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  1. source: http://cryptome.org/0005/cia-iqt-spies.htm
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  3. 12 December 2011
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  5. CIA 175 Spying Technology Partners
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  7. Source: http://www.iqt.org/news-and-press/press-releases/index.html
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  9. About IQT
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  11. In-Q-Tel is the strategic, not-for-profit investment firm that works to identify, adapt, and deliver innovative technology solutions to support the missions of the U.S. Intelligence Community. Launched by the CIA in 1999 as a private, independent organization, IQT’s mission is to identify and partner with companies developing cutting-edge technologies that serve the national security interests of the United States. Working from an evolving strategic blueprint defining the Intelligence Community’s critical technology needs, IQT engages with entrepreneurs, growth companies, researchers, and investors to deliver technologies that provide superior capabilities for the CIA and the larger Intelligence Community. IQT concentrates on several broad commercial technology areas, including physical and biological technologies; security; and software and infrastructure. To date, IQT has engaged with more than 175 companies and delivered more than 260 technology solutions to the Intelligence Community. To learn more about IQT, visit www.iqt.org. [This the latest IQT description. A variation has appeared in most press releases shown below, the earliest with a last entry.]
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  13. A detailed account of IQT:
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  15. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/additional-publications/in-q-tel/index.html
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  17.     "In-Q-Tel is openly affiliated with the Agency, as was made obvious to the world during its press rollout on 29 September 1999. Of equal importance, it will not initiate work in areas that lead to solutions that are put in so-called "black boxes" -- that is, innovations that the government subsequently classifies. To do so would undercut In-Q-Tel’s credibility with its business partners to the detriment of the Agency."
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  19. 136 IQT press releases below numbered by Cryptome in reverse order. Not all 175 companies claimed above appear to be in the releases. IQT's original statement said it would deal only with unclassified technology. It is not clear if that is still the case.
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  21. 2011
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  23. 136. Genia Photonics Enters into Strategic Partnership with IQT
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  25. November 1, 2011
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  27. Genia Photonics Inc., a high technology company specializing in fiber-laser-based systems, announced a strategic partnership and technology development agreement with In-Q-Tel (IQT), the non-profit, strategic investment firm that delivers innovative technology solutions to support the missions of the U.S. Intelligence Community.
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  29. "Our partnership with Genia Photonics will build on the company's success in the commercial market," says Simon Davidson, partner on IQT's Investments team. "Genia Photonics' fiber-based technology will lead to unique possibilities for our customers in the U.S. Intelligence Community." The technology is being developed for the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T), an IQT customer agency.
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  31. This strategic partnership between Genia Photonics and IQT will promote Genia's fiber-based laser technology development to a higher level and provide new opportunities for Genia's product applications. "Genia Photonics' mission is to provide solutions that benefit society and improve quality of life," says François Gonthier, CEO of Genia Photonics. "Our partnership with IQT will create new opportunities for leveraging Genia's versatile and multifunctional fiber-based technologies into related applications."
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  33. In addition to the value for the defense and security communities, Genia Photonics' Synchronized Programmable Laser platform has applications such as non-linear spectroscopy for the biomedical and industrial communities. An important benefit of Genia Photonics' implementation as compared to existing solutions is that the entire synchronized laser system is comprised in a single, robust, and alignment-free unit that may be easily transported for use in many environments.
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  35. About Genia Photonics
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  37. Genia Photonics Inc. is an innovative technology company specializing in multi-functional measurement systems based on its patented fiber-based lasers. Genia’s easy-to-use, portable and computer controlled systems will change the methodology of various applications in the medical, industrial and defense and security communities. For more information, visit www.geniaphotonics.com.
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  39. 135. Connectify Secures Strategic Investment from IQT to Advance Wireless Networking Capabilities for U.S. Intelligence Community
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  41. September 28, 2011
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  43. Connectify, an emerging leader in the wireless networking software space, is pleased to announce a strategic investment from In-Q-Tel (IQT), the independent strategic investment firm that identifies innovative technology solutions to support the missions of the U.S. Intelligence Community.
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  45. The strategic investment from IQT will facilitate the development of Connectify’s next-generation networking software, which aims to bring a powerful and secure remote networking platform, and Connectify’s innovative connection aggregation technology. This emerging technology will give users the ability to spontaneously create self-forming virtual private networks (VPNs) without dialing into a central location, while leveraging the combined throughput (and reliability) of all available Internet connections. Connectify’s experience bringing successful wireless networking applications to the private-sector provides the foundation necessary to further this cutting-edge initiative.
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  47. Connectify lets users transform their PC into a Wi-Fi hotspot at the click-of-a-button. Other computers and devices can then access the Internet through the Connectify Hotspot, just like any other wireless access point. With Connectify, business travelers can stay connected across laptops, tablets, and smartphones while on-the-road, and college students are increasingly using the software to keep their game consoles, iPhones, and other devices online in student housing. With millions of downloads, and Connectify Pro quickly gaining traction, the offering has certainly struck a chord with consumers keen to have greater control over their wireless networks.
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  49. “Connectify’s unique background helps us define and develop emerging technologies in what is a constantly evolving field,” Connectify CEO, Alex Gizis, explains, “but, with In-Q-Tel as an investor and strategic partner, we are able to identify more closely the networking needs and requirements of IQT customers.”
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  51. “Our strategic partnership with Connectify will provide our U.S. Intelligence Community customers with access to the most advanced wireless networking software available,” said William Strecker, Executive Vice President of Architecture & Engineering and CTO of IQT. “Connectify’s experience bringing wireless networking applications to the private-sector provides the foundation necessary to further this cutting-edge technology.”
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  53. About Connectify
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  55. Connectify is a privately-held company that develops next-generation networking software for PC and mobile platforms. Founded in 2010, Connectify’s mission is to give all users the power to perform complex networking tasks at the click-of-a-button. For more information on Connectify, visit www.connectify.me.
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  57. Connectify is a trademark of Connectify Inc. Xbox 360 and related marks, images, and symbols are the exclusive properties and trademarks of Microsoft Corp. iPad and related marks, images, and symbols are the exclusive properties and trademarks of Apple Corp.
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  59. 134. IQT Partners with NetBase to Enhance Insight Discovery of Scientific, Technical, Engineering, and Business Related Data
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  61. September 28, 2011
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  63. NetBase, the Insight Discovery Company, today announced a strategic partnership with In-Q-Tel (IQT), the independent investment firm that identifies innovative technology solutions to support the mission of the U.S. Intelligence Community.
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  65. NetBase's patent-pending lenses focus searches by organizing the patterns detected by a highly accurate and scalable semantic search engine in the context of a specific set of questions relevant to a discipline or audience of researchers. This technology streamlines the scientific, technical, engineering, and business insight discovery and research process. The deployment of NetBase’s software as a service is expected to integrate tightly with existing search technologies, adding a layer of insight not currently available to end users.
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  67. “We are excited to partner with In-Q-Tel and to work together to meet the critical technology needs of the U.S. Intelligence Community,” said Peter Caswell, CEO, NetBase. “The high standard of quality required by IQT’s customer agencies acknowledges the depth and accuracy of NetBase’s semantic search capabilities.”
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  69. “NetBase is an important addition to our strategic investment portfolio, expanding the semantic search technology capabilities available to our customers in the U.S. Intelligence Community,” said T.J. Rylander, Partner on the Investments team at IQT. “We are impressed by the capacity of the technology to enhance users’ ability gain deep insight from volumes of unstructured data. In a ‘Big Data’ world, these capabilities have strong applications in both the public and private sectors.”
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  71. About NetBase
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  73. NetBase provides insight discovery tools that are changing the way people search. Its next-generation semantic technology reads sentences to surface insights from billions of sources in public and private online information. Patent-pending lenses provide context for search results and intelligently guide users to answers. NetBase solutions are assisting market researchers at Fortune 1,000 companies and market research firm with social media analysis and enabling science, technology and medical (STM) publishers to enrich their documents for researchers. Developed in partnership with five of the top ten consumer packaged goods companies, including Coca-Cola and Kraft, and used by two of the top three STM publishers, including Reed Elsevier, NetBase helps find answers faster. Based in the heart of Silicon Valley, NetBase is a privately held company. For more information, visit: www.netbase.com @Net_Base.
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  75. 133. Oculis Labs Secures Strategic Investment from IQT
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  77. Investment Advances Delivery of Display Security to Intelligence Agencies
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  79. September 12, 2011
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  81. Oculis Labs, a developer of data privacy software that protects mobile and desktop computers from visual eavesdroppers, today announced a partnership agreement with In-Q-Tel (IQT), the independent, strategic investment firm that identifies innovative technology solutions to support the mission of the U.S. Intelligence Community. In-Q-Tel's relationship and strategic investment will accelerate Oculis Labs' success in both government and commercial markets.
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  83. There are nearly 400 million mobile business and government workers worldwide and three quarters of workers in the U.S. are mobile, working in shared or public spaces, often reviewing and utilizing confidential information. 89 percent of all people admit to reading over someone else's shoulder, the easiest way to compromise data. To address this ongoing problem Oculis Labs offers two products, PrivateEye and Chameleon:
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  85. PrivateEye is a data privacy software solution that protects mobile and desktop computers from visual eavesdroppers. This new desktop security application employs computer vision, facial recognition and detection algorithms with a standard webcam to actively protect information displayed on computer screens.
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  87. Chameleon addresses the current government market of 2.9 million users working with sensitive and classified materials as well as many large untapped new markets including multi-agency or multi-national facilities, embassies and consulates, command centers, tactical forward bases, and in-field mobile personnel where information should be available on a need-to-know only basis. Chameleon solves the unmet need of protecting data in the field against electronic or physical surveillance and insider espionage threats.
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  89. "In-Q-Tel understands and supports the mission of innovative technology companies like Oculis Labs in developing products for both commercial and government markets," said Bill Anderson, CEO of Oculis Labs. "Our relationship with IQT will drive further market success as a result of their support, relationships and strategic advice."
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  91. "Oculis Labs is an important addition to our investment portfolio and we are excited about this technology's ability to address a critical need in information security, protecting the last two feet of the network," said T.J. Rylander, Partner on IQT's Investments team. "Oculis Labs' technologies offer a vital new capability in securing computer systems against a wide range of insider and outsider threats."
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  93. About Oculis Labs
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  95. Oculis Labs, headquartered in Hunt Valley, Maryland, develops data privacy software that secures the last two feet of the Internet -- the distance from the computer screen to a user's eyes. The company's products protect valuable information displayed on mobile and desktop computers from unintended viewers. Today the company offers PrivateEye for consumers and the enterprise and Chameleon for government and military users. These two solutions safeguard all displayed information from visual eavesdropping. For more information, visit www.oculislabs.com.
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  97. 132. Power Assure Inks Strategic Partnership with IQT to Accelerate Data Center Power Management in the U.S. Intelligence Community
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  99. September 7, 2011
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  101. Power Assure, Inc., a data center infrastructure and energy management solutions provider, today announced a strategic investment and development agreement with In-Q-Tel (IQT), the strategic investment firm that identifies innovative technology solutions to support the missions of the U.S. Intelligence Community.
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  103. Power Assure's innovative EM/4 Data Center Energy Management platform provides actionable, real-time and historical insight into power utilization and other key performance indicators (KPIs) for the data center, along with the means to analyze, optimize and automate energy efficiency while maintaining service levels. Power Assure enables data center managers to quickly visualize and identify inefficiencies in a comprehensive way; maximize use of available space and power; extend the useful life of the data center; cut on-going power consumption by an average of 50 percent; and shift load within and across sites.
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  105. "We are very pleased to be working with IQT," said Brad Wurtz, president and CEO, Power Assure. "Our success in the federal market to date with our advanced power management software will be accelerated by our relationship with IQT. This partnership speaks to the value our software delivers as federal agencies and commercial data centers alike focus on cost-effective ways to reduce power consumption and enhance data center efficiency."
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  107. "Power Assure is an important addition to our strategic investment portfolio," said William Strecker, Executive Vice President of Architecture & Engineering and CTO of IQT. "Power Assure's software will offer our customers in the U.S. Intelligence Community capabilities to drive additional efficiencies into their data centers by managing power consumption, optimizing asset utilization, and aligning power management with business processes."
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  109. With Power Assure EM/4, data center managers can collect, synthesize and analyze the overwhelming amount of raw data available from facilities and IT equipment and turn it into useful business information for making decisions in real time. This insight allows data center managers to improve the efficiency, capacity and utilization of their data centers. EM/4 solutions take analytics to the next level by linking real-time information with automated processes.
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  111. About Power Assure
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  113. Power Assure is a leading developer of Data Center Infrastructure and Energy Management software for large enterprises, government agencies, and managed service providers. Power Assure's solutions provide visibility, intelligence, analytics and automation to help CIOs, IT directors, and facilities managers optimize capacity, service levels, and power consumption within and across data centers. Headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, the company is privately held with funding from ABB Technology Ventures, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Good Energies, Point Judith Capital, and a grant from the Department of Energy. Power Assure partners include ABB, Cisco, Dell, IBM, Intel, Raritan, UL and VMware.
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  115. 131. DSSP Establishes Strategic Partnership with IQT
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  117. August 17, 2011
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  119. Digital Solid State Propulsion LLC (DSSP), an emerging leader in advanced energetic materials and controllable solid rocket motors, today announced a strategic investment and technology development agreement with In-Q-Tel (IQT), the independent strategic investment firm that identifies innovative technology solutions to support the missions of the U.S. Intelligence Community.
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  121. This strategic partnership between DSSP and IQT will extend DSSP's Energetic Materials technology development and provide new opportunities for DSSP's product applications. DSSP's unique Electric Solid Propellant technology provides a means of throttling and turning on-and-off chemical combustion electrically, with no moving parts.
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  123. The company's products also serve a wide range of customer applications, such as those in commercial space, oil and gas, mining and even entertainment. DSSP’s current customers include the US Navy, Army, Missile Defense Agency and private industry. On the commercial side, DSSP’s Energetic Materials technology was selected by the Oil and Gas Innovation Center as one of the Top Ten Inventions of 2009.
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  125. "Partnering with IQT helps us understand the special requirements and end-user needs for some very unique security and intelligence applications," said Dr. Wayne Sawka, Founder and CEO of DSSP. "The insight provided by IQT and their customers helps us drive technology innovation for both commercial and government applications."
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  127. "DSSP expands our strategic investment portfolio in some important areas. There has always been a relationship between energy and security and we are impressed with this technology's applicability to span those broad markets," said Bill Strecker, Executive Vice President and CTO at IQT. "DSSP's Electric Solid Propellants offer capabilities not possible with legacy technologies that haven’t changed much in more than 50 years."
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  129. 130. MiserWare Signs Deal with IQT to Provide Software Power Management to NGA
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  131. July 19, 2011
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  133. MiserWare, a leading developer in software power management, today announced a strategic partnership agreement with In-Q-Tel (IQT), the independent strategic investment firm that identifies and delivers innovative technology solutions to support the missions of the U.S. Intelligence Community, to introduce MiserWare’s Granola Enterprise and Data Center software to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA).
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  135. “NGA is excited to be the first intelligence agency to use MiserWare’s revolutionary technology to reduce power costs and its carbon footprint,” said David. K. White, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency liaison with In-Q-Tel. “We look forward to deploying this capability at our new headquarters in Springfield, Va., and across our two major facilities in the St. Louis, Mo., area as well as our support teams worldwide, in the near future.”
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  137. MiserWare’s Granola Enterprise software enables users to reduce their environmental footprint and track energy savings over thousands of computer systems. The smart software automatically slows down the processor when the workload is low and brings it back up to maximum speed when needed. Granola can save as much as 35 percent of total system energy without ever impacting the computers’ working performance. As part of this strategic partnership, MiserWare will work closely with IQT and its customers to expand the features of the Granola Data Center software.
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  139. “The U.S. Intelligence Community is more focused than ever before on reducing energy waste,” said William Strecker, Executive Vice President of Architecture & Engineering and CTO at IQT. “MiserWare’s Granola Data Center software is designed to save energy without loss of availability in mission critical government systems.”
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  141. “Our partnership with IQT will provide access to government customers focused on energy management in the data center,” said MiserWare CEO Kirk W. Cameron. “The potential energy waste reductions resulting from this partnership will support the dynamic computing needs of the U.S. Intelligence Community.”
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  143. About MiserWare
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  145. MiserWare makes software that reduces energy waste in computers. Their patent-pending technologies ensure energy reductions without loss of performance or availability. Granola software power managementis MiserWare’s flagship product and is available for free for personal use. Granola has been listed on TIME Magazine’s Top 20 Green Tech Ideas and PC Magazines Best Free Utility Software. Granola is also available for business use in versions for the enterprise and data centers.
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  147. 129. SIG Establishes Strategic Partnership with IQT
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  149. March 30, 2011
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  151. Signal Innovations Group, Inc. (SIG), a leader in signal and image processing for defense and security, today announced a strategic investment and technology development agreement with In-Q-Tel, the independent strategic investment firm that identifies innovative technology solutions to support the missions of the U.S. Intelligence Community.
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  153. This strategic partnership between SIG and IQT will extend SIG's Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) technology development and provide new opportunities for SIG's product deployment. SIG's unique probabilistic framework sifts relevant data from the overwhelming volume of raw sensor data (pixels) to realize the full information potential from video systems. The company's data products include stabilized and georegistered imagery, vehicle and dismount tracks, traffic and behavior models, and analyst-aided-cueing for improved accuracy.
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  155. "Partnering with IQT helps us understand the system requirements and end-user needs for demanding video applications for security and intelligence," said Dr. Paul Runkle, CEO of SIG. "The insight provided by IQT's customers helps us drive technology innovation and product design for both commercial and government applications."
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  157. "SIG is a critical addition to our strategic investment portfolio and we are impressed with this technology's applicability to the challenges facing the Intelligence Community," said William Strecker, Executive Vice President and CTO at IQT. "SIG's video analytics technology offers unparalleled capabilities for extracting and representing relevant information in commercial and government video data."
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  159. Specific terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
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  161. About SIG
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  163. SIG is an emerging leader in signal, image, and video analytics for government and commercial applications. SIG's novel technology enables vast improvements in extracting relevant information from signals and imagery and making accurate decisions using this data. SIG's technology can utilize feedback from end-users to help the algorithms gain the benefit from human-aided decisions.
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  165. 128. Fetch Technologies Partners with IQT on the Future of Internet Data Management
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  167. Development Agreement Supports the U.S. Intelligence Community
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  169. March 3, 2011
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  171. Fetch Technologies, leading provider of Internet Data Management solutions, announced a development agreement with In-Q-Tel (IQT), the not-for-profit, strategic investment firm that identifies, adapts and delivers innovative technology solutions to support the missions of the U.S. Intelligence Community.
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  173. Every second, new data is published on the Internet from around the globe that directly impacts a company’s business intelligence, reputation and bottom line. Fetch’s customized software agents navigate websites to instantly deliver meaningful, useful and usable data from hundreds to millions of different sites. Fetch then normalizes the data to easily integrate with a company’s existing data management system for immediate analysis.
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  175. “Fetch Technologies allows organizations to access online data directly from thousands of websites,” said William Strecker, Executive Vice President of Architecture & Engineering and CTO of IQT. “We believe Fetch’s innovative technology will transform corporate data by allowing organizations to access new sources of critical business data directly from the Internet, which is why it’s an important addition to our strategic investment portfolio.”
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  177. Founded in 1999, Fetch is committed to innovation in Internet Data Management and invests in ongoing research to stay ahead of emerging business and social demands on the Internet, giving clients in the sales, media, retail, travel and human resources industries deep insight and the competitive advantage they need to drive their bottom line.
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  179. Fetch is committed to continually investing in our products and innovating new solution to ensure that our clients stay competitive, insightful and ahead of their industries. We are proud to have IQT as a strategic investor to support this mission,” said Robert Landes, Chief Executive Officer of Fetch.
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  181. About Fetch Technologies
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  183. Fetch Technologies is the industry’s leading Internet Data Management provider, helping companies access the precise, real-time Internet data they need to stay competitive. Fetch’s customized software agents navigate websites to instantly deliver meaningful, useful and reliable data, and easily integrate with a company’s existing data management system for immediate analysis. Fetch’s customized solutions free human talent to move toward new innovations and more targeted and informed business strategies.
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  185. 127. Alfalight Announces Strategic Partnership with In-Q-Tel
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  187. Investment Advances Development of Alfalight Technology for National Security
  188.  
  189. March 1, 2011
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  191. Alfalight, Inc., a leading developer of high-performance laser diodes and handheld infrared and visible laser systems, today announced a strategic investment and technology development agreement with In-Q-Tel (IQT), the independent strategic investment firm that identifies innovative technology solutions to support the missions of the U.S. Intelligence Community. This partnership advances Alfalight's development of high-performance, man-portable military laser systems. The agreement builds upon Alfalight's established core semiconductor laser technology, which includes high efficiency, high brightness, and wavelength stabilization, combined with advanced electro-optics and integrated control methodologies, to deliver mission-critical solutions to IQT's customers.
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  193. "Alfalight's proven high-performance diode laser technology integrated with novel electro-optics provides a uniquely valuable capability for our government partners," said William Strecker, Executive Vice President of Architecture & Engineering and CTO of IQT. "Our strategic investment in Alfalight will accelerate the development and availability of its products and technologies to both public and private sectors."
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  195. "Our partnership with In-Q-Tel enables the expansion of Alfalight's technologies into important governmental applications," said Mohan Warrior, President and CEO of Alfalight. "We are proud to support the mission of IQT by providing ground-breaking new products to better serve the intelligence and defense communities."
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  197. About Alfalight
  198.  
  199. Alfalight, Inc., based in Madison, Wisconsin, is an established manufacturer of advanced high-power diode laser products based on core technologies that include high efficiency, high brightness, and wavelength stabilization. Our products include components, laser subsystems, and handheld infrared and visible laser systems, many of which are qualified to demanding military, aerospace, or telecommunications standards. Our fully vertically-integrated factory is entirely based in the US, with capabilities spanning laser device design, compound semiconductor processing, device packaging, and electro-optical assembly, to deliver rugged, turnkey electro-optical components and systems. For more information, visit www.alfalight.com.
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  201. 126. Biomatrica Secures Strategic Investment from IQT
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  203. February 23, 2011
  204.  
  205. Biomatrica, Inc., a leader in room temperature biostability technology, today announced a strategic partnership agreement with In-Q-Tel (IQT). IQT is the independent, strategic investment firm that identifies innovative technology solutions to support the mission of the U.S. Intelligence Community.
  206.  
  207. Biomatrica has developed SampleMatrix® technology which has pioneered recent innovations in ambient storage of biological samples from purified DNA, RNA, and proteins as well as in complex systems such as tissue, cell lines, biopsies and whole blood. The company's products serve a wide range of customers such as those in the forensics, biomedical research (academic, government and industry), molecular diagnostics and biobanking. Biomatrica was recently recognized as a Finalist for the Most Innovative New Product Award (MIP) in the Life Science and Diagnostics category as conducted by San Diego's CONNECT.
  208.  
  209. "Biomatrica's technology capability is an important addition to our strategic investment portfolio," said Syd Ulvick, Vice President, Physical and Biological Technologies Practice at IQT. "The company's technology advances offer great promise for applications in both the government and commercial sector."
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  211. "As the needs of research and medicine to manage biological samples grow, increasing energy and environmental cost associated with cold storage of biological samples, it is critical for biobanks, research institutions and biotechnology companies to identify alternative storage solutions," said Judy Muller-Cohn, Ph.D., CEO and co-founder of Biomatrica. "The SampleMatrix technology allows for safe, long term preservation of biological samples at room temperature. Sample recovery is simple and sample integrity is assured."
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  213. SampleMatrix® is based on extremophile biology in which organisms are able to survive long-term in a state of anhydrobiosis (life without water) and later be revived by rehydration. Extremophiles such as tardigrades, also known as water bears, and brine shrimp are able protect their DNA, RNA, proteins, membranes and cellular systems in a dried state for extended periods of time. Biomatrica's technology mimics the natural molecular mechanisms used by these organisms. The technology works by forming a thermo-stable barrier during the drying process to protect samples from degradation during storage at room temperature.
  214.  
  215. About Biomatrica
  216.  
  217. Biomatrica is a San Diego-based biostability company that provides innovative technologies for stabilizing, processing, storing and shipping biological samples at room temperature. The core technology is designed for use in preserving complex biological samples and assays and is based on the principles of anhydrobiosis ("life without water"), a natural mechanism that allows multicellular organisms to survive extreme environments. Biomatrica's current products stabilize DNA, RNA, proteins, cells and assays with no sample degradation, allowing scientists and clinicians to have pristine samples and reduce their reliance on freezers and drastically reduce shipping costs. Biomatrica products are used in laboratories performing life science research, from pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies to academic research and forensics laboratories. Custom services to stabilize additional sample types are also available. Biomatrica also offers SampleWare® software, an easy-to-use, customizable laboratory management database that provides scientists with the means to store and organize their sample data, and directly supports samples stabilized by Biomatrica technology. For more information about the SampleMatrix technology and the Biomatrica products utilizing this technology platform (DNAstable®, DNAstable Blood, DNAgard Tissue and DNAgard Blood for DNA, RNAstable® and RNAconcentrator for RNA, and CloneStable® for bacterial DNA), visit: www.biomatrica.com.
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  219. 125. SitScape, Inc. Selected by IQT to Support the U.S. Intelligence Community
  220.  
  221. February 23, 2011
  222.  
  223. SitScape, Inc. the leader in visual collaborative User-Defined-Operating-Picture (UDOP) software for Situational Awareness, today announced a strategic investment and development agreement with In-Q-Tel (IQT), the independent strategic investment firm that identifies innovative technologies solutions to support the mission of the U.S. Intelligence Community.
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  225. SitScape’s innovative software addresses the pervasive challenges of disparate and diverse information sources facing today’s business and government. It makes visualizing and aggregating any silo-ed desktop, legacy as well as Web application extremely easy by enabling UDOP in seconds with zero programming, achieving on-demand Situational Awareness.
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  227. “IQT’s strategic partnership with SitScape reflects the opportunities we see in this innovative approach for information and application aggregation, visualization and contextual collaboration,” said William Strecker, Executive Vice President of Architecture & Engineering and CTO at IQT. “SitScape’s software will offer our customers in the U.S. Intelligence Community the powerful capabilities they have been looking for in the visualization and contextual collaboration space.”
  228.  
  229. “We are thrilled to be working with IQT,” said Kevin Yin, CEO of SitScape. “IQT’s selection of our technology truly speaks to the power of SitScape’s Situational Awareness Software, and further expands our presence in the federal market. “
  230.  
  231. With SitScape’s award-winning software, mission users, operators and analysts gain greater access over their heterogeneous information sources and silo-ed IT applications. They can contextually visualize, share and collaborate across distributed networks with diverse computers and mobile devices for enhanced situational awareness and decision making.
  232.  
  233. About SitScape
  234.  
  235. SitScape is the leader in collaborative User-Defined-Operating-Picture (UDOP) Situational Awareness software solutions, ideally suited for Cyber Security Watch Floor, Counter-terrorism Center, Command & Control Center, Operations Center, Data Center, Situational Room, Traffic Monitoring, Emergency Response Team, Intelligence Analysts, C4ISR and also marketing, sales teams’ visual documents sharing and publishing. SitScape has large customers in both the commercial and Federal space. To learn more about SitScape and its software product, please visit www.sitscape.com.
  236.  
  237. 124. InView Technology Corporation Secures Investment from IQT to Support U.S. Intelligence Community
  238.  
  239. February 22, 2011
  240.  
  241. InView Technology Corporation, a world-leading developer of innovative computational imaging products, today announced a strategic investment and development agreement from In-Q-Tel (IQT), the strategic investment firm that identifies innovative technology solutions to support the missions of the U.S. Intelligence Community.
  242.  
  243. InView's business is built on proprietary Compressive Sensing technology that allows high-performance cameras and hyperspectral imagers to be built using greatly simplified detector architectures. Compressive Sensing technology substitutes innovative math for complex electronic components, allowing cameras and hyperspectral imagers to be built at lower cost and with higher resolution. The technology is especially compelling for those wavelengths where it is difficult to build cost-effective, high-resolution focal plane arrays.
  244.  
  245. "InView has demonstrated innovative camera technologies," said Syd Ulvick, Vice President, Physical and Biological Technologies practice at IQT. "The unique computational imaging architecture provides tremendous opportunities to develop cutting-edge products."
  246.  
  247. "We are delighted to have IQT as a strategic investor and partner," said Bob Bridge, Founder and CEO of InView. "InView has an innovative technology platform that works across wavelengths including ultra violet, visual, infrared, and terahertz. We are pleased that working with IQT will open the door to opportunities to tailor our technology to meet the needs of the U.S. Intelligence Community."
  248.  
  249. About InView Technology Corporation:
  250.  
  251. InView Technology Corporation is a privately-held company headquartered in Austin, Texas. InView delivers high-performance cameras and hyper-spectral imagers using proprietary computational imaging technology that result in unmatched price-performance across the electromagnetic spectrum. You may find more information at www.InViewCorp.com.
  252.  
  253. 123. Digital Reasoning Systems Secures IQT Investment to Advance Analytics in the U.S. Intelligence Community
  254.  
  255. Entity Oriented Analytics leader solves the problem of highly scalabe data analytics challenges
  256.  
  257. February 16, 2011
  258.  
  259. Digital Reasoning, the leader in complex, large scale unstructured data analytics, today announced a strategic investment, licensing, and development agreement from In-Q-Tel (IQT), the investment firm that identifies innovative technology solutions to support the missions of the U.S. Intelligence Community. The transaction will make Digital Reasoning’s technology available for use within in the U.S. Intelligence Community.
  260.  
  261. Digital Reasoning analytics software is based on a distinctive, patented mathematical approach to understanding natural language and leverages bleeding edge cloud technologies to make these analytics work effectively on vast amounts of data. Digital Reasoning was founded on the vision that software should read and understand language as humans do – by analyzing concepts and entities in context across multiple information sources. Since its founding in 2000, Digital Reasoning has pioneered the field of Entity Oriented Analytics, going beyond the relevant document paradigm and focusing on the actors of interest—people, places, organizations—and their connections.
  262.  
  263. With its flagship product Synthesys®, Digital Reasoning empowers analysts to review facts and associations at a glance—across millions of documents. Operating without a rigid taxonomy or ontology, Synthesys allows the discovery of non-obvious connections hidden in the data, such as alternate meanings of words or “coded” or “disguised” messages.
  264.  
  265. “With the explosive growth of data over the last decade, there is a need for a new generation of solutions that provide timely, actionable intelligence at massive scale,” said T.J. Rylander, Partner on IQT’s Investments team. “The technology being developed by Digital Reasoning offers great promise to address this challenge and meet the unique needs of our customers in the U.S. Intelligence Community.”
  266.  
  267. “We are delighted to have IQT as a strategic investor and partner,” said Tim Estes, CEO and founder of Digital Reasoning. “This announcement represents confidence by IQT in the potential of our solutions to solve some of the most significant big data analytics challenges.”
  268.  
  269. “Comprehensively understanding human language—at scale—is one of the most complex and rewarding problems we are addressing today,” added Rob Metcalf, President and COO of Digital Reasoning. “And the ability to partner with IQT presents a tremendous opportunity to leverage Digital Reasoning’s capabilities in some of the most important analytic missions in the world.”
  270.  
  271. Synthesys v3.0 is available now. More detailed information can be obtained from Digital Reasoning Systems’ website or by contacting the company directly.
  272.  
  273. About Digital Reasoning
  274.  
  275. Digital Reasoning Systems (www.digitalreasoning.com) solves the problem of information overload by providing the tools people need to understand relationships between entities in vast amounts of unstructured and structured data.
  276.  
  277. Digital Reasoning builds data analytic solutions based on a distinctive mathematical approach to understanding natural language. The value of Digital Reasoning is not only the ability to leverage an organization’s existing knowledge base, but also to reveal critical hidden information and relationships that may not have been apparent during manual or other automated analytic efforts. Synthesys® is a registered trademark of Digital Reasoning Systems, Inc.
  278.  
  279. 122. Cloudera Secures Investment and Technology Development Agreement From IQT to Support U.S. Intelligence Community
  280.  
  281. Partnership Demonstrates Apache Hadoop Momentum in The Government Market
  282.  
  283. February 3, 2011
  284.  
  285. Cloudera, the leading provider of Apache Hadoop-based data management software and services, today announced a strategic investment and development agreement from In-Q-Tel (IQT), the strategic investment firm that identifies innovative technology solutions to support the missions of the U.S. Intelligence Community.
  286.  
  287. This partnership will serve as a catalyst for Cloudera's efforts towards assisting and expanding the adoption of Hadoop technology within the U.S. Government. Cloudera is proud to work alongside IQT to bring ground-breaking technologies to the U.S. Intelligence Community.
  288.  
  289. Cloudera offers a powerful Apache Hadoop-based data management platform that helps government organizations store and analyze very large amounts of complex data. IQT invested in Cloudera due to the rapid adoption of Hadoop within the government and the significant potential for deployments with its partners. Cloudera provides the commercial backing IQT's partners need to deploy Hadoop in mission-critical applications.
  290.  
  291. "Cloudera has an established reputation for its Hadoop-related domain experience in software, services, training and support," said T.J. Rylander, Partner on IQT's Investments team. "We believe the company's technical excellence as well as its software and training capabilities will provide an important resource for our customers in the area of big data management and analytics."
  292.  
  293. Cloudera's Distribution for Apache Hadoop (CDH), which is 100% open source and free for download, is the most comprehensive and broadly adopted Hadoop-based platform available. CDH lowers the barrier to Hadoop adoption by making it simple to install and easy to integrate into the datacenter. Organizations needing the most cost-effective way to perform large-scale data storage and processing in production environments use Cloudera Enterprise to manage and monitor their Hadoop operations during rigorous enterprise workloads.
  294.  
  295. "Cloudera's open source platform and our Cloudera Enterprise offering have seen strong adoption among our commercial customers over the last two years," said Mike Olson, CEO of Cloudera. "This new investment by IQT is a validation of Cloudera's progress to date, and reflects the deep interest in Hadoop that we see among federal users. I'm very pleased to work with such a strong partner in bringing large-scale, high-performance, powerful data analysis tools to government clients."
