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In-Q-Tel (IQT), formerly Peleus and In-Q-It, is an American not-for-profit venture capital firm based in Arlington, Virginia. It invests in high-tech companies to keep the Central Intelligence Agency, and other intelligence agencies, equipped with the latest in information technology in support of United States intelligence capability.[2] The name "In-Q-Tel" is an intentional reference to Q, the fictional inventor who supplies technology to James Bond.[5]

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TypePrivately held not-for-profit corporation
GenreTechnology research, Government (taxpayer) funded Venture capital firm
FoundedSeptember 29, 1999; 23 years ago (1999-09-29) (as Peleus)
FoundersNorm Augustine[1]
Gilman Louie[2]
HeadquartersArlington, Virginia, U.S.[3]
Key people
Christopher Darby (CEO)[4]
ServicesInvestment in information technology supporting U.S. intelligence capability Edit this at Wikidata

In-Q-Tel has stated that the average dollar invested by In-Q-Tel in 2016 attracts fifteen dollars from other investors.[6]