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CIA-backed group investing in lens start-up

In-Q-Tel, which subsidizes technology of interest to intelligence agencies, is funding LensVector's work on lens tech free of moving parts.

By April 22, 2010


CIA to start spying on social media?

The agency's not-for-profit investment arm, In-Q-Tel, has signed a deal with Visible Technologies, a company that monitors social-media activity.

By October 20, 2009


CIA invests in open-source enterprise search

In-Q-Tel invests in open-source enterprise search vendor Lucid Imagination. It's good to see government users supporting the projects they use.

By June 22, 2009


CIA-launched fund invests in image sensor company

In-Q-Tel, a private investment firm launched by the CIA to support U.S. intelligence agencies, is among those that invested $15 million in Pixim, which makes image sensors for surveillance cameras.

By June 15, 2007


Intel exec to lead CIA capital arm

Intel and security industry veteran signs on to be CEO at In-Q-Tel.

By August 29, 2006


Another CEO change at CIA capital arm

Amit Yoran is leaving In-Q-Tel only four months after his appointment as CEO at the CIA's venture capital arm.

By April 24, 2006


CIA offshoot taps former U.S. cybersecurity chief

Amit Yoran replaces Gilman Louie at the helm of In-Q-Tel.

By January 4, 2006


Quote of the day: CIA vs. the Valley

In-Q-Tel CEO Gilman Louie says that tensions ran high in the early days of the relationship between spy types and high-tech minds.

By June 2, 2005


CIA strikes deal with SafeWeb

The Central Intelligence Agency has made an investment in SafeWeb, an Oakland, Calif.-based start-up that developed technology that cloaks a customer's identity and movements as they scan the Web, SafeWeb executives said Tuesday. The CIA made the investment through In-Q-Tel, a venture capital group founded by the agency two years ago to invest in technology that could aid it in the spy game. The terms of the investment were not disclosed. SafeWeb's founder, Stephen Hsu, said the CIA is interested in SafeWeb's Triangle Boy software, which prevents companies, schools, and governments from blocking Web users from accessing certain sites.

By February 13, 2001