IQT invests in commercially-focused, venture capital-backed startups to identify and adapt "ready-soon" technology - off-the-shelf products that can be modified, tested, and delivered for use within 6 to 36 months. IQT identifies startups with potential for high impact on national security and works closely with them to deliver new capabilities that the United States government partners need to boost their technological edge.
In-Q-Tel invests in companies in a variety of technology areas including: artificial intelligence, biotechnology, communication, crowd sourcing, data analytics, electronics, infrastructure/enterprise tools, enterprise mobility, internet of things, information technology, materials and manufacturing, payments and currencies, networking, autonomous systems, sensors, robotics, software development, space technology, virtual and augmented reality, physical security, and quantum computing. It was founded in 1999.
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- Venture capitalVenture capital is a form of private equity financing that is provided by venture capital firms or funds to startups, early-stage, and emerging companies, that have been deemed to have high growth potential or which have demonstrated high growth. Capital invested usually carries a substantial element of risk.