports, automotive and the Metaverse.

9. Why REG CF instead of traditional VC investment (like Google and others) did when they started?2021-10-17T17:11:04+00:00

This kind of fundraising at this capacity has only been available since March 15, 2021.  We believe the Googles of the world would start their fundraising through REG CF if they could have.

We respect venture capital investment (VCs) and maintain our relationships, however we believe that there is tremendous value in keeping small and focus on building value for Enviropedia. The Securities and Exchange Commission updated their rules on March 15, 2021 to allow meaningful investment for companies, and we immediately saw the opportunity.  While we must follow much more stringent rules, it affords us the opportunity to present a higher bar of diligence to investors and gives us an ability with a much wider audience of investors. For example, REG CF also allows for non-accredited investors to work with smaller companies earlier in the process to enjoy the potential benefits of massive upside opportunities that sometimes come with investing early with startups.

Case Study

The Book-Cadillac Hotel, Detroit, Michigan. A case study in historical preservation using Enviropedia custom-created blueprints and full three-dimensional modeling based on photos and historical information in 2018. Enviropedia’s cutting-edge information engine works with text, images, audio, video and geometry and buildings that have been lost to history, and future developments with live data.

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