  296.  
  297. About Cloudera
  298.  
  299. Cloudera is the leading provider of Hadoop-based data management software and services and works with customers in financial services, web, telecommunications, government and others industries. The company's products, Cloudera Enterprise and Cloudera's Distribution for Apache Hadoop, help organizations profit from all of their information. Cloudera's Distribution for Apache Hadoop is the most comprehensive Hadoop-based platform in the industry. Cloudera Enterprise is the most cost-effective way to perform large-scale data storage and analysis and includes the tools, platform and support necessary to use Hadoop in a production environment. Cloudera provides professional services, technical support and training to help any business use the software created by Google, Facebook and Yahoo! Founded by pioneers in large-scale data and home of the original Apache Hadoop creator, Cloudera is a private company backed by venture investors Accel Partners, Greylock Partners and Meritech Capital Partners with headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif.
  300.  
  301. 121. RedSeal Continuous Monitoring Solutions Selected to Support Mission of U.S. Intelligence Community
  302.  
  303. January 10, 2011
  304.  
  305. RedSeal Systems, Inc., the leading provider of security posture management solutions, today announced that it has entered into a partnership with In-Q-Tel (IQT), the strategic investment firm that identifies and partners with companies developing cutting-edge technologies that serve the national security interests of the United States. This strategic investment and development agreement will enable RedSeal's continuous monitoring solutions for network security to be used in supporting the missions of the U.S. Intelligence Community.
  306.  
  307. Continuous monitoring is a key component of the Federal government's new Risk Management Framework (RMF) and is required by the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) and OMB policy. The goal of continuous monitoring is to ensure that critical security measures, such as firewalls and other network access controls, remain effective in today's highly dynamic IT infrastructures. Continuous monitoring provides senior leaders with essential, up-to-date security status information that they can use to make cost-effective, risk-based decisions about their information systems.
  308.  
  309. "Continuous monitoring technologies such as RedSeal will enable the U.S. Intelligence Community to effectively operate the complex, dynamic network defenses that protect critical information and systems," said William Strecker, Executive Vice President of Architecture and Engineering and CTO of IQT. "We believe RedSeal's capabilities have widespread applicability throughout the Federal government as agencies strive to improve their security posture."
  310.  
  311. RedSeal's software automatically assesses the security posture of a network so organizations can strengthen their cyber-defenses. It continuously calculates the end-to-end interaction of firewalls, routers and load balancers, ensuring that the network does not provide any unauthorized access. It also analyzes the effects of network security on host-based vulnerabilities, identifying the areas of greatest risk to the enterprise and prioritizing remediation efforts. RedSeal enables organizations to comprehensively identify security holes in their infrastructure that could be exploited—before they are discovered by hackers.
  312.  
  313. "The U.S. Intelligence Community comprises some of the world's most advanced security organizations," said Tom Arthur, President and CEO of RedSeal Systems. "Our strategic partnership with In-Q-Tel will enable RedSeal to remain at the forefront of innovation in the security industry."
  314.  
  315. 120. Teradici Secures Investment from IQT to Enhance PC-over-IP Technology for the U.S. Intelligence Community
  316.  
  317. January 12, 2011
  318.  
  319. Teradici Corporation, the developer of the innovative PC-over-IP® (PCoIP®) protocol that enables a true PC experience for desktop virtualization, today announced a strategic investment and development agreement from In-Q-Tel (IQT), the strategic investment firm that identifies innovative technology solutions to support the missions of the U.S. Intelligence Community.
  320.  
  321. Teradici PCoIP protocol is an innovative remote display technology that allows the user’s desktop operating system, applications, and data to reside in the datacenter, eliminating the need for traditional desktop workstations, PCs and thin clients, and delivers an uncompromised user experience to each person, anywhere, without incurring the security risks associated with having data reside in remote PCs. PCoIP technology provides high resolution, full frame rate 3D graphics and high-definition media, with full USB peripheral interoperability, locally over a LAN or remotely over a high-latency WAN. It compresses, encrypts and encodes the entire computing experience at the datacenter and transmits it 'pixels only' across a standard IP network to secure, stateless PCoIP zero clients, thin clients, and mobile devices.
  322.  
  323. The protocol is implemented in silicon for hardware accelerated performance and enhanced security, as well as in several software configurations, including VMware View™, the industry leading desktop virtualization platform. A growing ecosystem of over 25 third-party vendors provide a wide variety of PCoIP products including server plug-in cards, rack and tower workstations, blade PCs, zero clients, integrated monitors, and IP phones with added PCoIP capability.
  324.  
  325. “Teradici is an important addition to our strategic investment portfolio,” said William Strecker, Executive Vice President of Architecture & Engineering and CTO of IQT. “The company’s PC-over-IP technology has the potential to provide exciting new desktop virtualization capabilities for our Intelligence Community customers.”
  326.  
  327. "We are delighted to have IQT as a strategic investor and partner," said Dan Cordingley, CEO of Teradici. "Working closely with IQT will offer additional opportunities to enhance our technology in support of the U.S. Intelligence Community."
  328.  
  329. About Teradici
  330.  
  331. Teradici Corporation has developed PCoIP® (PC-over-IP®) technology, a unique remote display protocol which makes network delivered computing a viable corporate computing reality. Founded in 2004 and headquartered in Burnaby, BC, Canada, Teradici for the first time enables an exceptional end user experience for datacenter-based computing. Through a combination of unique graphics algorithms, flexible software solutions, high-performance silicon processing, and workstation/server add-in cards, the company is changing how personal computers are used, deployed and managed. More information is available at www.teradici.com.
  332. 2010
  333.  
  334. 119. MedShape Solutions, Inc. Secures Investment From IQT to Support U.S. Intelligence Community
  335.  
  336. December 13, 2010
  337.  
  338. MedShape Solutions, Inc., the world's leading developer of innovative orthopedic medical devices from shape memory materials, today announced a strategic investment and development agreement from In-Q-Tel (IQT), the strategic investment firm that identifies innovative technology solutions to support the missions of the U.S. Intelligence Community.
  339.  
  340. MedShape's business is built on a technology platform of proprietary shape memory polymers and shape memory alloys, materials that have been designed to morph between two shapes in response to specific stimuli. MedShape is using these shape-changing materials to improve the fixation of soft tissue to bone and bone to bone in orthopedic procedures, to reduce the invasiveness and complexity of surgical techniques, and to develop durable implants that adjust to changing conditions within the human body.
  341.  
  342. "MedShape has developed a broad portfolio of engineering grade shape memory materials that can tolerate a variety of extreme environments," said Syd Ulvick, Vice President, Physical and Biological Technologies practice at IQT. "The breadth of materials in MedShape's portfolio and rich diversity in their properties provide tremendous opportunities to develop products across a host of applications that can perform useful functions by virtue of their active nature."
  343.  
  344. "We are delighted to have IQT as a strategic investor and partner," said Kurt Jacobus, Chairman and CEO of MedShape. "At its core, MedShape is a technology-based company, and we are pleased that working with IQT will open the door to opportunities to use our technology in support of the U.S. Intelligence Community."
  345.  
  346. About MedShape Solutions, Inc.:
  347.  
  348. MedShape Solutions, Inc. is a privately held medical device company focused on developing distinctive orthopedic devices from proprietary shape memory technology. You may find more information at www.medshape.com.
  349.  
  350. 118. Silver Tail Systems Selected to Enhance the Online Security of Public Sector Infrastructure Through Behavior Analytics
  351.  
  352. Silver Tail Systems Secures an Investment Deal from IQT
  353.  
  354. October 27, 2010
  355.  
  356. Silver Tail Systems, the leading provider of website fraud prevention, today announced a strategic investment and development agreement with In-Q-Tel (IQT), the not-for-profit, strategic investment firm that identifies innovative technology solutions to support the missions of the U.S. Intelligence Community. Silver Tail Systems enhances the online security of public sector infrastructure through behavior analytics.
  357.  
  358. Attacks from online criminals are becoming more sophisticated, probing for weaknesses in an organization's online architecture and more frequently exploiting legitimate business logic or business logic flaws to gain illicit access or steal information. Silver Tail Systems provides third generation fraud prevention to defend websites against business logic abuse. Business logic abuse is a rising concern and extremely difficult to detect and stop. These hijack threats, velocity attacks and gaming schemes are costing companies billions of dollars per year in online fraud. Silver Tail Systems' Forensics and Mitigation products use a new generation of behavior analytics, efficient investigation and real-time disruption to track suspicious behavior and divert the attempted intrusion, leaving legitimate users unaffected.
  359.  
  360. "Silver Tail Systems' solution monitors website traffic and identifies anomalies in real-time. Their unique system creates models of what is normal traffic for a website's population and uses that to identify threats," said William Strecker, Executive Vice President of Architecture & Engineering and CTO at IQT. "Our strategic investment in Silver Tail Systems enables us to offer this powerful technology to our customers in the U.S. intelligence Community and further protect our Nation's assets."
  361.  
  362. "We are thrilled to be working with IQT to combat adversaries," said Laura Mather, Ph.D., Founder and VP of Marketing at Silver Tail Systems. "Our mission has been to improve the security of websites and protecting government websites from adversaries only furthers that vision."
  363.  
  364. About Silver Tail Systems
  365.  
  366. Silver Tail Systems is the leader in thwarting fraud in online banking and e-commerce companies. The company offers the industry's most comprehensive suite of fraud detection and mitigation solutions, as well as a new cross-industry collaboration cybercrime "alert" system, which provides financial institutions and e-commerce companies unprecedented fraud protection and helps them stay ahead of today's sophisticated criminals. Serving some of the world's largest financial institutions and e-commerce companies, Silver Tail Systems' award-winning solutions are made possible by the unmatched expertise of its management and technology teams, who bring deep experience, know-how and personal commitment to protect their customers' businesses against online fraud.
  367.  
  368. 117. Cleversafe Selected by IQT for Strategic Deployments Supporting U.S. Intelligence Community
  369.  
  370. Deal Extends Cleversafe's Expertise within the Federal Government Market
  371.  
  372. October 25, 2010
  373.  
  374. Cleversafe Inc., the leader in resilient storage solutions ideally suited for storage clouds, today announced a strategic investment and development agreement with In-Q-Tel (IQT), the independent strategic investment firm that identifies innovative technology solutions to support the missions of the U.S. Intelligence Community. This strategic partnership will enable Cleversafe’s Cloud Storage platform to be used in supporting the missions of the U.S. Intelligence Community.
  375.  
  376. “The Cleversafe solution firmly addressed the data reliability, replication, and security challenges that exist in many mainstream storage approaches, and virtually eliminates many threats of lost data with its dispersal approach,” said William Strecker, Executive Vice President of Architecture & Engineering and CTO at IQT. “IQT’s strategic investment in Cleversafe reflects the opportunities we see for this innovative approach as a viable answer for distributed storage architectures. We are confident it will give our customers in the U.S. Intelligence Community a robust distributed storage solution that provides the levels of unmatched reliability they require.”
  377.  
  378. The Cleversafe platform is ideal for storing mission critical data by addressing the core principles of data confidentiality, integrity, and availability within its information dispersal architecture. This approach solves the security problems associated with Cloud Storage since Cleversafe secures the confidentiality of data by transforming it to be inherently secure.
  379.  
  380. “IQT’s selection of our technology truly speaks to the rock-solid features within the Cleversafe storage platform, and extends our presence and expertise in the federal market,” said Chris Gladwin, president and CEO of Cleversafe. “The Cleversafe solution enables users to store and access sensitive data and files in a private cloud, knowing that data is secure and inaccessible to unauthorized users or systems if compromises should occur.”
  381.  
  382. Cleversafe’s Dispersed Storage technology, which has been in the commercial market for more than two years, seamlessly transforms data into secure slices, and then disperses these slices to multiple storage nodes typically across three or four data centers. Each individual slice is unrecognizable as data and therefore inherently secure, whereas a defined threshold of slices can be used to bit-perfectly recreate the original data. This storage efficient approach has thin provisioning built in and eliminates the need for traditional replication, thereby reducing storage requirements by 50 to 70 percent when compared to traditional RAID with replication and yet has even higher availability than four replicated copies.
  383.  
  384. About Cleversafe
  385.  
  386. Cleversafe is the leader in resilient storage solutions, ideally suited for storage clouds and massive digital archives. For organizations who value assurance in confidentiality, data integrity, and limitless availability, Cleversafe provides information resiliency built directly into the storage system DNA. To learn more about Cleversafe and its solutions, please visit www.cleversafe.com.
  387.  
  388. 116. SpectraFluidics Secures Strategic Investment from IQT
  389.  
  390. August 18, 2010
  391.  
  392. Santa Barbara, CA
  393.  
  394. SpectraFluidics, Inc., the innovator in high performance vapor trace chemical detection systems, today announced a strategic investment and development agreement with In-Q-Tel (IQT), the independent strategic investment firm that identifies innovative technology solutions to support the missions of the U.S. Intelligence Community.
  395.  
  396. The technology behind SpectraFluidics' system is a unique combination of free-surface microfluidics and surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy. The company is currently developing a fundamentally new platform for sensing airborne molecules at ultra low concentrations, while at the same time being molecular specific, fast to respond, and portable. The high-throughput technology promises to improve screening productivity, and potentially enable 100 percent continuous trace vapor screening in critical applications which have typically relied upon slower sampling protocols and lab analysis instrumentation. Initial target applications include in-line security screening for explosives, as well as food and agricultural produce where safety, quality and certification are increasingly important.
  397.  
  398. "SpectraFluidics is developing a truly novel approach to real-time airborne chemical sensing, which could ultimately be configured as a hand-held instrument," said Syd Ulvick, Vice President, Physical and Biological Technologies practice at IQT. "We feel that the platform the company is developing has the potential to significantly exceed existing state-of-the-art chemical detection systems, providing benefits to both the public and private sectors."
  399.  
  400. "We are proud and excited to have IQT as a strategic investor," said SpectraFluidics CEO Phil Strong. "Our goal is to deliver lab type analytical certainty to vapor trace in-field applications at lower cost and with much higher throughput and reliability. This solves a common problem found across many industries, which currently rely upon slow sample screening protocols to detect and identify airborne chemicals."
  401.  
  402. About SpectraFluidics, Inc.
  403.  
  404. SpectraFluidics is redefining the vapor trace chemical detection space by enhancing and commercializing core technology that was originally developed at UC Santa Barbara. By integrating free-surface microfluidics with surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS), SpectraFluidics is able to deliver ultra-trace sensitivity and molecular specificity for detection of trace airborne chemicals. Free-surface microfluidics naturally captures and concentrates airborne chemicals directly onto a proprietary chip, which eliminates the need for expensive, bulky and contamination prone pre-concentrators, while also presenting a continuously replenishing active sensor surface. SpectraFluidics is working to embody and further develop this patented technology into a commercial product platform that will initially be targeted at high throughput security screening for trace explosives. The platform will be readily adapted to other high performance applications in commercial and scientific sectors. For more information, visit www.spectrafluidics.com.
  405.  
  406. 115. SpotterRF Secures Investment Deal with IQT
  407.  
  408. SpotterRF, the first Micro Surveillance Radar Company, Secures Investment Deal with IQT to Support U.S. Intelligence Community
  409.  
  410. August 10, 2010
  411.  
  412. Orem, UT
  413.  
  414. SpotterRF LLC, the industry leader in a new class of radar called Micro Surveillance Radar (MSR), today announced a strategic investment and development agreement with In-Q-Tel (IQT), the independent, strategic investment firm that identifies innovative technologies to support the mission of the U.S. Intelligence Community.
  415.  
  416. SpotterRF is bringing radar from the age of the mainframe into the age of personal computers by applying commercial wireless RF components and digital signal processing to achieve a revolutionary decrease in size, weight, and power consumption for a wide area Ground Surveillance Radar (GRS) unit. The product also incorporates a miniature web server directly in the radar unit itself to make the product as simple as opening a web page for security personnel.
  417.  
  418. “SpotterRF provides a unique radar motion detection ability in a small, cost effective package that will be of great benefit to the government, military, and industrial security markets,” said William Strecker, Executive Vice President of Architecture & Engineering and CTO at IQT. “IQT’s strategic investment in SpotterRF reflects the opportunities we see for this ready-soon innovation to make a difference in both the government and commercial sectors. We were particularly impressed to see the company integrate its product with Google Earth (formerly IQT portfolio company Keyhole) for real-time display of radar targets.”
  419.  
  420. “SpotterRF is about providing 24/7, all weather perimeter security for our warfighters who deserve and demand the best technology that is available," stated Logan Harris, CEO of SpotterRF LLC. “Working with IQT will ensure the rapid transition of this technology into the hands of those that need it, protecting the lives of those who work to protect others."
  421.  
  422. The SpotterRF M600 is about the size of a textbook, has no moving parts and yet is able to provide perimeter and area security across 100 to 200 acres. MSR is an ideal force protection sensor for small unit operations because of its size, ease of deployment, and ease of use. The M600 is so simple and easy to use that training can be done in less than 15 minutes and the unit only requires a web browser for real-time visualization of potential threats.
  423.  
  424. Just as the use of computers was transformed from mainframes accessible only by a few highly trained technicians to PCs accessed by millions, Micro Surveillance Radar is making radar accessible to the masses. For the warfighter this means that instead of just a few commanders having access to tracking radar, all warfighters can have real-time, all-weather situational awareness.
  425.  
  426. About SpotterRF
  427.  
  428. SpotterRF LLC, is the leader in Micro Surveillance Radar, a new class of radar that is small enough to hold in your hand but powerful enough to track a person walking anywhere within a 148 acre space. SpotterRF’s M600 was built to protect the warfighter at night and in poor weather conditions by giving them an ambush alert when someone approaches their position. SpotterRF LLC is a privately held company located in Orem, Utah. Visit www.spotterrf.com.
  429.  
  430. 114. Pelican Imaging Secures Strategic Investment from IQT
  431.  
  432. July 28, 2010
  433.  
  434. Pelican Imaging Corporation, a pioneer in computational cameras for the mobile market, today announced a strategic investment and technology development agreement with In-Q-Tel (IQT). IQT is the independent, strategic investment firm that identifies innovative technology solutions to support the mission of the U.S. Intelligence Community.
  435.  
  436. Squeezed by industrial design constraints (thinner and smaller cameras) and the “megapixel myth” (the mistaken belief that more pixels mean better quality), Smartphone manufacturers and consumers face two critical problems: poor image quality and a stagnating feature set. For traditional camera architectures, the push towards more megapixels in small form factors shrinks the pixel size and compromises its light-gathering capabilities. This has a direct negative impact on overall imaging performance.
  437.  
  438. Pelican solves these problems by introducing a novel camera architecture coupled with patent-pending software algorithms. The result is a powerful and disruptive technology that provides simultaneous advantages in critical camera performance parameters: low-light sensitivity, dynamic range, white balance, anti-shake, near focus, and low-power photography – while continuing to enable high resolution, ultra-thin cameras.
  439.  
  440. “Pelican Imaging’s high-resolution, wafer-scale cameras will tap into a highly-compelling consumer market and enable better camera phones,” said William Strecker, Executive Vice President of Architecture & Engineering and CTO at IQT. “In a multimedia rich age, this technology has the potential to significantly impact the future of digital imaging, video, and photography.”
  441.  
  442. “We are pleased to be included as part of IQT's portfolio of innovative companies,” said Aman Jabbi, CEO of Pelican Imaging. “Pelican’s software and camera architecture opens up a world of rich photography applications never seen before on consumer cameras. This partnership allows Pelican to continue on its path to commercializing miniature cameras and enabling strategic imaging applications.”
  443.  
  444. The specific terms of the agreement and details of the technology development agreement are not disclosed.
  445.  
  446. About Pelican Imaging
  447.  
  448. Pelican Imaging Corporation is a venture-backed startup in the business of commercializing computational cameras for the Smartphone market. The company is building a new camera technology that directly addresses the challenges posed by conventional camera design, small pixels and the megapixel race. Pelican's technology will result in better photographs and video at a competitive price point. For more information, go to www.pelicanimaging.com.
  449.  
  450. 113. Innocentive and IQT Establish Strategic Partnership
  451.  
  452. June 21, 2010
  453.  
  454. Waltham, MA
  455.  
  456. InnoCentive, Inc., the open innovation experts, today announced a strategic investment and development agreement with In-Q-Tel (IQT), the independent, strategic investment firm that identifies innovative technology solutions to support the missions of the U.S. Intelligence Community. This strategic partnership will enable InnoCentive to deliver methodology and services in support of the U.S. Intelligence Community.
  457.  
  458. InnoCentive@Work is an internal, Web-based community for problem solving, customized and hosted by InnoCentive for its client organizations. InnoCentive@Work enables companies to tap into their employee knowledge base, bridging silos between departments and making it easier to identify and recognize innovative contributors. Employees are able to post challenges to the internal company site, allowing coworkers to view and collaborate on each other's proposed solutions.
  459.  
  460. “Collaboration and information sharing are essential elements of the Intelligence Community’s work flow,” said William Strecker, Executive Vice President of Architecture & Engineering and CTO at IQT. “By partnering with InnoCentive, IQT will be able to continue supporting our partner agencies as they collaborate internally and with each other, sharing ideas and developing innovative solutions to challenging problems.”
  461.  
  462. “IQT has a proven history of working with its portfolio companies to identify solutions that can have an impact for the Intelligence Community and U.S. national security,” said Dwayne Spradlin, CEO of InnoCentive. “We are pleased to be working with IQT in this regard.”
  463.  
  464. The specific terms of the strategic investment and development agreement are not disclosed.
  465.  
  466. About InnoCentive, Inc.
  467.  
  468. Since 2001, InnoCentive has helped corporate, government, and non-profit organizations to better innovate through crowdsourcing, strategic consulting services and internal Software-as-a-Service offerings. The company built the first global Web community for open innovation where organizations or “Seekers” submit complex problems or “Challenges” for resolution to a “Solver” community of more than 200,000 engineers, scientists, inventors, business professionals, and research organizations in more than 200 countries. Committed to unleashing diverse thinking, InnoCentive continues to introduce new products and services exemplifying a new corporate model where return to investors and individual passion go hand in hand with solving mankind’s most pressing problems. For more information, visit www.innocentive.com.
  469.  
  470. 112. LENSVECTOR™ SECURES DEVELOPMENT CONTRACT WITH IQT
  471.  
  472. Agreement to Adapt Solid-State Optics Technology to Support U.S. Intelligence Community
  473.  
  474. April 22, 2010
  475.  
  476. Mountain View, California
  477.  
  478. LensVector™, Inc., the leader in solid-state optics, today announced a strategic investment and development agreement with In-Q-Tel, the independent strategic investment firm that identifies innovative technology solutions to support the missions of the U.S. Intelligence Community.
  479.  
  480. LensVector has developed breakthrough optical technology that can shape, steer, and focus light without mechanical movement. Sampling today with key customers in the mobile phone and consumer electronics industries, LensVector technology replaces complex, bulky, and often fragile mechanical systems found in micro-cameras with small, simple and silent solid-state components.
  481.  
  482. “LensVector’s solid-state optics technology provides a novel foundational capability that is crucial to the missions of many government agencies,” said William Strecker, Executive Vice President of Architecture and Engineering and CTO at IQT. “Our strategic investment with LensVector will help accelerate the availability and deployment of this important technology to both the public and private sectors.”
  483.  
  484. “We are proud to have the opportunity to work with IQT,” said LensVector CEO Derek Proudian. “LensVector is committed to delivering breakthrough solid-state optics technology for micro-cameras embedded in consumer electronics, security systems and other key markets across both the public and private sectors.”
  485.  
  486. About LensVector, Inc.
  487.  
  488. LensVector is leading a revolution in solid-state optics with solutions that replace moving parts of tiny cameras found in mobile phones, laptops and other consumer electronics with solid-state optical components. LensVector delivers the smallest autofocus products in the industry, making high-quality photography, m-commerce and video practical for everyone. LensVector solutions integrate easily with any camera module and are manufactured using proven, scalable processes from the LCD and semiconductor packaging industries. For more information, visit www.lensvector.com.
  489.  
  490. ###
  491.  
  492. LensVector is a trademark of LensVector, Inc. in the United States and in other countries. All other brands or product names are the property of their respective holders.
  493.  
  494. 111. IQT Extends Strategic Relationship with Lingotek
  495.  
  496. Collaborative Translation Platform Helps Accelerate Translation and Analysis of Sensitive Information Quickly and Accurately
  497.  
  498. March 22, 2010
  499.  
  500. Draper, Utah
  501.  
  502. Lingotek, a leader in collaborative translation technology, today announced it has extended its strategic relationship with In-Q-Tel (IQT), the independent investment firm that identifies innovative technology solutions to support the missions of the U.S. Intelligence Community. As part of the strategic investment, work development, and licensing program (that initially started in mid-2008), IQT will continue to help fund the development and enhancement of new translation solutions and license additional enterprise versions of Lingotek’s Web-based Collaborative Translation Platform.
  503.  
  504. “We are pleased with Lingotek’s ability to quickly and accurately translate and analyze documents and chatter from any number of languages,” says William Strecker, Executive Vice President of Architecture and Engineering at IQT. “Lingotek’s collaborative translation platform accelerates this process because linguists translating these assets can work simultaneously with analysts needing to review the translations instead of having to wait for each translation project to be completed. As a result, Lingotek continues to be a critical component of our language translation technology capabilities.”
  505.  
  506. Lingotek is transforming the way organizations reach international audiences by harnessing the power of communities to produce localized content faster and more cost effectively. Via any web browser, communities of translators can use Lingotek’s software-as-a-service (SaaS) collaborative translation platform to translate text of any kind with the help of private and public translation memories, rank the translation for accuracy and provide final edits, while content owners can upload new projects, assign translators and track project progress in real time. Lingotek enables organizations to capture, grow and re-use translated content for faster and more accurate translations.
  507.  
  508. “By extending our program once again, IQT further validates our collaborative translation platform and the benefits it brings to both the government and the commercial markets,” said Rob Vandenberg, CEO, Lingotek. “During this long-standing and successful relationship, Lingotek has already helped many organizations in both markets break down language barriers and make global communications more open and accessible.”
  509.  
  510. About Lingotek
  511.  
  512. Lingotek is transforming the way companies translate and localize information, making the process faster, less expensive and more accurate. Its exclusive web-based Collaborative Translation Platform™ represents the next step in the revolution of translation through technology and community involvement. Today, global organizations, intelligence agencies and government entities use the platform, saving days, weeks and months on projects ranging from a few pages to several volumes. Lingotek also offers professional translation services for companies. The company is based in Draper, Utah. For more information, visit http://www.lingotek.com
  513.  
  514. 110. IQT INVESTMENT ACCELERATES ARCXIS BIOTECHNOLOGIES NUCLEIC ACID SAMPLE PREPARATION AND MOLECULAR DIAGNOSTIC PRODUCT PLATFORMS
  515.  
  516. February 03, 2010
  517.  
  518. Pleasanton, CA
  519.  
  520. Arcxis Biotechnologies, a privately held biomedical device firm, announced that it has entered into an agreement to further expand its collaboration with IQT, the independent strategic investment firm that identifies innovative technology solutions to support the missions of the U.S. Intelligence Community. This investment is linked to Arcxis’ November, 2009 funding round led by Claremont Creek Ventures and Kaiser Permanente Ventures and supports Arcxis’ continued development and commercialization efforts.
  521.  
  522. “Arcxis Biotechnologies’ new fully automated platform, now in prototype phase, insures extremely fast and reproducible results, even in the hands of inexperienced users. This serves not only to reduce experimental errors commonly encountered with manual techniques, but improves the quantity and quality of the sample – a key component to results accuracy,” said Christine Meda, CEO and President. “By efficiently extracting, isolating, and purifying RNA and DNA from blood, plasma, and environmental samples, our technology will save time and laboratory resources.”
  523.  
  524. “Arcxis continues to deliver impressive technology capabilities,” says William Strecker, Executive Vice President of Architecture and Engineering at IQT. “Arcxis’ nucleic acid sample preparation and molecular diagnostic product platforms will be an invaluable technology solution to the public and private sectors.”
  525.  
  526. Arcxis launched its first products in October 2009, the ArcPure™ sample preparation kits which are available for sale on the Arcxis website. The company will launch its fully automated RNA and DNA sample preparation device, Xisyl™, to the clinical diagnostic marketplace later this year. This system will eliminate time consuming steps in manual sample preparation, as well as provide users a greater volume of purified starting material for demanding analyses such as organism detection, genotyping, gene expression and PCR. While the device is designed for efficient nucleic acid extraction and purification from blood and plasma, its capabilities make it ideal for preparation of environmental samples. Arcxis has developed a complementary probe technology, Tentacle Probes® for creation of highly sensitive and specific assays
  527.  
  528. About Arcxis Biotechnologies
  529.  
  530. Arcxis Biotechnologies headquartered in Pleasanton, California, is a venture backed company formed to develop disruptive technologies for superior sample processing and pathogen detection accuracy. The company is developing the Xisyl™ workstation, a nucleic acid sample preparation platform and the BioPhalanx™ analysis workstation, a fully automated sample-to-result system for dramatically improved workflows in the clinical laboratory and other environments. For additional information, please visit the company’s website (www.arcxis.com) or call (925) 461-1300.
  531.  
  532. 2008
  533.  
  534. 109. febit SECURES STRATEGIC INVESTMENT AND TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WITH IN-Q-TEL
  535.  
  536. November 19, 2008
  537.  
  538. Lexington, MA
  539.  
  540. febit group, specialists in the field of advanced and flexible genomic analysis, today announced a strategic investment and technology development agreement with In-Q-Tel, the independent strategic investment firm that identifies innovative technology solutions to support the mission of the broader U.S. Intelligence Community.
  541.  
  542. This strategic collaboration will further the development of febit’s Geniom® Technology to detect pathogens more quickly and with increased reliability. The technology development agreement with In-Q-Tel is anticipated to improve the sensitive, flexible, and fully automated Geniom platform for the multiplexed detection and classification of known and unknown pathogens for the special needs of bio security. The strategic investment is the result of an extensive evaluation process and thorough testing of febit’s technology.
  543.  
  544. "febit’s technology has the potential to become an important tool within the bio security sector," said Ben Levitan, Partner at In-Q-Tel. "We are excited about the capabilities of the existing platform and believe that our strategic collaboration with febit will lead to a well-engineered and practical high-end analysis device for multiple applications."
  545.  
  546. "This strategic investment in febit is In-Q-Tel’s first engagement with a German company , and validates febit’s cutting-edge technology capabilities," said Professor Christof Hettich, member of febit’s supervisory board and representative of its German lead investor Dievini GmbH & Co KG, the counsellors of the investment companies of Dietmar Hopp and family – the co-founder and longstanding CEO of SAP.
  547.  
  548. "febit develops simple solutions for complex genomic tasks with an unsurpassed degree of automation. We are thrilled about the anticipated opportunities resulting from our agreement with In-Q-Tel," said Cord F. Staehler, CEO at febit. "febit’s partnership with In-Q-Tel enables us to focus on the field of pathogen detection, and further enhance an application-oriented device with well-defined requirements, similar to what we have developed in the field of microRNA analysis with the Geniom RT Analyzer."
  549.  
  550. "We are very excited about our collaboration with In-Q-Tel. The scope of this agreement will address the current needs of the bio security industry, as well as provide value to the other aspects of our business," said Anthony P. Caruso, Vice President of Informatics at febit and Head of febit’s bio security activities. "Our overall objective is to further increase the sensitivity of the Geniom instruments, and to enhance our ability to quickly identify the presence of thousands of unique organisms in a single assay, all with the Geniom’s inherent ability to adapt to newly discovered samples in a matter of hours."
  551.  
  552. About febit
  553.  
  554. febit enables scientists to read, write and understand the code of life: DNA. With its unique Geniom technology and services, febit is the only company that puts the control of simplified genomic research in the hand of the user. The seamless integration of DNA synthesis and analysis and the superior support in experiment design and bioinformatics helps to understand data and turn it into results. febit’s team of experienced scientists is dedicated to supporting customers to solve the challenge of understanding biological processes. Geniom is a technological and service platform successfully implemented in basic and applied research by renowned institutions and companies. Geniom exploits cutting-edge microarray technology for analysis and synthesis of genes and genomes, providing superior time- and cost-efficiency combined with an unsurpassed spectrum of applications. www.febit.com.
  555.  
  556. 108. THINGMAGIC SECURES STRATEGIC INVESTMENT AND TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WITH IN-Q-TEL
  557.  
  558. Strategic Partnership with In-Q-Tel DeliversInnovative RFID Technology to the U.S. Intelligence Community
  559.  
  560. November 18, 2008
  561.  
  562. Cambridge, MA
  563.  
  564. ThingMagic, Inc. (www.thingmagic.com), a leading developer of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, today announced a strategic investment and technology development agreement with In-Q-Tel, the independent strategic investment firm that identifies innovative technology solutions to support the mission of the broader U.S. Intelligence Community. Through this strategic partnership, ThingMagic will expand the development of its RFID reader and sensor technology to facilitate the integration of RFID and sensors into a wider range of applications.
  565.  
  566. ThingMagic specializes in the development of RFID readers, sensors, and embedded RFID technologies including fixed and embedded RFID readers, embedded and OEM RFID technology, as well as professional services that facilitate the integration of RFID into a wide range of government, industrial and consumer applications. ThingMagic's customers include some of the world's largest retailers, consumer companies, automotive firms, manufacturers, and industrial automation firms.
  567.  
  568. “ThingMagic is a critical addition to our portfolio of wireless technologies,” said Ben Levitan, Partner at In-Q-Tel. “We review thousands of innovative business plans but invest in only those few that address the most difficult technology challenges faced by both commercial enterprises and the national security community. ThingMagic’s innovative RFID technology and research on wireless sensors offers great promise for both the private and public sectors.”
  569.  
