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NvisiLink - Wireless data security in a continuously-connected IoT world

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Espre Technologies' NvisiLink provides continuous connectivity while securing and protecting your data from Digital Assets to Smart Cities to the factory floor or the Battlefield. NvisiLink can now help save our most precious commodity, innocent bystanders, in an ambush attack. The Agmas (Acoustic Gun Monitoring Alert Systems) Protocol assists in quickly evacuating victims from an active shooter's line of fire. Espre also presents NFTNcrypt and cold storage wallets to prevent NFT (Non-Fungible Token) forgery, hacking, and phishing. NvisiLink, benefits from forward-thinkers in the U.S. Department of Defense and private investors, resulting in over five years of development and 30+ domestic and international patents. Our proprietary technology is poised to be the security infrastructure needed as the world transitions to the decentralized internet - Web 3.0.
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Espre Technologies

Reasons to Invest

  • Espre Technology is currently in the prototype phase and is designing chips that will help drive the $14.9 billion Internet of Things market, a market with an astonishing forecast compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 23.9%, reaching $40.3 billion by 2026.*
  • Public and Private Support: Millions of dollars in US government funding, investments, and grants were instrumental in beta versions of the NvisiLink FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) platform and associated sensors. The company has a robust ecosystem of partners in Silicon Valley and resides within the Silicon Catalyst family of investments and corporate innovators in silicon.
  • The management team and advisory board supporting Espre are seasoned professionals and silicon/microchip experts who have made significant contributions to wireless standards and the communications space as a whole. The team holds a combined 100+ publications and 125+ patents across wireless communications, networking, and microchip design.

*Market statistics provided by Markets and Markets (source)

Overview


Espre Technologies believes data security is paramount.

Today, everything is data, from the sensors controlling your city's power grid to the government's military operations. Soon, every train,  plane, and automobile will talk to everything else. However, the physical systems for data security are inherently surmountable and consistently breached, as evidenced in the nearly constant news of data theft, manipulation, and systemic spying. 


There will always be bad actors, clearly within military applications, but likely closer to home as our lives, devices, vehicles, homes, and everything else increasingly talk to each other.


At Espre, we see what is coming. And we're ready. For the most fundamental building block level, we've built a solution in silicon that will redefine and accelerate the pace of IoT innovation in both the military and commercial space.


*Rendering of NvisiLink chipsets. Images are computer generated demo versions. Product is currently under development.


The NvisiLink family of chipsets and sensors approach security differently. Data entering the network (any network, 5G, 4G, LTE, WiFi, etc.) becomes a chaotic waveform (white noise).


Data can enter in any form, at any level of encryption, and at any velocity, whether static or mobile. Inside the network, the waveforms move outside of the visible spectrum.


Data are reconstructed with near 100% efficacy at massive throughput on the receiving end.


Artificial intelligence-powered, real-time threat recognition and mitigation protects the entire transmission, the entire network, any network involved in the transmission, and any connected device.


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This year, Espre will also position itself in the multibillion-dollar decentralized apps market. Espre will release a newly designed digital asset anti-theft anti-forgery system NFTNcrypt and a hardware noncustodial storage wallet. 


The patented technology secures unique NFTs by embedding an invisible digital watermark on the non-fungible token (NFT).


The portable hardware storage wallet allows the owner to keep their private keys (encrypted digital signatures used in digital asset trading) safe and hacker-proof.


Espre Technologies' proprietary technology is poised to be the security infrastructure needed as the world transitions into the decentralized internet - Web 3.0.

The Problem


Every second, 127 new devices connect to the Internet. Keeping devices connected and your data secured across trillions of networks that make up the web will be difficult.

By 2025, analysts expect 75 billion web-connected IoT devices in use. Security for these devices is only as strong as the weakest connection in the network. If a bad actor can access your smart lightbulb, he can access your network, computer, and anything else that connects to the network. Scaling (ability to wirelessly connect more devices) is complex as mutual interference increases with each new device, data throughput increases, and efficacy declines with a greater transmission. Further, network limitations restrict the number of transactions per millisecond to only 1.


The NvisiLink protocol increases the per millisecond transmission velocity by 10X, allowing users to connect up to eight devices. Its smart spatial allocation and waveform rerouting inherently increases network device and transmission capacity by a minimum factor of 10 for a static network, by an exponential factor in a mobile network.



Example: By Q3 2020, Risk Based Security revealed that 2,600+ data breaches resulted in the exposure of 36 billion personal records.

The Solution


The NvisiLink solution simultaneously addresses security, capacity, and data integrity.

*Images are stylized product illustrations. Product is currently under development.


Try pouring a glass of water into a moving river and then attempt to get the same water out of the middle of the river while snakes and piranhas (AI threat detection and real-time mitigation) circle. Impossible, right? This metaphor represents NvisiLink technology.


NvisiLink transforms regular, predictable transmission of 1's and 0's by devices into a massive network of digital chaotic transmissions. To outside security threats, the waveform is noise, indistinguishable from normal network noise. Segmenting the waveform from the noise isn't possible. It cannot be located in the noise, either as a unit or as an aberration to normal noise, as normal noise is, by definition, random and indistinguishable. It cannot be directionally located, creates no path, and leaves no trail. The signal is virtually invisible.


*Images are computer generated demo versions. Product is currently under development.

Our Traction


Espre has received investments from both the public and private sectors.

The US Department of Defense has provided more than $2.5 million to develop and test the NvisiLink platform and proof-of-concept for dual DoD and commercial use.


The investment allows Espre Technologies to design a System on a Chip (SoC).


