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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.

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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A Dangerous Hole In The Software Supply Chain

This summer, cyber professionals are convening at two important gatherings: RSA and BlackHat. At both events, participants are putting a […]

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August 16, 2022

The Intersection: Over the Horizon Technologies to Help Shape a Better World

This episode of The Intersection shares a discussion between In-Q-Tel’s Dr. Megan Anderson and Dr. Sarah Sewall recorded at an event held back in May. Tune in to hear them explore innovative solutions to energy independence and over-the-horizon technologies to help shape a better world, including:

  • A U.S.-based ecosystem for battery production
  • Addressing vulnerabilities in critical minerals for energy production
  • Public and private efforts to achieve fusion
  • And more!

You can learn more about this topic and others on the IQT blog at

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.