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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. The name "In-Q-Tel" is an intentional reference to Q, the fictional inventor who supplies technology to James Bond.
|Type||Privately held not-for-profit corporation|
|Genre||Technology research, Government (taxpayer) funded Venture capital firm|
|Founded||September 29, 1999 (as Peleus)|
|Headquarters||Arlington, Virginia, U.S.|
|Christopher Darby (CEO)|
|Services||Investment in information technology supporting U.S. intelligence capability|
In-Q-Tel has stated that the average dollar invested by In-Q-Tel in 2016 attracts fifteen dollars from other investors.