We have a fully functional FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) platform from the DoD funding that we will scale down to a 28 nm ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) coupled with other Intellectual Property.


Scaling down affords significant enhancements in backend functionality, temperature control, performance, production cost, and code optimization.


In 2020, the DoD awarded research contracts to develop and modify various WiFi co-existence protocols for the base functionality of the FPGA.


Espre Technologies also secured private investment through Silicon Catalyst Angels and private investors with military and commercial interests. We're working with a Fortune 500 IoT Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) to translate our protocols to provide secure data transactions across their UWB (Ultra-Wide Band) chipset. This technology is the same 5nm chipset used across the iPhone 12 family of smartphones.


As a point of reference to the functional capabilities of Espre's technology platform, the ARM processor in our SoC design derives from the same technology family as the Apple ARM architecture; A14 SoC that contains a 16-core neural engine with the ability to process 11 trillion operations per second.


*Images are computer generated demo versions. Product is currently under development.


In addition, the government is exploring the use of Espre technology with UWB technology ($1.1 million in funding) to create a secure connection network for the augmented reality used in the Dismounted Soldier training system under development by Microsoft.


The Market


The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is transforming how businesses build products and manage operations.

The Industrial IoT (IIoT) market size valuation was $115 billion in 2016. By 2023, analysts expect it to reach $197 billion by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 7.5%.


IIoT provides instant data transmission to measure, detect, and manage disparate business operations from automated manufacturing lines to Smart Grids and transportation systems.


Espre's NvisiLink commercial chipset and sensor solutions allow businesses to drive down costs while augmenting security, capacity, and data efficacy. Using the Espre protocol enables a company to reduce the number of nodes (routers) that currently support no more than +-100 connections. Each Espre node can maintain more than 1,000 concurrent connections based on its capability to transmit with nine other transmissions per single network access simultaneously.


Current technology allows only one transmission per single network access, with all others queuing before transmission. Data is lost, corrupted, and delayed. In a system reliant on precise timing, the result can be catastrophic.


Legacy solutions wire sensors and nodes/management systems at tremendous cost versus the Espre plug and play network protocol.


Further, current and legacy systems lack Espre's AI threat recognition and mitigation platform that identifies, restricts, and protects all network connections and connected devices in real-time.


(source, source)


Emerging Technologies | Agmas Protocol*

*Agmas product is currently in development and not yet fully available on the market.


According to the Washington Post, over 311,000 students have been casualties of school gun violence since 1999. Of the nearly 370 injured, shooters killed 185 children, educators, and others.


The latest attack in May on the elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, where 19 children and 2 teachers were gunned down, makes clear we need an early warning system alert for ambush attacks.


Like many of you -- as a parent and grandparent -- I cannot imagine the pain these families are experiencing. I had to ask myself what I could do to help prevent another tragedy like this? It occurred to me that I can adapt our technology to help save lives on the battlefield and in everyday communities. 


As the saying goes, "we have the technology." We can use it to make the world safer.


Agmas from Espre Technologies' NvisiLink creates a virtual shelter to evacuate students, educators, and staff safely before the assailant claims their first victim.


For over five years, forward-thinkers at the U.S. Department of Defense and private investors have trusted Espre Technologies to develop solutions for the battlefield and beyond, resulting in 30+ domestic and international patents.


We maintain the standard with our echolocation app that identifies the shooter and quickly directs those in the line of fire into a safe zone.


Acoustic Gun Monitoring Alert System


(Agmas) or Echo Positioning


1.) AI app on the phone recognizes the sound of a firearm discharging in the vicinity. AI app activates Agmas Protocol System.


2.) The Agmas Protocol is an intelligent and automated protective safety net to shield children during an active shooting in large gatherings such as schools, daycare, and amusement parks.


3.) The heart of the system is the NvisiLink unbreakable wireless meshing network, which transforms all the smartphones in the area into echo localization range/mapping system to identify safe zones for evacuation and pinpoint shooter(s) location(s).


Agmas Response Part 1


A.) The Agmas Protocol immediately switches all smartphones to the NvisiLink-enabled WiFi mesh network.


B.) Acoustic triggered Smartphones flood the area with uncoordinated the Safety on Software "SOS" beacons, containing their cellular provided network time at the time of each gunfire and their GPS location (if available) in the message body to NvisiLink enabled WiFi AP


C.) NvisiLink-enabled WiFi AP(s) can receive the flood of "SOS" beacons without collision. It can sort out each unique identifiable signature associated with each smartphone and cross-reference against a known database of users to which it has access locally. Two processes occur within the processor on the AP (Agmas Protocol)

  • The range, time, and GPS are used to create a digital map near the shooting and geolocation on the possible position(s) of the shooter(s)
  • Digital map information is stored in memory and updated as new beacons are received
  • This digital map and situational status is shared with all the NvisiLink AP within range and downloaded to the users associated with them


Agmas Response Part 2


A.) Any NvisiLink dongle paired with a smartphone receiving an "SOS" beacon shall process the "SOS" beacon

  • By recording the range, time, and shooter(s), estimate position(s) in the phone memory with a unique identifier for each detected signature
  • Subsequent "SOS" beacon to chronicle the history of the message information
  • This digital map and situational status is shared with all the NvisiLink AP within range and downloaded to the users associated with them
  • Respond to "SOS" if a specified amount of time has elapsed (1, 5, or 10 seconds) since the "SOS" last beacon transmission while not within a safety zone
  • While in the safety zone, monitoring of incoming "SOS" beacons from compromised areas are continually monitored to track the progress of the conflict


Agmas Part 3: Getting Help

  • NvisiLink enabled WiFi AP(s) to issue an "Amber" Alert type message to law enforcement agencies, first responders, news media, and parents of the children registered in its database via cellular messaging or email, relaying the latest real-time information on the situation for the active shooter.
  • NvisiLink mesh network will afford law enforcement agencies accessibility to teachers, counselors, or other authority figures to coordinate evacuation or hostage rescue.

