Chicago-Based Defense AI Tech Startup Tercero Receives Additional DoD Funding

April 18, 2023

Tercero News

CHICAGO - April 18, 2023 - Chicago-based defense artificial intelligence technology startup Tercero Technologies announced today that it has received additional funding of nearly $0.5M from the United States Department of Defense (DoD).

The funding will allow Tercero to continue the development of its field programmable gate array (FPGA) tools for defense edge artificial intelligence applications, including a novel FPGA-based tracking system the company has been developing for electronic warfare systems.

Tercero received the funding as part of the DoD’s competitive Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, increasing the DoD’s funding of Tercero’s research to over $1.7M since 2020.

About Tercero Technologies

Tercero Technologies is a Chicago-based artificial intelligence startup focused on autonomy and machine learning for commercial and defense applications. The company performs research, development, and integration of autonomous vehicle and robotics software and hardware, as well as other novel applications of autonomy and machine learning technologies. Learn more at