Our Story

 
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SHIELD AI WAS BORN FROM REAL EXPERIENCE

 
 
 
 
 

In early 2015 Navy SEAL Brandon Tseng returned home from his last deployment committed to making a difference in the lives of those he served alongside and the civilians he met.  His goal was audacious: build artificially intelligent systems to protect service members and civilians. Together he and his brother Ryan, a tech entrepreneur who sold his wireless charging company to Qualcomm five years earlier, got to work. They traveled to Boston and spent a day in an MIT conference room sharing their idea with Andrew Reiter, an expert in robotic autonomy and vision-based navigation systems. Andrew came on board, and in May 2015 Shield AI was born.

 
 
 

Together, the founding trio of Brandon, Andrew and Ryan have built a San Diego-based team dedicated to creating state-of-the-art artificially intelligent systems providing knowledge and visibility in the most urgent moments in the most challenging spaces.  A company where the best minds come together to shape the artificially intelligent  systems of the future, protect lives today and create a world that is safer and more secure.

 
 

Shield ai values

 

As we work to achieve our mission, with humility and an appreciation of the magnitude of the undertaking, these values guide us:

 
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What we stand for

 
 

SOLVE FOR WHAT MATTERS.

We believe technology should and can solve big, world-vexing problems. We tackle challenges with significant stakes whose solutions create differences we can see in people’s lives.

WHAT WE DO

SHAPE WHAT’S NEXT.

We believe in shaping the future of artificially intelligent systems and have assembled a world-class team dedicated to just that. Our team leads the way in pushing the boundaries of not just this but the next generation’s AI.

MEET THE TEAM 

 

EMBRACE THE AUDACIOUS.

At Shield AI, no idea is too ambitious. We’ve built a business out of making the idea “this should exist, so let’s build it” a reality, and we don’t ever want to stop working to make possible what looks out of reach today.

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UPHOLD A CULTURE OF RESPONSIBILITY.

We share and understand concerns about what AI will mean for our collective future and believe in AI to protect the lives of service members and innocent civilians.

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LEADERSHIP

 
 
RYAN TSENG    CEO, Co-Founder

RYAN TSENG

CEO, Co-Founder

NATHAN MICHAEL    Chief Technology Officer

NATHAN MICHAEL

Chief Technology Officer

BRANDON TSENG    COO, Co-Founder

BRANDON TSENG

COO, Co-Founder

BRIAN LOSEY    Partner
 
 
ANDREW REITER    Co-Founder, Technical Fellow

ANDREW REITER

Co-Founder, Technical Fellow

GAYLE TZEMACH LEMMON    Partner, Chief Marketing Officer

GAYLE TZEMACH LEMMON

Partner, Chief Marketing Officer

MIKE CHILD    Chief of Staff

MIKE CHILD

Chief of Staff