Finding the Right Technology
As an independent strategic investor, IQT’s assessments are objective and unbiased, with sole focus on maximizing value and mission impact for our Intelligence Community customers. Using our in-depth customer knowledge, we craft strategic engineering plans that guide our efforts. We conduct extensive technical and business due diligence to ensure not only that our portfolio companies deliver technical superiority, but also that they will continue to support their products for years to come.
IQT fields a team of in-house subject matter experts in each of the technology sectors in which we make investments. This team ensures that the solutions delivered will provide the best capabilities to our IC customers by vetting each opportunity against mission needs, comparing alternative approaches, and rigorously validating technical claims.
At the same time, IQT’s strategic investment team examines the company’s commercial potential, analyzes its business plan, and evaluates the management team to gauge the potential for long-term success in the market. By investing side-by-side with venture firms, we leverage outside funding to help develop sustainable commercial companies that support IC needs with off-the-shelf products instead of custom-built solutions.
Companies are selected in light of several key criteria, including mission impact to government customers, best-in-class technology, and dual-use, commercially-focused technologies. Once an investment is made, IQT works with the company and the customer on a work program to adapt the technology according to customer need, and facilitates solution delivery. The advantages to the Intelligence Community are significant: lower initial and long-term costs, faster development, and ongoing product enhancements to meet the demands of the commercial market.
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