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Tuck National Security and Innovation Conference, Fundings: Cleafy, CertifID, Space Perspective
13 September 2023 - A Weekly Publication by New North Ventures
We are thrilled to officially announce that registration for the inaugural Tuck National Security and Innovation Conference is now LIVE!
Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 28, as we embark on a transformative journey into the present and future of national security. This groundbreaking conference is all about action and collaboration in the here and now, not a vision for the distant future. It's an opportunity to bring together venture capitalists, government agencies, startups, academia, and private industry to actively shape and fortify our national security mission.
In an era where security challenges evolve rapidly, we believe the time for innovation is today. The Tuck National Security and Innovation Conference aims to spark discussions, forge partnerships, and foster insights that will have a tangible impact on the national security landscape.
Don't miss your chance to be a part of this extraordinary event. Secure your spot now and join us in redefining the future of national security!
We are thrilled to share what some of our portfolio companies have been up to the past few weeks:
Released a comprehensive white paper on RF sensing platforms, covering ground-based, airborne, and spaceborne sensing, showcasing their unique RF First Approach.
Offers valuable insights into remote sensing and its diverse applications, inviting readers to deepen their understanding and make a difference in the field. Read more.
Launched the 2nd AI-Generated Open-Source Silicon Design Challenge, showcasing the transformative power of Generative AI in chip design.
Empowering participants to create cutting-edge designs with unlimited potential in under two months. Learn more.
A leading research university leveraged Reality Defender's Text Detection platform to maintain academic integrity and enhance research quality in the era of generative text.
The case study provides a detailed look at the university's experience and its implications for upholding academic standards amidst rapid advancements in AI.
Gamelancer Media announced the formation of a US Advisory Board, including Ben Coleman, CEO of Reality Defender, as part of their expansion into the US market.
We are proud to be a part of these incredible success stories and look forward to witnessing our portfolio companies achieve even greater milestones in the future. Stay tuned for more exciting updates and achievements from our growing portfolio.
China's export ban on drones, effective from September 1st, has created a significant void in Ukraine's battlefield technology, as many of its drones were Chinese-made.
This presents an opportunity for the U.S. drone industry to fill the supply gap in Ukraine and enhance its own capabilities.
While Ukraine's drone production is increasing, it cannot meet the demand left by the Chinese ban, and Western counterparts don't mass-produce the cheap drones used in warfare.
The U.S. should focus on leveraging its asymmetric advantage in software and AI to develop smarter, more secure drones that are resilient to jamming and increase combat effectiveness, while also supporting Ukraine through aid purchases and long-term industrial policy.
In 2017, Facebook engineer Tommer Leyvand demonstrated a secret technology involving a smartphone attached to a baseball cap that could identify people by their faces, but the company never released this product due to privacy concerns.
Recent years have seen the emergence of start-ups like Clearview AI and PimEyes, which have developed facial recognition technology capable of identifying people from public photos, raising ethical concerns.
Tech giants like Google, Apple, and Facebook had previously developed facial recognition technology but decided to withhold it, deeming it too invasive.
The open-source nature of neural network technology and the availability of public photos allowed smaller companies to develop and commercialize facial recognition software, potentially leading to its widespread use.
The article highlights the potential implications of widespread facial recognition technology, including a loss of anonymity and increased surveillance capabilities.
Key People: CEO Matteo Bogana
Elevator Pitch: Network security software designed to protect online services against advanced attacks.
Funding: The company raised EUR 10 million of venture funding from United Ventures on September 12, 2023.
Key People: CEO Tyler Adams
Elevator Pitch: Real-time identity and account credential verification software designed to provide transfer protection for all participants in real estate transactions.
Funding: The company raised $20 million of Series B venture funding in a deal led by Arthur Ventures on September 12, 2023.
Elevator Pitch: A pressurized capsule designed to fly passengers to the edge of space.
Funding: The company raised an undisclosed amount of venture funding in the form of SAFE notes from H.I.S. U.S.A. Holding on September 9, 2023.
Look for a new episode of Securing the Future Podcasts wherever you listen. In our latest episode, we have guest Trevor Hough sit down with General Partner Jeremy Hitchcock for an engaging conversation where Trevor discusses achieving a work-life balance in the dual-use space and provides inspiration for those looking to bridge the gap between national security and private enterprise.