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7/21/2022

Fend raises VC funding

Fend raises VC funding from Lavrock Ventures, Gula Tech Adventures, and the Virginia Innovation Partnership Corporation to accelerate growth.

6/7/2022

Fend Partners with 1898 & Co.

Fend teams with 1898 & Co., part of Burns & Mcdonnell, to bring physical cybersecurity to critical infrastructure customers: https://www.fend.tech/partner-1898

 

3/15/2022

Fend Launches New Line of Data Diodes
Fend announces new 5-Series data diodes: s.einnews.com/02sviS4_OS

2/15/2022

Fend Partners with Arrow Electronics

Fend and Arrow Electronics partner to help U․S․ Government agencies pre-empt cyberattacks with next-generation diode technology: http://s.einnews.com/Wk96FLhM0u

 

12/18/2021

Fend Receives First European Patents

Fend adds to its portfolio of patents with its first awarded in the EU. 

11/30/2021

Fend Receives ESTCP Project of the Year Award

Fend's project "Low-cost, Plug-and-Play Data Diodes for Protection and Monitoring of DoD Facility Equipment" wins the ESTCP Project of the Year award for the "Installation Energy and Water" category. The SERDP and ESTCP Project of the Year awards honor significant research and demonstration achievements in addressing the Department of Defense’s environmental and installation energy challenges.

11/18/2021

Fend Products Available on Nasa SEWP V Contact Vehicle

Fend Incorporated and Federal Resources Corporation (FRC) announced a partnership allowing Fend’s one-way communication diodes to be made available on the NASA SEWP V contract for government customers via FRC.

10/19/2021

Fend Receives Patent for New Diode Design

Fend adds to its portfolio of patents with additional patents for new diode designs. 

 

7/20/2021

Fend Launches Industry First Cellular Diode

Fend releases new data diode product with onboard cellular connectivity for AT&T and Verizon networks. https://fend.tech/fend-ce

7/12/2021

Fend Selected for Commonwealth Commercialization Fund (CCF) Award

Fend selected as an awardee under the inaugural "Advance Research Commercialization in Key Technology Sectors" funding round for the Commonwealth Commercialization Fund (CCF) which was developed through the Virginia Innovation Partnership Authority (VIPA)

2/21/2021

Fend Receives First Canadian Patent

Fend adds to its portfolio of patents with its first awarded by Canada. 

12/1/2020

Fend Represented at the 2020 AEE World Energy Conference and Expo

Fend CEO Colin Dunn spoke about industrial cybersecurity and novel uses of data diode technology at the 2020 AEE Conference.

11/30/2020

DOE Contract Win

Team led by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) including Fend Earns $6 Million DOE Grant to Boost Electric Co-op Cybersecurity Readiness

 

8/31/2020

Fend to Secure Automotive Telemetry Monitoring

Fend and George Mason University submitted a winning proposal to extract data from vehicles and process the data in the cloud

 

10/10/2019
Fend wins Green Electronics Council Award
The Green Electronics Council awarded Fend with the 2019 Catalyst award for Disruptive Innovation. Read more here.

10/8/2019
Defense TechConnect Recognizes Fend
TechConnect recognized Fend's technology with the 2019 Defense Innovation Award. More about the program here.

9/2/2019
Fend wins Department of Energy SBIR Phase II Award
Fend received a $1.05 million follow-on to its Phase I project which demonstrated the ability to protect solar energy equipment from cyberattack. Read the press release.

 

6/1/2019
Fend opens new location in Arlington, Virginia
The team expended into a larger location to accommodate growth. The new office is at 4600 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203.

4/15/2018

Fend wins $1.6 million Department of Defense contract

Fend will install its data diode hardware at Army Corps of Engineer facilities for performance evaluation under the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP). Read the article here.

3/12/2019
Fend joins MindShare Network
Fend's was invited to be part of this network of DC-area high-tech leaders. Read the press release.

 

10/15/2018
Fend profiled by ARLnow
The ARLnow team provides a nice writeup in their Startup Monday feature. Read the article here.

7/23/2018
Fend welcomes Sang Lee, Chief Engineer
Sang Lee joins Fend to oversee technical development of our hardware offering.  With 30 years of electronics design and project management, Mr. Lee is responsible for all aspects of Fend’s product development, applying practical expertise learned with advanced cellular networks, fiber optic communication, and developing critical asset sensors used in healthcare.  
Mr. Lee has previously served as principal engineer for Emcore and as an early member of Insenix. He holds 5 US patents, 5 Korean Patents and 1 Japanese Patent.

7/2/2018
Fend moves to new Arlington, VA headquarters
To accommodate anticipated staff growth and be more centered in the Northern Virginia tech community, Fend moved our corporate headquarters to Techspace at 4075 Wilson Boulevard.  This maturation of our organization allows us to readily scale our team as early pilot projects expand into widespread deployment of our products. We encourage all interested parties to visit our new office to see what we’re building and meet the team!

5/21/2018
Fend wins SBIR award from Department of Energy
Fend received significant market validation by a $150,000 award from the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Solar to adapt our hardware for utility scale solar arrays.  As the fastest growing component in the energy sector, solar energy is as susceptible to rogue nation hacking as our conventional power plant grids. Fend will develop a solution that assures our solar infrastructure is immune from outside breach attempts to take down this essential energy infrastructure of these connected systems. 

 

4/4/2018
Fend joins Smart City Works business actuator  
Smart City Works (www.smartcityworks.io) notes their mission as “to build and launch next generation IOT infrastructure start-ups.” Having established their credibility via two cohorts of emerging companies (in Spring 2017 and Fall 2017), Fend recognized that such an incubator would be of direct value to bring structure to the creation of Founder, Colin Dunn.  Mr. Dunn was accepted to be part of SCW’s Spring 2018 cohort on April 4, 2018. The rigorous 12 week process SCW employs to advance the member cohort companies has been invaluable to Fend’s current state of readiness. SCW selects five to six innovative companies twice a year to receive a heavy regimen of mentorship, market development advice, and access to funding resources.  
SCW affords Fend access to a world class ecosystem of over three dozen leading universities, non-profits, professional services companies, public sector partners, and a wide network of industry experts.  The cumulative benefit to guide and coach us through the innovation-commercialization process and position our technology to compete and grow in the marketplace has been and will be invaluable.

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