IN-Q-TEL SUMMIT... NOTES FROM TIM OREN
VC Tim Oren has notes and thoughts from a recent In-Q-Tel meeting. In-Q-Tel is the CIA's venture arm and my old professor from graduate school, Michael Crow, helped establish it:
The conference is an interesting mix of portfolio company executives, mid-level and senior intelligence agency personnel, and VCs and other hoi polloi. For a VC, it's a chance to look at companies which have already had their technology and capabilities vetted by one of toughest and most sophisticated customers in the world, and which are already receiving cash flow as a result. Your mission (should you choose to accept it) is to figure out which of the ventures also have scalable, fast growth opportunities on the civilian side.