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IQT is the not-for-profit strategic investor that accelerates the development and delivery of cutting-edge technologies for government agencies that keep our nation safe.
Our work bridges the gap between the challenging technology needs of the national security agencies, the rapidly changing technology innovations of the startup world, and the venture community that funds those startups.
IQT supports the Central Intelligence Agency and other agencies across the intelligence and defense communities, focusing on mission-critical areas such as cybersecurity, biotechnology, novel materials, remote sensing, deep learning for data analytics, and much more.
Yes, IQT is a prolific, global investor and has numerous investments in companies based in the UK, Canada, Europe, and Asia Pacific.
IQT’s offices in London and Sydney, opened in 2018 and 2019, give IQT a better, deeper understanding of technology and market development across the world. These offices support a partnership between the intelligence and national security communities of the U.S., UK, and Australia to help ensure that they have access to the latest technology to boost capabilities and meet the complex needs of accelerating technological change.
IQT’s Sydney office collaborates with the Office of National Intelligence in support of the partnership between the intelligence and national security communities of the UK, US, and Australia.
IQT has a distinctive business model that is focused solely on mission impact. Our success is measured by the value our investments deliver to the national security communities that furthers national security priorities, not financial profit.
The advantages of our model are significant:
- Startups receive funding for product enhancements that result in faster product development;
- IQT provides strong technical due diligence expertise to the VC community; and
- Our government partners obtain innovative technologies at lower initial and long-term costs.
In-Q-Tel is a play on the word “intel” referencing our clients in the intelligence community, and the letter Q, paying homage to the character Q from the James Bond novels.
Q, or Quartermaster, was the supplier of all of James Bond’s tools, technology, and gadgets that enabled him to adapt to any situation and stay ahead of his opponents.