  570. “This strategic investment from In-Q-Tel reflects ThingMagic’s innovation in RFID and will enable us to continue to expand and customize ThingMagic’s RFID reader platform and product form factors,” said Tom Grant, Chairman and CEO of ThingMagic, Inc. “We expect this strategic partnership will enable the use of RFID and sensors in new and even more innovative public and private sector asset tracking, supply chain, inventory control and loss prevention applications.”
  571.  
  572. In-Q-Tel conducted a thorough evaluation before selecting ThingMagic’s technology and based its investments on a three-pronged evaluation process. This includes rigorous vetting for technical excellence, examination of the financial and venture value of the investment, and the quality of the match between the commercial solution and the broadly described problem set of the U.S. Intelligence Community.
  573.  
  574. About ThingMagic, Inc.
  575.  
  576. ThingMagic is a leading developer of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, with broad experience in applying RFID in a wide range of industrial and consumer applications. ThingMagic's customers include some of the world's largest retailers, consumer companies, automotive firms, manufacturers and industrial automation firms. ThingMagic products include fixed and embedded RFID readers and antennas, embedded and OEM RFID technology, and professional services to facilitate the OEM integration of RFID into a wide range of industrial and consumer products. ThingMagic is “The Engine in RFID™.” http://www.thingmagic.com.
  577.  
  578. 107. QD VISION AND IN-Q-TEL EXPAND STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP
  579.  
  580. Expanded Agreement with In-Q-Tel Brings New Applications of QD Vision's Nano-Materials to teh Intelligence Community
  581.  
  582. November 3, 2008
  583.  
  584. Watertowm, MA
  585.  
  586. QD Vision, developer of nanotechnology-based solutions for displays and lighting, today announced a second technology advancement agreement with In-Q-Tel, the independent strategic investment firm that identifies innovative technology solutions to support the mission of the U.S. Intelligence Community. The agreement expands the range of technology being explored by QD Vision for the community.
  587.  
  588. QD Vision's Quantum Light™ platform uses quantum-dot technology to precisely tailor light emission in the near-infrared and visible spectrum, enabling the creation of any custom colors when stimulated with photons or electrons. Leveraging a breakthrough portfolio of patents and pending applications from QD Vision and from MIT, the Quantum Light™ platform sets new standards for color purity and brightness, power efficiency and design versatility. QD Vision is currently bringing this technology to bear on a range of challenges in commercial markets such as consumer electronics and solid state lighting, as well as defense and security markets.
  589.  
  590. “QD Vision continues to deliver impressive technology capabilities,” said Ben Levitan, Partner at In-Q-Tel. “QD Vision’s technology offers great promise for cutting-edge nano-material applications for customers in both the government and commercial markets.”
  591.  
  592. “As our partnership with In-Q-Tel unfolds, it is exciting to see multiple areas where our technology has the potential to meet the unique and demanding requirements of the Intelligence Community,” said Dr. Dan Button, CEO of QD Vision. “Moreover, these developments for In-Q-Tel have considerable synergy with QD Vision’s principal commercial agenda. We look forward to a long and productive working relationship with In-Q-Tel.”
  593.  
  594. About QD Vision, Inc.
  595.  
  596. QD Vision (http://www.qdvision.com) is a quantum-dot product company that delivers highly differentiated lighting solutions to major industries where color, power and design matter. QD Vision’s Quantum Light™ platform enables step-change advances over other display and lighting solutions such as liquid-crystal displays (LCDs), plasma displays, light-emitting diodes (LEDs), and even organic LEDs (OLEDs). QD Vision is actively designing in products with industry-leading companies in target markets including consumer electronics and flat panel displays, electronic signage, clean tech such as solid state lighting, and defense. Leveraging a first-tier patent position in nanotechnology originating at MIT, QD Vision is a privately held company based in the Watertown, Mass.
  597.  
  598. 106. T2 BIOSYSTEMS ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC INVESMENT AND TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WITH IN-Q-TEL
  599.  
  600. Strategic Partnership with In-Q-Tel Brings Portable, Laboratory-Quality Diagnostics to the U.S. Intelligence Community
  601.  
  602. October 17, 2008
  603.  
  604. Cambridge, MA
  605.  
  606. T2 Biosystems, Inc., a company developing the first portable medical diagnostic products which combine nanotechnology and miniaturized magnetic resonance (MR) technology, today announced a strategic investment and technology advancement agreement with In-Q-Tel, the independent strategic investment firm that identifies innovative technology solutions to support the mission of the broader U.S. Intelligence Community. The In-Q-Tel investment is also part of a $10.8 million Series B funding round, with additional participation by Flagship Ventures, Polaris Venture Partners, Flybridge Capital Partners and Partners Healthcare. This agreement will fund the further development and enhancement of T2 Biosystems’ revolutionary diagnostic systems, as well as identify opportunities within the intelligence community for field applications.
  607.  
  608. T2 Biosystems is developing the next generation of medical diagnostic products through its proprietary technology, which combines nanotechnology and the miniaturization of proven MR technology to develop rapid, accurate and portable diagnostics. T2 Biosystems’ technology has been validated in multiple published journal articles and has shown to accurately analyze viruses, bacteria, proteins, hormones, DNA, small molecules and other diagnostic targets.
  609.  
  610. “In-Q-Tel is interested in the promise of portable, laboratory quality diagnostic technology solutions for both the public and private sectors,” said Simon Davidson, Partner at In-Q-Tel. “The advances in capability and mobility of this medical technology are significant, and our investment in T2 Biosystems directly reflects our mission to identify, adapt and deliver innovative technologies that enhance our national security interests.”
  611.  
  612. “In-Q-Tel is at the forefront of portable field diagnostic applications and we are excited about their commitment to advancing this revolutionary technology in a rapid manner,” said John McDonough, CEO of T2 Biosystems. “Our novel technology has the potential to dramatically improve medical care by enabling immediate, accurate testing for almost any health condition, in nearly any setting, and we view this investment by In-Q-Tel as a validation of our technology capabilities.”
  613.  
  614. About T2 Biosystems
  615.  
  616. T2 Biosystems is a private biotechnology company developing next-generation medical diagnostic products using its proprietary technology, combining nanotechnology and miniaturized magnetic resonance (MR) technology to provide rapid, accurate and portable diagnostics. T2 Biosystems was founded in 2006 by renowned researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, and has assembled a world-class team, board of directors and scientific advisory board that collectively have a proven track record of translating technologic innovations into breakthrough products, building significant corporate value. T2 Biosystems is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. For more information, please visit the company's website at www.t2biosystems.com.
  617.  
  618. 105. Veracode Announces Strategic Investment and Technology Development Agreement with In-Q-Tel
  619.  
  620. Strategic Partnership with In-Q-Tel Brings Security Analysis of Binary Code to the U.S. Intelligence Community
  621.  
  622. July 29, 2009
  623.  
  624. Burlington, MA
  625.  
  626. Veracode Inc., the leading provider of on-demand application security testing solutions, today announced a strategic investment and technology advancement agreement with In-Q-Tel, the independent strategic investment firm that identifies innovative technology solutions to support the mission of the broader U.S. Intelligence Community. With this partnership, Veracode will accelerate specific research areas for governmental, commercial and open source applications to further enhance its subscription-based application security solutions.
  627.  
  628. Veracode’s SecurityReview® service is based on patented, static binary testing technology and dynamic web scanning analysis that uniquely assesses application security threats, including vulnerabilities such as cross-site scripting (XSS), SQL injection, buffer overflows and malicious code such as hidden backdoors without exposing a company’s source code.
  629.  
  630. "Veracode is a critical addition to our strategic investment portfolio for security technologies," said Ben Levitan, Partner at In-Q-Tel. "Veracode’s existing technology solutions for testing application binaries without requiring access to source code is crucial for any organization that brings externally developed software in-house. We are also excited by the company’s product roadmap, as it offers great promise for both the private and public sectors."
  631.  
  632. "In-Q-Tel is at the forefront of application security and we feel honored that Veracode’s efforts have been recognized by In-Q-Tel, and we appreciate their commitment to fund very specific research to push the boundaries of application security even further," said Matt Moynahan, CEO of Veracode.
  633.  
  634. In-Q-Tel conducted a thorough evaluation before selecting Veracode’s technology and based its investments on a three-pronged evaluation process. This includes rigorous vetting for technical excellence, examination of the financial and venture value of the investment, and the quality of the match between the commercial solution and the broadly described problem set of the U.S. Intelligence Community.
  635.  
  636. About Veracode
  637.  
  638. Veracode is the world’s leader for on-demand application security testing solutions. Veracode SecurityReview is the industry’s first solution to use patented binary code analysis and dynamic web analysis to uniquely assess application security threats, including vulnerabilities such as cross-site scripting (XSS), SQL injection, buffer overflows and malicious code. SecurityReview performs the only complete and independent security audit across any internally developed applications, third-party commercial off-the-shelf software and offshore code without exposing a company’s source code. Delivered as an on-demand service, Veracode delivers the simplest and most-cost effective way to implement security best practices, reduce operational cost and achieve regulatory requirements such as PCI compliance without requiring any hardware, software or training.
  639.  
  640. Veracode has established a position as the market visionary and leader with awards that include recognition as a Gartner “Cool Vendor” 2008, Info Security Product Guide’s “Tomorrow’s Technology Today Award 2008,” Information Security “Readers’ Choice Award 2008,” AlwaysOn Northeast's "Top 100 Private Company 2008", NetworkWorld “Top 10 Security Company to Watch 2007,” and Dark Reading’s “Top 10 Hot Security Startups 2007.”
  641.  
  642. Based in Burlington, Mass., Veracode is backed by .406 Ventures, Atlas Venture and Polaris Venture Partners. For more information, visit www.veracode.com.
  643.  
  644. 104. Lingotek Announces Strategic Investment with In-Q-Tel, and Series B Round of Funding
  645.  
  646. Strategic Partnership with In-Q-Tel Plays Key Role in Intordicing Breakthrough Collaboative Translation Technology to the Intelligence Community
  647.  
  648. July 16, 2008
  649.  
  650. Provo, Utah
  651.  
  652. Lingtotek, the leader in collaborative translation technology, announced a strategic investment, work development, and licensing program with In-Q-Tel, the independent strategic investment firm that identifies innovative technology solutions to support the missions of the Central Intelligence Agency and the broader U.S. Intelligence Community. Lingotek provides a new and innovative platform to facilitate more efficient, faster language translation. This agreement will fund the development and enhancement of new translation solutions, including breakthrough global collaboration translation technology. The In-Q-Tel investment is also part of a Series B funding round, with participation by Flywheel Ventures, and Canopy Ventures. The funds will be used to expand business operations, distribution, and further develop Lingotek's language technology capabilities.
  653.  
  654. “This strategic investment from In-Q-Tel validates Lingotek’s technology and strategy of enabling human language translators to capture, grow and re-use linguistic assets for both the commercial and government markets,” said Rob Vandenberg, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Our Series B round of financing will enable Lingotek to continue to develop innovative language solutions and increase our distribution to both markets.”
  655.  
  656. Lingotek technology uses centralized translation memories in all language pairs so that human translators can leverage their organization's linguistic assets. Within the Lingotek translation interface, translation memories, machine translation, dictionaries, and project workflow are brought together to capture, grow, and re-use linguistic assets. Human translators will now have unprecedented control of the translation process. Collaborative translation technology, including Lingotek's LingoPoint application, will enable human language users to rapidly translate content in all forms to be translated more quickly, accurately, and consistently.
  657.  
  658. “Lingotek is a critical addition to our strategic investment portfolio for language translation technology capabilities,” said Troy M. Pearsall, In-Q-Tel’s Executive Vice President of Technology Practices. “As part of our charter, we evaluate innovative technology advances with specific applicability to the challenges facing the U.S. Intelligence Community. In-Q-Tel is pleased to be partnering with Lingotek and we are impressed with their promise of significant developments in collaborative translation technology solutions for both the public and private sectors.”
  659.  
  660. About Lingotek
  661.  
  662. Lingotek is the leading provider of Collaborative Translation Technology and Language Asset Management solutions designed to meet the requirements of organizations challenged with communicating, interacting, and commercializing a global audience. Lingotek's software helps companies achieve unprecedented control over the translation process. Lingotek enables companies to capture, grow, and re-use their linguistic assets. More information, including technical whitepapers, industry solution studies and a list of the patents awarded to the company, is available at www.Lingotek.com.
  663.  
  664. 103. Adapx Secures Strategic Investment from In-Q-Tel
  665.  
  666. Strategic Partnership with In-Q-Tel Plays Key Role in Introducing Cutting-Edge Field Collaboration and Data Collection Technology to the U.S. Intelligence Community
  667.  
  668. July 14, 2008
  669.  
  670. Seattle, WA
  671.  
  672. Adapx, the company that is changing the way that teams collaborate and collect data in the field, today announced a strategic investment from In-Q-Tel, the independent strategic investment firm that identifies innovative technology solutions to support the missions of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the broader Intelligence Community (IC). Adapx will use the additional capital to further enhance and market its Capturx™ software solutions for digital pen and paper, to meet the growing need for a better field data management solution in the mapping, design, forms, and note-taking markets.
  673.  
  674. “Every year, we review hundreds of innovative solutions but select only a small percentage with the superior capabilities that can best serve the critical technology needs of the U.S. Intelligence Community,” said Troy M. Pearsall, Executive Vice President of Technology Practices and Insertion at In-Q-Tel. “Adapx’s technology dramatically improves the way in which organizations streamline field data collection and dissemination.”
  675.  
  676. Capturx™: Turning Ink into Action
  677.  
  678. The Capturx™ product line is used by a broad range of industries and agencies to speed and improve field data collection. As portable and easy-to-use as pen and paper, Capturx™ can be used where rugged laptops and PDAs aren’t practical – at a fraction of the total cost. Using normal paper and ink, the digital pen digitizes and stores notes, sketches, and data collected in forms, notebooks, maps and designs. Once the digital pen is connected to the PC, data is instantly available for sharing with colleagues through leading software applications from Microsoft, ESRI, and Autodesk.
  679.  
  680. The Capturx™ product line includes the following three solutions:
  681.  
  682. Capturx™ for Microsoft Office OneNote automatically converts field notes written on paper into digital data in Microsoft Office.
  683.  
  684. Capturx™ for Autodesk Design Review digitally enables mark ups, annotations and redlines from paper versions of DWF drawings directly into AutoCAD and other Autodesk applications.
  685.  
  686. Capturx™ ArcGIS enables annotations and new features on paper maps and automatically integrated into the leading GIS solution.
  687.  
  688. “This agreement with In-Q-Tel and our addition to their prestigious portfolio of technology companies will provide public sector agencies with easier access to Capturx™ solutions,” said Ken Schneider, CEO of Adapx. “Our strategic partnership with In-Q-Tel further validates the competitive advantages Capturx™ offers in terms of productivity, speed, and informed decision-making – ultimately resulting in time and cost savings for U.S. intelligence operations.”
  689.  
  690. About Adapx
  691.  
  692. Adapx is changing the economics of field data management with its enterprise-ready digital pen and paper software platform for the GIS, Geospatial, CAD, and forms markets. Designed to help both field workers and business executives, Capturx™ allows organizations to capture actionable intelligence from any extreme environment and make real-time decisions in and outside the office. Leading enterprises and government agencies rely on Adapx to derive value from every field-based interaction to increase operational efficiencies and competitive advantage. The company is privately-held and headquartered in Seattle, Washington. For more information, please visit www.adapx.com.
  693.  
  694. 102. GATR Announces Strategic Investment and Technology Advancement Agreement with In-Q-Tel
  695.  
  696. Strategic Partnership with In-Q-Tel Plays Key Role in Introducing GATR's High-Bandwidth, Portable, Inflatable Satellite Solutions to Intelligence Community
  697.  
  698. May 19, 2008
  699.  
  700. Huntsville, Alabama
  701.  
  702. GATR Technologies today announced a strategic investment and development agreement with In-Q-Tel, the independent strategic investment firm that identifies innovative technology solutions to support the mission of the broader U.S. Intelligence Community. This agreement allows for furthering the development and enhancement of GATR’s inflatable, deployable satellite communication system (GATR-com) as well as exposing opportunities within the intelligence community.
  703.  
  704. The GATR-Com’s unique inflatable antenna design allows it to be carried into locations where a high-bandwidth (large aperture) dish is required and a satellite truck, trailer, or other rigid dish systems cannot be deployed in challenging communication situations (such as mobile emergency communications, remote news gathering and broadcasting, and military applications). The result has been a very high-performance, technically superior satellite/network system that occupies a fraction of the logistical footprint of competing solutions.
  705.  
  706. “We are pleased to be part of In-Q-Tel’s strategic portfolio,” states Paul Gierow, President of GATR Technologies. “Our products offer ideal communication solutions for emergency response, broadcast, and military applications, and we view this investment by In-Q-Tel as a validation of our technology capabilities.”
  707.  
  708. “GATR’s deployable satellite communications systems offer unique benefits for both the private and public sectors,” said Troy M. Pearsall, Executive Vice President of Technology Practices and Insertion at In-Q-Tel. “The advances in capability and mobility of this communications solution are significant, and In-Q-Tel’s investment in GATR directly reflects our mission to identify, adapt, and deliver innovative technologies that enhance our national security interests.”
  709.  
  710. About GATR Technologies
  711.  
  712. Incorporated in 2004, GATR Technologies provides Deployable Satellite Solutions, including a patented inflatable antenna, advanced material research and development, and custom engineering services to Military, Broadcast and Public Safety markets. More information on GATR can be found at www.gatr.com.
  713.  
  714. 101. PLATESCAN ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC INVESTMENT AND TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WITH IN-Q-TEL
  715.  
  716. May 8, 2008
  717.  
  718. Newport Beach, CA
  719.  
  720. PlateScan, Inc., a worldwide leader in automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) technology, announced today that it has entered into a strategic investment and technology development agreement with In-Q-Tel, the independent strategic investment firm that identifies innovative technology solutions to support the mission of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the broader Intelligence Community (IC). In-Q-Tel’s funding strengthens PlateScan’s ability to rapidly advance its license plate recognition and data analysis capabilities and to develop important new products for commercial and government markets.
  721.  
  722. "PlateScan technology provides immediate results for its users," said Troy M. Pearsall, Executive Vice President of Technology Practices and Insertion at In-Q-Tel. "The prospect of new and enhanced products will dramatically change the text recognition and analysis field, providing high value technology solutions for both federal and commercial markets."
  723.  
  724. With installations at agencies ranging from local law enforcement to sensitive Department of Homeland Security facilities, PlateScan has been used to find and recover stolen vehicles, assist in surveillance for narcotics teams, protect access to mission-critical facilities, help detect serious serial criminal activity and reveal repeat violators, and strengthen the protection of our international borders.
  725.  
  726. "This new partnership with In-Q-Tel is strategic in advancing the development and deployment of ALPR systems to the government market," said Mark Kelly, CEO of Newport Beach, California-based PlateScan, Inc. "We are pleased to partner with In-Q-Tel to make our unique ALPR system available to the U.S. Intelligence Community and are honored to have been included in their impressive group of portfolio companies."
  727.  
  728. For more information about PlateScan, go to its Website, www.platescan.com.
  729.  
  730. 100. Strategic Partnership with In-Q-Tel Introduces QD Vision's Lighting and Display Technology to the U.S. Intelligence Community
  731.  
  732. Agreement with In-Q-Tel Caps More Than $5 Million in Government Contracts for Quantum-Dot Nanotech Pioneer
  733.  
  734. April 9, 2008
  735.  
  736. Watertown, MA
  737.  
  738. QD Vision today announced a strategic investment and technology advancement agreement with In-Q-Tel, the independent strategic investment firm that identifies innovative technology solutions to support the mission of the broader U.S. Intelligence Community. The agreement is the latest in a series of government contracts totaling more than $5 million secured in the past year by QD Vision, a nanotechnology leader developing quantum-dot-based display and solid-state lighting solutions.
  739.  
  740. QD Vision's Quantum Light™ product platform uses quantum-dot technology to create custom- colors in both the visible and the near-infrared spectrum when stimulated with photons or electrons. Leveraging a breakthrough patent portfolio from QD Vision and from MIT, the Quantum Light™ product platform sets new standards for color purity and brightness, power efficiency and design versatility. QD Vision is currently bringing this technology to bear on a range of challenges in commercial markets such as consumer electronics and solid state lighting, as well as defense and security markets.
  741.  
  742. “In-Q-Tel’s portfolio is made up of innovative and critically important commercial technologies that can address the most difficult technology challenges faced by both commercial enterprises and the national security community,” said Ben Levitan, Partner at In-Q-Tel. “QD Vision’s proprietary technology offers great promise for leading edge applications for customers in the federal and commercial markets."
  743.  
  744. “Our partnership with In-Q-Tel is a natural fit, as we see our patented technology playing an expanding role in enhancing critical government applications even as we also enable a new generation of commercial applications,” said Dr. Dan Button, CEO of QD Vision. “In-Q-Tel is a unique strategic investor driven by the technology needs of users within the Intelligence Community. QD Vision is proud to support their important mission.”
  745.  
  746. More than $5 Million in Government Contracts
  747.  
  748. QD Vision has secured more than $5 million in contracts from U.S. federal government agencies since early 2007, including In-Q-Tel, the Advanced Technology Program (ATP) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR).
  749.  
  750. “Government-sponsored R&D programs represent a vital part of QD Vision’s commercial technology development strategy,” said Dr. Seth Coe-Sullivan, QD Vision Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer. “These programs have remarkable synergy with and directly support the core development of quantum-dot compositions, applications and device performance—all of which have tremendous value in a broad range of future commercial applications.”
  751.  
  752. About QD Vision, Inc.
  753.  
  754. QD Vision (http://www.qdvision.com) is a quantum-dot product company that delivers highly differentiated lighting solutions to major industries where color, power and design matter. QD Vision’s Quantum Light™ product platform enables step-change advances over other display and lighting solutions such as liquid-crystal displays (LCDs), plasma displays, light-emitting diodes (LEDs), and even organic LEDs (OLEDs). QD Vision is actively designing in products with industry-leading companies in target markets including consumer electronics and flat panel displays, electronic signage, clean tech such as solid state lighting, and defense. Leveraging a first-tier patent position in nanotechnology originating at MIT, QD Vision is a privately held company based in the Watertown, Mass.
  755.  
  756. 99. CORESTREET ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC INVESTMENT AND TECHNOLOGY ADVANCEMENT AGREEMENT WITH IN-Q-TEL
  757.  
  758. Strategic Partnership with In-Q-Tel Plays Key Role in Introducing Breakthrough Converged Security Technology to the Intelligence Community
  759.  
  760. March 25, 2008
  761.  
  762. Cambridge, MA
  763.  
  764. CoreStreet, the leader in credential validation solutions, today announced a strategic investment and technology advancement agreement with In-Q-Tel, the independent strategic investment firm that identifies innovative technology solutions to support the mission of the broader U.S. Intelligence Community. This agreement allows for development and enhancement of new converged security solutions, including breakthrough Card-Connected technology.
  765.  
  766. "Card-Connected technology uses strong cryptography to extend central access control to standalone doors and mobile locks, at a fraction of the cost of wired doors," said Chris Broderick, CEO of CoreStreet. "Within a CoreStreet-Enabled access control system, standalone electronic locks and physical access control systems communicate by reading and writing digitally signed data (privileges and logs) to and from smart cards. In this way, cardholders become an extension of the physical access network where cards, instead of wires, carry information to and from the standalone locks."
  767.  
  768. "CoreStreet is a critical addition to our strategic investment portfolio for security technologies," said Ben Levitan, Partner at In-Q-Tel. "As part of our charter, In-Q-Tel evaluates innovative technology advances with specific applicability to the challenges facing the U.S. Intelligence Community. In-Q-Tel is pleased to be partnering with CoreStreet, a leader in the converged security market space. We are impressed with their creative solutions to physical security challenges and with the emerging eco-system supporting their innovative solutions."
  769.  
  770. Physical security products incorporating CoreStreet’s Card-Connected technology enable enterprises to deploy physical access controls which are secure and manageable. The flagship Card-Connected products are a series of locks, such as the Kaba E-Plex 5900, that authenticate electronic credentials and enforce the enterprise’s policies. These locks ensure the enterprise can audit access to physical resources, manage the locks efficiently, and enforce policies in remote locations without dispatching support personnel or installing network connectivity.
  771.  
  772. About CoreStreet
  773.  
  774. Every day, the world’s most demanding government and commercial enterprises rely on CoreStreet technology to authorize critical events, ranging from signed communications and transactions to physical access. More information, including technical whitepapers, industry solution studies and a list of the patents awarded to the company, is available at www.corestreet.com.
  775.  
  776. 98. QUANTUM4D ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC INVESTMENT AND TECHNOLOGY ADVANCEMENT AGREEMENT WITH IN-Q-TEL
  777.  
  778. March 25, 2008
  779.  
  780. San Francisco, CA
  781.  
  782. Quantum4D, the creator of a powerful new patent-pending visualization technology, today announced a strategic investment and technology advancement agreement with In-Q-Tel, the independent strategic investment firm that identifies innovative technology solutions to support the missions of the CIA and the broader U.S. Intelligence Community. With this investment Quantum4D will accelerate product development.
  783.  
  784. Quantum4D’s software allows clients to see and share dynamics in a living 3-D visual system as they occur over structured representations of economic, market and equation systems. The output produces faster access to previously inaccessible insights, data comprehension and opportunity sets. The software enables users to see the architecture, logic and relationships that make up the risk environment surrounding critical path decisions. In dramatic fashion, changes, trends and anomalies are vividly revealed in ways impossible to capture algorithmically which in turn can be translated into new discoveries, competitive advantage and/or profit-making opportunities. Importantly, Quantum4D’s breakthrough software visualizations empower the eye, the world’s uncontested best pattern recognition system. Models can now be animated to reveal dynamics at every level and every part of an eco-system from the macro to micro levels. Whether comparing a single variable across thousands of concerns or watching wave fronts of movement through an articulated model of an industry or market, Quantum4D spotlights relationships heretofore hidden in dark databases, black-boxes, 2-D spreadsheets, and early 3-D data charts and graphs. Quantum4D’s space animations replace hundreds of charts and hours of analysis.
  785.  
  786. In-Q-Tel conducted a thorough evaluation before selecting Quantum4D’s technology. In-Q-Tel bases its investment on a three-pronged evaluation process. This includes rigorous vetting for technical excellence, examination of the financial soundness of the company, and the quality of the match between the commercial solution and the broadly described problem set of the U.S. Intelligence Community.
  787.  
  788. "In-Q-Tel invested in Quantum4D because it offers government and commercial users a new capability to significantly enhance critical decision making," said Troy M. Pearsall, Executive Vice President of Technology Transfer at In-Q-Tel. "We are excited with the Quantum4D partnership and with the promise of further significant developments in visualization technology capabilities that will have broad utility for the U.S. Intelligence Community."
  789.  
  790. "We are clearly excited about the opportunity to work with In-Q-Tel and their partners within the U.S. Intelligence Community," said Michael Warner, CEO of Quantum4D. "We view this investment by In-Q-Tel as a validation of our approach to interfacing with information."
  791.  
  792. About Quantum4D
  793.  
  794. Quantum4D is a visual analysis platform providing organizations with a powerful new medium for insight discovery and collective intelligence. Like web-pages, Quantum4D allows easy navigation of data, information and insights. Like Excel® and other quantitative analysis tools, it allows decision-makers to create scenarios, models and simulations with a few clicks. Quantum4D also gives users fast access to a number of best of the generation dynamic 3-D data representations. From simple visual reports to complex simulations of total economic systems – Quantum4D lets users articulate and share whatever insight they can imagine or uncover. Users can overlay existing data or access views created by others using data from a variety of Quantum4D’s partners: from global GDP to particular product SKUs and the industries, regions and companies in between; Quantum4D provides our growing community of users with fast access to deeper insights into their world. Visit www.quantum4d.com
  795.  
  796. 97. ASANKYA LAUNCHES COMPANY AT DEMO CONFERENCE
  797.  
  798. Partnership with In-Q-Tel Delivers Parallel Networking Technology to Intelligence Community; Improves Speed and Quality of Streaming Content
  799.  
  800. January 28, 2008
  801.  
  802. Palm Desert, CA and Atlanta, GA
  803.  
  804. Today Asankya, which provides optimized transport of high quality streaming and two-way traffic over IP networks, launched at the DEMO 08 conference in Palm Desert, CA, January 28-30. Asankya’s unique technology solution solves common challenges associated with rich media content delivery such as buffering, pixilation and lengthy downloads, enabling end-users to experience all forms of real-time content in its true original form and without interruption.
  805.  
  806. In conjunction with the company launch, Asankya has partnered with In-Q-Tel, the independent strategic investment firm that identifies innovative technology solutions to support the mission of the broader U.S. Intelligence Community, to supply Asankya’s unique Parallel Networking technology that is capable of delivering high quality streaming and two-way interactive content.
  807.  
  808. "Our strategic partnership with In-Q-Tel allows Asankya to demonstrate the flexibility and unique capability of its technology to provide true streaming media and two-way interactive content at improved speeds and HD quality," said Scott Ryan, President and CEO of Asankya.
  809.  
  810. "Issues of national security demand cutting-edge technologies that deliver uncompromised data in a timely manner," states Troy M. Pearsall, Executive Vice President of Technology Transfer at In-Q-Tel. "Asankya’s technology helps users meet these objectives – allowing the efficient delivery and sharing of mission critical information for the U.S. Intelligence Community."
  811.  
  812. The First Two-Way Delivery Network
  813.  
  814. Asankya is creating Hypermesh, the first media delivery network capable of handling true streaming and two-way interactive content. The core technology behind Hypermesh, Parallel Networking, intelligently selects and utilizes any path to clearly and effectively transport content – characterizing the network in real-time and avoiding congestion that impedes streaming quality and the end-user experience.
  815.  
  816. Asankya’s Hypermesh network supports all media experiences and boosts performance of live and on-demand streaming, two-way interactive content and media downloads. Hypermesh is currently piloting in ten U.S. markets and will be available in early Q2 2008.
  817.  
  818. Asankya is currently beta testing Hypermesh with several customers in the live streaming video and storage and file sharing markets.
  819.  
  820. At the Forefront of an Emerging Industry
  821.  
  822. According to a new forecast from IDC, Internet video services will generate over $1.7 billion in revenue by 2010, an increase of more than $1.5 billion from 2005 totals. Wintergreen Research also forecasts streaming media enterprise markets to reach $2 billion by 2013.
  823.  
  824. "DEMO identifies and showcases companies and technologies that will have a significant impact on the marketplace in the coming year," said Chris Shipley, executive producer of the DEMO conferences. "Asankya is poised to make its mark by supplying the critical link in the CDN and P2P space with consistent, cost-effective and high-quality delivery of real-time multimedia content over the Internet."
  825.  
  826. About Asankya
  827.  
  828. Asankya provides optimized transport of streaming and two-way traffic over all IP networks, enabling end-users to experience all forms of real-time content at the highest quality and without interruption. Developed at Georgia Tech, the private, Atlanta-based company was founded in 2004 by Dr. Raghupathy Sivakumar. The Asankya team is led by Scott Ryan, former co-founder and CEO of Incanta. For more information about Asankya, please visit the company's web site at www.asankya.com.
  829.  
  830. About DEMO
  831.  
  832. Produced by Network World Events and Executive Forums, the semi-annual DEMO conferences focus on emerging technologies and new products, which are hand-selected from across the spectrum of the technology marketplace. The DEMO conferences have earned their reputation for consistently identifying tomorrow's cutting-edge technologies, and have served as launch pad events for companies such as Palm, E*Trade, Handspring, and U.S. Robotics, helping them to secure venture funding, establish critical business relationships, and influence early adopters. Each DEMO conference features approximately 70 new companies, products and technologies. For more information, visit www.demo.com.
  833. 2007
  834.  
  835. 96. OpGen Announces Strategic Investment and Technology Advancement Agreement with In-Q-Tel
  836.  
  837. Strategic Partnership with In-Q-Tel Plays Key Role in Introducing Cutting-edge Optical MApping Technologies to the Intelligence Community
  838.  
  839. October 29, 2007
  840.  
  841. Madison, WI
  842.  
  843. OpGen, Inc. the leader in microbial genome analysis today announced a strategic investment and development agreement with In-Q-Tel, the independent strategic investment firm that identifies innovative technology solutions to support the mission of the broader U.S. Intelligence Community. This agreement allows for development and enhancement of new optical mapping systems.
  844.  
  845. “OpGen’s microbial genome analysis technology has been used by commercial, academic, and governmental organizations worldwide, on a service basis, since the company’s inception,” said Colin Dykes, OpGen’s Chief Scientific Officer. “This strategic agreement with In-Q-Tel provides further validation of our technology and dovetails perfectly with OpGen’s move towards delivering stand-alone instruments and disposables for microbial analysis.”
  846.  
  847. "OpGen is an important addition to our strategic investment portfolio," said Troy M. Pearsall, Executive Vice President of Technology Transfer at In-Q-Tel. "As part of our charter, In-Q-Tel evaluates innovative technology advances with specific applicability to the challenges facing the U.S. Intelligence Community. OpGen’s technology will significantly improve the user’s ability to analyze organisms. In-Q-Tel is pleased to be partnering with OpGen, and we are impressed with their significant developments in microbial genome analysis."
  848.  
  849. OpGen delivers breakthrough capabilities to identify microorganisms using a unique method to analyze DNA extracted directly from the microbial cells. The system has been used by a wide range of organizations to study bacteria, fungi and other organisms important to human health.
  850.  
  851. The In-Q-Tel investment is linked to OpGen’s recent funding round led by CHL Medical Partners, Highland Capital Partners and Versant Ventures, with previous investor Mason Wells also participating.
  852.  
  853. About OpGen
  854.  
  855. OpGen is commercializing a novel single molecule DNA analysis technology, "Optical Mapping", for rapid identification and analysis of microorganisms. The system can be used to obtain detailed genetic information with no requirement for prior sequence data, PCR, cloning, or probes. Applications of the new commercial systems include clinical microbial analysis, forensic microbiology and the development of novel molecular diagnostic products. For more information, please visit www.opgen.com or call 608-441-8100.
