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Read about this over the weekend in the Times and thought it was too good not to share. Turns out the CIA has a Venture Capital firm called In-Q-Tel. It was started in 1999 and “The “Qâ€? in its name is in homage to the weapons designer Q in the James Bond novels”. According to the article the fund is making money, though the numbers they quote are from 2005 . . .

December 17, 2007