The inclusive design of the Agmas protocol early warning system will incorporate assistive technology tools to protect the most vulnerable in dangerous situations.


[1] Cox, J W (Updated:  2022, May 27). The Washington Post's database of school shootings. Washington Post,. Retrieved from URL https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2018/local/school-shootings-database/ Retrieved June 10, 2022


Emerging Technologies | DeFi and dApp Industries


Espre Technologies, Inc. will join the multibillion-dollar Decentralized Applications (dApps) industry when it rolls out NFTNCrypt, the digital asset anti-theft anti-forgery system, and its hardware noncustodial storage wallet.


Espre Technologies' patented technology secures unique NFTs by embedding an invisible digital watermark on the non-fungible token (NFT).


The portable hardware storage wallet allows the owner to keep their private keys (encrypted digital signatures used in digital asset trading) safe and hacker-proof.


What is an NFT, and why does it need to be secure? NFT is an abbreviation for a Non-Fungible Token. NFT commerce is the fastest-growing market in the Decentralized Finance (DeFi) Industry. DeFi launched in 2009 when the bitcoin protocol allowed peer-to-peer digital currency trading.


In 2014, a duo created the first NFT, "Quantum," a video clip, and in a process called "minting," recorded it on the decentralized application (dApp) Ethereum blockchain. The owners added their information to the blockchain, a public digital ledger stored on millions of computers.


In June 2021. Sotheby's curated NFT sale of "Quantum" sold for $1.4 million. The ledger received a new record of ownership. Yet, the original owner's information remains. The digital ledger keeps a continuous record of ownerships. Except, in 2022, a Canadian company, Free Holdings Inc., sued Sotheby's and the NFT owners of record for allegedly selling a reproduction of the NFT "Quantum."


Loss of ownership is just one of the challenges NFT creators and collectors face when selling digital art.


In an article by Malwarebytes Labs, "NFTs explained: daylight robbery on the blockchain," other problems exist, such as:

  • "Duplication of the same artwork - same file; different owners"
  • "False chain of ownership - copyright or intellectual property infringement"
  • "The original file's initial reference point (URL / IPFS) vanishes. Especially if the startup that sold the NFTs folds."
  • "Hack online account steal NFT and resell - blockchain records new sales, not verification of a legitimate sale."


Espre Technologies, Inc.'s NFTNCrypt provides its solution as it takes position in dApp infrastructure security. NFTNCrypt's undetectable signature will prevent digital asset duplication and forgeries. It will also offer anti-theft protection for collectors and creators by embedding secret ciphers inside the NFT to prove ownership.


"By using AWS high-performance computing, before incurring minting fees, the web-based application allows the NFT creator to certify the digital asset through Espre's secure server or noncustodial hardware storage wallet. The collector stores their digital assets in the wallet for safekeeping," says Dr. Terry, CEO, Espre Technologies, Inc.


Once verified, the NFT creator transfers ownership to the collector. The collector then imprints the NFT with their unique signature. "A 90s hip hop artist said, "I can digitally watermark a bar of my song and mint and sell my own NFT."


Espre Technologies, Inc. will complete the engineering model of its crypto hardware wallet by late summer. NFT traders can expect the digital watermarking system and storage wallet in 2023.


[1] Unknown. (2021, March 12). » A Brief History of Decentralized Finance (DeFi). Blog.Makerdao.Com. Retrieved May 10, 2022, from https://blog.makerdao.com/a-brief-history-of-decentralized-finance-defi/


[2] Nftjedi, N. (2022b, February 8). New NFT IP infringement, ownership lawsuits: Nike v. StockX, Free Holdings v. McCoy, Sotheby’s (complaints). Nounft.Com. Retrieved May 10, 2022, from https://nounft.com/2022/02/07/new-nft-ip-infringement-ownership-lawsuits-nike-v-stockx-free-holdings-v-mccoy-sothebys-complaints/


[3] Malwarebytes Labs. (2021, September 27). NFTs explained: daylight robbery on the blockchain. Retrieved May 3, 2022, from https://blog.malwarebytes.com/explained/2021/03/nfts-explained-daylight-robbery-on-the-blockchain/


What We Do


NvisiLink® technology is a groundbreaking communications approach to securing and protecting wireless data.

Our NvisiLink® branded products create a uniquely protected communications environment with added capacity, AI threat detection and mitigation, congestion insensitivity, and freedom from interference. The NvisiLink® chipsets are in the pre-production phase and are not currently available on the market.


*Rendering of NvisiLink chipsets. Images are computer generated demo versions. Product is currently under development.



NvisiLink® chips and sensors can be incorporated into the entire communications architecture, affording full-scale, 100% performance and protection across all connected devices and networks.


 *Images are computer generated. Product is currently under development.


Unrivaled Security

Dual-layer data protection, chaotic waveform over encryption data is physically converted into chaotic waveforms & masked across networks.


Embedded AI

Smart threat mitigation, active detection & instant protection, and unrecognized activity are instantly blocked, securing the network against successive attempts.


 *Images are computer generated. Product is currently under development.


Massive Scalability

Smart resource allocation, data removed from visible network spectrum, simultaneous transactions per millisecond combined with spectrum reallocation.