  856.  
  857. 95. COPPEREYE ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC INVESTMENT AND TECHNOLOGY ADVANCEMENT AGREEMENT WITH IN-Q-TEL
  858.  
  859. Agreement Adds CopperEye to Prestigious Portfolio of Leading-edge Technology Companies Working with Strategic Fund that Focuses on U.S. Intelligence Community
  860.  
  861. October 9, 2007
  862.  
  863. Stamford, CT
  864.  
  865. CopperEye today announced a strategic investment and work development and licensing program with In-Q-Tel, the independent strategic investment firm that identifies innovative technology solutions to support the missions of the Central Intelligence Agency and the broader U.S. Intelligence Community. With this additional investment, CopperEye will continue its expansion into the telecommunications, government, and security markets.
  866.  
  867. CopperEye is a leading provider of data retention and retrieval solutions designed to meet the requirements of organizations challenged with explosive growth in the volume of data they must manage and leverage. CopperEye’s software allows companies to store virtually unlimited amounts of data, making it instantly accessible, in a way that is far less complex and significantly less costly than previous methods. With CopperEye, organizations no longer have to move their data to less expensive and less accessible storage schemes in order to retain and leverage massive amounts of data. Now, billions of rows of data – representing months and years of transaction history – can be quickly written to inexpensive, high performing flat-files that remain immediately available for access with any SQL-based tool.
  868.  
  869. In-Q-Tel conducted a thorough evaluation before selecting CopperEye’s technology. It bases its investments on a three-pronged evaluation process. This includes rigorous vetting for technical excellence, examination of the financial soundness of the company, and the quality of the match between the commercial solution and the broadly described problem set of the U.S. Intelligence Community.
  870.  
  871. “We selected CopperEye because it offers superior technology in the area of the retention and retrieval of structured, historical data,” said Troy M. Pearsall, Executive Vice President of Technology Transfer at In-Q-Tel. “Given the volume of information gathered by organizations within the public and private sectors, it made perfect sense to invest in an innovative data access technology that will potentially meet the critical needs of the U.S. Intelligence Community. We look forward to working with CopperEye in the coming months and years”
  872.  
  873. The CopperEye solutions, including CopperEye Greenwich and CopperEye SDK, come to market at a time of dramatically increasing transaction volumes across nearly all industries. For large organizations, in both the public and private sectors, simply keeping up with the growth in data by buying more hardware will eventually consume a disproportionate share of the IT budget. CopperEye addresses this problem by fundamentally changing the value equation for capturing, storing and quickly accessing historical transaction in data. CopperEye provides companies with the rare opportunity to improve performance and meet rapidly escalating business demands, while simultaneously achieving dramatic cost savings.
  874.  
  875. “Like many large organizations, the U.S. Intelligence Community is challenged by the need to collect, store and provide access to massive amounts of transaction data. The data does not change once collected, so using relational databases to store the data is overly complex and unnecessarily expensive,” said Kate Mitchell, CEO of CopperEye. “In-Q-Tel’s investment in our technology will provide the U.S. Intelligence Community with the speed and precision of instant data access associated with a relational database, along with the cost and operational benefits of a far more scalable, less complex and less expensive flat-file system.”
  876.  
  877. About CopperEye
  878.  
  879. CopperEye is a leading provider of data retention and retrieval solutions designed to meet the requirements of organizations challenged with explosive growth in the volume of data they must manage and leverage. CopperEye’s software helps companies cost-effectively capture, quickly store, and instantly access selective transactions from tens- or hundreds-of-terabytes whether the data is seconds or decades old. This is increasingly important as data volumes more than double every year and regulations require organizations to keep data longer. In addition, CopperEye's patented indexing technology approach delivers a quantum leap in performance in an open access format, supporting rapid data retrieval from enormous volumes of data at a fraction of the cost of traditional database and data warehouse approaches, while eliminating vendor and technology dependency.
  880.  
  881. 94. POLYCHROMIX ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC INVESTMENT AND TECHNOLOGY ADVANCEMENT AGREEMENT WITH IN-Q-TEL
  882.  
  883. October 1, 2007
  884.  
  885. Wilmington, MA
  886.  
  887. Polychromix Incorporated, an innovative developer of material analysis and chemical sensing technologies, today announced a strategic investment and development agreement with In-Q-Tel, the independent strategic investment firm that identifies innovative technology solutions to support the mission of the broader U.S. Intelligence Community.
  888.  
  889. “We are clearly excited about the opportunity to work with In-Q-Tel and their partners in the Intelligence Community to provide leading edge products and technologies for portable materials identification and analysis” said Brian Mitchell, CEO of Polychromix. “We view this investment by In-Q-Tel as a validation of our MEMS powered PHAZIR™ product platform, which enables traditional material analysis to migrate from the laboratory to the field via our hand held architecture. In-Q-Tel’s investment will allow Polychromix to develop hardware and software calibrations for the federal government market as well as a broader commercial market.”
  890.  
  891. The PHAZIR™ platform integrates a high performance DTS™ (Digital Transform Spectrometer), an on- board computer, color LCD display, and necessary analytical software to offer a complete measurement solution in a battery powered, handheld package. The PHAZIR™’s performance and portability has already proven its value in many commercial markets and applications and, through this agreement, will now provide this same powerful analysis and detection capability to In-Q-Tel’s customers.
  892.  
  893. “Technologies that advance the identification and analysis of materials are of significant interest and importance to a wide range of commercial and government markets,” said Troy M. Pearsall, Executive Vice President of Technology Transfer at In-Q-Tel. “Polychromix’s PHAZIR™ platform represents a fundamental shift in the way traditional analysis is performed by providing a handheld system that gives answers in real-time as to the presence and identity of materials and substances. In-Q-Tel is pleased to be partnering with Polychromix and we are impressed with their market leading products and technology.”
  894.  
  895. About Polychromix
  896.  
  897. Polychromix is a leader in miniature and portable analysis tools. The company’s innovative products enable the migration of traditional laboratory-based instrumentation from the lab to the point of need for fast, accurate, non-destructive material analysis. Additional information about Polychromix is available at www.polychromix.com.
  898.  
  899. 93. IN-Q-TEL COMPLETES STRATEGIC INVESTMENT AND TECHNOLOGY ADVANCEMENT AGREEMENT WITH FORTERRA SYSTEMS TO ACCELERATE COLLABORATIVE VIRTUAL WORLD SOLUTIONS
  900.  
  901. Strategic Investment Firm for the U.S. Intelligence Community Adds Forterra Systems to Prestigious Portfolio of Leading-edge Innovation Companies
  902.  
  903. September 27, 2007
  904.  
  905. San Mateo, CA
  906.  
  907. Forterra Systems, the market and technology leader in private virtual worlds, today announced a strategic investment and technology advancement agreement with In-Q-Tel, the independent strategic investment firm that identifies innovative technology solutions to support the mission of the broader U.S. Intelligence Community.
  908.  
  909. Following this agreement, Forterra will further develop a set of additional capabilities that can be deployed on Forterra’s core OLIVE™ (On-Line Interactive Virtual Environment) software platform for the purposes of enhancing OLIVE’s utility for collaboration and training applications. OLIVE™ will provide a capability for users to leverage collaborative, 3D Internet solutions to accelerate time-to-insight.
  910.  
  911. "We are honored to enter into a strategic investment and technology advancement agreement with In-Q-Tel that will serve to enhance the already extensive capabilities of our OLIVE™ Platform," said David Rolston, CEO for Forterra Systems. "This agreement with In-Q-Tel is testimony to the fact that OLIVE has the potential to deliver high impact, transformational technologies that support the mission of the U.S. Intelligence Community."
  912.  
  913. The effort to extend the capabilities of Forterra’s OLIVE™ Platform will include: the ability to import SketchUp models into OLIVE™; a network proxy that will enable OLIVE™ applications to run seamlessly through a wider range of firewall configurations, a 3-D conferencing and document sharing application; and additional 3-D content including scenery, avatars, buildings and other objects needed to support the new applications. Forterra will also integrate external instant messaging products with OLIVE to provide a common conferencing and document sharing facility for its virtual world users. Through this integration, users will be able to schedule meetings that enable participants to view and annotate documents. The white boarding of ideas will also be possible such that the board can be viewed simultaneously and securely by geographically distributed participants.
  914.  
  915. "Forterra has developed a technology platform and business model for virtual worlds that we believe is capable of supporting analytic transformation and the critical needs of the U.S. Intelligence Community as well as related applications in the private sector," said Steve Bowsher, Executive Vice President of Investments at In-Q-Tel. "Agreements like this with Forterra represent the best of public and private sector business models, designed to deliver innovative technologies to the U.S. Intelligence Community, linking them to new and emerging technologies in the commercial market and providing strategic incentives for companies like Forterra to develop and enhance technology solutions that benefit the federal government market as well as a broader commercial market."
  916.  
  917. Forterra’s OLIVE Platform is uniquely suited to support both private sector and government customer collaboration needs. Government solutions built on Forterra’s OLIVE™ Platform will allow users to quickly construct realistic scenarios, modify or augment the environment, conduct training and mission-rehearsal exercises, and review outcomes using integrated After Action Review (AAR). OLIVE’s distributed simulation technology makes it an ideal platform for quickly transferring lessons learned between geographically dispersed units in rapidly changing operational conditions and for developing joint, interagency and multinational teams.
  918.  
  919. About Forterra Systems
  920.  
  921. Forterra Systems is a leader in providing online distributed virtual world technology for the corporate, healthcare, government, and education industries. Forterra’s software and services enable organizations to build their own virtual worlds to train, plan, rehearse, and collaborate in ways previously considered impossible or impractical. Using the OLIVE ™ (On-Line Interactive Virtual Environment) platform and industry standard PC hardware, customers can rapidly generate realistic, collaborative, 3-D Internet solutions that easily scale from single user applications to large scale simulated environments supporting many thousands of concurrent users. www.forterrainc.com.
  922.  
  923. 92. ETHERSTACK ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC INVESTMENT AND TECHNOLOGY ADVANCEMENT AGREEMENT WITH IN-Q-TEL
  924.  
  925. September 18, 2007
  926.  
  927. London, United Kingdom
  928.  
  929. Etherstack Limited, known for its wireless air interface protocol and Software Defined Radio (SDR) technologies, today announced a strategic investment and technology advancement agreement with In-Q-Tel, the independent strategic investment firm that identifies innovative technology solutions to support the missions of the Central Intelligence Agency and the broader U.S. Intelligence Community.
  930.  
  931. Etherstack develops wireless air interface protocol stack software, also known as waveforms, primarily for public safety and defense equipment manufacturers. The company also has a range of fault tolerant all-IP core network technologies that allows the deployment of secure, wide area communications networks for the transmission of voice and data in mission critical applications.
  932.  
  933. The investment round will help fund Etherstack's expansion into the United States from its European and Australian research and development centers, as well as broaden it waveform technology base from its already successful APCO P25, TETRA and defense product lines.
  934.  
  935. “There are powerful synergies between the government and commercial applications of Etherstack’s wireless software capabilities,” said Troy M. Pearsall, Executive Vice President of Technology Transfer at In-Q-Tel. “Etherstack’s products fulfill the promise of software defined radios - the ability to interpret and communicate using numerous commercial waveforms. We are thrilled with the Etherstack partnership and with the promise of further significant developments in wireless software technology that will have broad utility for the U.S. Intelligence Community”
  936.  
  937. Etherstack founder and CEO, David Deacon, said "In-Q-Tel's investment in Etherstack is a clear indication of the quality and state of technological advancement of Etherstack's SDR and wireless protocol products. That In-Q-Tel reached so far afield to seek out a partner in this area is testament to the innovation in our engineering team. In-Q-Tel is driven by the needs of its user base in the Intelligence Community, and Etherstack is honored to support the demanding requirements expected by the Homeland Security mission."
  938.  
  939. About Etherstack:
  940.  
  941. Headquartered in London, Etherstack has research and development centers in Sydney, Yokohama, Barcelona, Berlin, London and a new development group in New York, through its new US entity Etherstack Inc. The company has been developing wireless protocol stacks for the world's leading public safety wireless equipment manufacturers for over 10 years. The company is a leading SDR waveform developer and has won multiple waveform contracts including a major development for the Swedish Defense Ministry related to the international program of the U.S. DoD JTRS project. The company's clients include Raytheon, General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, Thales, Harris, Icom, Tyco and Tait.
  942.  
  943. 91. NANOSYS AND IN-Q-TEL EXPANDS ITS MACROELECTRONICS COLLABORATION TO DEVELOP HIGH PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS
  944.  
  945. August 22, 2007
  946.  
  947. Palo Alto, CA
  948.  
  949. Nanosys Inc. today announced that it has entered into an agreement to further expand its collaboration with In-Q-Tel, the independent strategic investment firm that identifies innovative technologies to support the mission of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the broader Intelligence Community. Under the collaboration, Nanosys will apply its novel electronics technology for innovative uses in the area of high-performance communications. The terms of the agreement include development funding to Nanosys, with specific financial details undisclosed.
  950.  
  951. Nanosys' proprietary Macroelectronics utilizes a unique film of nanostructures to form arbitrarily large area high-performance electronic circuits, without the need for many of the complex and costly processing steps common in traditional thin-film transistor manufacturing. The technology is compatible with flexible or rigid substrates such as plastic or glass, and enables electronic integration of multiple functions directly onto a single substrate material. Macroelectronics can be applied to numerous application areas, including flexible or flat panel displays, RFID (radio frequency identification) tags, and antennas.
  952.  
  953. "Nanosys continues to deliver impressive technology capabilities," said Troy M. Pearsall, In-Q-Tel's Executive Vice President of Technology Transfer. "Nanosys' proprietary technology offers great promise for leading edge applications for customers in both the government and commercial markets."
  954.  
  955. "In-Q-Tel has been very instrumental in helping us identify high value nanotechnology-based product opportunities to address important government needs," said Calvin Chow, Chief Executive Officer of Nanosys. "We look forward to the exciting new products that can emerge from this next stage of our collaboration."
  956.  
  957. About Nanosys
  958.  
  959. Nanosys, Inc. is a leader in the development of nanotechnology enabled products utilizing high performance inorganic nanostructures. Nanosys has built one of the broadest technology platforms in the industry with over 500 patents and patent applications covering fundamental areas of nanotechnology. Based in Palo Alto, California and privately held, Nanosys collaborates with industry leaders to develop revolutionary high-value, high-performance products for computing, optoelectronics, communications, renewable energy, defense and the life sciences. Additional information on Nanosys can be found at www.nanosysinc.com.
  960.  
  961. 90. MotionDSP Announces Strategic Investment and Technology Advancement Agreement with In-Q-Tel
  962.  
  963. July 24, 2007
  964.  
  965. San Mateo, CA
  966.  
  967. MotionDSP, an emerging leader in digital video technology, today announced a strategic investment and technology advancement agreement with In-Q-Tel, the independent strategic investment firm that identifies innovative technology solutions to support the mission of the Central Intelligence Agency and the broader U.S. Intelligence Community.
  968.  
  969. MotionDSP is already recognized worldwide for its Ikena™ software product family, which ranges from Ikena Workstation, a desktop/laptop-based video forensic tool for the security market, to Ikena Web, a scalable web service for carriers and internet video sites which can enhance tens of thousands of user-generated videos per day.
  970.  
  971. “Partnering with In-Q-Tel gives us insight into the most demanding applications for video enhancement, and helps us make our products be the best they can be. We’re excited to have been selected for this strategic engagement,” said Dr. Sean Varah, CEO of MotionDSP.
  972.  
  973. “MotionDSP is an important addition to our strategic investment portfolio,” said Troy M. Pearsall, Executive Vice President of Technology Transfer at In-Q-Tel. “As part of our charter, In-Q-Tel evaluates innovative technology advances with specific applicability to the challenges facing the U.S. Intelligence Community. MotionDSP’s digital video technology has proven itself to be the gold standard in both quality and scalability, and will radically enhance the way any organization–commercial or government–processes video images.”
  974.  
  975. About MotionDSP
  976.  
  977. MotionDSP is an emerging leader in digital video enhancement. MotionDSP’s next-generation technology enables Internet video sites and mobile carriers to vastly improve the quality of video captured by consumer video devices such as mobile phones and webcams.
  978.  
  979. Ikena is a trademark of MotionDSP, Inc. All other trademarks and registered trademarks previously cited are the property of their respective owners and are hereby acknowledged.
  980.  
  981. Editor’s Note: Images and logos are available from MotionDSP’s public relations counsel, with a subset available on the company website.
  982.  
  983. 89. PIXIM ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC INVESTMENT AND TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WITH IN-Q-TEL
  984.  
  985. Pixim Closes Series B-1 Investment Round
  986.  
  987. June 13, 2007
  988.  
  989. Montain View, CA
  990.  
  991. Pixim, Incorporated, known for its award-winning, patented Digital Pixel System® (DPS) technology and for setting the industry standard for wide dynamic range image capture in the security camera market, today announced the completion of its Series B-1 financing, (originally announced on March 7, 2007), with participation by In-Q-Tel, the independent strategic investment firm that identifies innovative technology solutions to support the missions of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the broader U.S. Intelligence Community.
  992.  
  993. In-Q-Tel's strategic investment funding will be used to accelerate Pixim's new product development and for general working capital purposes to meet the strong growth arising from demand for Pixim chipsets. Along with In-Q-Tel, Tallwood Venture Capital, Ridgewood Capital and Mayfield Fund have contributed to Pixim's Series B-1 investment round.
  994.  
  995. "In-Q-Tel invested in Pixim because it offers government and commercial users a new capability to significantly enhance critical decision making," said Troy M. Pearsall, Executive Vice President of Technology Transfer at In-Q-Tel. "Pixim's technology provides clear, crisp images with unmatched wide dynamic range that enables cameras to capture all the activity in a scene, even under extremely challenging lighting conditions where other technologies would fail. In-Q-Tel is pleased to be partnering with Pixim and we are impressed with their significant developments in digital imaging technology."
  996.  
  997. Pixim is rapidly growing its customer base and driving up production volumes. In the last year alone, Pixim's client base expanded over 100 percent. Pixim chipsets are incorporated into the world's leading surveillance cameras, with dozens of manufacturers incorporating Pixim's chipsets in more than 100 security camera models shipping into over 50 countries around the world.
  998.  
  999. "Pixim's new partnership with In-Q-Tel is a natural fit, as we see our imaging technology playing an expanding role in enhancing critical government applications," said Joe Montalbo, President and CEO of Pixim. "In-Q-Tel is a unique strategic investor driven by the technology needs of users within the Intelligence Community. Pixim is proud to support their important mission."
  1000.  
  1001. Pixim's Orca chipset is the industry standard for wide dynamic range, ensuring accurate video capture, excellent color rendition, and minimal blooming and smear in challenging lighting conditions, such as glare, direct sunlight, reflections, and strong backlight, 24/7.
  1002.  
  1003. Customers shipping Pixim chipsets in their security cameras include: Baxall, CIEFFE, Dallmeier, EverFocus, Tyco Fire & Security, GE Security, General Solutions, Honeywell Security, Ikegami, JVC, Pelco, Siemens, Speco Technologies, Stanley, Sunell, D-Max, GSP, Verint, Camtron, Cohu Electronics, ChipER, Coship, deView, Eagle Technology, ioimage, FSAN, Lumenera, Pacific Communications, Nuvation, One Security, VTC, Videor Technical, Smartvue, DVTel, Mosaic, Intellicam Digital Security, LJD Digital Security, and Electronics Line USA.
  1004.  
  1005. Find all Pixim-enabled cameras at www.pixim.com/cameras
  1006.  
  1007. About Pixim:
  1008.  
  1009. Pixim Inc. has developed imaging technology and products that revolutionize the way video cameras capture and process images. Pixim's patented Digital Pixel System® (DPS) silicon and software technology produces superior pictures under a wide variety of lighting conditions. For more information or to purchase Pixim's products, visit our website: www.pixim.com or call Pixim's headquarters in Mountain View, California, (650) 605-1107.
  1010.  
  1011. 88. FORTIUSONE CLOSES SERIES-B INVESTMENT ROUND
  1012.  
  1013. Emerging Leader in Intelligent Web Mapping Poised for Growth
  1014.  
  1015. May 16, 2007
  1016.  
  1017. Washington, DC
  1018.  
  1019. FortiusOne, Inc. (www.fortiusone.com), an emerging leader in next-generation web mapping services, today announced it has closed a $5.45 million Series B funding round, with participation by In-Q-Tel, the independent strategic investment firm that identifies innovative technology solutions to support the mission of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the broader Intelligence Community; Chart Venture Partners, a venture fund focused on the homeland defense and security sector; and seed round investors New Markets Growth Fund and Walker Ventures. The funds will be used to expand business operations, and to commercialize and further develop FortiusOne’s breakthrough Intelligent Mapping technologies.
  1020.  
  1021. FortiusOne is driving forward with next-generation Intelligent Web Mapping technologies that provide rich information visualization on maps with unprecedented access to geographic data. Going beyond pushpins for layering the locations of people, places, and things, Intelligent Maps help people answer questions, gain insights, and make decisions. For example, you can find the best neighborhoods for your personal preferences, discover centers of support for political candidates, or decide where to reach concentrations of your ideal target customers by simultaneously visualizing large number of geographic attributes, from crime rates and population demographics to weather incidents and pollution.
  1022.  
  1023. “FortiusOne is leading the way to the next generation of web mapping, building on one of the hottest areas of the Web today,” said Troy M. Pearsall, In-Q-Tel’s Executive Vice President of Technology Transfer. “In-Q-Tel invested in FortiusOne because it offers users a new capability to significantly enhance critical decision making. With its ability to combine complex massive data sets with intuitive, web-enabled visualization, FortiusOne’s technology allows users to make fully-informed decisions faster.”
  1024.  
  1025. “We see a tremendous opportunity to expand FortiusOne’s business into commercial markets,” said Cole Van Nice, partner at Chart Venture Partners. “We expect FortiusOne will follow a trend in the industry of innovative geospatial technology companies emerging from the defense sector to become commercial market leaders.”
  1026.  
  1027. “We are very pleased to close this round with such a strong investor group,” said Sean Gorman, founder and CEO of FortiusOne. “We believe their participation represents an endorsement of our progress towards achieving our mission to make the world’s geographic information accessible and usable by everyone.”
  1028.  
  1029. About FortiusOne, Inc.
  1030.  
  1031. FortiusOne is driving toward the next generation of Web mapping with breakthrough Intelligent Map technologies that offer rich information visualization on maps and unprecedented access to geographic data. FortiusOne’s GeoIQ Web service platform enables developers to build Intelligent Mapping applications that empower people to explore, create, and share geographic data and build Intelligent Maps that help answer questions, gain insights, make decisions, and solve problems. For more information, visit www.fortiusone.com.
  1032.  
  1033. 87. ADAPTIVENERGY ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC INVESTMENT AND TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WITH IN-Q-TEL
  1034.  
  1035. May 15, 2007
  1036.  
  1037. Hampton, VA
  1038.  
  1039. Energy harvesting innovator AdaptivEnergy LLC, announced today that it has entered into a strategic investment and technology advancement agreement with In-Q-Tel, the independent strategic investment firm that identifies innovative technology solutions to support the mission of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the broader Intelligence Community (IC).
  1040.  
  1041. "Our partnership with In-Q-Tel underscores the strength of our technology and the novel capabilities we bring to the table to aid national security," said Mike Rocke, President and CEO of AdaptivEnergy.
  1042.  
  1043. AdaptivEnergy’s Joule-Thief™ is an advanced energy harvesting device that can use any movement, from the motion of a person walking, flowing air or water, or even a door opening and closing, to create and store electricity. Powered by RLP™ technology, this clean and green device captures vibrational energy and converts it to electrical energy which can be used to power remote sensors or to extend the battery life of handheld mobile electronic products.
  1044.  
  1045. “AdaptivEnergy’s technology offers groundbreaking capabilities in energy harvesting," said Troy M. Pearsall, In-Q-Tel’s Executive Vice President of Technology Transfer. "In-Q-Tel is thrilled with the AdaptivEnergy partnership, and with the promise of further significant developments in alternatives to batteries for a wide variety of commercial and government applications.”
  1046.  
  1047. AdaptivEnergy eliminates batteries or extends battery life with its Joule-Thief™ energy harvester and reduces power consumption in devices powered with its RLP™ actuators. AdaptivEnergy’s innovative products enable customers to create smaller handheld devices for consumer and medical applications, improve performance in industrial automation, and eliminate batteries from automated and wireless devices. AdaptivEnergy creates electrical energy and mechanical work in an environmentally and space efficient manner.
  1048.  
  1049. About AdaptivEnergy
  1050.  
  1051. AdaptivEnergy is a leading innovator of miniature piezo actuators and generators that are replacing traditional motors and solenoids where small size and low power are required. Like the transistor replacing the vacuum tube, the ceramic materials used in AdaptivEnergy’s RLP™ products are smaller and lighter than the magnets and copper coils in electromagnetic devices. This enables the miniaturization of products using pumps, valves, regulators, fans and electric generators.
  1052.  
  1053. AdaptivEnergy devices are used by tier 1 suppliers in the Industrial Automation, LED Lighting, Industrial Hygiene, Portable Fuel Cell, GPS Location, and Commercial Thermal Management markets.
  1054.  
  1055. AdaptivEnergy is a privately held company based in Hampton, VA. Joule-Thief™ and RLP™ are trademarks of AdaptivEnergy, LLC. For more information on AdaptivEnergy or its green and clean technology visit our Website at www.adaptivenergy.com.
  1056.  
  1057. 86. TERRAGO™ TECHNOLOGIES COMPLETES $6.3 MILLION SERIES A ROUND TO FUND GROWTH
  1058.  
  1059. Investment Led by RedShift Ventures with Participation from CNF Investments and In-Q-Tel
  1060.  
  1061. May 15, 2007
  1062.  
  1063. Atlanta, GA
  1064.  
  1065. TerraGo™ Technologies announced today that the company has raised $6.3 million in a Series A round of financing led by early-stage venture capital firm RedShift Ventures, with participation from CNF Investments, the private equity and venture capital arm of Clark Enterprises, Inc. and In-Q-Tel, the independent strategic investment fund that identifies innovative technologies to support the missions of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the larger U.S. Intelligence Community.
  1066.  
  1067. TerraGo™ Technologies will use the funds to further invest in product development and to rapidly build on momentum in the commercial and government marketplaces for its one of a kind geospatial distribution and collaboration format, GeoPDF™. “Adoption of the GeoPDF geospatial data distribution and collaboration format is accelerating quickly across numerous market segments,” said James C. Davis, president and CEO of TerraGo Technologies. “This investment along with the relationships and expertise our new investors provide will allow us to grow the company to meet that market demand and engage in additional opportunities both in the U.S. and internationally.”
  1068.  
  1069. The GeoPDF format is the geospatial industry’s only PDF-based data distribution and collaboration solution. By leveraging the ubiquitous Adobe® Acrobat® portable document standard and the Adobe Reader® already installed on hundreds of millions of computers worldwide, TerraGo Technologies is able to provide a solution for quickly and easily distributing intelligent, interactive georegistered mapping data in a format that is well-known to most people.
  1070.  
  1071. As such, the GeoPDF format makes it simpler and more cost-effective for organizations to push geospatial data to users anywhere who can view and update maps whether connected or not and leverage powerful Adobe collaboration tools to share information in real or near real time.
  1072.  
  1073. “RedShift Ventures is very excited to help the TerraGo Technologies team build a world-class enterprise. We are impressed with how organizations are already applying the GeoPDF format in a multitude of ways to distribute complex geospatial data,” said Dr. Srini Mirmira, a principal at RedShift Ventures.
  1074.  
  1075. “As people and companies increasingly need intelligent, interactive maps, we believe TerraGo Technologies will provide a robust platform of products that serves that expanding market, giving the company a wide range of growth opportunities,” added RedShift Ventures general partner, Mark Frantz.
  1076.  
  1077. As a result of the Series A investment, Mirmira and Frantz will join the board of directors at TerraGo Technologies.
  1078.  
  1079. About TerraGo Technologies
  1080.  
  1081. TerraGo Technologies makes it simple to connect all kinds of users to geospatial mapping data. GeoPDF is the industry’s only geospatial distribution solution to leverage the ubiquitous Adobe portable document format breaking down technology barriers between geospatial professionals and the people who need access to geospatial data. Using MAP2PDF®, geospatial professionals are able to convert complex geospatial information into user friendly, interactive GeoPDF files with extensive embedded data and mapping features. Users leverage Adobe Reader to perform a variety of viewing and editing functions. Customers include government agencies, utilities and other private enterprises. For more information, please visit www.terragotech.com.
  1082.  
  1083. About RedShift Ventures
  1084.  
  1085. RedShift Ventures (RSV) is an early stage venture capital firm focused on commercializing advanced technologies that provide compelling solutions for rapidly growing markets. RSV is a proven and trusted leader with more than 10 years of investing success in the communications, microelectronics and software sectors and has over $270 Million in assets under management. For more information, please visit www.redshiftventures.com.
  1086.  
  1087. 85. NOVODYNAMICS® ANNOUNCE A MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR STRATEGIC INVESTMENT AND TECHNOLOGY ADVANCEMENT AGREEMENT WITH IN-Q-TEL
  1088.  
  1089. April 2, 2007
  1090.  
  1091. Ann Arbor, MI
  1092.  
  1093. NovoDynamics Inc., the creator of VERUS™ the most advanced Middle Eastern optical character recognition (OCR) software, announced today that that it has entered into a multi-million dollar strategic investment and technology advancement agreement with In-Q-Tel, the independent strategic investment firm that identifies innovative technologies to support the mission of the U.S. Intelligence Community. In-Q-Tel’s funding strengthens NovoDynamics’ ability to rapidly advance its OCR and page processing capabilities and to develop exciting new digital content recognition products for commercial and government markets in Asia and Europe.
  1094.  
  1095. OCR technology converts images of printed information into editable and searchable computer text. NovoDynamics’ OCR software effectively extracts data from complex and degraded pages and recognizes challenging languages, such as Arabic and Persian.
  1096.  
  1097. “In-Q-Tel’s investment allows NovoDynamics to accelerate its development of innovative digital content capture solutions for Asian and Middle Eastern markets,” according to David Rock, President and CEO of NovoDynamics. “Utilizing our significant expertise in digital content recognition, we are very excited about the upcoming release of new technological advances that will allow our global customers to retrieve information that has never before been accessible. These advances are an important step towards accomplishing our corporate strategy to make all of the world’s printed documents and materials electronically accessible.”
  1098.  
  1099. VERUS™ NovoDynamics’ advanced OCR solution, provides the most accurate Middle Eastern language optical character recognition in the world. It recognizes Arabic, Persian (Farsi, Dari), and Pashto languages, including embedded English and French. It automatically detects and cleans degraded and skewed documents, automatically identifies a page's primary language, recognizes a page's fonts without manual intervention, determines whether a page contains primarily handwritten or machine printed text, and allows extracted information to be converted into PDF files. VERUS™ also offers an application programming interface (API) that allows third-party companies to integrate its capabilities into their products and supports machine translation plug-ins that allow customers to automatically translate extracted information to other languages.
  1100.  
  1101. "NovoDynamics is the leader in extracting information from challenging sources," said Troy M. Pearsall, In-Q-Tel Executive Vice President for Technology Transfer. “Since In-Q-Tel’s initial investment in NovoDynamics in 2003, major commercial, government, and academic organizations have adopted the company’s innovative products to address their data acquisition and retrieval needs. We are excited about our continued partnership with NovoDynamics, and we look forward to the commercial opportunities associated with their strategy to extract information from documents in additional languages.”
  1102.  
  1103. About NovoDynamics
  1104.  
  1105. NovoDynamics' global solutions remove the digitization barriers typically created by challenging languages and degraded documents and fill a growing need within the private and public sectors for advanced data acquisition and retrieval technologies. For more information, please visit www.novodynamics.com.
  1106.  
  1107. 84. IN-Q-TEL MAKES STRATEGIC INVESTMENT IN STREAMBASE TO FUEL COMPLEX EVENT PROCESSING
  1108.  
  1109. Strategic Venture Capital Fund for the Central Intelligence Agency Adds StreamBase to Prestigous Portfolio of Leading-edge Innovation Companies
  1110.  
  1111. February 12, 2007
  1112.  
  1113. Boston, MA
  1114.  
  1115. StreamBase Systems Inc. today announced a strategic investment and technology advancement agreement with In-Q-Tel, the independent strategic investment arm that identifies innovative technologies to support the missions of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the broader Intelligence Community (IC). StreamBase is the leading provider of high-performance Complex Event Processing (CEP) software. With this additional support, StreamBase will further advance capabilities including unmatched performance, the easiest and most flexible programming, and the broadest persistence options for integrating real-time and historical data.
  1116.  
  1117. "We are a strong believer in the current value and future impact of StreamBase's high-performance Complex Event Processing software and the substantial benefit it offers to the Intelligence Community and to our country," said Troy Pearsall, In-Q-Tel's Executive Vice President of Technology Initiatives. "StreamBase is an exciting company delivering software that is powerful and sustainable, proven through the company's repeated successes in the commercial sector. In-Q-Tel is pleased to provide the Intelligence Community with access to StreamBase's platform for building next-generation stream processing applications."
  1118.  
  1119. Founded by Dr. Mike Stonebraker, StreamBase offers an award-winning high-performance software platform that radically improves real-time data processing for applications in the federal government/military and RFID/sensor networks. Traditional data management and analysis software architectures often cannot keep pace with the volume and velocity of the data streaming into many of today's modern intelligence systems.
  1120.  
  1121. StreamBase's powerful real-time processing architecture with StreamSQL™ consolidates this data across multiple sources and formats and can integrate real-time and historical data in one system. In addition, StreamBase can continuously monitor complex conditions to identify patterns of events that indicate a need for action. StreamBase is ideal for real-time message/text analysis, combat theatre surveillance and battalion monitoring, real-time surveillance and alerting, and network monitoring.
  1122.  
