UPDATE -- Vesper Named Company of the Year by the New England Venture Capital Association at 6th Annual NEVY Awards

Awards Program Celebrates Top Innovators, Investors and Companies in the Region

BOSTON, May 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- This week, Vesper was named the Company of the Year in Hardware, Robotics and Transportation at the 2018 NEVY Awards, hosted by the New England Venture Capital Association (NEVCA) and presented by Bristol-Myers Squibb. Held annually since 2013, the “NEVYs” recognize the top innovators, investors and companies in the region.

“We’re honored by this accolade and it just energizes us to continue our mission of dramatically improving the reliability of the voice user interface for smartphones, smart speakers, connected automobiles and any connected device using our proprietary piezoelectric MEMS technology," said Matt Crowley, CEO of Vesper.

As New England’s premier awards program for the technology, healthcare and life science communities, the NEVYs honor the best and brightest in the region’s venture ecosystem. Company of the Year was one of 12 categories to recognize local companies and their investors.

“We take great pride in the breadth of innovation and startup triumphs here in New England, and choose to celebrate as many of them as we can at the NEVYs each year," said Jody Rose, president of the NEVCA. “The competition bar rises each year and 2018 was no exception. We congratulate the hard work, talent and grit displayed by all of this year’s honorees.”

See photos and updates from the NEVCA team on Twitter with #NEVYs18, or on Facebook, Medium and at www.newenglandvc.org.

About Vesper
Vesper is a privately held advanced sensor company based in Boston, Mass. With origins at the University of Michigan, Vesper’s award-winning microphones are driving a new era of pervasive voice interfaces and acoustic event-detection products via a proprietary piezoelectric MEMS technology. For more information, visit www.vespermems.comTwitterYouTube, and Vesper Blog.

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, brand-building, 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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Vesper Press Contact:
Joanna Weinstein, Hollywood Agency                       
Email: joanna@hollywoodagency.com