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Defense Unicorns Raises $35 Million Series A to Advance National Security through Open Source Software

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🔖 Topics: Funding Event

🏢 Organizations: Defense Unicorns, Sapphire Ventures, Ansa Capital

Defense Unicorns, a software startup providing open source software and AI capabilities for National Security systems, announced it has raised a $35 million Series A funding round led by Sapphire Ventures and Ansa Capital.

Founded by early leaders of the Department of Defense’s software factories – a grassroots Air Force initiative turned mandate to accelerate secure, agile software development practices – 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 quickly adopt modern technologies wherever the mission happens, whether in space, undersea or elsewhere. Growing defense budgets reflect demand for these modern capabilities, as the Department’s funding for IT and cyber, which includes such efforts as cloud adoption and software modernization, is set to increase to over $58.5B in FY24 with an additional $1.8B specifically planned for AI and machine learning.

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