  1123. "Our acceptance as an In-Q-Tel portfolio company is not only a tremendous opportunity to expand our footprint within the Intelligence Community, it is also a great honor," said Barry Morris, Chairman and CEO of StreamBase. "In-Q-Tel's investment and commitment to our business will further help us prove the value and impact complex event processing can drive to further enhance the intelligence and security prowess of the United States."
  1124.  
  1125. About StreamBase
  1126.  
  1127. StreamBase's award-winning Stream Processing Engine, fueled by the standards-based next generation query language, StreamSQL™ and an Eclipse-based development environment, offers the fastest Complex Event Processing software for processing of real-time and historical data. With StreamBase and StreamSQL, enterprises can query, process, and analyze real-time and stored data at rates of up to hundreds of thousands messages/second. StreamBase's combination of real-time performance, persistence, and programmability empowers enterprises in industries like financial services, telecom and networking, e-Business, government and military to solve new classes of business challenges in a more timely, scalable, and cost effective manner than custom-coding. StreamBase is headquartered in Lexington, Massachusetts with offices in New York, Washington, D.C., and London. A downloadable version of StreamBase's software is available at www.streambase.com
  1128.  
  1129. 83. COPAN SYSTEMS ENTERS PARTNERSHIP WITH IN-Q-TEL
  1130.  
  1131. Strategic Agreement Plays Key Role in Intorducing Enterprise-Class MAID Storage Solutions to U.S. Intelligence Community
  1132.  
  1133. January 30, 2007
  1134.  
  1135. Longmont, CO
  1136.  
  1137. COPAN Systems, the leader in persistent data storage based upon its intelligent, enterprise-class enhanced MAID (Massive Array of Idle Disks) platform, today announces an agreement with In-Q-Tel, the independent strategic investment firm that identifies innovative technologies to support the mission of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the broader Intelligence Community.
  1138.  
  1139. "Our goal is to deliver innovative technology from the commercial sector to help solve some of the most difficult challenges faced by the Intelligence Community today," said Dr. Richard Wirt, In-Q-Tel's Chief Scientist. "Some of the biggest challenges faced by the Intelligence Community are created by the massive amounts of data generated and the need for timely access to that information. COPAN Systems' Enhanced MAID architecture is especially suited to provide the scalability and performance needed to address these issues."
  1140.  
  1141. In-Q-Tel has signed an initial business development agreement with COPAN Systems focused on making the company's successful MAID solutions available to the government and national security markets. This supports COPAN's goals of expanding its sales into the U.S. and International government sectors. The company currently maintains a growing direct and channel sales presence in the Washington, D.C. area.
  1142.  
  1143. Today's data center managers recognize that 70 to 90 percent of the data in their data centers is not transactional in nature but is instead persistent data, data that rarely changes and is infrequently accessed. To address the unique requirements of persistent data, COPAN Systems has implemented a Persistent Data Storage Architecture (PDSA) that takes advantage of enhanced MAID's spin-only-when-needed capabilities to limit the maximum number of disks in use at any given time, reducing power and cooling requirements in the data center.
  1144.  
  1145. "This new partnership with In-Q-Tel is strategic in advancing the development and deployment of power efficient, massively dense, and reliable systems to the government market," said Mark Ward, CEO of COPAN Systems. "We are pleased to partner with In-Q-Tel to make our unique MAID platform technology available to the U.S. Intelligence Community."
  1146.  
  1147. About COPAN Systems
  1148.  
  1149. COPAN Systems is the leading provider of intelligent, enterprise-class, enhanced MAID storage solutions that unlock the value of long-term, persistent data. Its energy efficient storage solutions reduce power and cooling costs in the data center with enhanced MAID's unique ability to spin the hard drives only as needed to dramatically conserve power and lengthen the product lifespan. The company is privately held with investments by Austin Ventures, Globespan Capital, Pequot Ventures, and Credit Suisse. COPAN Systems' storage solutions have been shipping since March 2004, with customers spanning the healthcare, financial, government, media, and service provider industries. Solution implementations include backup/restore, archive, and disaster recovery. More information is available at http://www.COPANsys.com.
  1150.  
  1151. 2006
  1152.  
  1153. 82. INFINITE POWER SOLUTIONS ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC INVESTMENT AND
  1154.  
  1155. November 13, 2006
  1156.  
  1157. Golden, CO
  1158.  
  1159. Infinite Power Solutions, Inc. (IPS), a privately-held, venture-backed industry leader in the development of thin-film energy storage devices for micro-electronic applications, announced today that it has entered into a strategic investment and technology advancement agreement with In-Q-Tel, the independent strategic venture capital fund that identifies innovative technologies to support the missions of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the larger Intelligence Community (IC). The equity and technology advancement agreement is in addition to the $34.7M financing announced by IPS in September, 2006. The additional In-Q-Tel funding will further contribute to the construction of new facilities for high-volume manufacturing of the IPS LiTE*STAR™ thin-film batteries, and advance the technology for next generation solutions.
  1160.  
  1161. "Our partnership with In-Q-Tel underscores the strength of our technology and the novel capabilities we bring to the table to aid national security," said Raymond Johnson, President and CEO of Infinite Power Solutions. "The In-Q-Tel investment will allow IPS to continue accelerating our business development and the innovation of future battery technologies."
  1162.  
  1163. The revolutionary LiTE*STAR™ micro-battery can be used to reliably power microelectronic systems and provide backup power to volatile memory and real time clock circuits. Specific applications include active RFID tags, topical and implantable medical devices, advanced smart cards, secure ID badges with biometric sensors, embedded networks for remote wireless sensors, smart munitions fuzing and self-destruct circuits, and a host of other medical, military, and consumer electronic devices.
  1164.  
  1165. The IPS rechargeable, thin-film battery provides industry-leading power and temperature performance. It combines proven thin-film lithium battery chemistry, a patented and industry-leading encapsulation, and ultra-thin, flexible package design to provide a compelling micro-battery solution that is unrivaled in rechargeability and power capability. These micro-batteries are fundamentally safe and environmentally friendly. Even under destructive conditions, they will not rupture, outgas, burn or explode. With its solid-state electrolyte, LiTE*STAR™ batteries are ideal for centrifuge and extreme temperature applications. They can be embedded directly into rigid or flexible multi-layer printed circuit boards so that the battery consumes near zero volume within the end device, compared to the large and wasteful battery compartments necessary for non-rechargeable disposable batteries.
  1166.  
  1167. "The IPS technology offers groundbreaking capabilities in flexible, rechargeable, solid-state, thin-film battery power," said Chris Darby, President and CEO of In-Q-Tel. "In-Q-Tel is thrilled with the IPS partnership, and with the promise of significant developments in thin-film battery technology that will not only have broad utility for the Intelligence Community but attractive commercial applications as well."
  1168.  
  1169. About Infinite Power Solutions
  1170.  
  1171. Infinite Power Solutions, Inc. was founded in 2001 and is a privately-held, venture backed industry leader in the development of thin-film energy storage devices. The ultra-thin, flexible, rechargeable, solid-state, thin-film lithium micro-batteries are marketed under its LiTE*STAR™ brand. IPS investors include the D. E. Shaw group, Polaris Venture Partners, Core Capital Partners, Applied Ventures, SpringWorks, Advanced Energy Technologies, and In-Q-Tel. IPS is headquartered in the western suburbs of Denver, CO where both R&D and manufacturing facilities are located. Additional information about IPS is available at www.InfinitePowerSolutions.com.
  1172.  
  1173. 81. TERRAGO TECHNOLOGIES ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC INVESTMENT AND DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WITH IN-Q-TEL
  1174.  
  1175. Strategic Partnership with In-Q-Tel Plays Key Role in Introtucing Cutting-edge Mapping Technologies to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and the Broader Intelligence Community
  1176.  
  1177. October 23, 2006
  1178.  
  1179. Atlanta, GA
  1180.  
  1181. TerraGo Technologies, provider of GeoPDF® and the MAP2PDF™ family of products, announced today that it has entered into a strategic agreement with In-Q-Tel, the independent strategic venture capital fund that identifies innovative technologies to support the missions of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the larger Intelligence Community (IC).
  1182.  
  1183. The equity and technology advancement agreement allows for development of new mapping products needed by government agencies such as the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and other In-Q-Tel Intelligence Community partners. These agencies use TerraGo products to quickly and easily share geospatial data throughout their organizations.
  1184.  
  1185. "In-Q-Tel serves as an accelerator for emerging technologies, proving the ability of these tools to positively impact government organizations," said James Davis, TerraGo President and CEO. "In-Q-Tel's support of TerraGo is validation of the increasing importance of using GeoPDF to distribute and collaborate on geospatial data and confirms the advantages of a tool that can be used anywhere, anytime by anyone."
  1186.  
  1187. Leveraging the Adobe® Portable Document Format (PDF), TerraGo customers are able to send complex, georegistered maps as PDF files with layers and embedded feature attributes. A GeoPDF can be easily distributed and used in connected or disconnected modes with the free Adobe Reader® and GeoPDF Toolbar software. Users are able to view finished digital maps, turn layers on and off, query attributes, display coordinates, measure distances and track locations via GPS without the need for specialized geospatial knowledge or training. TerraGo's products are used by government agencies and commercial organizations that rely on extensive mapping data to do their jobs effectively. Customers using TerraGo's products include organizations in the fields of national defense, infrastructure, emergency response, public safety, public works, oil, and gas.
  1188.  
  1189. "This investment reflects cooperation between both civilian and defense organizations of the Intelligence Community on important new technology development," said Chris Darby, President and CEO of In-Q-Tel. "TerraGo's solutions will enhance critical decision making and help users get essential geospatial data wherever in the world it is most needed. This deal reflects our mission to find and deliver innovative tools and technologies that enhance our national security interests."
  1190.  
  1191. About TerraGo Technologies
  1192.  
  1193. TerraGo® Technologies is the provider of mapping solutions that leverage the Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). TerraGo's product line, MAP2PDF and the GeoPDF format, allows GIS professionals to convert complex, georegistered geospatial data into maps with extensive, embedded data which can be easily distributed, viewed and manipulated by non-GIS professionals, leveraging valuable geospatial assets across the enterprise. For more information, visit www.terragotech.com.
  1194.  
  1195. Editors Note: TerraGo, MAP2PDF and GeoPDF are trademarks or registered trademarks of TerraGo Technologies. Adobe, Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are recognized as proprietary to their owners.
  1196.  
  1197. 80. TENXSYS INC. ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC INVESTMENT AND DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WITH IN-Q-TEL
  1198.  
  1199. September 21, 2006
  1200.  
  1201. Eagle, Idaho
  1202.  
  1203. TenXsys Inc., a provider of telemetry systems for remote monitoring of physiologic, environmental, and locational data, today announced a strategic investment and development agreement with In-Q-Tel, the independent strategic venture capital fund that identifies innovative technologies to support the missions of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the larger Intelligence Community (IC).
  1204.  
  1205. "This agreement with In-Q-Tel is a tremendous validation of the TenXsys technology," said Frank Riskey, President and CEO of TenXsys Inc. "In-Q-Tel's investment will allow TenXsys to further product development and take this advanced technology to market."
  1206.  
  1207. This new investment capital will be used to support both commercial market and technology development efforts. It will also enable TenXsys to provide additional support to its major customers in the private and public sector markets.
  1208.  
  1209. TenXsys provides a system of advanced, configurable telemetry devices that allow people to monitor and collect physiologic, environmental, and location data including heart rate, skin surface temperature, ambient noise amplitude and audio recordings. In 2006, TenXsys, in conjunction with the Center for Orthopedic and Biomechanics Research, produced a field-capable Sensor Monitoring and Relay Transmission (SMART) system that improved amputee monitoring, decreasing the likelihood of injuries due to overexertion and balance instability events.
  1210.  
  1211. "The TenXsys technology offers significant value in the commercializing of telemetry systems," said Chris Darby, President and CEO of In-Q-Tel. "After conducting a thorough technical analysis and venture evaluation, we invested in TenXsys on behalf of the Defense HUMINT Management Office and our partners in the Intelligence Community because of TenXsys' unique technology capabilities that allow users to automatically monitor and collect biometric and environmental information, enabling real-time data to be viewed more efficiently."
  1212.  
  1213. Financial details about the agreement were not disclosed.
  1214.  
  1215. About TenXsys Inc.
  1216.  
  1217. TenXsys Inc. provides telemetry systems for remote monitoring. From software used by NASA's Mission Control Center to animal health monitoring devices, TenXsys provides complete solutions that can be tailored to a customer's needs. TenXsys is headquartered in Eagle, Idaho. The company is privately held and was founded in 2002. Additional information about TenXsys Inc. is available at www.tenxsys.com.
  1218.  
  1219. 79. IN-Q-TEL MAKES STRATEGIC INVESTMENT IN INFOBIONICS, INC.
  1220.  
  1221. Infobionics' Cellilar DBMS Empowers Organizations to Perform Advanced Searches on Structured and Unstructured Data with Unparalleled Ease and Flexibility
  1222.  
  1223. September 11, 2006
  1224.  
  1225. Minneapolis, MN
  1226.  
  1227. Infobionics, Inc., a start-up company developing a patented cellular database solution to address the demanding requirements of data management and analysis, has signed a strategic investment and development agreement with In-Q-Tel, the independent strategic venture capital fund that identifies innovative technologies to support the mission of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the larger Intelligence Community. In-Q-Tel has also secured an option to invest additional funds in a forthcoming private placement round for Infobionics.
  1228.  
  1229. The Infobionics Cellular Database Management System (CDBMS) is designed to deliver unparalleled agility, flexibility, and search characteristics for query intensive applications found in businesses where getting the right data at the right time and performing quick easy analysis can drive the decisions that make a business profitable.
  1230.  
  1231. "Many Fortune 500 companies are in search of technology solutions to rapidly assess and avert activities that could threaten their businesses," says Carl Bonta, President of Infobionics. "Our technology allows users to search for unusual, unforeseen patterns and to identify what's missing."
  1232.  
  1233. The Infobionics CDBMS provides an efficient way to organize, store, and search both structured and unstructured data. As a result, the system excels in environments where people ask many and varied questions that were not necessarily planned in the original design, and also in environments where the data and relationships are changing.
  1234.  
  1235. "Infobionics' technology has the potential to radically enhance data management applications across a wide range of industries," said Scott Yancey, President and CEO of In-Q-Tel. "In-Q-Tel continues to seek innovative technologies that address some of the most difficult challenges in commercial enterprises and the Intelligence Community (IC). Infobionics' proprietary technology offers great promise for leading edge applications for customers in both of these markets."
  1236.  
  1237. "We are pleased to be working with In-Q-Tel," said John Bjelland, CEO of Infobionics. "Our strategic relationship with In-Q-Tel means that the Intelligence Community can capitalize on trends in commercial markets. At the same time, In-Q-Tel's insight into the Intelligence Community's needs benefits our commercial development, allowing us to turn challenges into well thought out solutions."
  1238.  
  1239. About Infobionics
  1240.  
  1241. Infobionics, (http://www.infobionics.com), is a Minneapolis based company whose Cellular Database Management System (TM) (CDBMS(TM)) is the next generation in information management technology. Its simple architecture, along with unrivaled agility and flexibility, mean that organizations don't need to know all the questions beforehand to build a solution. Searching for unknown patterns, gaining insight, and identifying specifics - difficult at best with most technologies - are the cornerstone of the Cellular Database Management System.
  1242.  
  1243. 78. MICROCHIP BIOTECHNOLOGIES, INC. COMPLETES SERIES A FINANCING ROUND AND ANNOUNCES DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT
  1244.  
  1245. August 30, 2006
  1246.  
  1247. Dublin, CA
  1248.  
  1249. Microchip Biotechnologies, Inc., (MBI), today announced the completion of its Series A investment round. $4.5 million in total funding was secured, which includes equity and amounts based on further product development components. The round was co-led by In-Q-Tel, the independent strategic venture capital fund that identifies innovative technologies to support the missions of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the larger Intelligence Community, and RONA Syndicates LLC, a privately held Silicon Valley-based venture investment group. MBI is focused on commercializing products based on a patent-pending Microscale On-chip ValveTM (MOVTM) nanofluidic platform.
  1250.  
  1251. “The strategic investment by In-Q-Tel is a significant validation of MBI’s MOVTM technology and our goal to leverage this platform in field-portable, integrated solutions,” said Dr. Stevan Jovanovich, President and CEO of MBI. “We are delighted to secure the Series A funding that will enable us to bring our first microchip-based products to market.”
  1252.  
  1253. The proceeds will accelerate the development efforts of MBI’s first commercial products, develop portable forensics devices for DNA typing, and fund the critical infrastructure necessary for rapid prototyping and manufacturing of nanofluidic microchips.
  1254.  
  1255. “MBI is developing a breakthrough nanofluidic platform that may ultimately transform many integrated solutions that are integral to today’s large laboratory-based systems,” said Scott Yancey, President and CEO of In-Q-Tel. “MBI’s technology also has the potential to create a tipping point in the development of field-portable integrated solutions and next-generation laboratory instrumentation, providing high value technology solutions for both federal and commercial markets.”
  1256.  
  1257. About Microchip Biotechnologies
  1258.  
  1259. Microchip Biotechnologies, Inc. is an early-stage, privately-held company located in Dublin, California that is developing advanced nanofluidic sample preparation and analysis instrumentation for the genomics, biodefense, and forensics markets. These solutions are based on MBI’s proprietary NanoBioProcessor™ platform and associated ‘Microscale-on-Chip Valves™’ (MOV™) technology. More details can be found on the company’s website: www.microchipbiotech.com.
  1260.  
  1261. About RONA Syndicates LLC
  1262.  
  1263. RONA Syndicates LLC is a privately held, Silicon Valley-based venture investment group. The RONA investment team also invested in ParAllele Biosciences, a genotyping company acquired by Affymetrix in 2005 and most recently in NextBio, a Life Sciences Bioinformatics company.
  1264.  
  1265. 77. IN-Q-TEL ANNOUNCES CHRISTOPHER DARBY AS NEW CEO
  1266.  
  1267. Darby Joins Innovative Technology Venture Firm Supporting U.S. Intelligence Community
  1268.  
  1269. August 29, 2006
  1270.  
  1271. Arlington, VA
  1272.  
  1273. In-Q-Tel, the independent strategic venture capital fund that identifies innovative technologies to support the mission of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the larger Intelligence Community, today announced Christopher A.R. Darby as its new President and CEO. Mr. Darby will assume his new role on September 18, 2006.
  1274.  
  1275. Mr. Darby comes to In-Q-Tel from Intel Corporation, where he was Vice President and General Manager, Middleware Products Division. Mr. Darby joined Intel in August 2005 with the acquisition of Sarvega Inc., a venture-backed supplier of XML Networking and Security products which he led as President and CEO. Prior to Sarvega, Mr. Darby was Chairman and CEO of @stake, an internet security consulting firm which was acquired by Symantec (SYMC). While at @stake, he assembled a group of the world's leading security researchers and built a business that spanned North America and Europe. Before @stake, Mr. Darby served as President and CEO of Interpath Communications, a facilities-based ASP later acquired by US Internetworking (USIX).
  1276.  
  1277. Lee A. Ault III, Chairman of the Board of In-Q-Tel, said "We are delighted that Chris Darby is joining In-Q-Tel as President and CEO. As an energetic and experienced entrepreneur with a deep understanding of technology, Chris brings to In-Q-Tel the qualities we were seeking in a leader to build on In-Q-Tel's large and growing base of portfolio companies and our top priority: delivering leading-edge solutions to pressing challenges confronting the CIA and other members of the Intelligence Community."
  1278.  
  1279. "I am excited to have this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work with a team that has already contributed so much to our national security," said Chris Darby. "In-Q-Tel's name is synonymous with technology innovation within the government and in the private sector as well."
  1280.  
  1281. Stephanie O'Sullivan, CIA's Director for Science and Technology, said, "The In-Q-Tel Board of Trustees recognizes the value that we place on this innovative company and has made an extensive search to identify a CEO to lead In-Q-Tel with the same professionalism, technology expertise, and business acumen we've relied upon since the company was founded. The Agency and our Intelligence Community partners have high expectations of continued technology returns from In-Q-Tel's investments in emerging technologies. We welcome the opportunity to engage with Mr. Darby as he takes over the leadership of the In-Q-Tel team."
  1282.  
  1283. "Chris' experience working with the venture capital community, coupled with an unusual breadth of technical experience spanning hardware, software, telecommunications, and semiconductors, positions him to make an enormous contribution to our government partners," said Scott Yancey, interim CEO of In-Q-Tel. "We look forward to working with him."
  1284.  
  1285. Mr. Darby has contributed his expertise to government as well, serving in the wake of 9/11 as an advisor to the formation of the Department of Homeland Security, and providing testimony before Congress on the topic of Critical Infrastructure security.
  1286.  
  1287. Mr. Darby held several executive positions at Digital Equipment Corporation (now Hewlett-Packard) with responsibility for telecom industry initiatives, strategy, and alliances. He began his career at Northern Telecom (now Nortel Networks) and Bell Northern Research. Mr. Darby is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Advanced Defense Studies in Washington DC. He is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario.
  1288.  
  1289. For its nation-wide CEO search, In-Q-Tel retained the services of the executive search firm Heidrick and Struggles.
  1290.  
  1291. 76. STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH IN-Q-TEL PLAYS KEY ROLE IN INTRODUCING IMMERSIVE VISUAL AND GEOSPATIAL TECHNOLOGIES TO THE U.S. INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY
  1292.  
  1293. June 21, 2006
  1294.  
  1295. Portland, OR
  1296.  
  1297. iMove®, the leading developer of immersive visual solutions for mission-critical security and surveillance applications, today announces a series of strategic investments, and development and product purchase agreements, with In-Q-Tel, the independent strategic venture capital fund that identifies innovative technologies to support the mission of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the larger Intelligence Community.
  1298.  
  1299. "Our goal is to deliver innovative technology from the commercial sector to help solve some of the most pressing national security challenges the IC faces," said Troy Pearsall, Senior Vice President of Technology of In-Q-Tel. "iMove's immersive video offers dramatic benefits across a range of applications and customers that has radically enhanced critical decision making."
  1300.  
  1301. iMove's immersive video technology provides enhanced situational awareness by seamlessly displaying multiple video streams in real-time panoramic and 360° spherical views, placing users inside the scene with the ability to look in every direction and to move through space. iMove's products include GeoView™, a video mapping solution that provides a feet-on-the-street perspective to supplement overhead imagery and maps; and inView™, a video surveillance solution that reduces the number of cameras and operators necessary to protect wide area perimeters.
  1302.  
  1303. In July 2004, In-Q-Tel signed an initial strategic investment and development agreement with iMove, which then focused its successful commercial technology on the government and national security markets. iMove's immersive visual solutions help private and public sector organizations, including intelligence and law enforcement agencies, to capture, process, and display wide-area, immersive video in an intuitive manner that anyone can comprehend. Since then, In-Q-Tel has made additional strategic investments and development agreements on behalf of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and the Defense Intelligence Community (DIA).
  1304.  
  1305. "Our partnership with In-Q-Tel reflects a strong sense of purpose to rapidly field capabilities that contribute to our national interest," said John Herring, iMove's President and CEO. "We are pleased that our leadership in the immersive video market can be leveraged to support these efforts."
  1306.  
  1307. About iMove, Inc.
  1308.  
  1309. iMove is a leading provider of immersive visual solutions for mission-critical security and surveillance applications. iMove's solutions deliver higher resolution visual information and expanded situational awareness using automated features to dramatically enhance mission performance while reducing cost and complexity. Our solutions are deployed at home and abroad for the prevention of potentially catastrophic incidents associated with critical infrastructure and for intelligence and special operation forces mission planning and training systems. iMove is based in Portland, Oregon.
  1310.  
  1311. iMove is a registered trademark of iMove, Inc. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.
  1312.  
  1313. 75. IN-Q-TEL NAMES WILL JOHNSON PARTNER
  1314.  
  1315. May 17, 2006
  1316.  
  1317. Arlington, VA
  1318.  
  1319. In-Q-Tel, the independent strategic venture capital fund that identifies innovative technologies to support the mission of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the larger Intelligence Community, today named Will Johnson a Partner.
  1320.  
  1321. "This is great news for our team," said Scott Yancey, President and CEO of In-Q-Tel. "Will brings a valuable mix of entrepreneurial and early stage technology investment experience to In-Q-Tel and has a rare talent to see where technology is moving and how it will impact markets. This promotion capitalizes on the collective expertise of our venture team and reflects In-Q-Tel's ongoing commitment to its end game - delivering cutting-edge technologies to our government partners."
  1322.  
  1323. Prior to joining In-Q-Tel as a Principal on its venture capital team based in Silicon Valley, California, last year, Mr. Johnson was with JP Morgan Partners, where he focused on enterprise software and was a founding member of the firm's software investment practice. Formerly, Mr. Johnson worked in the technology consulting practices of both Andersen Consulting and Ernst & Young.
  1324.  
  1325. "I am delighted to be named Partner," said Johnson. "In-Q-Tel has a strong and well-respected venture team, and I look forward to continuing In-Q-Tel's success of identifying, developing, and deploying innovative technologies that meet present and future intelligence needs."
  1326.  
  1327. As a Principal at In-Q-Tel over the past year, Mr. Johnson sourced and researched dozens of prospective deals and led In-Q-Tel's investments with Nextreme Thermal Solutions, a pioneer in embedded thermoelectric components; and Initiate Systems, the leading provider of customer data integration (CDI) and enterprise master person index (EMPI) software. He will continue to actively participate in their board-related activities. In his new role as Partner, Mr. Johnson will also source new opportunities for In-Q-Tel and its strategic partners in addition to helping In-Q-Tel's portfolio companies execute their business plans.
  1328.  
  1329. Mr. Johnson holds a BS in Finance with Distinction from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MBA with High Honors from the University of Michigan Business School, where he was a Dean's Fellow and a founder of the Wolverine Venture Fund. He serves on the advisory board for the Wolverine Venture Fund at the University of Michigan.
  1330.  
  1331. 74. RHEVISION CLOSES NEW VC INVESTMENT ROUND
  1332.  
  1333. May 5, 2005
  1334.  
  1335. San Diego, CA
  1336.  
  1337. Rhevision Technology, Inc., developer of miniature tunable optical systems, announced today the completion of its first venture financing, led by EDF Ventures and joined by In-Q-Tel, the independent investment fund that identifies innovative technologies to support the mission of the Central Intelligence Community (CIA) and the larger Intelligence Community. The proceeds will be used to accelerate the development efforts for Rhevision's tunable lens systems that will revolutionize the world of mobile imaging.
  1338.  
  1339. Miniaturized cameras in cell phones and PDAs have quickly become an essential feature for those wanting to capture and store images anytime, anywhere. Experts estimate that 800 million camera phones will ship by 2007 and that consumers will snap 100 billion digital images a year.
  1340.  
  1341. "Soon, camera phones will have image sensors comparable to the quality of digital still cameras. What's lacking is the optical zoom and auto focus functions due to size, weight and cost limitations," says Rhevision's CEO, Tim Rueth. "Our optical zoom lenses will meet these market demands and offer auto-focus and 3x optical zoom while fitting in the small form factors of new cell phone designs. Our unique and proprietary approach will prove superior to competing approaches."
  1342.  
  1343. "Rhevision's miniature lens systems will tap into a highly-compelling consumer market and enable better camera phones," said Scott Yancey, Acting CEO of In-Q-Tel. "As a strategic venture investor, In-Q-Tel is pleased to be partnering with Rhevision and we are impressed with their promise of significant developments in mobile imaging that will present great value to both the commercial and the government sectors."
  1344.  
  1345. Beau Laskey, General Partner of EDF Ventures said, "We believe Rhevision has the right solution to a growing desire on the part of consumers to increasingly rely on a camera phone rather than carrying both a phone and a camera, and, to be able to generate high-quality images as well. The Rhevision product is designed for high reliability and low manufacturing cost."
  1346.  
  1347. About Rhevision Technology, Inc.
  1348.  
  1349. Rhevision Technology, Inc. is a start-up company, possessing technology developed in the University of California - San Diego's (UCSD) Jacobs School of Engineering, with a mission of developing tunable lens systems for miniature and mobile imaging systems (camera phones, digital still cameras, video recorders). The company is currently developing prototypes that can be delivered to IDMs and camera phone manufacturers. To learn more about Rhevision, please visit www.rhevision.com.
  1350.  
  1351. About EDF Ventures
  1352.  
  1353. EDF is experienced in investing in all stages of growing companies and has a particular expertise in working with those that are early in their development. We seek equity positions and value-add relationships in companies where we can effectively partner with entrepreneurs to build companies that achieve their maximum potential for sustainable and profitable growth. Funds are typically invested in stages with the expectation that ultimately $4 to $6 million will be invested in each opportunity. EDF prefers to co-invest with other venture capital funds and is prepared to lead the formation of an investor syndicate. Early stage market driven companies in health care and information technology are particularly attractive to the Fund. Website: http://www.edfvc.com.
  1354.  
  1355. 73. SIONEX ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC INVESTMENT AND DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WITH IN-Q-TEL
  1356.  
  1357. April 24, 2006
  1358.  
  1359. Bedford, MA
  1360.  
  1361. Sionex Corporation, a company focused on commercializing breakthrough chemical and biological sensors and systems, today announced a strategic investment and development agreement with In-Q-Tel, a private venture group funded by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the U.S. Intelligence Community.
  1362.  
  1363. "This agreement with In-Q-Tel is a tremendous validation of Sionex's technology and its significance for realizing the vast potential of cutting-edge detection technology for chemicals and biological materials," said Wes Davis, President and CEO of Sionex Corporation. "In-Q-Tel's investment will allow Sionex to continue leading the next wave of the detection revolution."
  1364.  
  1365. This new investment capital will be used to support both commercial market and technical development efforts. It will also enable Sionex to provide additional support to its major customers in the government, environmental, diagnostics and industrial sectors.
  1366.  
  1367. "Sionex has developed a revolutionary biological and chemical sensing platform that is highly applicable to a wide range of commercial and government markets," said Amit Yoran, President and CEO of In-Q-Tel. "Sionex's unique capabilities have the potential to bring about a paradigm shift in detection systems, enabling the sensing of compounds on an unparalleled scale with unprecedented sensitivity and selectivity."
  1368.  
  1369. About Sionex Corporation
  1370.  
  1371. Sionex Corporation is focused on commercializing breakthrough chemical and biological sensor chips and systems based on its proprietary microDMx™ detection technology. Sionex maintains its worldwide headquarters and laboratories in Bedford, Massachusetts. The Company is privately held and was founded in 2001 with patented technology licensed exclusively from The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory. Additional information about Sionex Corporation is available at www.sionex.com.
  1372.  
  1373. 72. IN-Q-TEL MAKES STRATEGIC INVESTMENT IN INITIATE SYSTEMS
  1374.  
  1375. Initiate Software Enables Information Sharing Without Compromise
  1376.  
  1377. March 22, 2006
  1378.  
  1379. Chicago, IL
  1380.  
  1381. Initiate Systems, Inc., the leading provider of customer data integration (CDI) and enterprise master person index (EMPI) software, today announced a strategic investment from In-Q-Tel, a private venture group established by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to deliver solutions to the CIA and the broader intelligence community. Initiate™ software is used today by more than 80 organizations in industries including financial services, healthcare, hospitality, retail and public sector to provide highly accurate views of data from large numbers of internal and external applications and data sources.
  1382.  
  1383. "Initiate Systems has unique technology that enables extremely accurate and secure information sharing and entity resolution across organizations, which is of great value to the intelligence community," said Amit Yoran, president and CEO of In-Q-Tel. "After conducting a thorough technical and venture evaluation, we invested in Initiate Systems because their innovative software is the most accurate, high performance, scalable and non-intrusive and they have a proven track record of rapid deployment with a large number of commercial enterprises."
  1384.  
  1385. Initiate Identity Hub™ software enhances data management efforts by creating the most accurate and complete views of records, individuals, and entities from disparate data sources in real time and sharing that information with all participating, organizations and authorized personnel automatically. The software disambiguates entity information about persons, organizations, objects and events, while minimizing false positives and negatives, which frees up investigative resources to focus on real leads and improves the capabilities of applications that are focused on identifying specific activities or changes in behavior. Multiple data governance models and flexible data and security capabilities allow the creation of an agency-wide or cross-agency solution that enables perpetual use across many applications, systems and processes.
  1386.  
  1387. "This investment by In-Q-Tel further validates our position as the leader in information sharing and entity identification technology," said Bill Conroy, president and CEO of Initiate Systems. "Working with In-Q-Tel allows us to provide the intelligence community with already proven technology that directly addresses national security needs. The exposure within the Intelligence Community that we have already experienced as a result of In-Q-Tel's involvement has been tremendous."
  1388.  
  1389. In-Q-Tel led the Series E financing joined by existing Initiate's investors, Sigma Partners and Apex Partners. The financing will be used to increase research and development and expand worldwide sales, support and business operations to meet both commercial and public sector demand for Initiate Identity Hub™ software.
  1390.  
  1391. For more information on Initiate Systems, visit www.initiatesystems.com.
  1392.  
  1393. About Initiate Identity Hub™ Software
  1394.  
  1395. Initiate Identity Hub™ software is the most accurate, scalable, rapidly implemented and widely deployed customer data integration and enterprise master person index solution. Organizations using Initiate Identity Hub™ solutions create complete, real-time views of data from all applications and data sources to more effectively manage, control, analyze and integrate customer, patient or constituent information and relationships while protecting data privacy. The software combines the ability to handle hundreds of millions of records in sub-second response times with unsurpassed matching and linking technology that identifies and resolves information routinely, even when there is duplicate, fragmented or incomplete data. Unlike alternatives, which take months or years to implement, require extensive business rules and impose intrusive changes on current systems and business processes, Initiate™ software is rapidly deployed in weeks, does not require business rules for data accuracy, and works within an organization's current environment without disrupting systems or processes.
  1396.  
  1397. About Initiate Systems
  1398.  
