"We [the CIA] decided to use our limited Dollars to leverage technology developed elsewhere. In 1999, we chartered...In-Q-Tel...While we pay the bills, In-Q-Tel is independent of CIA. CIA identifies pressing problems, and In-Q-Tel provides the technology to address them. The In-Q-Tel alliance has put the agency back at the leading edge of technology."
- Peter Thiel: Took In-Q-Tel funding for his startup firm Palantir somewhere around 2004.
- Accel Partners: In 2004, Accel partner James Breyer sat on the board of directors of military defense contractor BBN with In-Q-Tel's CEO Gilman Louie.
- Greylock Partners: Howard Cox, the head of Greylock, served directly on In-Q-Tel's board of directors.