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Securing Our Future - Satellites and Spotlights
7 September 2022 - A Weekly Publication by New North Ventures
HawkEye 360 has developed satellites that produce insights and data analytics for its end user. The technology leverages space-based radio frequency (RF) mapping in order to reveal critical information about the location of these frequencies. The company produces valuable insights for maritime, intelligence, telecommunications, and crisis response organizations. The company was founded in 2015 and is headed by its CEO John Serafini. NNV is excited to back the HawkEye 360 team and we are looking forward to how the company will grow and innovate in the future.
New North Ventures will be attending the 2022 Cipher Brief Threat Conference early this October. The Threat Conference is focused on furthering our national security through its speaker series. The conference hosts experts in their respective fields and one of our founding partners, Brett Davis, will be speaking at the event. We hope to see some of you there and are looking forward to some interesting and important conversations around national security.
Elevator Pitch: AI-based network monitoring software designed to serve mission-critical networks
Funding: Raised an undisclosed amount of venture funding from Benhamou Global Ventures in early September 2022
Elevator Pitch: System intelligence tool designed to measure and improve what really matters
Funding: Raised $16 M in venture funding on September 1st, 2022 in a deal led by OMERS Ventures
Key People: President and founder Karim Hijazi
Elevator Pitch: Predictive platform designed to analyze cyber defense and third-party risk
Funding: Raised $1.8 M of convertible debt financing on September 1st, 2022 from undisclosed investors
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Russian claims that they built up their arsenal from ‘within’ debunked as analysis of ordnance dropped shows a reliance on outside innovation
Increased competition for capital allows the best teams to rise to the top
Often there is an overcompensation during a downturn where the previous over-abundant funding pools become increasingly scarce
Calls for early adoption of quantum for cybersecurity and other applications so we can get ahead of our adversaries
Qubits could make the traditional lock and key cybersecurity obsolete
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