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5 October 2022 - A Weekly Publication by New North Ventures
New North Ventures will be attending the 2022 Cipher Brief Threat Conference this week. The Threat Conference is focused on public and private sector engagement around the country’s most pressing national security issues. General Partners Jeremy Hitchcock and Brett Davis will be speakers at the event.
The Cipher Brief is a daily newsletter comprised of trusted, non-partisan information that brings together the expertise of the public and private sectors to provide stronger national security for all. Suzanne Kelly, the CEO of The Cipher Brief, recently joined the NNV team as a venture partner. We are proud to be a sponsor of the event and are hoping to see some of you at the conference.
Key People: Founded by Jude Gomila
Elevator Pitch: Developer of a self-constructing knowledge database platform intended to map and generate human knowledge in order to accelerate discovery and education.
Funding: The company raised $40 million of Series B venture funding in a deal led by Andreessen Horowitz on October 3, 2022.
Key People: Founded by Rehan Jalil
Elevator Pitch: Developer of privacy management software designed to ensure data privacy and security.
Funding: The company raised $75 million of Series C venture funding in a deal led by Owl Rock Capital Group on October 4, 2022. Mayfield and General Catalyst also participated in the round.
Elevator Pitch: Developer of a threat-informed defense platform designed to optimize cybersecurity defenses, operations, and investments.
Funding: The company raised $4 million of venture funding in a deal led by Ultratech Capital Partners on October 4, 2022. 11 other investors also participated in the round.
“European and NATO officials are blaming sabotage for three leaks in the Nord Stream 1 and 2 undersea pipelines running from Russia to Germany under the Baltic Sea.” Seismologists explain that leaks are caused by underwater explosions.
With winter approaching and concern around the conflict with Russia, energy security across Europe is held in question.
The leaks are a reminder of how precarious the energy situation is right now in Europe and globally.
Google translate was disabled in parts of mainland China, users were redirected to Hong Kong’s landing page instead.
A Google spokesperson stated that the discontinued service of Google Translate in parts of mainland China were “due to low usage”.
Google has a complicated history with China, including government censorship rules, state-sponsored hacks, and government ordered blocks.