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This Is What The CIA's Venture Capital Fund Is Investing In Now

• by Nicholas Colas

The "Q" in the name is an homage to James Bond's quartermaster. The rest of the story is even cooler than that, and what they own is a useful signpost for the direction of many disruptive technologies.

The US Central Intelligence Agency runs a venture capital fund called In-Q-Tel, based in Arlington, Virginia. A few quick facts, courtesy of LinkedIn and the company's website:

IQT has 186 active employees, with operations in the Bay Area as well as DC.

Its mission is "To identify and partner with startup companies developing innovative technologies that protect and preserve our nation's security."

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