Defense Unicorns Raises $35M in Series A Funding

Defense Unicorns

Defense Unicorns, a Colorado Springs, CO-based software startup providing open source software and AI capabilities for National Security systems, raised $35M in Series A funding.

The round was led by Sapphire Ventures and Ansa Capital.

The company intends to use the funds to enhance and expand its mission-focused capabilities.

Founded in 2021 and led by CEO Rob Slaughter, Defense Unicorns enables continuous delivery of software and AI applications in any environment. Most notably, the company’s technology is able to deploy to air gapped environments – environments that are typically disconnected from the internet. Leveraging Defense Unicorns’ solutions, national security systems can adopt modern technologies wherever the mission happens, whether in space, undersea or elsewhere. Its secure software and AI solutions are deployable across cloud, on-prem, and tactical edge environments.

Defense Unicorns currently offers three core capabilities as a service: Your App Your Environment(YAYE), Software Factory and AI for National Security. They are used by the most critical systems in the world, including the U.S. Navy, Air Force and Space Force. The startup has nearly $30M in annual revenue.