In-Q-Tel is a strategic investment firm that works to identify, adapt, and deliver innovative technology solutions to
support the missions of the Central Intelligence Agency and the broader U.S. Intelligence Community (IC). Launched
by the CIA in 1999 as a private, independent, not-for-profit organization, IQT's mission is to identify and partner with
companies developing cutting-edge technologies that serve the national security interests of the United States.
Working from an evolving strategic blueprint defining the Intelligence Community's critical technology needs, IQT
engages with entrepreneurs, growth companies, researchers, and venture capitalists to deliver technologies that provide
superior capabilities for the CIA and the broader IC.
To date, IQT has reviewed more than 6,300 business proposals, invested in more than 100 companies, and delivered
more than 140 technology solutions to the U.S. Intelligence Community.