Cost-Effective

Nvisilink® powered network gives your business the platform to operate at an unprecedented scale, grow at a lower cost, and perform without data loss, degradation, or outside threats.

The Business Model


We plan to have multiple revenue streams from individual use to national security and military operations.

  • A web-based Non-Fungible Token (NFT) digital watermarking solution preventing digital asset forgery and theft.
  • Noncustodial digital asset hardware wallet.
  • Unit sales in specialty markets, including defense, transportation, and power/utility with large corporate entities.
  • Consumer dongles with paid subscriptions, smartphone integrations, home routers, and home device integrations.
  • Tech-enabled autonomous vehicles, transportation systems, rail, ocean, aerospace, and terminal operations.
  • Asset management, discrete and disparate sensor management in static, mobile, and hard to reach environments.
  • License revenue from strategic partners in Industrial 4.0 and IIoT, system integrators, OEM equipment manufacturers.
  • Dynamic encryption of cloud-based data servers in enterprise B2B, consumer password-less platforms, and hyper-secure medical applications.


*The above is an example of our future business model. These are not guaranteed results. Please refer to the risk factors in our offering materials.



How We Are Different


We believe that we provide unrivaled security with massive capacity, enhanced network reliability, and near 100% data efficacy.

Current IoT applications suffer from self-interference between devices and lack any significant security. Espre's NvisiLink system design operates in the harshest and most contested environments without data loss, diminished efficacy, or susceptibility to jamming or spoofing.



The Vision


Presence in every sector that could benefit from increased security.

We anticipate selling NvisiLink-enabled products in retail stores in three to five years.


*Rendering of NvisiLink chipset enabled product. Images are computer-generated  demo versions. The product is currently under development.


US Department of Defense contracts have increasingly grown over the prior five years.


The company believes that contract awards will increase in the coming years as the first ASIC SoC reaches production. The size, performance, and cost of the Espre Technologies ASIC solution and the development investment provided by the DoD will enable immediate chip and sensor integration across a host of platforms. 

From soldier-based wearables to radios, assets, base stations, and aerospace applications Espre Technologies designed the DoD-backed protocol in coordination with precisely what the US armed forces want as we move further into the 21st century.



Our Leadership


Managed by a team of communications and defense industry experts.

In addition, an advisory board supports the company that includes influential players in the semiconductor industry and Silicon Valley. As a portfolio company of the Silicon Catalyst Incubator, the company has exposure to wireless and electronic suppliers, operators, and OEMs such as Intel, Qualcomm, Texas Instrument, Synopsys, Samsung, Cypress, and ARM.



  • A highly sought-after expert on wireless networks, protocols, and innovation, with 30+ years of experience collaborating with multiple market players, including Nokia, AT&T, Verizon, Raytheon, and Halliburton.
  • Holds 31 domestic and 20 international patents, with 20 pending international patents.
  • Former CTO and co-founder of PlusN, a leading solution provider for Smart Carrier Aggregation for 4G and 5G networks.
  • Inducted into HistoryMakers in 2007 for his lifetime achievements in the science and technology category.



  • Co-Founder of Silicon Valley startup, Berkana Wireless.
  • Responsible for P & L accountability for large business at Qualcomm and Intel.
  • Extensive experience with fabless and non-fabless business models and very familiar with operating in an international context.



  • Founder and Managing Director of International Rail, Inc, & BaJa Technology, LLC.
  • Successfully raised over $10M for seed ventures and has worked with notables such as Carlyle, Reservoir, Polaris, and various private investors.
  • Began career with Zurich Financial; has since consulted with Gulfstream Aerospace, Hawker-Beechcraft, NetJets, and private aircraft and vessel fleet owners.
  • Provides financial and operational guidance to early-stage companies and develops mobile applications in the social, healthcare, and defense space.



  • Board member at Sand Hill Angels.
  • Strategy and marketing professional with a track record of success leading growth initiatives, especially in the communications and high technology arenas.



  • 30 years of experience in signal processing and communication design.
  • Experienced algorithm developer in the commercial Public Safety radio system space.



  • 35 years of experience in the Semiconductor Industry.
  • Presently the CEO of Silicon Catalyst.
  • A former successful entrepreneur holding positions of CEO of Exar and VP & GM Interface and Power at NXP Semiconductors.



  • A former Engineering Fellow of Raytheon and Principal Scientist of Nokia Research Center.
  • Expertise spanning image processing, signal processing, and wireless communications systems.
  • Holds over 40+ patents worldwide.



  • Chief Operating Officer (COO)
  • Extensive executive-level program management and system engineering (35+ years).
  • Retired Veteran. Holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Physics West Point and University of Texas at Austin, respectively.
  • Mr. Veney has led a diverse range of projects spanning from munition, optical to wireless  systems and worked with small to global companies.

Why Invest


An investment in NvisiLink is an investment in the future.

No one knows what the future holds, but you can rest assured that we will be more interconnected. Everything around us will be talking to the other. 

Innovators like Tesla, Apple, Google, etc., have massive investments in what is coming, from autonomous vehicles to smart everything.


Espre represents the smallest piece of a vast and very aggressive architectural undertaking. We believe that products like our protocols, chips and sensors will be the keystone of everything, i.e., cars, trains, planes, drones, phones, wearables, transportation networks, hospital systems, routers, smart grids, and public spaces, and on and on.


The reality is that the list of applications is nearly unending. Widespread integration would be akin to generational change, much like the dawn of shipping, the industrial revolution, or the tech revolution. Espre maintains that we are on the precipice of a sea change with 5G, a truly global economy, and an inherent need for everyone and everything to be connected.


