Anduril Industries is on a mission to transform U.S. and allied military capabilities with cutting-edge software and hardware.

By bringing the expertise, technology, and business model of the 21st century’s most innovative technology companies to the defense industry, Anduril is changing how military systems are designed, built, and sold. Anduril’s family of systems is powered by Lattice OS, an AI-powered software platform that turns thousands of data streams into a real-time, 3D command and control center. As the world enters an era of strategic competition, Anduril is committed to bringing cutting-edge AI, computer vision, sensor fusion, and networking technology to the warfighter in months, not years.


Palmer Luckey


Palmer Luckey is an American inventor, innovator, and entrepreneur. He is the Founder of Anduril Industries, designer of the Oculus Rift, a virtual reality head-mounted display, and the Founder of Oculus VR, which was acquired by Facebook in 2014 for $2.3b.

Palmer founded Anduril Industries in 2017 to radically transform the defense capabilities of the United States and its allies by fusing artificial intelligence with the latest hardware advancements. At Anduril, Palmer integrates a consumer technology business model with mission-driven objectives, enabling rapid product development and deployment, setting the company apart from other players in the defense industry.

His deep interest in defense technology was driven by his time at the USC ICT MxR lab, where he built hardware used to research immersive PTSD treatment for US veterans. He continued to support various military applications of VR during his time at Oculus, informing his belief that radical modernization of US military technology is a prerequisite for preserving our way of life.

Palmer began attending Golden West College and Long Beach City College at the age of 14, and studied at California State University, Long Beach before dropping out to build Oculus VR.


Brian Schimpf

Co-Founder & CEO

Brian Schimpf is Co-Founder and CEO of Anduril Industries where he drives the strategic direction and product roadmap of the defense technology company.

Prior to Anduril, Brian was Director of Engineering at Palantir Technologies, where he led a large engineering organization developing and deploying data integration and analysis products. He served numerous domestic and international government organizations across the intelligence, defense, and law enforcement sectors.

Previously, Brian was the Founder and Lead of Cornell University’s autonomous vehicle research program where his teams competed in DARPA’s Grand Challenge and Urban Challenge. Brian graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering.


Trae Stephens

Co-Founder & Executive Chairman

Trae’ Stephens is Co-founder and Executive Chairman of Anduril Industries, and a Partner at venture capital firm Founders Fund, where he invests across sectors with a particular interest in startups operating in the government space.

Previously, Trae’ was an early employee at Palantir Technologies, where he led teams focused on growth in the intelligence/defense space as well as international expansion, helping large organizations solve their hardest data analysis problems. He was also an integral part of the product team, leading the design and strategy for new product offerings. While at Palantir, Trae’ also served as an adjunct faculty member at Georgetown University.

Prior to Palantir, Trae’ worked as a computational linguist building enterprise solutions to Arabic/Persian name matching and data enrichment within the United States Intelligence community. He began his career working in the office of then Congressman Rob Portman and in the Political Affairs Office at the Embassy of Afghanistan in Washington, DC immediately following the installation of Hamid Karzai’s transitional government. Trae’ graduated from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.

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