  1399. Initiate Systems, Inc. is the leading provider of software for companies, organizations and government agencies that want to create the most complete, real-time views of people, households and organizations from data dispersed across multiple application systems and databases. Many organizations in the financial services, government, healthcare, hospitality and retail sectors are using Initiate™ software to deliver the right data at the right time to all critical touch points. Initiate Systems' proven experience makes it uniquely qualified to enable strategic initiatives that allow organizations to increase revenue and efficiency, and reduce operating costs and risks.
  1400.  
  1401. 71. GOOGLE ACQUIRES @LAST SOFTWARE
  1402.  
  1403. March 14, 2006
  1404.  
  1405. Boulder, CO
  1406.  
  1407. In-Q-Tel portfolio company, @Last Software, the developer of the award-winning 3-D design product (SketchUp), today announced its acquisition by Google, Inc. (GOOG) in a Special Edition SketchUpdate newsletter.
  1408.  
  1409. Founded in 1999 and based in Boulder, Colorado, @Last's technology makes 3-D design as intuitive and accessible as possible, has led to numerous industry awards and grassroots support from its rapidly-expanding base of users. In-Q-Tel invested in @Last Software as part of its design, modeling, and imaging investment portfolio focus.
  1410.  
  1411. Current SketchUp users will benefit from the expanded resources, as the team continues to strive towards fulfilling the @Last vision of "3-D for everyone."
  1412.  
  1413. About @Last Software
  1414.  
  1415. @Last Software publishes SketchUp, the intuitive, award-winning modeling software that makes the creation of 3-D models quick and easy. SketchUp is available in six languages for both Windows® and for Macintosh® OS X through its website and through distributors worldwide. Founded in 1999, @Last Software is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado with offices in Germany and the UK. For more information, visit www.sketchup.com.
  1416.  
  1417. 70. NEXTREME THERMAL SOLUTIONS AND IN-Q-TEL SIGN STRATEGIC INVESTMENT AGREEMENT
  1418.  
  1419. Investment by CIA Technology Venture Firm to Accelerate Product Development of Thermoelectric Technology
  1420.  
  1421. January 24, 2006
  1422.  
  1423. Research Triangle Park, NC
  1424.  
  1425. Nextreme Thermal Solutions, a pioneer in embedded thermoelectric components, and In-Q-Tel, a private, not-for-profit venture group funded by CIA and the U.S. Intelligence Community, today announced a new strategic investment agreement designed to advance the development of new thermal management and power generation products.
  1426.  
  1427. Nextreme's technology addresses the most pressing thermal management and power generation needs of the government and commercial industries. "Nextreme's innovative thermoelectric technology fits well with In-Q-Tel's mission to stimulate new technologies being developed by America¹s leading entrepreneurs," said William Johnson, a Principal at In-Q-Tel. "We invested in Nextreme because its advances in the field of thermal management promise significant impact in a wide variety of both commercial and intelligence-related markets."
  1428.  
  1429. "In-Q-Tel is a very important strategic partner given their history and relationship with the federal government," Nextreme CEO Jesko von Windheim said. "This agreement will help provide a new channel into the Intelligence Community and government programs at large, which could lead to new applications for Nextreme's technology."
  1430.  
  1431. Nextreme is a North Carolina based company formed to commercialize the thin-film thermoelectrics technology developed over the last decade. The technology, which is based on a superlattice nano-material of bismuth telluride, emerged from work with the U.S. Department of Defense. The Office of Naval Research (ONR) and the Defense Advance Research Projects Agency (DARPA) have provided funding since 1993 for development of the new materials and devices.
  1432.  
  1433. Nextreme's embedded thermoelectric components (eTECs) are used to cool hotspots on semiconductor and optoelectronic chips as well as precisely control the temperature of temperature-sensitive components, such as photonics and DNA chips. eTECs may also be used as power generators, converting waste heat into electricity.
  1434.  
  1435. About Nextreme Thermal Solutions
  1436.  
  1437. Nextreme Thermal Solutions manufactures advanced thermoelectric devices to address the escalating thermal management needs of the semiconductor, photonics, bio-medical and defense/aerospace industries. These high-performance solid-state devices operate as miniature heat pumps for cooling semiconductors and precision thermal management of photonics and integrated optoelectronics chips. Nextreme¹s unique thin-film superlattice technology provides an industry first - the embedding of an active cooling device directly into an integrated circuit¹s package. Other applications include converting heat into electricity for advanced power generation applications, thermal batteries and automotive energy management. Nextreme currently has 30 employees and is located in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. For more information, please visit www.NextremeThermal.com.
  1438.  
  1439. 69. IN-Q-TEL ANNOUNCES AMIT YORAN AS NEW CEO
  1440.  
  1441. Yoran to Lead Strategic Venture Fund for the U.S. Intelligence Community
  1442.  
  1443. January 4, 2006
  1444.  
  1445. Arlington, VA
  1446.  
  1447. In-Q-Tel, a private, not-for-profit, independent venture group established by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), today announced information security expert Amit Yoran as In-Q-Tel's new President and CEO. Yoran takes over on January 3, 2006 from Gilman Louie, who has served as In-Q-Tel's CEO since the company's launch in 1999.
  1448.  
  1449. As a successful technology entrepreneur, investor, and former government leader, Yoran joins In-Q-Tel having spent the past year advising emerging security technology companies and working with larger firms to develop security strategies. In 2003, Yoran was appointed as Director of the National Cyber Security Division at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, where he was responsible for information sharing and managing national and global initiatives to thwart computer network attacks.
  1450.  
  1451. Yoran co-founded and was CEO of Riptech, Inc, a venture-backed network security firm acquired by Symantec Corporation in 2002. At Symantec, Yoran served as Vice President of Worldwide Managed Security Services. Early in his career, Yoran oversaw the Vulnerability Assessment Program within the Computer Emergency Response Team at the Department of Defense. He serves on several corporate boards, including Trust Digital, Guardium, and Guidance Software, and on advisory boards including the FBI InfraGard Advisory Board, the Department of Homeland Security - SRI Cyber R&D Center Advisory Board, IT Governance Institute Advisory Panel, and the Verisign Public Advisory Group. He holds a B.S. from the United States Military Academy at West Point and an M.S. from George Washington University.
  1452.  
  1453. "America's great engine of technology innovation is fueled by venture capital. In-Q-Tel is the critical link between emerging technology and the vital national security demands of intelligence. Now more than ever, we must deliver the tools that the men and women of the Intelligence Community need to protect our country at home and around the world. I am honored to be asked to lead this unique and innovative effort called In-Q-Tel," said Amit Yoran
  1454.  
  1455. Since 1999, In-Q-Tel has engaged with nearly 90 companies and delivered more than 100 technology solutions to the Intelligence Community. In-Q-Tel's entrepreneurial venture model gives it the agility - lacking within traditional government contracting approaches - to find and nurture the entrepreneurs and companies that can provide a supply chain of innovation that enables the IC to benefit from technology breakthroughs.
  1456.  
  1457. "Amit's lifetime experience - as an entrepreneur, a venture investor and leader in commercial companies and national security - makes him the perfect fit for our organization," said Gilman Louie, outgoing In-Q-Tel President and CEO. His critical understanding of key technologies, and security needs will position In-Q-Tel to continue to serve as a unique tool driving innovation across the broader Intelligence Community."
  1458.  
  1459. Gilman Louie will stay on at In-Q-Tel for a short period of time to ensure a smooth transition, following which he will depart to start a new venture capital firm in the San Francisco Bay Area.
  1460.  
  1461. 2005
  1462.  
  1463. 68. 3VR SECURITY, INC. ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC INVESTMENT AND DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WITH IN-Q-TEL
  1464.  
  1465. November 3, 2005
  1466.  
  1467. San Francisco, CA
  1468.  
  1469. 3VR Security, Inc., (3vr.com) developers of the world's first intelligent video management system, today announced a strategic agreement with In-Q-Tel (inqtel.org), an independent, private, not-for-profit company established by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to develop sophisticated surveillance systems for both commercial and government markets.
  1470.  
  1471. 3VR's products have gained traction rapidly in the security market, having earned the Security Industry Association's New Product Showcase award for Best New Digital Video Product of 2005, been named a top intelligence video product by JP Freeman & Co., and successfully installed the system for several well-known enterprise customers.
  1472.  
  1473. "Our partnership with In-Q-Tel is further validation of 3VR's leadership in the intelligent video space," said Stephen Russell, 3VR's CEO. "We look forward to the tremendous opportunities we have working together in the coming months and years."
  1474.  
  1475. "3VR offers an impressive product to an industry that will see amazing growth in the coming years," said Gilman Louie, President & CEO of In-Q-Tel. "We invested in 3VR's technology because of its innovation in the field of capturing and managing surveillance data - actually turning thousands of hours of video into a valuable digital asset with useful alerts and customizable searches."
  1476.  
  1477. Financial details about the agreement were not disclosed.
  1478.  
  1479. About 3VR Security, Inc.
  1480.  
  1481. 3VR Security, Inc. was founded to address the most pressing issue in the security industry today: overwhelming data stores. 3VR Security, Inc. developed the third generation video recorder; an appliance that not only performs the functionality of a high-end Digital Video Recorder (DVR), but also allows security professionals to find, sort and respond to data. By making complex technology simple, scalable and available to corporate security buyers, 3VR Security, Inc. helps companies to effectively respond to their security challenges.
  1482.  
  1483. 67. ELECTRO ENERGY INC. ANNOUNCES NEW DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WITH IN-Q-TEL
  1484.  
  1485. October 20, 2005
  1486.  
  1487. Danbury, CT
  1488.  
  1489. Electro Energy Inc. (Nasdaq: EEEI), a leading provider of advanced battery technologies and associated systems, and In-Q-Tel, a private, not-for-profit venture group funded by the Central Intelligence Agency, today announced a new technology development agreement for advanced rechargeable bipolar lithium ion (BPLI) batteries.
  1490.  
  1491. The resulting BPLI battery is intended to exhibit both high-specific energy and high-specific power, due to the efficiency of the EEEI bipolar cell and battery design. In previous work, EEEI has demonstrated BPLI cells with a specific energy greater than 200 Wh/kg and an energy density greater than 400 Wh/l. The development will be conducted at EEEI's battery manufacturing facility in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
  1492.  
  1493. Martin Klein, Chairman and CEO of EEEI, said, "We are extremely pleased with the capabilities of our prototype bipolar lithium ion technology. It has surpassed our expectations and will contribute importantly to military applications where high power, high energy density and low cost are critical advantages. In addition, we intend to bring this technology to the commercial sector for portable and mobile battery applications as soon as possible."
  1494.  
  1495. The EEEI bipolar lithium ion design - the result of an R&D program begun in March 2004 - provides a very high surface area per unit of energy, which results in high power capability while minimizing wasted space and reducing weight and volume. When fully developed, the benefit potential over conventional batteries is lower cost, increased power density, longer life and improved reliability. In addition, the unique battery cell design will allow the battery to be configured in small areas and conform to other specialized design requirements.
  1496.  
  1497. Simultaneously with the development agreement, EEEI is entering into an $800,000 stock purchase and warrant agreement with In-Q-Tel, announced earlier today. The purchase price for the stock and warrants is expected to be paid over the course of 14 months following the closing, conditioned upon EEEI achieving certain development milestones. No separate payments will be made or required under the development agreement.
  1498.  
  1499. 66. ELECTRO ENERGY INC. RECEIVES DIRECT EQUITY INVESTMENT FROM IN-Q-TEL TO DEMONSTRATE THE INCORPORATION OF BIPOLAR LI-ION CELL TECHNOLOGYINTO BIPOLAR LITHIUM ION BATTERIES
  1500.  
  1501. October 20, 2005
  1502.  
  1503. Danbury, CT
  1504.  
  1505. Electro Energy Inc. (Nasdaq: EEEI), a leading provider of advanced battery technologies and associated systems, today announced it entered into a Stock Purchase Agreement with In-Q-Tel, Inc. and In-Q-Tel's EIP (In-Q-Tel), dated as of October 17, 2005, pursuant to which In-Q-Tel has agreed to purchase 241,692 shares of unregistered common stock of EEEI and warrants to purchase 75,829 shares of unregistered common stock of EEEI at an exercise price of $3.11 per share. The total purchase price for the stock and warrants is $800,000 and is expected to be paid over the course of 14 months following the closing, conditioned upon EEEI achieving certain development milestones. EEEI intends to direct the proceeds toward research and development to demonstrate the incorporation of Bipolar Li-ion Cell Technology into Bipolar Lithium Ion Batteries.
  1506.  
  1507. About Electro Energy Inc.
  1508.  
  1509. Electro Energy Inc., headquartered in Danbury, Connecticut, was founded in 1992 to develop, manufacture and commercialize high-powered, rechargeable bipolar nickel-metal hydride batteries for use in a wide range of applications. Its Colorado Springs operation supplies aerospace-grade high quality nickel cadmium batteries and components for satellites, aircraft and other specialty applications. EEEI is also developing high power lithium rechargeable batteries utilizing the Company's proprietary design. In May, EEEI announced plans to acquire significant manufacturing assets near Gainesville, Fla., by the end of 2005 to accelerate commercialization of its battery technology.
  1510.  
  1511. Certain statements in this news release may contain forward-looking information within the meaning of Rule 175 under the Securities Act of 1933 and Rule 3b-6 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and are subject to the safe harbor created by those rules. All statements, other than statements of fact, included in this release, including, without limitation, statements regarding potential future plans and objectives of the companies, are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include, among other things, the following: general economic and business conditions; competition; unexpected changes in technologies and technological advances; ability to commercialize and manufacture products; results of experimental studies; research and development activities; changes in, or failure to comply with, governmental regulations; and the ability to obtain adequate financing in the future. This information is qualified in its entirety by cautionary statements and risk factors disclosure contained in certain of Electro Energy Inc.'s Securities and Exchange Commission filings available at http://www.sec.gov.
  1512.  
  1513. Pursuant to a December 1, 2004 agreement, Consulting For Strategic Growth I, Ltd. ("CFSG") provides Electro Energy with consulting, business advisory, investor relations, public relations and corporate development services, for which CFSG receives a fixed monthly fee for the duration of the agreement. Independent of CFSG's receipt of cash compensation from Electro Energy, CFSG may choose to purchase the common stock of Electro Energy and thereafter sell those shares at any time it deems appropriate to do so.
  1514.  
  1515. 65. IN-Q-TEL ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC INVESTMENTS IN WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKING
  1516.  
  1517. October 20, 2005
  1518.  
  1519. Arlington, VA
  1520.  
  1521. In-Q-Tel, a private, independent venture group established by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), today announced additional investments in the wireless sensor networking market Tendril Networks, the leader in software applications for seamlessly combining wireless sensor and control networks; and Ember, a leading ZigBee™ wireless semiconductor systems company.
  1522.  
  1523. In 2003, In-Q-Tel invested in Dust Networks, a pioneer in wireless mesh networking. Over the last two years, Dust Networks has developed and released its SmartMesh™ platform for reliable, low-power wireless monitoring and control. Dust Networks' products are now used in industrial monitoring and building automation in addition to defense and intelligence applications.
  1524.  
  1525. "The next generation of computing will seamlessly network the billions of embedded devices," said In-Q-Tel CEO, Gilman Louie. "As an investor, we want to participate in all segments of what we expect will be a fast growing market."
  1526.  
  1527. About Dust Networks
  1528.  
  1529. Dust Networks™ provides low-power wireless mesh networking systems to solution providers, integrators and OEMs for enterprise-class monitoring and control applications. Dust Networks' SmartMesh™ combines sophisticated mesh networking software and low-power wireless nodes to provide unmatched reliability, manageability and ease of implementation. SmartMesh enables unprecedented access to information about the physical world, allowing companies to monitor and control processes and systems for increased efficiency and enhanced profitability. For more information, please visit www.dustnetworks.com.
  1530.  
  1531. About Ember Corporation
  1532.  
  1533. Ember Corporation develops ZigBee-compliant wireless semiconductor solutions that help automate homes, make buildings consume less energy, enable manufacturing plants to run with fewer breakdowns, and keep the country's borders and infrastructure safe and secure. With more than 120 customers, Ember's vision is to help create an "Internet of things" by enabling the eight billion microcontrollers built into products each year to support low-cost, low-power networking applications in any industry. Headquartered in Boston with offices and distributors worldwide, the company is a lead promoter of the ZigBee Alliance and its platform is the National Technical Systems' (NTS) "Golden Suite" for 802.15.4/ZigBee interoperability testing. For more information, please visit www.ember.com.
  1534.  
  1535. About Tendril
  1536.  
  1537. Tendril, Inc. is at the forefront of the "Internet of Things" the next big stage of computing which allows organizations to interact with the physical world in areas where computing has previously been cost-prohibitive. To achieve its vision, Tendril is leading the expansion of the Wireless Sensor and Control Networks category by developing the Tendril Service Broker. This groundbreaking technology includes the first software product of its kind to sit on top of a variety of wireless sensor networks and offer a distributed programming interface to instantiate, manipulate and orchestrate previously non-computerized activities related to buildings, factories, cities, crops, homes and other objects in the physical world. For more information about Tendril visit www.tendrilinc.com.
  1538.  
  1539. 64. DEFENSE AND INTELLIGENCE NEED DRIVE FEDERAL ORGANIZATION TO ADOPT WIRELESS MESH NETWORKS
  1540.  
  1541. October 20, 2005
  1542.  
  1543. Hayward, CA
  1544.  
  1545. Dust Networks, a leading provider of enterprise-class, low-power wireless mesh networking systems, announced that they are currently a subcontractor to Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), on a contract from The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for the development of technologies to address issues of urban area military operations.
  1546.  
  1547. Wireless mesh networks are increasingly being called upon by the United States' defense and intelligence communities to provide greater situational visibility resulting in more information available about the physical environment.
  1548.  
  1549. Dust Networks' subcontract involves the provision of low-power wireless mesh networks that will provide intelligence to support urban area operations. Wireless mesh networks improve warfighter situational awareness by monitoring buildings, rooftops, sewers, and other structures that obscure sight lines and conceal threats.
  1550.  
  1551. "We are proud to be working with SAIC on these defense and intelligence applications," said Joy Weiss, President and CEO of Dust Networks. "Dust Networks' low-power wireless mesh networking solutions are optimized to easily, reliably, and economically collect data about physical assets and environments, placing the right information in the hands of the right people. We are pleased to see our technology leveraged to help protect our nation."
  1552.  
  1553. There is a rising demand for reliable monitoring systems that give military personnel timely, relevant data from key facilities, borders, and sensitive infrastructure. Wireless mesh networking provides defense and intelligence communities with advanced technologies that address these challenges as demonstrated by Dust Networks funding from In-Q-Tel, a private, independent, not-for-profit venture group established by the CIA.
  1554.  
  1555. "We are pleased to see our investment in Dust Networks making a real difference in efforts to contribute to the information awareness for homeland security and other national defense efforts," said Gilman Louie, President and CEO of In-Q-Tel. "Innovations in low-power wireless mesh networks led by companies like Dust Networks are clearly driving the development of more effective threat monitoring systems that can help defense personnel work more effectively."
  1556.  
  1557. About SAIC
  1558.  
  1559. SAIC is the largest employee-owned research and engineering company in the United States, with annual revenues of $7.2 billion and more than 43,000 employees in over 150 cities worldwide. SAIC engineers and scientists solve complex technical problems in national security, homeland security, energy, the environment, space, telecommunications, health care, and logistics. SAIC: FROM SCIENCE TO SOLUTIONS™
  1560.  
  1561. About Dust Networks
  1562.  
  1563. Dust Networks™ provides low-power wireless mesh networking systems to solution providers, integrators and OEMs for enterprise-class monitoring and control applications. Dust Networks' SmartMesh™ combines sophisticated mesh networking software and low-power wireless nodes to provide unmatched reliability, manageability and ease of implementation. SmartMesh enables unprecedented access to information about the physical world, allowing companies to monitor and control processes and systems for increased efficiency and enhanced profitability. For more information, please visit www.dustnetworks.com.
  1564.  
  1565. 63. EMBER ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC AGREEMENT WITH CIA'S TECHNOLOGY INCUBATOR, IN-Q-TEL
  1566.  
  1567. October 20, 2005
  1568.  
  1569. Boston, MA
  1570.  
  1571. Ember Corporation today announced a strategic investment and development agreement with In-Q-Tel, a private venture group established by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Ember, a leading ZigBee™ wireless semiconductor systems company, will use the investment to develop wireless sensor, monitoring and control technology.
  1572.  
  1573. ZigBee is a wireless, standards-based radio technology designed for low-power networking applications including home control and awareness, building automation, medical monitoring, industrial automation, asset management and homeland security.
  1574.  
  1575. Ember develops tiny, low power ZigBee systems for creating wireless sensing and control networks that automatically configure and heal themselves, and work for years on very little power. Ember's ZigBee system is already being used in a variety of consumer and industrial applications, such as home automation and control, automatic meter reading and cold chain monitoring. The government has a variety of low-power, low-data-rate applications that will benefit from Ember's proven commercial platform.
  1576.  
  1577. "Ember is the market leader with a mature platform that has been successfully deployed in a variety of applications around the world" said Gilman Louie, president and CEO of In-Q-Tel. "We believe their technology has great potential to improve the security and efficiency of government and defense operations."
  1578.  
  1579. Ember's ZigBee leadership is reflected in its long involvement and contributions in helping to forge the standard. Ember is a promoter of the ZigBee Alliance, with its employees serving in strategic and technical roles in the organization. Ember's semiconductor system is also the National Technical Systems' (NTS) "Golden Suite" for evaluating IEEE 802.15.4/ZigBee products for interoperability.
  1580.  
  1581. About Ember Corporation
  1582.  
  1583. Ember enables communication among embedded microcontrollers with standards-based wireless mesh networking semiconductors and software. Ember helps its customers to automate home appliances, lower energy consumption in buildings, keep borders and infrastructure secure, and control industrial processes, just to name four of the many diverse applications being developed by Ember's more than 100 customers. Spun out of MIT in 2001, Ember is headquartered in Boston and has its radio development center in Cambridge, England and distributors worldwide. Ember is a lead member of the ZigBee Alliance, and its platform is the National Technical Systems' (NTS) "Golden Suite" for 802.15.4/ZigBee interoperability testing. For more information, please visit www.ember.com.
  1584.  
  1585. 62. IN-Q-TEL MAKES STRATEGIC INVESTMENT IN IDELIX SOFTWARE INC.
  1586.  
  1587. October 19, 2005
  1588.  
  1589. Vancouver, British Columbia
  1590.  
  1591. IDELIX Software Inc. announced today that it is launching into further development of its patented visualization technology with a strategic investment from In-Q-Tel, the investment arm of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The In-Q-Tel investment confirms the significance of IDELIX's Pliable Display Technology (PDT) as a valuable tool for information visualization and data fusion.
  1592.  
  1593. PDT is a sophisticated user interface for interactive detail-in-context data viewing and manipulation, providing a "screen real estate" solution for the content convergence of geospatial imagery, maps, video, web and other rich content. PDT improves situational awareness by allowing users to identify, visualize and interact with important detail within an image, without losing sight of the surrounding information. Available as a Software Development Kit (SDK) in multiple programming languages, PDT can be integrated into existing computer applications for PC, notebook and handheld platforms.
  1594.  
  1595. "The In-Q-Tel investment confirms the need for Pliable Display Technology in today's Intelligence Community and validates commercial and consumer market potential," says IDELIX President, Keith Ippel. "Working with In-Q-Tel will allow us to leverage their experience and resources to realize this potential. We're excited to have them as a part of our team."
  1596.  
  1597. "In-Q-Tel invested in IDELIX because it offers government and commercial users a new capability to radically enhance critical decision making," said Gilman Louie, President and CEO of In-Q-Tel. "Through its ability to inspect and edit detail while maintaining the overall context of large digital images or maps, PDT will enhance the way government views and edits information."
  1598.  
  1599. About IDELIX
  1600.  
  1601. IDELIX Software Inc. specializes in the design and integration of advanced visualization technologies. Its core technology is the Pliable Display Technology (PDT) Software Development Kit, available in C++ and Java. PDT is a patented, advanced user interface that can be integrated into a variety of software applications to create a more efficient workflow for tasks involving visualization, creation, manipulation, or extraction of data. IDELIX also provides a wide range of professional services focused on the integration of PDT into host applications, including user interface design, integration and feature implementation. Current customers and partners include: ITT Industries, Black Coral Inc., Paragon Imaging, OSI, Defense Research & Development Canada, and the US National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.
  1602.  
  1603. 61. FMS ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC INVESTMENT AND LICENSING AGREEMENT WITH IN-Q-TEL
  1604.  
  1605. In-Q-Tel Invests in Northern Virginia Firm
  1606.  
  1607. October 17, 2005
  1608.  
  1609. Vienna, VA
  1610.  
  1611. FMS, Inc., an award-winning company with 18 years of experience delivering proven solutions to a wide range of customers, today announced that it has entered into a strategic agreement with In-Q-Tel, a private venture enterprise funded by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). After conducting exhaustive customer, industry, management, and technical due diligence, In-Q-Tel has identified FMS's Sentinel Threat Management System (TMS) software and the company's experience as having significant potential to address the needs of the U.S. Intelligence Community.
  1612.  
  1613. "FMS provides unquestioned expertise in database applications and a highly innovative technical team from the commercial sector to address our national security needs," said Gilman Louie, President and CEO of In-Q-Tel. "In-Q-Tel is very pleased with its partnership with FMS and sees great value in its extremely powerful, easy-to-use Sentinel TMS technology."
  1614.  
  1615. FMS's Sentinel TMS software analyzes and ranks people, transactions, events, organizations, and other criteria, assigns relative values to those connections, and develops a dynamic picture of the relationships. The results can be simultaneously viewed by importance, reliability, timeframe, location, network, and other definitions of interest. Designed to accept data from various sources and integrate with other third-party software, Sentinel TMS allows users to correlate various forms of information with sophisticated real-time analysis in one intuitive and easy to use interface. The Sentinel TMS software is a robust solution that provides highly accurate analysis resulting in actionable intelligence.
  1616.  
  1617. "We are extremely honored that In-Q-Tel recognizes the potential of our work and excited to create software solutions that helps 'connect the dots' - addressing a critical national security need," said, FMS president and founder Luke Chung. "By leveraging our experience with database solutions in the commercial sector and incorporating scientific methodologies like social network analysis to deal with fuzzy data, we created Sentinel TMS and introduced it to the federal government. Our partnership with In-Q-Tel will further enhance our technology and expand the work we do with the Intelligence Community."
  1618.  
  1619. The FMS Advanced Systems Group began shipping Sentinel TMS last year and has a strategic roadmap of enhancements, products, and ancillary services - many of which are already being tested. Version 3.0, which includes increased security, next generation temporal views, and other new features, is being released later this month. FMS also supports mission specific requirements which involve customized interfaces or additional features required by some users.
  1620.  
  1621. ABOUT FMS
  1622.  
  1623. The FMS Advanced Systems Group is a division of FMS, Inc. an award-winning small minority-owned business founded in 1986. With tens of thousands of customers, FMS applications are widely used by commercial and government organizations in the US and over 100 countries. The Sentinel Threat Management System offers advanced analysis, visualization, and knowledgebase solutions to the Federal Intelligence Community. In addition, the FMS Advanced Systems Group provides solutions in the area of Geospatial/Temporal Analysis and Situational Awareness by combining cutting-edge science with intuitive user interfaces. FMS is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, a member of the Oracle Partner Network, an Intel Early Access Program Member, and was named to the inaugural Software Development Times list of 100 Top Software Innovators and Leaders list. Please visit www.fmsasg.com for more information.
  1624.  
  1625. 60. IN-Q-TEL ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC INVESTMENT IN SKYBUILT POWER TO DEVELOP MOBILE, RENEWABLE ENERGY POWER STATIONS
  1626.  
  1627. October 17, 2005
  1628.  
  1629. Arlington, VA
  1630.  
  1631. SkyBuilt Power, an energy solutions company, announced today it has signed a strategic investment and development agreement with In-Q-Tel, a private venture group established by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), to develop innovative, mobile, renewable energy power stations.
  1632.  
  1633. SkyBuilt Power's Mobile Power Station. SkyBuilt.com. Solar, wind or any power anywhere, no fuel, sets up in hours, runs for decades with little maintenance. For disaster relief, homeland security, military, mobile clinics, classrooms and operations centers, water pumping and village grids.
  1634.  
  1635. "SkyBuilt Power provides innovative energy solutions with the potential to help meet a wide variety of critical government and commercial power needs," said Gilman Louie, president and CEO of In-Q-Tel. "In-Q-Tel's portfolio is made up of innovative and critically important commercial technologies that can address the most difficult technology challenges faced by both commercial enterprises and the national security community. SkyBuilt Power's proprietary technology offers great promise for leading edge applications for customers in the government and private sector."
  1636.  
  1637. SkyBuilt has developed rugged, rapidly deployable, plug and play, low maintenance, and mobile, energy systems that can use any combination of commercial solar, wind, micro-hydro, diesel, and other energy sources. According to Bill Buck, SkyBuilt's chairman, "SkyBuilt's power systems can provide power with no fuel. They can be used for backup power, remote telecom power, an emergency operations center for disaster relief teams, water pumping, a mobile medical clinic to refrigerate medicines in developing countries, infrastructure security, village grids, border patrols or a classroom with internet service."
  1638.  
  1639. One of SkyBuilt's innovative systems is the Mobile Power Station(tm) (MPS), the world's first plug and play, modular, containerized, mobile power system, with over 100 patent claims filed for its revolutionary drop and operate design. "The PC revolutionized the computer industry and made computers mobile and plug and play. Now the MPS can do the same thing for renewable and other energy systems," according to David Muchow, President and CEO of SkyBuilt.
  1640.  
  1641. The MPS sets up in hours and is a complete power system prepackaged in a standard freight container that can be shipped easily worldwide by sea, air, truck and rail. SkyBuilt's vice president, Scott Sklar noted that, "The MPS operates in any climate, needs no fuel, is very low maintenance, rugged, and can be remotely controlled. It can provide power from 3.5kW to 150kW or more at much lower fuel and maintenance costs than traditional fuel-based systems. It can use any combination of off the shelf components and provides more reliable power than most other systems on or off the power grid -- and, the MPS can run for decades with relatively little maintenance."
  1642.  
  1643. About SkyBuilt Power
  1644.  
  1645. SkyBuilt Power provides simpler, smarter, and more reliable energy solutions for military, homeland security, and commercial power needs worldwide. SkyBuilt's team includes experts in solar, wind, fuel cells, batteries, electricity, fossil fuels, engineering, telecommunications, law, utility and energy regulation, and other disciplines to provide better energy solutions. www.SkyBuilt.com.
  1646.  
  1647. 59. TENDRIL ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC INVESTMENT AND DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WITH IN-Q-TEL
  1648.  
  1649. September 27, 2005
  1650.  
  1651. Denver, CO
  1652.  
  1653. Tendril, the leader in software applications for wireless sensor & control networks, today announced a strategic agreement with In-Q-Tel, an independent, private, not-for-profit company established by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). In-Q-Tel has selected Tendril based on the company's ability to dramatically change the deployment rates of wireless sensor & control networks that support a wide range of applications. The agreement includes a purchase of software licenses and an investment in Tendril.
  1654.  
  1655. Tendril's groundbreaking technology is the first run-time development platform that allows organizations to fully leverage the power of wireless sensors & controls to easily integrate every facet of the physical world into existing enterprise or product computing systems. Tendril's technology accomplishes this by providing a back-end programming interface for managing a variety of wireless sensor and control network protocols.
  1656.  
  1657. "This agreement with In-Q-Tel is a tremendous validation of Tendril's technology and its significance for realizing the vast potential of wireless sensor and control networks," said Tim Enwall, CEO of Tendril. In-Q-Tel's investment will allow Tendril to pursue business opportunities in markets ranging from pollution monitoring to industrial automation.
  1658.  
  1659. "Tendril's technology offers significant value in commercializing wireless sensor networks," said Gilman Louie, President and CEO of In-Q-Tel. "Tendril's software will eliminate the current market obstacle for meaningful deployment of wireless sensor networks by reducing the time and cost associated with building, expanding and deploying these types of networks."
  1660.  
  1661. Financial details about the agreement were not disclosed.
  1662.  
  1663. About Tendril
  1664.  
  1665. Tendril, Inc. (www.tendrilinc.com ) is at the forefront of the "Internet of Things" - the next big stage of computing - which allows organizations to interact with the physical world in areas where computing has previously been cost-prohibitive. To achieve its vision, Tendril is leading the expansion of the Wireless Sensor & Control Networks category by developing the Tendril Service Broker. This groundbreaking technology includes the first software product of its kind to sit on top of a variety of wireless sensor networks and offer a distributed programming interface to instantiate, manipulate and orchestrate previously non-computerized activities related to buildings, factories, cities, crops, homes and other objects in the physical world. For more information about Tendril visit www.tendrilinc.com.
  1666.  
  1667. 58. THETUS ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC INVESTMENT AND DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WITH IN-Q-TEL
  1668.  
  1669. September 26, 2005
  1670.  
  1671. Portland, OR
  1672.  
  1673. Thetus Corporation, a developer of knowledge discovery software solutions, today announced a strategic investment agreement with In-Q-Tel, an independent, non-profit venture group established by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
  1674.  
  1675. Thetus Publisher, the company's flagship product, provides a comprehensive solution for organizations looking to derive maximum value from ever-increasing quantities of non-text data gathered from a variety of sources such as remote sensing instruments and other devices. Thetus Publisher combines proactive knowledge description with powerful search and collaboration tools, enabling users to quickly and easily access, share, and utilize relevant information.
  1676.  
  1677. Danielle Forsyth, CEO of Thetus Corporation, co-founded the company in 2002 after recognizing the gap between the explosion of high-value non-text data and the ability of organizations to cost-effectively leverage that data. "The evolution from non-text data to knowledge discovery requires intelligent, automated systems that streamline the knowledge management process and provide intuitive tools for searching and accessing information."
  1678.  
  1679. "Our software's unique ability to identify the non-obvious relationships between data elements translates very well to the information gathering process," added Forsyth. "Thetus Publisher constantly enhances knowledge structures as data enters the system, enabling our customers to access relevant real-time search results and discover new relationships between information."
  1680.  