In 2022, as connected as we are, we have only begun to scratch the surface. Wouldn't it be nice to be one of the people that recognized very early how oil would change the world or how technology would fully integrate into our lives? This technology is one of those moments. Smart money follows smart money. Look at the direction that Tesla, Apple, and Google are taking. Look at what is happening in manufacturing, mobile communications, smart cities, renewable energy, and generally every industry. Smart money is investing in interconnectivity.


Espre Technologies has developed the roadmap and the building blocks to a truly secure and reliable interconnected scale.



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ABOUT

HEADQUARTERS
1775 Tysons Blvd
Tysons, VA 22102
VALUATION
$43.6M
PREVIOUSLY CROWDFUNDED
$297k

Espre Technologies' NvisiLink provides continuous connectivity while securing and protecting your data from Digital Assets to Smart Cities to the factory floor or the Battlefield. NvisiLink can now help save our most precious commodity, innocent bystanders, in an ambush attack. The Agmas (Acoustic Gun Monitoring Alert Systems) Protocol assists in quickly evacuating victims from an active shooter's line of fire. Espre also presents NFTNcrypt and cold storage wallets to prevent NFT (Non-Fungible Token) forgery, hacking, and phishing. NvisiLink, benefits from forward-thinkers in the U.S. Department of Defense and private investors, resulting in over five years of development and 30+ domestic and international patents. Our proprietary technology is poised to be the security infrastructure needed as the world transitions to the decentralized internet - Web 3.0.

TEAM

John Terry, PhD
John Terry, PhD
CEO, President, Secretary, and Chairman

Dr. Terry is a highly sought-after expert on wireless networks, protocols, and innovation. He holds 31 domestic and 20 international patents, with 20 pending international patents. Dr. Terry is the former CTO and co-founder of PlusN, a leading solution provider for Smart Carrier Aggregation for 4G and 5G networks. He has over 30 years of experience collaborating with multiple market players, including Nokia, AT&T, Verizon, Raytheon, and Halliburton. 

In 2007, HistoryMakers inducted Dr. Terry for his lifetime achievements in the science and technology category. US Library of Congress HistoryMakers exhibit host an archive of his video interview archive. He holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Terry supervises the managerial staff, prepares work schedules, and assigns specific duties for the company.

Dr. Terry spends 30-40 hours per week on Espre related activity. Dr. Terry manages his subcontractor/consultants 20-25 hours per week.

Peter Rodriguez

Peter Rodriguez

Advisor

Pete has 35 years of experience in the Semiconductor Industry. He is presently the CEO of Silicon Catalyst. A former successful entrepreneur holding positions of CEO of Exar and VP & GM Interface and Power at NXP Semiconductors.

Tony Reid, PhD

Tony Reid, PhD

Chief Technologist

Dr. Reid is a former Engineering Fellow of Raytheon and Principal Scientist of Nokia Research Center. His expertise spans image processing, signal processing, and wireless communications systems. Dr. Reid holds over 40+ patents worldwide.

Cormac Conrod, PhD

Cormac Conrod, PhD

Advisor

Dr. Conroy is a Co-Founder of Silicon Valley startup Berkana Wireless. He was responsible for P & L accountability for large businesses at Qualcomm and Intel. He has extensive experience with both fabless and non-fabless business models and is very familiar with operating in an international context.

Erik Vadersen

Erik Vadersen

CFO / VP Business Development

Mr. Vadersen is the founder and Managing Director of International Rail, Inc, & BaJa Technology, LLC. He has successfully raised more than $10M for seed ventures and has worked with notables such as Carlyle, Reservoir, Polaris, and various private investors. Mr. Vadersen began his career with Zurich Financial and consulted with Gulfstream Aerospace, Hawker-Beechcraft, NetJets, and private aircraft and vessel fleet owners. 

He currently provides financial and operational guidance to early-stage companies and develops mobile applications in the social, healthcare, and defense space. Mr. Vadersen holds an MBA from Wake Forest University. 

Mr. Vadersen's primary occupation is working for BaJa Technology, LLC. He serves part-time for Espre Technologies, Inc., working 20 hours per week.

David Veney

David Veney

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. David Veney, is Chief Operating Officer of Espre Technologies, Inc. a signal processing and communication design house with clientele from both the Department of Defense (DoD) and the commercial telecommunications sector. Mr. Veney received his Engineering Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point, and Master of Science degree in Physics from the University of Texas at Austin. Mr. Veney has extensive executive-level program management and systems engineering experience in organizations supporting the Department of Defense. 

Mr. Veney recently completed an effort to develop and mature an innovative short-range wireless capability for use within DoD. Mr. Veney has served as a project and product manager, systems engineer, and architect within a diverse range of industry organizations from small to multi-national. In these roles, Mr. Veney was responsible for coordination and development of comprehensive program management, systems engineering, architecture products, as well senior level scientific and applied research consultation.

Steven Lamont

Steven Lamont

Advisor

Steven Lamont is a Board member at Sand Hill Angels. He is a strategy and marketing professional with a track record of success leading growth initiatives, especially in the communications and high technology arenas.

TERMS

Espre Technologies
Overview
PRICE PER SHARE
$2
DEADLINE
Oct 28, 2022
VALUATION
$43.6M
AMOUNT RAISED
$33,933.51
Breakdown
MIN INVESTMENT
$400.00
MAX INVESTMENT
$4,703,476.00
MIN NUMBER OF SHARES OFFERED
5,000
OFFERING TYPE
Equity
ASSET TYPE
COMMON
SHARES OFFERED
Class B Non-Voting Common Stock
MAX NUMBER OF SHARES OFFERED
2,351,738

Maximum Number of Shares Offered subject to adjustment for bonus shares


Company

:

Espre Technologies, Inc.

