Our Story




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, 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.