  1681. "We are looking to identify innovative technologies that will effectively and efficiently leverage the proliferation of non-text data collected by the global information gathering network," said Gilman Louie, President and CEO of In-Q-Tel. "Thetus' innovative approach has the potential to dramatically improve the way in which the Intelligence Community capitalizes on its vital information assets."
  1682.  
  1683. About Thetus Corporation
  1684.  
  1685. Thetus Corporation develops knowledge discovery software solutions designed to keep pace with the exponential growth of high-value non-text data. Thetus Publisher, the company's flagship product, provides a comprehensive infrastructure for managing and discovering large volumes of information collected by sensors and other instruments. Organizations from a broad range of industries rely on Thetus solutions to discover and exploit their vital knowledge assets. Founded in 2002 and led by a management team with decades of enterprise software experience, Thetus remains firmly committed to providing automated, scalable, and customizable solutions that enable organizations to maximize their return on data collection investment.
  1686.  
  1687. 57. ENDECA SIGNS DEAL WITH IN-Q-TEL TO PROVIDE SEARCH SOLUTIONS TO THE DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
  1688.  
  1689. Strategic Partnership with In-Q-Tel Plays Key Role in Introducing Cutting-Edge Search Technologies to the U.S. Intelligence Community
  1690.  
  1691. September 12, 2005
  1692.  
  1693. Cambridge, MA
  1694.  
  1695. Endeca, the leading provider of Guided Navigation®, Search and Analysis solutions announced today it has signed a deal with In-Q-Tel to introduce Endeca's next-generation enterprise search and navigation technology to the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA).
  1696.  
  1697. The deal is the latest with In-Q-Tel, a private, independent, not-for-profit venture group established by the Central Intelligence Agency. The search and navigation solution is part of Endeca's recently announced Government Search and Analysis Solutions.
  1698.  
  1699. "This represents In-Q-Tel's first program with our new partners at the Defense Intelligence Agency," said Gilman Louie, President and CEO of In-Q-Tel. "Today In-Q-Tel is working with multiple organizations in the IC. Our goal is to bring innovative technology from the commercial sector, such as Endeca, to help solve some of the most pressing national security challenges the IC faces."
  1700.  
  1701. In late 2003, In-Q-Tel signed a significant strategic investment and development deal with Endeca, which focused its successful commercial technology on the government and national security markets. Endeca Government Solutions help public-sector organizations and intelligence and law enforcement agencies to integrate, discover, navigate, and analyze data to solve the problems associated with information overload.
  1702.  
  1703. About the DIA
  1704.  
  1705. The DIA is a Department of Defense combat support agency and an important member of the United States Intelligence Community. With over 7500 military and civilian employees worldwide, DIA integrates highly skilled intelligence professionals with leading edge technology to discover information and create knowledge that provides warning, identifies opportunities, and delivers overwhelming advantage to our warfighters, defense planners, and defense and national security policymakers.
  1706.  
  1707. About Endeca
  1708.  
  1709. Endeca's award-winning Guided Navigation, Enterprise Search, and Analysis solutions help organizations integrate, discover, and navigate enterprise data to solve business problems associated with information overload. Endeca's customers include a wide range of enterprises, including retailers (Barnes & Noble, The Home Depot, Wal-Mart); financial services (Bank of America, MFS Investment Management, Putnam Investments); manufacturing and distribution (IBM, Arrow Electronics, and John Deere); media and publishing (World Book and IHS) and government (the Library of Congress, NASA, and the National Cancer Institute). Endeca is a private company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. More information: www.endeca.com or info@endeca.com.
  1710.  
  1711. 56. NANOSYS AND IN-Q-TEL EXPAND COLLABORATION TO DEVELOP NANOTECHNOLOGY-ENABLED PHASED ARRAY ANTENNAS FOR THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
  1712.  
  1713. August 22, 2005
  1714.  
  1715. Palo Alto, CA
  1716.  
  1717. Nanosys, Inc. today announced that it has signed an agreement expanding its collaboration with In-Q-Tel, a venture group of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), to utilize Nanosys' high-performance thin-film electronics technology (Macroelectronics) to develop specialized antennas for the U.S. Government. The terms of the agreement include development funding to Nanosys, as well as an equity investment in Nanosys by In-Q-Tel.
  1718.  
  1719. While no details were given regarding the specific application and product targets for this program, the technology developed will support Nanosys' ongoing commercial efforts in the area of novel high-performance phased-array antennas in the form of low cost, thin and lightweight flexible sheets. Commercial opportunities for this technology include low-profile, electronically steerable RF antennas that can be used as stand-alone units or be integrated into the outer surface of other objects, such as airplanes and laptop computers, to provide advanced wireless networking and communications capabilities.
  1720.  
  1721. "Nanosys has delivered everything they promised and exceeded expectations during our initial collaboration," said Gilman Louie, President and Chief Executive Officer of In-Q-Tel. "We are pleased with Nanosys' accomplishments and delighted to expand our work program with Nanosys to develop a specific product in the area of high-performance communications."
  1722.  
  1723. "In-Q-Tel has been extraordinary in identifying opportunities for our technology to address specific government needs compatible with our development of near term commercial products," said Calvin Chow, Chief Executive Officer of Nanosys. "We look forward to working with In-Q-Tel in this expanded collaboration to apply our Macroelectronics technology to new opportunities in the rapidly growing field of wireless communications."
  1724.  
  1725. About Macroelectronics
  1726.  
  1727. Nanosys' proprietary Macroelectronics uses a unique nanostructured thin-film to form large area high-performance electronic circuits, without the need for many of the complex and costly processing steps common in traditional thin-film transistor manufacturing. The technology is compatible with flexible or rigid substrates such as plastic or glass, and enables electronic integration of multiple functions directly onto a single substrate material. In addition to phased array antennas, Macroelectronics can be applied to numerous other application areas, including portable and large area flat panel displays and low cost RFID (radio frequency identification) tags.
  1728.  
  1729. About Nanosys
  1730.  
  1731. Nanosys, Inc. is a leader in the development of nanotechnology based products utilizing high-performance inorganic nanostructures. Nanosys has built one of the broadest technology platforms in the industry with more than 350 patents and patent applications covering fundamental areas of nanotechnology, at multiple levels, from basic nanostructures to functional devices to end applications. Based in Palo Alto, California and privately held, Nanosys collaborates with industry leaders including Sharp, Intel, Matsushita Electric Works and SAIC to develop revolutionary high-value, high-performance products for computing, optoelectronics, communications, energy, defense and the life and physical sciences. Additional information on Nanosys can be found at www.nanosysinc.com.
  1732.  
  1733. 55. SPOTFIRE SCORES ANOTHER RECORD FIRST HALF
  1734.  
  1735. Information Advantage Drives Demand for DecisionSite's Visual Analytics Applications Across All Market Segments
  1736.  
  1737. August 16, 2005
  1738.  
  1739. Somerville, MA
  1740.  
  1741. Spotfire, Inc. (http://www.spotfire.com, a market leader in interactive, visual analytics for business decision-making, today announced record results for the first half of 2005. The company is on track to achieve its revenue goal for the year, growing at three times the market rate for business intelligence platforms. The results validate an expanding awareness of the new business value to be gained from business analytics software.
  1742.  
  1743. Drivers for the business included strong European growth across multiple industries, as well as accelerated adoption of Spotfire(R) DecisionSite(R) business analytics at semiconductor manufacturing companies in Asia/Pacific. In addition, Spotfire continued its strong performance in industry and government in the U.S., led by significant demand for its recently released sales and marketing analytics application, which enables customers to combine sales force performance and customer segmentation analysis -- focusing their sales organizations on their most profitable customers. Organizations purchasing DecisionSite for business analytics included a leading consumer goods company that signed a significant multi-year contract with Spotfire, a major oil and gas company and other major international brands.
  1744.  
  1745. "Companies are beginning to realize that investing in a business analytics solution will deliver a bigger return than any other technology investment," said Christopher Ahlberg, Spotfire CEO. "Business analytics gives companies the competitive differentiation required to win."
  1746.  
  1747. In May, Texas Instruments, Inc. awarded Spotfire the TI 2004 Supplier Excellence Award. Spotfire was chosen from TI's worldwide base of more than 18,000 suppliers as a result of its outstanding performance and continuous improvement in supplying Texas Instruments with powerful and interactive, visual data analytics applications and services to extract insight and analysis advantages from their investments in business information.
  1748.  
  1749. During the second quarter, Spotfire announced a number of key partnerships, including a three-way alliance and collaboration with InforSense and a leading global pharmaceutical company, to drive innovation in discovery application management (see May 17, 2005 press release: http://www.spotfire.com/news/press_releases/detail.cfm?id=5996). Also in May and based on numerous customer requests, Spotfire and SciTegic announced the integration of DecisionSite with SciTiegic's Pipeline Pilot using Spotfire's Computation Services offering. In addition, the company expanded its relationship with Insightful Corporation to deploy the power of S-PLUS(R) analytics within DecisionSite in a series of integrated solutions tailored to extract significantly more value from customers' business data and answer challenging operational questions across Global 2000 businesses.
  1750.  
  1751. Another major milestone was the expansion of the company's relationship with In-Q-Tel, the independent non-profit venture capital group funded by the Central Intelligence Agency, to broaden deployment of Spotfire DecisionSite to meet the needs of the federal government.
  1752.  
  1753. About Spotfire
  1754.  
  1755. Spotfire, Inc. provides interactive, visual data analytics applications and services that empower enterprises and their end-users to improve operational performance and gain an information advantage over the competition. Over 25,000 users in close to 1,000 organizations around the world use Spotfire DecisionSite to drive confident decision-making by quickly and easily spotting trends, outliers and unanticipated relationships in critical business data. The company maintains U.S. headquarters in Somerville, Mass., and European headquarters in Goteborg, Sweden. Additional information can be found at http://www.spotfire.com.
  1756.  
  1757. Spotfire and DecisionSite are registered trademarks of Spotfire, Inc. Other company or product names may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
  1758.  
  1759. 54. CASSATT ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC INVESTMENT AND LICENSE AGREEMENT WITH IN-Q-TEL
  1760.  
  1761. July 19, 2005
  1762.  
  1763. San Jose, CA
  1764.  
  1765. Cassatt Corporation, an enterprise software company delivering solutions for the emerging IT automation market, today announced a strategic agreement with In-Q-Tel, an independent, private, not-for-profit company funded by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). In-Q-Tel selected Cassatt Collage technology to help solve cost and complexity issues in government IT operations. The agreement includes a purchase of software licenses and an investment in Cassatt Corporation.
  1766.  
  1767. "Government agencies have been tasked to improve the utilization and reliability of their IT systems and reduce the time and money required to manage their IT environments" said Gilman Louie, President and CEO of In-Q-Tel. "Cassatt's IT automation technology has the potential to provide an immediate improvement across all of these areas."
  1768.  
  1769. Bill Coleman, the original CEO of BEA Systems, founded Cassatt in 2003 to solve the problem of managing scale in commodity computing. As government IT moves to reap the benefits of commodity hardware and software, the operations and management expenses have soared. According to IDC, in the early 1990s companies were typically spending 25 percent of their IT budget on management and administration. Today that number exceeds 70 percent. Meanwhile, the complexity of scale - managing hundreds and even thousands of servers - threatens the performance and the reliability of the underlying systems.
  1770.  
  1771. Cassatt provides a simple, automated solution to the most expensive IT run-time operations scenarios challenging government today, including: delivering compute resources to meet spikes in activity, redeploying resources based on schedule, reducing unplanned downtime, upgrading and patching to large numbers of servers, and auditing for billing and compliance. Cassatt's Collage product provides an operational platform for scale-out commodity hardware environments, and can be implemented without changes to current applications or infrastructure.
  1772.  
  1773. About Cassatt Corporation
  1774.  
  1775. Cassatt provides enterprise software and services to automate the operations and management of IT for on-demand computing. Cassatt's Simply On Demand solutions reduce IT costs and complexity, boost performance and asset utilization, and require no changes to a business' IT infrastructure or applications. Founded in 2003 with headquarter offices in San Jose, California, Cassatt is a private company with financial backing from Warburg Pincus and NEA. For more information, visit www.cassatt.com.
  1776.  
  1777. 53. NETWORK APPLIANCE ACQUIRES DECRU
  1778.  
  1779. Extend Leadership in Data Protection Solutions, Expands Market Footprint for Hetergeneous Storage Support
  1780.  
  1781. June 16, 2005
  1782.  
  1783. Sunnyvale, CA
  1784.  
  1785. Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP), the leader in advanced networked storage solutions, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Decru, a privately held company based in Redwood City, California, for approximately $272 million in cash and stock. Decru is a clear market leader in storage security, offering data protection solutions to address a range of needs for enterprises and governments, including regulatory compliance, privacy, secure consolidation, and outsourcing. Decru DataFort™ appliances protect the core of the storage network by seamlessly inserting a layer of strong encryption, authentication, access controls, and compartmentalization.
  1786.  
  1787. “In an era where data is a precious asset and security threats to that data are accelerating, encryption is a key element of any data infrastructure,” said Dan Warmenhoven, CEO of Network Appliance, Inc. “Recent, highly public mishaps point to the need for companies and governments to more effectively protect sensitive business, employee, partner, customer, and intelligence data. Decru has established an early lead in the data security space. The combination of Decru with NetApp strengthens our own data protection portfolio and gives more customers the opportunity to purchase Decru products with the confidence that they’ll get the support, service, and continuous innovation that distinguish NetApp in data management.”
  1788.  
  1789. Over the last year, NetApp and Decru together have delivered many collaborative solutions designed to help companies and various government organizations safeguard their data and comply with a plethora of regulations that have recently taken effect. These solutions combine Decru DataFort appliances with NetApp® storage. But Decru DataFort solutions are not limited to NetApp storage and in fact can be deployed transparently with a wide variety of vendors’ storage systems in NAS, DAS, SAN, iSCSI, and even tape backup environments. Deploying Decru appliances requires no changes to servers, desktops, applications, or user workflow, making Decru solutions easy and fast for customers to integrate into their existing infrastructures.
  1790.  
  1791. Decru solutions provide encryption at wire speeds, enabling maximum protection with no performance sacrifice. And unlike firewalls and network security, which protect the network perimeter and “data in motion,” Decru systems protect “data at rest” behind the firewall, which is where recent United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) studies show up to 80% of all data attacks occur.
  1792.  
  1793. For Network Appliance, the acquisition of Decru augments the company’s already impressive lineup of data protection solutions including NearStore™ systems for disk backup and recovery; various SnapSuite™ software offerings for data replication, mirroring, and restoration; NetCache® systems and associated software for protection from Internet viruses and attacks; and LockVault™, which helps provide the technology foundation for safeguarding regulated data.
  1794.  
  1795. The acquisition also complements the recent NetApp acquisition of Alacritus and expands the company’s ability to deliver advanced data protection solutions for hard disk storage as well as tape and virtual tape environments.
  1796.  
  1797. Finally, with Decru, NetApp continues to expand its ability to “front end” multivendor (or heterogeneous) storage systems from various third-party vendors in the storage arena. Just as the newly enhanced NetApp V-Series systems virtualize a myriad of storage systems, NetApp and Decru solutions are also capable of protecting data stored on third-party disk and tape systems.
  1798.  
  1799. Since January 2004, NetApp and Decru have worked together to deliver solutions to customers in sectors including investment banking, healthcare, semiconductors, software, and the federal government. On June 7, NetApp and Decru jointly announced an integrated turnkey platform for secure processing and storage of credit card data in compliance with Visa and Mastercard Payment Card Industry (PCI) security standards.
  1800.  
  1801. Decru was founded in 2001 and has raised more than $45 million in venture financing from Benchmark Capital, Greylock, New Enterprise Associates, In-Q-Tel, and others. Additional information on Decru is available at www.Decru.com.
  1802.  
  1803. The acquisition is expected to close by October, 2005 subject to receipt of required regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions. Decru will form a new business unit within NetApp. Decru remains committed to maintaining and furthering its deep relationships with heterogeneous storage vendors and networking vendors.
  1804.  
  1805. About Network Appliance
  1806.  
  1807. Network Appliance is a world leader in unified storage solutions for today's data-intensive enterprise. Since its inception in 1992, Network Appliance has delivered technology, product, and partner firsts that simplify data management. Information about Network Appliance solutions and services is available at www.netapp.com.
  1808.  
  1809. "Safe Harbor" Statement under U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995
  1810.  
  1811. This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include the anticipated benefits to be obtained from the Company’s acquisition of Decru and the expected timing of the completion of the acquisition. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, and actual results could vary. Factors that could impact our ability to achieve our goals include our ability to successfully integrate Decru’s operations and products with the future success of both companies product lines, general economic and industry conditions, including expenditure trends for storage-related products; our ability to deliver new product architectures and products that meet market acceptance; our ability to design products that compete effectively from a price and performance perspective; and other important factors as described in Network Appliance, Inc.'s reports and documents filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our most recently submitted 10-K and 10-Q.
  1812.  
  1813. 52. DESTINEER ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC INVESTMENT AND DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WITH IN-Q-TEL
  1814.  
  1815. June 16, 2005
  1816.  
  1817. Minneapolis, MN
  1818.  
  1819. Videogame developer and publisher Destineer today announced it has signed a strategic development agreement with In-Q-Tel, a private venture group funded by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
  1820.  
  1821. Destineer develops and publishes 3-D games for personal computers and videogame consoles. Its first internally-developed game, Close Combat: First to Fight, was created with the help of more than 40 active-duty United States Marines and is based on their recent combat experiences.
  1822.  
  1823. "We create highly realistic, action-oriented training simulations that provide unique gaming experiences", said Destineer President, Peter Tamte. "Our partnership with In-Q-Tel will enhance our technology and expand the work we do with the federal government."
  1824.  
  1825. "Destineer's technology offers unique gaming simulation capabilities", said Gilman Louie, President and CEO of In-Q-Tel. "In-Q-Tel is very pleased with its partnership with Destineer and their promise of significant developments in simulation training that will enhance security readiness for the Intelligence Community."
  1826.  
  1827. About Destineer
  1828.  
  1829. Destineer® was created in 2001 by Peter Tamte, who was executive vice-president of Bungie Software, makers of the best-selling videogame Halo, before forming Destineer. The company is managed today by Mr. Tamte and CEO Paul Rinde, formerly a senior vice-president of Atari. Destineer develops and publishes commercial videogames for personal computers and videogame consoles under the Destineer, Bold Games, and MacSoft brands, and it creates highly realistic action-oriented training simulations for military and intelligence organizations. More information is available at www.destineerstudios.com.
  1830.  
  1831. 51. NETWORK CHEMISTRY CLOSES NEW VC INVESTMENT ROUND
  1832.  
  1833. Funding Secured Will Accelerate Market Penetration of Leading WLAN Intrusion Protection and Analysis System
  1834.  
  1835. April 14, 2005
  1836.  
  1837. Menlo Park, CA
  1838.  
  1839. Network Chemistry Inc., the leader in wireless network intrusion protection and analysis systems announced today that it has closed a venture capital financing round, led by Geneva Venture Partners, joined by Innovacom, the investment arm of France Telecom, and In-Q-Tel, the investment arm of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), securing in total $6 million. The proceeds will be used to accelerate sales and marketing efforts for Network Chemistry's RFprotect, a product family of distributed and mobile wireless intrusion protection systems for enterprises of all sizes. RFprotect is the leading intrusion protection system in terms of total volume of sensor agents shipped by the company and its licensees.
  1840.  
  1841. In addition to the investment, the company is announcing new additions to its board of directors, including Robert Troy, Managing Director of Geneva Venture Partners, Aymerik Renard, Managing Director of Innovacom, and Lou Ryan, former CEO of Entercept Security, who will act as Executive Chairman. The new board members are joined by existing directors Robert Markovich and Chris Waters, Network Chemistry's CEO and CTO.
  1842.  
  1843. "I am continually impressed by what Network Chemistry has accomplished since its 2002 inception," said Robert Troy. "The company has a rare combination of proven business executives and truly ground-breaking technology. The founding team brings great enthusiasm, expertise, and dedication toward this market. We fully believe in their vision, and their ability to definitively resolve the security bottleneck limiting enterprise adoption of wireless."
  1844.  
  1845. "The move to wireless LANs is a trend, not a fad," said Lou Ryan. "But WLANs won't be broadly adopted by enterprises until they're protected from RF security vulnerabilities and performance degradations. Network Chemistry's RF analysis technology is rapidly becoming the de facto industry standard for WLAN intrusion protection and analysis. This is a huge market opportunity and I am thrilled to be involved with the company." "This is an ideal group of investors for our company," said Robert Markovich, CEO of Network Chemistry. "Geneva Venture Partners, Innovacom, and In-Q-Tel will accelerate access to strategic resources that will broaden our market reach. The new board members are proven entrepreneurs with extensive industry experience.
  1846.  
  1847. Their support and backing are more validation of our vision to instrument wireless networks for security and performance, to transport business-critical applications at the quality of wired networks."
  1848.  
  1849. About New Board Members:
  1850.  
  1851. Robert Troy, a Managing Director and co-founder of Geneva Venture Partners, is a veteran entrepreneur with more than 30 years of managerial experience in the software business. In 1984, he founded Verilog and served as President and CEO until the company was sold in 1994. Robert currently serves at the board of directors of Santa Cruz Networks and participates to the Board of Karna Global Technologies. Prior recent board experience includes Zantaz and Ipin (acquired by Valista). He brings significant expertise in management, strategy, global development, marketing and technology. Robert holds a Doctor degree. in Computer Science from University P. Sabatier, Toulouse, France and has authored a number of papers on software technology and the industry.
  1852.  
  1853. Aymerik Renard joined Innovacom in 1996, opening the company's North American office in San Francisco. Aymerik has worked with Internet technologies since 1989, and focuses on enterprise and telecom software investments. Prior to joining Innovacom, Aymerik headed France Telecom North America's Internet and online service-related business development activities, where he performed technology, market and strategic analyses and participated in partnership and joint venture negotiations, working closely with various France Telecom operating units. Aymerik is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University in information and decision systems, as well as policy and management.
  1854.  
  1855. Lou Ryan was president CEO and founder of Entercept Security Technology which was acquired by McAfee in April 2003. Lou was also an early investor and board member of Foundstone, a vulnerability management supplier acquired by McAfee in August 2004. Lou has 22 years of computer industry management experience, including a previous role as co-founder and executive vice president of worldwide sales at Delrina Corp., a leading software supplier with over $100 million in annual sales, which was later acquired by Symantec in 1995. Lou also serves on the board of Certicom Corporation, and is an advisor to SandHill Capital, SandHill Security, and DiamondHead Ventures.
  1856.  
  1857. About Network Chemistry's RFprotect
  1858.  
  1859. Network Chemistry's RFprotect product family protects wired and wireless networks from wireless-specific vulnerabilities, rogues, and attacks. RFprotect is the industry's first wireless IDS/IPS designed with the high scalability, open integration, and auto-maintenance required for large enterprise and government deployments. At the same time, the system delivers the lowest entry cost and total ownership costs in the industry.
  1860.  
  1861. About Geneva Venture Partners
  1862.  
  1863. Geneva Venture Partners (GVP) is an early stage venture capital fund founded in 1998 by experienced operating executives to assist committed entrepreneurs in building successful software companies. GVP supports the entrepreneur's vision through its extensive access to world class executive talent, and depth of real-world business experience in helping driven entrepreneurs build successful software companies. GVP helps entrepreneurs get access to industry luminaries, prospective customers and distribution partners globally, world-class board members and exceptional candidates for key positions. GVP focuses its investments on the enterprise software, infrastructure software, wireless, RFID, VoIP and embedded technology sectors. For more information, visit www.genevavc.com.
  1864.  
  1865. About Innovacom
  1866.  
  1867. For over fifteen years, Innovacom has invested in the entrepreneurs building the telecom and information technologies of tomorrow. Innovacom works with some of the brightest minds in the business, the early stage companies focused on the components, hardware, software and content that improve the ability of telecom carriers to deliver services. As the venture subsidiary of France Telecom, Innovacom is uniquely positioned to help its portfolio companies not only with capital, but with connections to the best research and deployment facilities in Europe and North America. Past investments include Business Objects, Cobalt Networks, Gemplus, Infovista, Intershop, Kelkoo, Soitec, and Tumbleweed. With 400 million dollars under management, Innovacom has offices in Paris, Stockholm, and San Francisco. For more information, visit www.innovacom.com.
  1868.  
  1869. About Network Chemistry
  1870.  
  1871. Network Chemistry provides enterprise-class systems that increase the security and performance of wireless networks, enabling them for business critical applications. Its award-winning RFprotect system is the industry's first high-scale wireless intrusion protection system, providing complete detection, assessment, prevention, and auditing of wireless threats and attacks, all at a breakthrough reduction of total ownership costs. Network Chemistry, founded in 2002, is based in Menlo Park, California and is privately funded by Geneva Venture Partners, Innovacom (the venture arm of France Telecom), and In-Q-Tel (the venture arm of the Central Intelligence Agency). For more information, visit www.networkchemistry.com.
  1872.  
  1873. 50. WISPRY SECURES INVESTMENT FROM IN-Q-TEL
  1874.  
  1875. New Investment Fuels growth of RF-MEMS technology into Consumer-based Wireless Products
  1876.  
  1877. April 12, 2005
  1878.  
  1879. Irvine, CA
  1880.  
  1881. Wispry, Inc., developer of low-cost, high-performance tunable radio frequency (RF) components and modules for the wireless industry, today announced is has signed a strategic investment and development agreement with In-Q-Tel, a private venture group funded by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
  1882.  
  1883. "We are pleased to announce this new investment by In-Q-Tel which further validates the disruptive nature of our technology in a variety of RF-related fields," said Jeff Hilbert, president, CEO and co-founder of Wispry. "Our MEMS-based products reduce space, power consumption and cost while simultaneously attaining outstanding RF performance, adaptability and agility. This new investment will enable us to get these innovative products to market quicker, benefiting high volume, high performance applications that focus on wireless and broadband communications, including consumer-based wireless products such as cellular phones, wireless base stations, local and wide area wireless networking equipment and cable modems, as well as a growing number of industrial and commercial applications."
  1884.  
  1885. "Wispry's technology offers unique tunable RF technology," said Gilman Louie, President and CEO of In-Q-Tel. "In-Q-Tel is excited about its partnership with Wispry and their promise of significant developments in the production and sales of its ground-breaking RF micro-electro-mechanical systems (RF-MEMS) tunable filter and RF switch products, that will be beneficial to the government and commercial markets."
  1886.  
  1887. About Wispry Inc.
  1888.  
  1889. Wispry, headquartered in Irvine, Calif., designs and markets hardware components and modules to radio frequency (RF) system manufacturers of voice and data communications and acquisition products. Utilizing the Company's core competency in RF micro-electro-mechanical systems (RF-MEMS) technology, Wispry's products enable system designers to achieve the architectural innovation required for the growing diversity of mobile and fixed electronic applications and networks. Current investors include Tech Coast Angels, Blueprint Ventures, American River Ventures, Sid R. Bass Associates and Shepherd Ventures. For more information, visit www.wispry.com.
  1890.  
  1891. 49. A4VISION AND IN-Q-TEL PARTNER IN ADVANCED 3-D IMAGING SOLUTIONS FOR GOVERNMENT AND COMMERCIAL MARKETS
  1892.  
  1893. March 7, 2005
  1894.  
  1895. Sunnyvale, CA
  1896.  
  1897. A4Vision Inc, global leader in advanced identification software and 3-D facial imaging products and technology, today announced it has signed a strategic development agreement with In-Q-Tel, a private venture group funded by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). In-Q-Tel's strategic development agreement with A4Vision enables use of A4Vision's core 3-D facial biometric imaging and identification technology in new applications planned for commercial and government markets. Financial terms provide equity in A4Vision to In-Q-Tel and a commitment to development of A4Vision's 3-D imaging technology for new commercial and government applications.
  1898.  
  1899. "A4Vision has been working with the US and other governments worldwide since our inception. In-Q-Tel's partnership with A4Vision denotes insight to A4Vision's unique developments of 3-D imaging and our capability to meet confidence levels and criteria required by the world's most demanding buyers." said A4Vision CEO Grant Evans. "We anticipate forthcoming developments with In-Q-Tel to present new dimensions in 3-D imaging security, ranging from access control at borders, to buildings, networks, airports and secure areas to identifying persons or objects in transit or transport - all areas of keen global interest at present."
  1900.  
  1901. "A4Vision's technology offers unique 3-D data capturing and processing capabilities," said Gilman Louie, President and CEO of In-Q-Tel. "In-Q-Tel is very pleased with its partnership with A4Vision and their promise of significant developments in 3-D imaging that will enhance government security readiness as well as the anticipated developments for the commercial sector."
  1902.  
  1903. A4Vision has been shipping 3-D imaging products for access control, secure authentication and verification and database enrollment, since October 2003. More information is available and products may be ordered at http://www.a4vision.com.
  1904.  
  1905. About A4Vision™
  1906.  
  1907. A4Vision (Applications for Vision) develops and licenses advanced identification systems and tracking solutions using 3-D facial imaging and recognition technology. A4Vision is headquartered in California (USA) with offices in Geneva (Switzerland) and Moscow (Russia).
  1908.  
  1909. 48. CALLMINER ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT WITH IN-Q-TEL FOR SPEECH ANALYTICS TECHNOLOGY
  1910.  
  1911. In-Q-Tel Support Expands CallMiner's Leadership Position in Speech Analytics
  1912.  
  1913. February 8, 2005
  1914.  
  1915. Fort Myers, FL
  1916.  
  1917. CallMiner Inc., a leading provider of speech analytics software designed to uncover business intelligence from recorded calls, today announced it has signed a strategic investment and development agreement with In-Q-Tel, a private venture group funded by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). In-Q-Tel joins existing CallMiner investors Inflexion Partners, Intersouth Partners, and Village Ventures. Financial terms of the agreement are not disclosed but include enhancements to CallMiner's speech analytics toolset.
  1918.  
  1919. "CallMiner's state of the art technology for mining information from recordings offers a robust set of applications to gain insight into recorded interactions," said Gilman Louie, President and CEO of In-Q-Tel. "We have tapped CallMiner's expertise in the development of speech analytics applications to serve in the United States national security interest. In-Q-Tel is excited to support CallMiner and benefit from their progress in speech analytics."
  1920.  
  1921. Every year, hundreds of millions of recordings are made for quality and statutory requirements. The recorded data is largely ignored since the economics of manual listening is prohibitive, or the volumes of calls render the task impossible. CallMiner's technology solves this by using state-of-the-art speech recognition and patent pending conversion technologies to listen to recorded phone conversations to create minable databases. Without CallMiner's technology, this data is inaccessible.
  1922.  
  1923. "We aim to create more context and more intelligence to both enterprise and government organizations from our speech analytics suite," said Jeff Gallino, CEO of CallMiner. Partnering with In-Q-Tel to bring value to the US government broadens our leadership position in the speech analytics market."
  1924.  
  1925. About CallMiner
  1926.  
  1927. CallMiner is a leading developer of solutions that assist contact centers in the analysis of recorded calls. CallMiner's core application automates the process of converting calls into searchable text and statistics for mining and gathering business intelligence. CallMiner's advanced tool set enables contact center managers and executives to conduct ad-hoc queries and analyses of agent and customer interactions, while providing insight into what customers are saying and how agents are responding. Since CallMiner's tools are easy to use, managers in marketing, sales, customer service and other organizations can now analyze mission critical information contained in recorded calls in real-time. Leading institutional investors including Inflexion Partners, Intersouth Partners, and Village Ventures backs CallMiner. For additional information about CallMiner, Inc. visit www.callminer.com, or call 239-573-9670.
  1928.  
  1929. About CallMiner Application Suite
  1930.  
  1931. The CallMiner Analytics software suite enables call centers to rapidly identify, target and report what was said in recorded calls. Without CallMiner, critical business intelligence remains inaccessible. The CallMiner suite is installed alongside existing call recording hardware and can convert any volume of recorded calls to relational databases for analysis and reporting. The CallMiner application suite enables analysis of 100% of call center recordings without the need to manually listen to calls, effectively eliminating a roadblock to synthesize potentially valuable information. CallMiner's applications provide companies with insight into to what customers are saying and provide management with visibility to potential issues and opportunities residing within existing calls data. Analysis of agent/customer interactions provides actionable intelligence for management to help reduce call center operational costs, and provide a better customer experience.
  1932.  
  1933. 47. ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY PARTNERS WITH IN-Q-TEL TO SUPPORT 3-D HANDWRITING TECHNOLOGY
  1934.  
  1935. Arizona Technology Enterprise, ASU's Technology Transfer Group, Facilitates Sponsored Research Agreement Between the Partnership for Research in Spatial Modeling (PRISM) and In-Q-Tel
  1936.  
  1937. February 2, 2005
  1938.  
  1939. Phoenix, AZ
  1940.  
  1941. Arizona State University's Partnership for Research in Spatial Modeling (PRISM), today announced that In-Q-Tel, a private venture group funded by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), has executed an agreement to support the development of PRISM's handwriting recognition and document segmentation technology.
  1942.  
  1943. "This partnership has enhanced the development of our volumetric modeling technology for handwriting recognition and will potentially provide the Intelligence Community with access to software that recognizes and automatically separates mixed graphical, print and handwritten content for search, retrieval and cataloging", said PRISM founder Anshuman Razdan, Ph.D. "We are enthusiastic about our work."
  1944.  
  1945. PRISM's technology applies proprietary modeling software and algorithms to extract information about the spatial and topological characteristics of features on a page. The software is capable of separating features such as handwriting, borders, and graphics that until now could not be processed by traditional optical character recognition (OCR) software.
  1946.  
  1947. The software incorporates batch processing and can store information about the features of multiple documents in a database for straightforward binning and identification of documents. PRISM's patented approach has the potential to improve the speed and efficiency of analyzing documents for analysis.
  1948.  
  1949. "ASU's 3-D handwriting technology offers unique capabilities for recognizing handwriting and segmenting documents," said Gilman Louie, In-Q-Tel's president and CEO. "In-Q-Tel is very pleased with its partnership with ASU's PRISM. They have made significant progress toward a solution that will not only have broad utility for the Intelligence Community but potentially attractive commercial applications as well."
