Nov 13, 2020

Prestigious New England Venture Capital Association’s 8th annual NEVY Awards celebrate New England’s top innovators, investors and companies across the region

Framingham, MA, November 13, 2020 DUST Identity, creators of the Diamond Unclonable Security Tag (DUST), today announced it is shortlisted for the ​Emerging Tech Company of the Year in the ​​2020 NEVY Awards​, hosted by the New England Venture Capital Association (NEVCA) and presented by Dell Technologies.

“Twenty twenty has been an unusual year, and one that has put trust and resiliency in the spotlight. Enabling trust, improving supply chain visibility and promoting resiliency are at our core,” said CEO and Co-Founder of DUST Identity. “Our team has gone above and beyond to support our customers, users and partners throughout this pandemic, and they are the true driving force behind our success and growth. I want to thank the NEVY’s for this honor and for recognizing the efforts by our DUST team. We look forward to continuing to help build more trust in 2021 and beyond. ”

"The NEVYs were born out of a desire to shine a spotlight on the amazing companies and breakthroughs happening in New England, with each year seeming like the nominees are even more impressive than the last," said Jody Rose, President of the NEVCA."That’s certainly no exception without nominated companies for 2020, whose achievements in their respective fields are truly outstanding. We look forward to showcasing each of them at our December 1st event and celebrating the continued strength and vitality of this region's innovation ecosystem."

With a focus on the regional business community, nominees – selected by the NEVYs Academy, comprised of investors from the region’s top venture capital firms – are both locally headquartered and locally backed. The ​Emerging Tech Company of the Year nomination goes to companies exemplifying New England’s leading place in the industry.

About the NEVYs

The NEVYs, now in their eighth year, celebrate New England’s top innovators, investors and companies across the region’s health care, life science, tech, medtech, and cleantech communities. Final winners will be unveiled via a dynamic live broadcast on December 1, 2020, at 6:30pm and tickets are available at

Joining Dell Technologies in supporting the 8th Annual NEVY Awards are sponsors IDA Ireland, Alexandria, Matter, Deloitte, Abbvie, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, MassDevelopment, JP Morgan, V2 Communications, and Enel.

About DUST Identity

DUST Identity is the creator of the Diamond Unclonable Security Tag (DUST), a technology utilizing engineered diamonds to create an unclonable identity layer on any object. DUST Identity is the supply chain solution that ensures that trusted data and verifiable products are used and traced across their full lifecycle. DUST Identity, established in 2018 and headquartered in Framingham, was created by a team of quantum physics, nanotechnology, and cyber experts. The company is an MIT spinoff, participated in several DARPA programs and is backed by Kleiner Perkins with participation from Airbus Ventures, Lockheed Martin Ventures, New Science Ventures, Angular Ventures, and Castle Island Ventures. Learn more via and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

About the New England Venture Capital Association

The New England Venture Capital Association (NEVCA) invests in the entrepreneurial ecosystem on behalf of the VC community through program-building, policy work, marketing and events. From celebrations (the NEVY Awards) to content series (VC Briefings and Syndicate Sessions), workforce development programs (TechGen and Hack.Diversity) to advocacy and legislation (equity and inclusion initiatives and immigration reform), the NEVCA is at once a network, catalyst, and resource for the innovation economy​.

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