Corporate Address

:

1775 Tysons Blvd, Tysons, VA 22102

Offering Minimum

:

$10,000.00

Offering Maximum

:

$4,703,476.00

Minimum Investment Amount

(per investor)

:

$400.00











Terms


Offering Type

:

Equity

Security Name

:

Class B Non-Voting Common Stock

Minimum Number of Shares Offered

:

5,000

Maximum Number of Shares Offered

:

2,351,738

Price per Share

:

$2.00

Pre-Money Valuation

:

$43,596,002.00











*Maximum Number of Shares offered subject to adjustment for bonus shares. See Bonus info below.

Investment Incentives and Bonuses*

Returning Investor Perks*

Investors in the previous CrowdFunding campaign receive an additional 25% Bonus Shares in addition to company-specific perks while the campaign is live.

Time-Based

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Invest within the first 48 hours and receive 15% Bonus shares

Super Early Bird Bonus

Invest within the first week and receive 10% Bonus shares

Early Bird Bonus

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Amount-Based

$1,000+

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$2,500+

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$5,000+

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10.26.22

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10.11.22

Be In the Know | U.S. Restricts Foreign Semiconductor Chip Manufacturer from Purchasing U.S. Tools


On Friday, October 7, 2022, the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued new export controls

The export controls restrict the People's Republic of China's (PRC) ability to purchase and manufacture high-end chips used in military and other super-computing applications. Those applications include semiconductor chips made with U.S. equipment. 

The U.S. added 30 of China's companies, including China's top chip manufacturer YMTC (Yangtze Memory Technologies Co), to the unverified list. The move comes after U.S. inspectors indicated PRC officials denied them an on-site inspection visit.

The U.S. adds foreign companies to an unverified list. After 60 days of non-compliance, these companies could go on the Entity list. Once that happens, U.S. companies must obtain a license to do business with companies on the list. The U.S. says it's to protect U.S. National Security, Foreign Policy Interests, and U.S. values, including individual privacy concerns.

CNBC reports export controls could limit Beijing's ability to produce advanced military systems. They also say, "shares of U.S. chipmakers Nvidia and AMD tumbled in Friday's trading session as worries about falling demand dragged down the sector." Although "Nvidia appears to rebound in Monday's trading session.  

Espre Technologies' Founder and CEO, Dr. John Terry, said in response to U.S.  export controls' "Espre doesn't trade with China. Our membership in the Semiconductor Alliance will keep us informed of alternatives in manufacturing options for future releases of the NvisiLink product line."


There are just 16 days left to invest. 


Please share this update with those who could benefit from NvisiLink's data privacy and wireless security solution.

Thank you for supporting Espre Technologies, Inc.

John T.


09.30.22

Industry News | SMART CITIES CONNECT FALL CONFERENCE & EXPO

Hi Espre Community,

Espre had a very productive week attending the co-located conferences for the DEFENSE TECHCONNECT INNOVATION SUMMIT & EXPO, SBIR/STTR FALL INNOVATION, AND SMART CITIES CONNECT EXPO. We were fortunate to have our two target markets and primary funding source at the same venue. 

We have re-engaged Raytheon Technologies after its merger with United Technologies. Before the merger, Raytheon officials stated, "research and development effort could add unique capabilities to number of small form factor and soldier borne communications programs and IRAD projects, facilitating rapid insertion into Raytheon products."

Additionally, the merged company has a newly formed venture unit (RTX ventures ) to invest in promising technologies. We have sent introductory material to the RTX and will keep the community updated on progress on that front. 

The SBIR/STTR grant program was reauthorized and funded for three more years. We applaud this decision by Congress. SBIR grants have funded the Nvisilink technology. We will continue to rely on these funds in the near term. 

We gain further insights into the needs of our SmartCity market segment, which continues to expand and evolve in an application and use cases.

Other Prime Defense Companies asked us to send an abstract for our current SBIR grants to determine if there is a good fit for potential collaboration for future products on their road.

Happy Great Weekend

Dr. John Terry, CEO of Espre Technologies, Inc.

09.15.22

INDUSTRY NEWS | BANK DATA BREACH

Over 100 million Capital One bank customers and credit card applicants will share in a $190 million class action suit settlement. 

On September 8 of this year, a United States District Court Eastern District of Virginia judge ordered Capital One to pay for failing to protect customers' data. 

Capital One didn't admit wrongdoing. The plaintiffs' complaint, however, argued that former employee, now convicted hacker Paige A. Thompson, "couldn't have accessed Capital One's Amazon-hosted cloud computing systems if adequate cybersecurity protections were in place." They alleged, "The bank knew of the particular security vulnerabilities that permitted the data breach."

U.S. Financial Services and Banks legally must use some level of security to protect their customers' Personal Identifiable Information. But Capital One bank officials reported in July 2019 that someone breached their database in March of that year. 

Department of Justice officials arrested Thompson on July 29, 2019On June 18, 2022, a federal jury found Thompson, a/k/a Erratic, a former Amazon Software Engineer, guilty of breaching Capital One's database. The hack exposed millions of customers' social security numbers, birthdates, etc. 

The U.S. Treasury Department fined Capital One, N.A., and Capital One Bank (USA), N.A. $80 million for failing to protect the data.

