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Securing Our Future - Open Silicon and Cybersecurity
10 Aug 2022 - A Weekly Publication by New North Ventures, formerly the Dual-Use Round Up
Our Co-founding partners Brett Davis and Jeremy Hitchcock sat down with the host of The Angel Nest podcast. Also joining them is Steven Witt the CEO of Anno AI, one of our portfolio companies, which leverages data collected through sensors using their AI platform. The podcast covers the intersection of the commercial and national security sectors and how NNV and Anno AI fit into the eco system. You can listen to the podcast here.
One of our portfolio companies, Efabless, is continuing to make headway in the open-silicon eco system. Last week Google announced that they would release another open source production development kit (PDK) on the Efabless platform. Efabless is democratizing semiconductor design and manufacturing which is becoming increasingly important as the US tries to lessen their reliance on foreign import of semiconductors. The company was founded in 2011 by Michael Wishart and Mohamed Kassem.
Monday, August 22 at 1:30 pm, we will be sitting down with one of our venture partners, Susan Kilrain, for a live recording of our podcast. Susan joined NASA as an astronaut and space shuttle pilot after a successful career as a Naval Aviator. Afterwards, Susan became a motivational speaker and joined NNV as a venture partner. As a part of NNV, she provides critical insights into the space economy and innovation in aerospace.
In this episode we will discuss
Susan’s journey to NASA
Innovation in space technology
What’s next in space exploration
We hope you can join us for the live recording on August 22nd at 1:30 pm. After the recording we will have a Q+A and answer any of your questions.
Elevator Pitch: Cyber security platform designed for people to have strong visibility into their networks and devices
Funding: Raised $1.0 M in a pre-seed round on Aug 3, 2022 which was led by the Stoney Lonesome Group
Elevator Pitch: Communication platform designed to provide voice, data, and navigation services for aerospace
Funding: Raised $20 M in in venture funding on Aug 3, 2022
Elevator Pitch: All-in-one information security platform designed to offer comprehensive security and compliance features for startups and small businesses
Funding: Raised $3.5 M of venture funding from undisclosed investors on August 5, 2022
Hikvision cameras are installed all across Italy including sensitive government and infrastructure areas
Italian state news investigated these cameras and claims that they “communicate with China”
Tencent ignored rising tensions between US and China and invested in a funding round for Hadean
Hadean is a UK based gaming company that is building a training simulation for the British Army
In-Q-tel a CIA based fund also participated in this round of funding
Congressman Rick Allen of GA introduced the Startup Act
Broadens access of existing programs to include “jobseekers and entrepreneurs”
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