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Innovation on a Mission

Visionary startups. Experienced VCs. Dedicated government professionals. In-Q-Tel leads from the center of this matrix, connecting cutting-edge technology, strategic investments, and purpose: to enhance and advance national security for the U.S. and its allies.

World-class, cutting-edge technologies for National Security

In-Q-Tel scouts the global market for cutting-edge technologies that have both high national security impact and the potential for commercial success. Investment areas include:

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Digital Intelligence

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Trusted Infrastructure

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Autonomous Systems

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Industry 4.0

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Intelligent Connectivity

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Data Analytics

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AI and Machine Learning

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IT Platforms

Featured Investments

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Blog & Resources

GitGeo: Discover the Geography of Open Source Software

Figure 1 above: Geography of the top ≈400 contributors to the Python package, Requests, which has over 128 million downloads […]

Virtual Abe Lincoln & the Reality of C-3P0: Digital Beings & Synthetic Personas as Virtual Influencers in Spatial Computing

The Tower of Bioinformatics Babel

Distribution Shift and Audio Data

SpaceNet Leaves its Current Orbit


April 8, 2021

The Intersection: Tech Entrepreneurs & The Government Market

This week in The Intersection, listen in as Steve Bowsher talks with Mike Appelbaum, two-time CEO of In-Q-Tel portfolio companies, to discuss why startups should consider the government market. 

March 25, 2021

The Intersection (debut): Startups and Working with the Government

The debut of The Intersection: Mission Investing for National Security. Hosted by IQT President Steve Bowsher, the inaugural pod with TJ Rylander from Next47 features insights about sourcing and supporting startups, a company’s makeup to work with the government market, and more.