Espre Technologies' NvisiLink could have secured access to the bank's sensitive information.

  • For example, employees with the proper clearance could gain access to the encryption at the database level by using a unique code (possibly IMEI code when) logging into the NvisiLink IoT platform
  • NvisiLink patented technology would create a new sequence to recognize the device. NvisiLink doesn't collect or store any personal information. 
  • Still, the wireless security protocol provides authentication, authorization, and validation that occurs at the chip before any bad actor has the chance to enter the corporate database network.  

Unfortunately, an employee breached the database leaving Capital One customers' personal information vulnerable. 

Today, AWS (Amazon Web Services) reports encrypting data at the physical layer and other points. However, human error accounts for a quarter of all data breaches, according to a 2020 IBM study. 

NvisiLink IoT platform helps to remove the human error component. 

If you're a Capital One customer and think the hacker exposed your personal information, contact 1-855-604-1811 or https://www.capitalone settlement.com. You have until September 30, 2022.  

Your continued support helps us keep data protected. 

Enjoy your weekend,

 

John T.

09.12.22

Be In the Know | MFA BREACHED!

We bet these Multifactor Authentication customers wished they had access to NvisiLink. Especially now that bad actors are promoting Phishing as a Service (PHaaS) MFA Bypass on the Dark Web.

On August 7th, Twilio reported a breach of their 2FA (two-factor authentication) on August 4th when hackers allegedly breached over 120 customers' accounts by compromising their employee credentials through phishing attempts. 

As of this update, TechCrunch and other technology sites reported the hack had compromised more than 9000 employees' and customers' private data.

On the heels of this coordinated campaign of attacks,  ReSecurity, a cybersecurity research and development firm reports hackers demonstrated "EvilProxy," a Phishing as a Service ( PhaaS) bypass on the Dark Web.

The video on the site shows "how-to compromise Microsoft Office 365 and GoDaddy's MFA process via a malicious proxy server that steals the user's login information. 

The data then goes on the Dark Web, where it goes on sale. It's only a matter of time before hackers compile all the data providing complete profile identities. 

The worst-case worldwide phishing scenario appears to be upon us.

Here at Espre Technologies, we've sounded the alarm about data breaches of this magnitude for years. For this reason, we began working on the solution nearly a decade ago.  

Today that solution is here.

NvisiLink'sembedded AI offers Smart threat mitigation, active detection, and instant protection against unrecognized activity in all network transmission and is instantly blocked. 

There's no need to supply additional verifying credentials or tokens. 

Nvisilink is designed to secure network transmission and provides authentication, authorization, and validation at the chip before any hacking attempts reach your home or corporate network.  

You've already invested in Espre Technologies' NvisiLInk. The next step is to tell your internet service providers, US mobile carriers, and software companies you want NvisiLink to protect your mobile network!

Now you're in the Know.

Thank you for your support. Have a great week! 

John T

09.09.22

INDUSTRY NEWS | SEMICONDUCTORS

Hello Espre Community,

As you may recall, the CHIPS and Science Act, signed into law by President Biden, happened one month ago. More than $52 billion went to the semiconductor manufacturing industry with a renewed focus on technology research and development. So far, Panasonic and Intel have announced they will build two new semiconductor manufacturing plants.

As you know, as a government contractor, Espre Technologies built its foundation on R & D, and navigating through government contract proposals is our wheelhouse. Our strength in this area has afforded us to sign a partnership with Semiconductor Alliance and MITRE Entregenuity, a foundation committed to helping startups like Espre obtain grants and funding for commercial growth. Visit MITRE-Engenuity for more information on the  Semiconductor Alliance

Please share our good news with your friends and family.

As always, thank you for your support,

John T.

08.31.22

INDUSTRY NEWS | Competition Makes Us Stronger.

It doesn't matter who's first in the marketplace. The abundance of market intelligence the newcomers bring to spur industry growth matters.

 

For example, at the turn of the 21st century, military defense cornered the market on all Shooter Detection Systems (SDS). 

 

Then, around 2014, the development of wireless microphone arrays brought the Shooting Detection System to public spaces. The passive monitoring technology at stationary locations within neighborhoods allowed for surveillance of gunshot activity, analysis, and reporting. 


Enterprises like Shotspotter's "acoustic detection system, which uses acoustic sensors to detect and triangulate impulsive sounds," were among the first, if not the first, in 2010 to receive the Department of Homeland Security's SAFETY Act certification. 

 

The DHS Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act of 2002 goes to science and technology businesses that have consistently proven effectiveness. 

 

In 2016, Databuoy's "acoustic sensor system intended to detect gunfire and report the location through integrated third-party security systems" received the SAFETY Act designation.  


In July this year, EAGL Technologies' "acoustic gunshot detection system designed to identify gunshots and report approximate locations" is currently the only SDS tech enterprise certified under the SAFETY Act. 

Each competitor's advancement in the Shooter Detection System civilian market helps the field become more sophisticated.  


The industry attracts companies like Espre Technologies and its Shooter Detection System AGMAS, which enters the market as a permission-based gunshot surveillance system on your mobile device.  

 

Unlike the SDSs mentioned above, AGMAS actively exploits nearby stationary sensor locations and the dynamic locations of your smartphonesIt moves when you do --to provide a complete assessment of the situation during an active shooter event. 

 

With your support, AGMAS, currently in the prototype phase, will proceed into the testing and evaluation stage by the end of the year. 

 

We hope our entry into the market will expand the field even further and make us all safer in public spaces.  

 

Thank you for joining us on this vital mission. 

