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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

IQT’s mission is to invest in cutting-edge technologies to enhance the national security of the United States. IQT focuses on the 15,000+ early stage venture-backed startup companies in the U.S. and select other countries. IQT also identifies and analyzes technologies in all stages of development that are critical to national security. IQT welcomes the submission of business plans for products and technology that can contribute to national security and is available to meet with U.S. private equity firms interested in investing in areas of national security interest. Investment areas include:

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Blog & Resources

Explore AI Sonobuoy: IQT Labs Throws TinyML in the Deep End

With the overwhelming pace of technological change, does the story of a tool matter as much as the tool itself? […]

The Unforgiving Asymptote of Chasing Machine Learning Gains

Commercial Satellites Expose Authoritarians to Unwelcome Transparency

Where in the World, Part 3: Further Analysis of Cross-view Image Geolocalization

Cover photo: CC BY Barbara Brannon

Where in the World, Part 2: A Deep Learning Model for Cross-view Image Geolocalization


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May 10, 2022

The Intersection: Diversity & the Workplace

In this episode, Steve Bowsher is joined by John Rice, Founder and CEO of Management Leadership for Tomorrow, a national non-profit organization that empowers a new generation of diverse leaders to combat racial and economic inequality. Listen in as the two explore how the diversity of talents inside organizations is critical to attaining organizational objectives and developing the most innovative companies. The two explore best ways to obtain diverse talents, as well as how to build and nurture talents in an ideal setting that satisfies people from diverse cultures and backgrounds.

March 31, 2022

IQT Explains: Climate Tech

The climate technology sector is a mature asset class that provides investors with considerable financial returns as well as the potential for outsized environmental and social impact. In this episode, we are joined by Victoria Chernow, A Technology Architect, who works on innovation in the next generation of nuclear energy and engineered biology for energy and materials manufacture, and Steve Taub, a recovering mechanical engineer with 10+ years’ experience as a corporate venture capitalist. Listen in to learn more about climate technology, including what it is, why it’s essential, and how we might utilize it to help design a brighter future for us all.

For more information, check out Steve and Victoria’s Climate Tech blog at