Shield AI

Shield AI is an artificial intelligence company that aims to protect service members and civilians with intelligent systems.


Shield AI is an artificial intelligence company founded in 2015 with the mission to protect service members and civilians with intelligent systems. The company’s Hivemind autonomy stack is the first and only autonomous AI Pilot, deployed in combat since 2018. Hivemind enables intelligent teams of aircraft to perform missions ranging from room clearance to penetrating air defense systems, and dogfighting F-16s. Backed by top-tier Silicon Valley VC funds, Shield AI has established itself as the leader in AI for aviation. Shield AI has been named to Forbes’ AI 50 and Best Startups lists, CB Insights Top 100 AI Companies, and Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies. The company has offices and facilities in San Diego, Dallas, Washington, D.C., and Abu Dhabi.


Shield AI's central mission is to protect service members and civilians by developing cutting-edge, autonomous systems that enhance situational awareness and decision-making capabilities. The company is dedicated to creating advanced AI-driven technologies that empower military and government organizations to operate more safely and effectively in complex environments. By focusing on innovation and collaboration, Shield AI aims to revolutionize the defense industry and contribute to a safer, more secure world for all.

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Core Values

  • Integrity: Shield AI values honesty and transparency in all aspects of their business, from their products to their interactions with customers and employees.
  • Excellence: Shield AI strives for excellence in all aspects of their work, from the quality of their products to the level of customer service they provide.
  • Innovation: Shield AI fosters a culture of innovation, encouraging employees to think outside the box and explore new ideas to push the boundaries of what is possible.
  • Collaboration: Collaboration is key to Shield AI's success, with a focus on teamwork and communication to achieve common goals.
  • Diversity and Inclusion: Shield AI values diversity and inclusion, recognizing that a diverse workforce brings unique perspectives and ideas to the table and helps drive innovation.
  • Continuous Learning: Shield AI is committed to continuous learning and development, providing opportunities for employees to grow both personally and professionally.

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Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder at Shield AI

Ryan Tseng

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder
Co-Founder at Shield AI

Brandon Tseng

President & Chief Growth Officer at Shield AI

Andrew Reiter

President & Chief Growth Officer

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Chicago, IL
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