 

Have a great week,

 

John



08.25.22

Espre News: Mobile Early Warning System

For Immediate Release

Acoustic Gun Monitoring Alert System

A mobile early warning system alert for ambush attacks will quickly evacuate individuals in an active shooter situation.

Bystanders, Passers-by, Law Enforcement Officers, Emergency Personnel, anyone could find themselves in the line of fire when an active shooter indiscriminately shoots at his victims in confined or public spaces.

In a mass shooting scenario, the Department of  Homeland Security officials state it could be over in 10-15 minutes, but in that timeframe, past shooters have fired more than 30 rounds in 1 minute – leaving dozens dead.

In 2022, in the Highland Park July 4th parade shooting, there were more than 60 casualties, including 7 dead in that mass shooting – the gunman allegedly fired 83 rounds. The Uvalde, TX law enforcement found 142 spent shells inside Robb elementary and 22 casings outside. The Texas gunman killed 19 children and 2 teachers.

To survive a mass shooting, the Dept. of Homeland Security advises three steps 

1. Evacuate, 

2. Hide Out, or 

3. Take action.

Espre Technologies' AGMAS, powered by NvisiLink, creates a virtual shelter to evacuate individuals safely using any personal mobile device. 

With the proliferation of mobile devices out and ready to record any incursion, the AGMAS app could direct these individuals to a safe zone to hide out within seconds of the first recorded gunfire.

AGMAS uses a deep learning algorithm trained to convert the acoustic pattern of gunfire against various gun discharges. The AI detection prevents false alarms of similar sounds, like a car backfire or firecracker, and can alert AGMAS subscribers to a single gunshot or rapid semi-automatic fire in the vicinity.  

Eight months into 2022 and we've already had over 400 mass shootings. Last year, the record was 692, according to Gun Violence Archive, a nonprofit organization founded by Michael Klein, sunlight foundation, and Mark Bryant. With nearly one mass shooting each day, it's only a matter of time before there will be a mass shooting in a nearby city.   

Therefore, we're past the time for a mobile early warning system alert for ambush attacks to come to market. Without it, it's nearly impossible to evacuate the location in an active shooter situation before an assailant claim dozens of casualties.  

Dr. John Terry, AGMAS Inventor, Founder, and CEO, of Espre Technologies, says, "I had to ask myself what I could do to help prevent another tragedy like the one in Uvalde, TX. The answer: Re-adapt the technology that I created that helps save lives on the battlefield for use in everyday communities. As the saying goes, "we have the technology." We can use it to make the world safer."

An Espre investor, Amalya*, says she likes the inclusive design of the AGMAS protocol and how it incorporates assistive technology tools to protect the most vulnerable in dangerous situations." It works with the mobile device's accessibility features for individual needs," she said.

Sadly, as violence increasingly encroaches on our public spaces, "forewarned is to be forearmed." AGMAS is the mobile early warning system we need now. 

Visit startengine.com/Espre to find out when the lifesaving AGMAS will be available for subscription.

*Name changed for privacy

Espre Technologies, Inc.

Microchip & Sensor Solutions for 5G Security, Connectivity & Scale

Espre Technologies is a fabless semiconductor company developing a commercial physical layer security solution to a critical security vulnerability in wireless network infrastructure. The solution, NvisiLink, uses an innovative chaotic wireless communication approach to provide low-detection, noise-like, interference/jam resistance overlay/encapsulation on top of standard broadband wireless signals.

Next-generation technologies for the US Department of Defense operate effectively and efficiently under consistent and sustained threats. Espre brings machine learning and unpredictable physical layer encryption to the battlefield to combat RF and cyber threats.

The NvisiLink family of chipsets and sensors is the culmination of 5 years of research & development. The SoC (System on a Chip) represents more than 20 domestic and international patents. The resulting technology offers an exponentially more secure platform with 10X capacity and device connectivity at a 99% data efficacy rate.

NvisiLink - Wireless data security in a continuously connected IoT world

Founder/CEO 

Dr. John Terry is a highly sought-after expert on wireless networks, protocols, and innovation. He has over 30 years of experience collaborating with multiple market players, including Nokia, AT&T, Verizon, Raytheon, and Halliburton. He also holds 31 domestic and over 40 international patents.

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08.22.22

Be in the know!

Hello Espre Community,

Inquiring minds want to know: 

How does the AGMAS (Acoustic Gun Monitoring Alert System) design differentiate between a single gunshot and semi-automatic gunfire?

Answer:

AGMAS will use a deep learning algorithm trained to convert the acoustic pattern of gunfire against various gun discharges. The algorithm prevents false alarms of similar sounds, like a car backfire or firecracker, and can alert AGMAS subscribers to a single gunshot or rapid semi-automatic fire in their immediate vicinity.

Please post in the Question section to know more about the company, Espre Technologies, and NvisiLink platform products.

Share the knowledge

I appreciate your support. 

John



08.18.22

Espre Connects at U.S. Army's Networking Day

The U.S. Army Applied SBIR officials awarded Espre Technologies, Inc. a slot to participate in the first-ever eight-week accelerator program for Small Businesses. This opportunity allows small-to-medium enterprises to present innovative solutions and work with large defense contractors on government-sponsored projects. Espre Technologies pitched the NvisiLink solution today, and the following key stakeholders, 

  • NEC Corporations
  • HDT Global
  • Raytheon Technologies
  • Northrop Grumman,

were receptive to our wireless security data solutions.  

This program gives us excellent visibility with potential customers, strategic partners, and acquisitions.  

As always, we’ll keep you updated on our progress.


We appreciate your support,

John 










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