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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.

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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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Exploring the challenges & opportunities at the intersection of national security, VC, & technology

In 2020, In-Q-Tel, the non-profit strategic investor supporting the U.S. intelligence and national security community, and BLCK VC, the non-profit […]

On Our Mind: Secure Agile Operations

On Our Mind: MLOps

GitGeo: Discover the Geography of Open Source Software

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


June 10, 2021

The Intersection: The Future of Disruptive Innovations

On this episode of The Intersection series, Steve Bowsher speaks with Chris Brose, Chief Strategy Officer of Anduril and author of “The Kill Chain.” Listen in as they discuss the future of disruptive innovations and the relationship between government and emerging technologies.

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.