  1950.  
  1951. About AzTE & ASU
  1952.  
  1953. Arizona Technology Enterprises at Arizona State University works with university inventors and industry to transform scientific progress into products and services. Arizona Technology Enterprises transfers technologies invented at ASU to the private sector by mining university research, prosecuting patents, negotiating licenses, and marketing inventions.
  1954.  
  1955. About PRISM
  1956.  
  1957. PRISM is the focal point at Arizona State University for interdisciplinary research in modeling and visualization to permit intelligent analysis and create spatial and dynamic knowledge.
  1958.  
  1959. 46. CAMBRIOS TECHNOLOGIES ANNOUNCES $12 MILLION SERIES B ROUND
  1960.  
  1961. February 1, 2005
  1962.  
  1963. Mountain View, CA
  1964.  
  1965. Cambrios Technologies Corporation, the pioneer in applying strategies of biological systems to the assembly and synthesis of materials for solid-state electronics, announced today the first closing of $9 million toward a guaranteed $12 million Series B funding round.
  1966.  
  1967. In-Q-Tel, Harris & Harris Group Inc., (Nasdaq: TINY) and Headland Ventures join Series A investors Alloy Ventures, ARCH Venture Partners, Avalon Ventures, Lux Capital, and Oxford Bioscience Partners, all of whom are participating in the Series B. Cambrios will use the new funds to accelerate its development of biochemical materials for electronic manufacturing processes and other commercial products.
  1968.  
  1969. "Cambrios has a large vision for using biological technology in assembling inorganic materials that make up solid-state electronic devices," said Michael Knapp, Ph.D., president and CEO of Cambrios. "Our investors have given us a great vote of confidence. We now have the resources to pursue this vision vigorously and accomplish two things: rapidly develop tangible manifestations of the technology and find commercialization partners with which to bring them to market."
  1970.  
  1971. "We're pleased to be investors in Cambrios," said Daniel Leff, Executive Vice President & Managing Director at Harris & Harris Group. "Cambrios' approach of liquid-phase, biologically directed, inorganic materials synthesis has the potential to be a more cost-effective fabrication alternative for a multitude of electronics applications, such as the deposition of thin films in liquid crystal display manufacturing."
  1972.  
  1973. "It's still early but if Cambrios continues hitting key milestones, it could effect one of the most profound shifts in the history of electronics manufacturing," said Josh Wolfe, Co-Founder and Managing Partner with Lux Capital.
  1974.  
  1975. About Harris & Harris Group, Inc.
  1976.  
  1977. The Harris & Harris Group is a publicly traded venture capital company that now makes initial investments exclusively in tiny technology, including nanotechnology, microsystems and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). The Company's last 19 initial private equity investments have been in tiny-technology enabled companies. The Company has 17,248,845 common shares outstanding.
  1978.  
  1979. About Headland Ventures
  1980.  
  1981. Headland Ventures is a venture partnership singularly focused on building successful companies from the ground up. Headland concentrates on the connectivity provided by the next generation communications network and the companies defining its direction.
  1982.  
  1983. About Cambrios Technologies Corporation
  1984.  
  1985. Cambrios was founded in 2002 as Semzyme, Inc. based on the work of Angela Belcher Ph.D., a professor at MIT and previously at University of Texas. The company's headquarters and laboratories are located in Mountain View, Calif. Cambrios' technology and I.P. portfolio address the discovery of proteins that bind important inorganic materials, the use of those biomolecules to assemble nanostructures made of these materials, and the applications of these methods in processes for the construction of solid-state electronic devices. Investors in Cambrios include Alloy Ventures, ARCH Venture Partners, Avalon Ventures, Harris & Harris, Headland Ventures, In-Q-Tel, Lux Capital, and Oxford Biosciences P[text ends]
  1986.  
  1987. 45. IBM ACQUIRES SRD, BREAKS NEW GROUND IN IDENTITY RESOLUTION SOFTWARE
  1988.  
  1989. January 7, 2005
  1990.  
  1991. Armonk, NY
  1992.  
  1993. IBM today announced it has acquired SRD, a privately held company based in Las Vegas, Nevada, and provider of identity resolution software.
  1994.  
  1995. SRD's operations will be integrated into IBM's Information Management software organization and SRD products will be immediately available from IBM. Financial details were not disclosed.
  1996.  
  1997. With this acquisition, IBM is extending the capabilities of its Information Management software portfolio by bringing new levels of accuracy to identity resolution. The SRD technology helps organizations increase business insight by delivering an accurate view into individuals and relationships in real-time -- associations that previously were nearly impossible to discover, enabling a wide range of solutions.
  1998.  
  1999. The acquisition also enhances IBM's business intelligence platform and strengthens its analytical capabilities by enabling solutions that require the melding of information stored in a variety of database and drawing out non-obvious relationships between entities.
  2000.  
  2001. "The seemingly simple questions of 'who is who?' and 'who knows whom?' cut across a wide variety of business problems today," said Janet Perna, general manager, IBM Information Management Software. "The SRD technology provides solutions to these age-old problems with unparalleled speed and accuracy."
  2002.  
  2003. SRD software strengthens IBM's middleware portfolio via a multidimensional approach to analytics that dramatically extends the capabilities of identity-based applications. The combination provides value to business partners who deliver business intelligence and other applications that might require a single customer view, fraud detection, or customer relationship management across many industries, such as government, banking, insurance and healthcare.
  2004.  
  2005. "The combination of SRD technology with IBM's middleware platform will bring a new era of accuracy, speed and scale to business analytics," said John Slitz, CEO, SRD.
  2006.  
  2007. The SRD technology also complements IBM's open computing approach through its ability to work with both IBM and non-IBM data sources, including Oracle and Microsoft databases, enabling customers to integrate it with their existing technology infrastructure. The technology is based on both SQL the Java industry standard J2EE, allowing developers to more easily develop, deploy and maintain analytical business applications.
  2008.  
  2009. SRD technology further extends investments IBM is making in support of analytical solutions, which include DB2 Data Warehouse Edition, DB2 Cube Views and DB2 Alphablox. IBM also enables industry-specific business intelligence solutions, including the IBM Banking Data Warehouse for financial institutions and the IBM Crime Information Warehouse for law enforcement.
  2010.  
  2011. About IBM's Information Management Portfolio
  2012.  
  2013. There are more than 60 million DB2 users from 425,000 companies worldwide relying on IBM DB2 Information Management Solutions. IBM is the only information management software vendor to provide customers with integrated solutions for database management, tools, content management, enterprise information integration and business intelligence. For more information please visit http://www.ibm.com/software/data.
  2014.  
  2015. 2004
  2016.  
  2017. 44. SOFLINX CORPORATION ACQUIRED BY LOCKHEED MARTIN
  2018.  
  2019. December, 2004
  2020.  
  2021. San Diego, CA
  2022.  
  2023. Soflinx Corporation, a privately-held provider of sensor security networks, and Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) today announced that Soflinx technology assets and personnel have been acquired by the Maritime Sensors and Systems division of Lockheed Martin.
  2024.  
  2025. Founded in 2003, Soflinx is an In-Q-Tel portfolio company, funded by the venture arm of the CIA and private investors. The company provides mobile and fixed network systems for detecting chemical, biological, and radiological threat detection, deployed for infrastructure security, special event security, and perimeter and border security. The systems can network tens or thousands of sensors together in intelligent wired and wireless systems, enabling a new generation of sensor detection and data integration. Using innovative methods of information management, Soflinx software views a sensor network and provides an enterprise system overview rather than merely a set of "point detectors."
  2026.  
  2027. "We worked closely with Soflinx to develop and mature their sensor technology, as a result, Soflinx's technology came to the attention of key providers," said Gilman Louie, President and CEO of In-Q-Tel. "This acquisition presents significant opportunities to extend and apply Soflinx's commercial technology across greater Intelligence Community.
  2028.  
  2029. Lockheed acquires two primary Soflinx products. The Soflinx Mobile Defender is a self-contained hardware and software system that can be rapidly moved from one venue to another, providing security selectively at high profile events or in mobile command situations. Soflinx Defender systems are in use in several government locations and are suitable for public transportation and communication infrastructures, commercial or public facilities and campuses, or wherever fail-safe fixed security is crucial.
  2030.  
  2031. Senturia said, "The management and investors in Soflinx are gratified that our early successes and proofs of concept have allowed us to find a safe home for both our people and our technology, where the potential of this innovative software system can be fully realized."
  2032.  
  2033. 43. FLUIDIGM SIGNS DEAL WITH IN-Q-TEL TO SUPPORT DEVELOPMENT OF NANOFLUIDIC-BASED BIODEFENSE APPLICATIONS
  2034.  
  2035. November 21, 2004
  2036.  
  2037. San Francisco, CA
  2038.  
  2039. Fluidigm, a pioneer in the field of miniaturized integrated fluidic circuit technology, announced today that it has signed a strategic development deal with In-Q-Tel, a private venture group funded by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed but include upfront and milestone payments, as well as an equity investment in Fluidigm by In-Q-Tel.
  2040.  
  2041. Building on the success of the Company's first product line, the TOPAZ(tm) System for protein crystallization, Fluidigm Corporation is now developing new technology that utilizes the company's patented integrated fluidic circuits (IFCs). IFC fabrication methods make it possible to integrate hundreds of thousands of reaction chambers, channels, vias, and valves into chips with an area roughly the size of a microscope slide. Specifically, Fluidigm is pursuing two different IFC architectures. The first architecture can improve detection sensitivity up to 100,000 times. The other architecture enables high confidence detection of specific sequences while utilizing much less sample.
  2042.  
  2043. "Fluidigm's IFC technology offers unique capabilities for the collection and analysis of vital DNA sequence information," said Gilman Louie, In-Q-Tel's president and CEO. "In-Q-Tel is very pleased with its partnership with Fluidigm and their significant progress toward a solution that will not only enhance government security readiness but will also meet commercial needs."
  2044.  
  2045. "This deal speeds development of Fluidigm's next product, while providing the Intelligence Community with access to the latest DNA detection technology," said Gajus Worthington, President and CEO of Fluidigm Corporation. "We are enthusiastic about this work."
  2046.  
  2047. About Fluidigm
  2048.  
  2049. Fluidigm Corporation develops and manufactures complete systems, enabled by the integrated fluidic circuit, that revolutionize life-science applications. Based in South San Francisco, California, the Company is privately held and backed by premier investors, including Versant Ventures, Euclid SR Partners, InterWest Partners, Lehman Brothers Healthcare Fund, Bruce Burrows, the Singapore EDB, Lilly BioVentures, the Invus Group, GE Equity, and Piper Jaffray Ventures.
  2050.  
  2051. 42. GOOGLE ACQUIRES KEYHOLE CORPORATION
  2052.  
  2053. October 27, 2004
  2054.  
  2055. Mountain View, CA
  2056.  
  2057. Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG) today announced it acquired Keyhole Corp., a Mountain View, Calif.-based digital mapping company.
  2058.  
  2059. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
  2060.  
  2061. "With Keyhole, you can fly like a superhero from your computer at home to a street corner somewhere else in the world - or find a local hospital, map a road trip or measure the distance between two points," said Jonathan Rosenberg, vice president, Product Management. "This acquisition gives Google users a powerful new search tool, enabling users to view 3D images of any place on earth as well as tap a rich database of roads, businesses and many other points of interest. Keyhole is a valuable addition to Google's efforts to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful."
  2062.  
  2063. With an Internet connection, users enter an address or other location information and Keyhole's software accesses the database and takes them to a digital image of that location on their computer screen. The interactive software then gives users many options, including the ability to zoom in from space-level to street-level, tilt and rotate the view or search for other information such as hotels, parks, ATMs or subways. Unlike traditional mapping technologies, Keyhole creates a dynamic 3D interface for geographic information.
  2064.  
  2065. Keyhole's technology combines a multi-terabyte database of mapping information and images collected from satellites and airplanes with easy-to-use software.
  2066.  
  2067. Google also announced effective immediately, a price reduction for Keyhole 2 LT from $69.95 to $29.95.
  2068.  
  2069. Keyhole was founded in 2001. Keyhole customers include consumers, large and small businesses and public agencies. Current Keyhole users will benefit from the expanded resources and operational scale made possible by the integration into Google. Their service will continue uninterrupted.
  2070.  
  2071. For a free, seven-day trial of Keyhole, please go to www.keyhole.com.
  2072.  
  2073. About Google Inc.
  2074.  
  2075. Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people around the world with information every day. Founded in 1998 by Stanford Ph.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google today is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program, which is the largest and fastest growing in the industry, provides businesses of all sizes with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. Google is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit www.google.com.
  2076.  
  2077. 41. SRD INTRODUCES NEW ANNA SOFTWARE FOR ANONYMOUS DATA SHARING, RELEASING BETA VERSION
  2078.  
  2079. Groundbreaking Technology Enables Highly Accurate Multiparty Information Sharing While Protecting Privacy
  2080.  
  2081. October 27, 2004
  2082.  
  2083. Las Vegas, NV
  2084.  
  2085. SRD, the leader in identity recognition software, today announced ANNA™, Anonymous Entity Resolution™ software, the first commercial software product that enables organizations to share and compare identity information internally or externally without revealing sensitive, personally identifiable information. The beta version of ANNA is available now and general availability will be in the first quarter of 2005. ANNA's patent-pending technology has immediate applications for organizations in markets such as government, financial services, healthcare, and law enforcement that could greatly benefit from collaborative data sharing, but were reluctant to do so before because of risk of information loss, and privacy and civil liberty concerns or regulations.
  2086.  
  2087. "Data anonymization is the right technology at the right time," said John Slitz, SRD's CEO. "When there are pressures to share data, ANNA's real-time capabilities enable organizations to use anonymized, privacy-enhanced data within multiparty environments."
  2088.  
  2089. ANNA's breakthrough lies in its ability to correlate anonymized identity data despite inconsistencies and poor data quality. ANNA's unique capacity to deliver fuzzy matching and proximity-based results achieves the highest possible levels of information accuracy, overcoming the primary challenge of previous attempts at multiparty data exchanges using anonymization. By applying SRD's sophisticated data quality management and patent-pending Anonymous Entity Resolution techniques, ANNA can determine, for example, that two people are the same despite spelling variations in their names and addresses and a transposition error in one of their passport numbers. The software can also detect nonobvious relationships between individuals in the anonymized data space.
  2090.  
  2091. ANNA enhances the privacy and civil liberties of individuals during multiparty data exchanges, because the anonymized data cannot be reversed to reflect its original form and therefore the information cannot be used for data mining, repurposed, or misused by insiders. ANNA also improves privacy because the original holders of the information continue to own and hold their source data and can operate as gatekeepers for information requests. ANNA deployments will vary based on the sensitivity of the data being shared, the laws and procedures native to the environment in which the collaboration is taking place, as well as the nature of the mission or application.
  2092.  
  2093. For more information about ANNA, visit www.srdsoftware.com/prod_anna.html.
  2094.  
  2095. About SRD
  2096.  
  2097. SRD's identity recognition software allows companies and government organizations to gain a greater than 360-degree view of individuals to better identify business opportunities and potential threats. SRD's solutions are based on its proprietary identity recognition technology, which is the result of 20 years of research and development.
  2098.  
  2099. Identity recognition extends insight beyond existing identity integration technologies by incorporating nonobvious relationships and allowing organizations to share data anonymously while protecting privacy. SRD has received investment funding from Reed Elsevier Ventures, SAIC Venture Capital Corporations and In-Q-Tel. For more information about SRD, visit www.srdsoftware.com.
  2100.  
  2101. 40. LANGUAGE WEAVER ANNOUNCES SECOND STRATEGIC INVESTMENT AND Contract From In-Q-Tel
  2102.  
  2103. October 26, 2004
  2104.  
  2105. Los Angeles, CA
  2106.  
  2107. Just one year after Language Weaver, Inc., announced an initial investment and contract from In-Q-Tel, Inc., the company announces a follow-on contract and equity investment from this private venture group funded by the Central Intelligence Agency. Language Weaver is a software company developing statistical machine translation software (SMTS) for the automation of human language translation.
  2108.  
  2109. There is a critical need for translation by government organizations that are dealing with a glut of foreign language text documents that need translation into English in a timely manner. The additional contract and investment from In-Q-Tel is aimed at enhancing interoperability between Language Weaver's SMTS and other natural language processing and analytical tool applications. Language Weaver takes a statistical approach to natural language processing, correlating words and word groupings to produce the highest probability of a correct match.
  2110.  
  2111. "Language Weaver is an important strategic partner for In-Q-Tel," Gilman Louie, CEO of In-Q-Tel, said. "Its breakthrough approach to machine translation creates unprecedented opportunities for our government customers to translate and digest massive amounts of foreign language information. Language Weaver continues to enhance its technology, mature its business, and prove that it can deliver products quickly to customers."
  2112.  
  2113. This new investment and contract from In-Q-Tel comes immediately on the heels of Language Weaver's announcement that it has raised a Series B financing round of $4 million from venture capitalists, and just after it has been awarded a $2 million Advanced Technology Program award from the U.S. Department of Commerce's NIST agency.
  2114.  
  2115. According to Bryce Benjamin, CEO of Language Weaver, the commercial viability of its technology overlaps national security needs. "Automated language translation is a crucial enabling technology not just for government customers, but also for multinational companies competing in a global marketplace," Benjamin said. "Language Weaver's technology can save companies both money and time in getting their information out into the worldwide marketplace."
  2116.  
  2117. About Language Weaver, Inc.
  2118.  
  2119. Language Weaver was founded in 2002 to commercialize a unique approach to automatic language translation using proprietary statistical translation algorithms that resulted from 20 person-years of invention and development at the University of Southern California's Information Sciences Institute (USC/ISI). Its resulting product, statistical machine translation software, provides the highest quality output to date from machine translation. The company has 15 patents pending on its SMTS technology. Bidirectional language pairs available include: Arabic/English, Chinese/English, French/English, and Spanish/English; unidirectional languages include Somali to English and Hindi to English, with others coming soon. Language Weaver's software is available as licensed software in client server and stand-alone versions. Website: www.languageweaver.com.
  2120.  
  2121. 39. PARATEK AND IN-Q-TEL SIGN STRATEGIC INVESTMENT AND DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT FOR TUNABLE RADIO FRONT ENDS
  2122.  
  2123. October 21, 2004
  2124.  
  2125. Columbia, MD
  2126.  
  2127. Paratek, a provider of smart scanning antennas and miniaturized tunable Radio Frequency Front Ends, today announced it has signed a strategic investment and development agreement with In-Q-Tel, the private venture investment group funded by the Central Intelligence Agency.
  2128.  
  2129. Paratek's technology addresses the needs of today's multi-function, multi-frequency wireless devices and markets. Paratek's products are distinguished by their ability to electronically tune over a range of frequencies and to electronically scan antenna beams, both using the Company's patented ParaScan™ materials technology.
  2130.  
  2131. "There are powerful synergies between the government and commercial applications of Paratek’s capabilities," said Gilman Louie, CEO of In-Q-Tel. "Paratek’s tunable materials technology and miniaturized 3-D packaging expertise offer unique benefits for today's software defined, frequency agile radios and wireless devices."
  2132.  
  2133. Paratek's implementation of its patented ParaScan™ technology into tunable capacitors, filters, pre-selectors and phase shifters has enabled them to create a new class of miniaturized Radio Frequency front ends and smart scanning antennas.
  2134.  
  2135. Robert Metcalfe, inventor of the Ethernet LAN standard, founder of 3Com and now chairman of Paratek's board of directors said, "In-Q-Tel's investment in Paratek's advanced development confirms the significant benefits of Paratek's technology to the critical communications needs of the government, whose requirements exceeds that of the commercial markets. At the same time, Paratek's commercial products are now finding applications in wireless LANs and will soon be sampled to the mobile phone and RFID markets."
  2136.  
  2137. Other investors include Polaris Venture Partners, Novak Biddle Venture Partners, Morgenthaler, Investor AB and ABS Ventures.
  2138.  
  2139. About Paratek Microwave, Inc
  2140.  
  2141. Paratek Microwave, Inc., a privately held company, is the inventor of the ParaScan™ voltage tunable dielectric materials technology and has successfully transitioned the technology into products such as tunable capacitors, filters, pre-selectors and phase shifters. Paratek's products are distinguished by their ability to electronically tune over a range of frequencies and to electronically scan antenna beams, which provides enhanced wireless network performance, flexibility and scalability while reducing costs. Paratek's miniaturized tunable RF front ends and smart scanning antennas address the needs of today's multi-function and multi-frequency wireless devices. Paratek is headquartered in Columbia, MD, with offices in Nashua, NH.
  2142.  
  2143. 38. VISUAL SCIENCES ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC INVESTMENT AND LICENSING AGREEMENT WITH IN-Q-TEL
  2144.  
  2145. Real-time Visual Analysis Targeted to the Intelligence Community Market
  2146.  
  2147. Ocotober 20, 2004
  2148.  
  2149. McLean, VA
  2150.  
  2151. Visual Sciences, LLC, the leading provider of Real-time Visual Analysis software, today announced that it has entered into a strategic agreement with In-Q-Tel, the independent, non-profit venture group funded by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). After conducting exhaustive customer, industry, management, and technical due diligence, In-Q-Tel has identified Visual Sciences' Real-Time Analysis Platform (RTAP™) and applications as having significant potential to address the needs of the U.S. Intelligence Community.
  2152.  
  2153. The strategic agreement includes a purchase of software licenses and a strategic investment in the Company. A senior In-Q-Tel representative will become an observer to the Visual Sciences' Board of Directors.
  2154.  
  2155. Visual Sciences' patent pending real-time visual analysis technology enables information-driven Fortune 1000 enterprises and government agencies to collect, process, analyze and interactively visualize very large volumes of data, empowering users to see and make decisions from analysis results in real-time. Visual Sciences currently offers a number of visual analysis applications that leverage RTAP including Visual Site™ for Internet channels and Visual Call™ for interactive voice response (IVR) channels. Under the agreement, Visual Sciences will, with the guidance of In-Q-Tel expertise, develop additional applications of its technology for government and commercial use.
  2156.  
  2157. "The real-time visual analysis of large amounts of data is mission-critical to the U.S. Intelligence Community and national security," said Gilman Louie, CEO of In-Q-Tel and ex-CEO of Spectrum Holobyte and MicroProse. "Visual Sciences is the first company we have seen combine the ease-of-use and graphical sophistication made popular by the interactive entertainment industry with the raw data processing power of parallelized real-time computing. Visual Sciences' breakthrough combination of interactive visualization and real-time data analysis capabilities is disruptive technology that can redraw the capabilities of government and private sector alike."
  2158.  
  2159. "The U.S. Intelligence Community is the world's largest and most sophisticated consumer of data analysis software. Being able to analyze, understand and act on very high volumes of real-time information is a requirement not an option," said Jim MacIntyre, CEO of Visual Sciences. "Visual Sciences is proud to work with In-Q-Tel and provide its real-time visual analysis technology to help ensure United States national security.
  2160.  
  2161. About Visual Sciences
  2162.  
  2163. Visual Sciences, LLC is the leading provider of Real-Time Visual Analysis software products and services to Fortune 1000 enterprises and government agencies. The most information-driven enterprises depend on Visual Sciences' Real-Time Analysis Platform (RTAP) and suite of applications to collect, process, analyze and visualize their data for decision making. The Company's breakthrough technologies have been applied to improve the financial and operational performance of mission critical customer facing information systems, including Internet sites and services with Visual Site® and interactive voice response systems with Visual Call™. Visual Sciences helps its clients across the financial services, government, travel, technology, telecommunications, retail and media industries "see results" in real-time by turning high volumes of data into actionable intelligence. Founded in the year 2000, Visual Sciences achieved US GAAP net income profitability in June 2003. Learn more at http://www.visualsciences.com.
  2164.  
  2165. 37. SEAHAWK BIOSYSTEMS RECEIVES INVESTMENT FROM IN-Q-TEL
  2166.  
  2167. September 24, 2004
  2168.  
  2169. Austin, TX
  2170.  
  2171. Seahawk Biosystems Corporation, currently developing a multi-use biosensor, announced today that it has received a strategic technology development and investment contract from In-Q-Tel, a private venture group funded by the Central Intelligence Agency.
  2172.  
  2173. Seahawk's new biosensor is based on magnetic biochip technology developed and patented by the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in Washington, D.C. In addition to sales to the national security market, Seahawk plans to introduce the biosensor to the companion animal diagnostics market. The biosensor will allow veterinarians the unprecedented ability to assess a pet's need for revaccination as well as detect multiple diseases right in their own clinic, in real time, reducing the time and expense for veterinary care. This technology addresses an estimated market of approximately $2.1B in the US, and $3.5B worldwide. Under the license with NRL Seahawk can extend its revolutionary technology to other diagnostics markets such as equine and livestock, food processing, and environmental testing.
  2174.  
  2175. "Seahawk is a great example of a company leveraging dual-use technology," said Gilman Louie, CEO of In-Q-Tel. "With the introduction of Seahawk's sensor to the commercial market, defense and intelligence customers will be able to buy this sensor off the shelf as well."
  2176.  
  2177. Seahawk's biosensor supports both antibody and DNA/RNA tests, making it more versatile than other biosensors currently available. The biosensor is more compact, portable and affordable than competing systems that are based on optical detection. In most cases, the costly and time consuming steps of amplification and enrichment are significantly minimized, and are often totally eliminated.
  2178.  
  2179. As the company prepares to raise its Series A round of financing in fall 2004, Curt Bilby of Seahawk is excited about the partnership with In-Q-Tel. "Seahawk is pleased to be working with In-Q-Tel. We have already achieved our first milestone for In-Q-Tel, and are applying this second phase of funding to the commercialization of the technology."
  2180.  
  2181. About Seahawk
  2182.  
  2183. Seahawk Biosystems Corporation is a private company commercializing patented, innovative biosensor technology from the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C. Located in Austin, Texas, Seahawk is committed to provide a robust product line of rapid, cost-effective and accurate biological tests for veterinary diagnostics as well as other applications. www.seahawkbio.com
  2184.  
  2185. 36. ELECTRO ENERGY AND IN-Q-TEL ANNOUNCE STRATEGIC RELATIONSHIP AND DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT FOR BIPOLAR LITHIUM BATTERY TECHNOLOGY
  2186.  
  2187. August 16, 2004
  2188.  
  2189. Danbury, CT
  2190.  
  2191. Electro Energy, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: EEEI - News), a leading provider of advanced battery technologies and associated systems, and In-Q-Tel, a private not-for-profit venture group funded by the Central Intelligence Agency, today announced the establishment of a strategic relationship, including a technology development agreement.
  2192.  
  2193. The strategic relationship began in March 2004, prior to the company going public. This included In-Q-Tel funding of technology development for the application of Electro Energy's bipolar design to lithium battery chemistry and other advanced battery-power solutions to serve the national security community, as well as the issuance of securities.
  2194.  
  2195. "In-Q-Tel invested in Electro Energy because their unique battery technology promises better performance to both public and private sector users across a wide variety of applications," said Gilman Louie, CEO of In-Q-Tel.
  2196.  
  2197. Martin Klein, CEO of Electro Energy, said, "Our partnership with In-Q-Tel funds the extension of our patented bipolar cell design to lithium battery chemistry, an important addition to the company's capabilities. We are very pleased with the confidence that In-Q-Tel has shown in our company, and we felt our shareholders would be glad to know about this relationship. We believe the resulting product will be superior to existing products for both government and commercial power applications."
  2198.  
  2199. Electro Energy's bipolar cell design provides superior performance in energy capacity, size and weight vs. current commercially available battery products. The design of Electro Energy's products is significantly simpler and less costly than conventional cylindrical and prismatic technologies. Among its advantages is the ability to discharge efficiently at exceptionally high rates, compact packaging and lower manufacturing costs. These factors can be critical in applications such as military communications, military aircraft, and space and medical applications, as well as power-consuming commercial applications such as hybrid electric cars, electric bicycles and scooters, cordless power tools, load regulation and stationary energy storage.
  2200.  
  2201. About Electro Energy Inc.
  2202.  
  2203. Electro Energy (http://www.electroenergyinc.com) founded in 1992, is an engineering, technology, and manufacturing organization, dedicated to meeting customer needs with advanced battery technologies and associated systems. Electro Energy technology provides superior battery performance in energy capacity, high voltage, size and weight vs. competitors. Electro Energy products are used in a variety of spacecraft and aircraft. Electro Energy has also targeted the power tool and hybrid vehicle markets.
  2204.  
  2205. In addition to lithium battery chemistry, Electro Energy focuses on the development and ultimate commercialization of a bipolar nickel-metal hydride (BP Ni-MH) rechargeable battery, for which seven U.S. patents and four foreign patents have been issued and for which three additional patent applications are in process. Since its founding, Electro Energy has developed and owns both the patented design of BP Ni-MH batteries and the patented production process for their manufacture. Electro Energy has produced and delivered prototype BP Ni-MH batteries for the U.S. Army (field radios and silent watch applications), NASA (satellites), Partnership for a New Generation Vehicle (hybrid vehicles), NAVAIR and U.S. Air Force (F-18 and F-16 Aircraft), National Institute of Health (NIH) (heart assist pumps), and the Department of Energy (DOE) (distributed energy and power quality), that have demonstrated performance advantages over existing technologies.
  2206.  
  2207. Electro Energy's Colorado Springs facility, Electro Energy Mobile Products Inc., acquired in 2003 from privately held Eagle Picher Technologies, is a supplier of Super NiCd's for U.S. Government satellite systems, and vented nickel-cadmium batteries for legacy military aircraft such as the B-52, B-1 and Cobra Helicopters and industrial products. The Colorado Springs operation is also developing thermal batteries and lithium batteries and will participate in the manufacture of BP Ni-MH products.
  2208.  
  2209. Certain statements in this news release may contain forward-looking information within the meaning of Rule 175 under the Securities Act of 1933 and Rule 3b-6 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and are subject to the safe harbor created by those rules. All statements, other than statements of fact, included in this release, including, without limitation, statements regarding potential future plans and objectives of the companies, are forward- looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Technical complications that may arise could prevent the prompt implementation of any strategically significant plan(s) outlined above. The companies caution that these forward-looking statements are further qualified by other factors including, but not limited to, those set forth in Electro Energy's Form 8-K and MCG Diversified, Inc.'s Form 10-QSB for the period ended March 31, 2004, filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (available at http://www.sec.gov). Electro Energy undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.
  2210.  
  2211. Pursuant to a June 1, 2004 agreement, Consulting For Strategic Growth I, Ltd. ("CFSG") provides Electro Energy with consulting, business advisory, investor relations, public relations and corporate development services, for which CFSG receives a fixed monthly fee for the duration of the agreement. Independent of CFSG's receipt of cash compensation from Electro Energy, CFSG may choose to purchase the common stock of Electro Energy and thereafter sell those shares at any time it deems appropriate to do so.
  2212.  
  2213. 35. IN-Q-TEL SIGNS STRATEGIC AGREEMENT WITH SPOTFIRE TO BRING POWER OF VISUAL DATA ANALYTICS TO GOVERNMENT AGENCIES
  2214.  
  2215. Spotfire DecisionSite Guided Analytics Platform to be Enhanced for U.S. Government
  2216.  
  2217. June 7, 2004
  2218.  
  2219. Somerville, MA
  2220.  
  2221. Spotfire Inc. announced today that In-Q-Tel, the independent non-profit venture capital group funded by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), has entered into an agreement to enhance the capabilities of DecisionSite™, Spotfire's analytics platform, for use by US government agencies for Homeland Defense and National Security. The agreement includes a small equity investment as well as an immediate purchase of DecisionSite and DecisionSite Posters software in addition to a significant co-development project.
  2222.  
  2223. Spotfire's DecisionSite interactive, visual data analysis software delivers improved insight into many types of complex data, allowing users to make faster decisions with more confidence. The DecisionSite platform allows the rapid development of purpose-configured analyst workbenches with its unique Guided Analytics™ to automate analysis workflows and assist users in their work. The product is widely used in the pharmaceutical, high-tech manufacturing and energy industries as well as by government agencies such as the FDA and FAA.
  2224.  
  2225. Under the agreement, DecisionSite will be enhanced to integrate, analyze and visualize information from both text data mining tools as well as statistical tools - addressing the need to analyze large amounts of text and provide analysts with visual search and browse capabilities.
  2226.  
  2227. "The federal government is faced with an unprecedented information tsunami - of both structured and unstructured information - and information workers need to be enabled to browse, analyze, and search this information to find patterns, trends, outliers, and anomalies," said Christopher Ahlberg, CEO of Spotfire. "Spotfire enables organizations to rapidly build tailored analyst workbenches targeted at the most challenging information problems of today."
  2228.  
  2229. "The ability to fuse and visualize data from multiple sources remains a critical task across all types of enterprises," said Gilman Louie, CEO of In-Q-Tel. "Whether the private sector or in government organizations, amassing information is only half the battle. Spotfire's technology is an invaluable tool to extract value in order to make better decisions."
  2230.  
  2231. About Spotfire
  2232.  
  2233. Spotfire, Inc. provides Guided Analytic applications and services that empower extended enterprises and their end-users to make faster, more effective decisions. More than 700 Global 2000 customers from pharmaceutical, high tech manufacturing, oil and gas, consumer packaged goods, and academic markets and over 25,000 users gain insights with Spotfire products worldwide. The company maintains U.S. headquarters in Somerville, Mass., and European headquarters in Göteborg, Sweden. Additional information can be found at www.spotfire.com.
  2234.  
  2235. 34. MICHAEL GRIFFIN HEADS SPACE DEPARTMENT AT THE JOHNS HOPKINS APPLIED PHYSICS LABORATORY
  2236.  
  2237. April 20, 2004
  2238.  
  2239. Baltmore, MD
  2240.  
  2241. Dr. Michael D. Griffin is the new head of the Space Department at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Maryland.
  2242.  
  2243. Griffin oversees the second-largest department at the Laboratory, with more than 600 specialists tackling some of NASA's and the military's toughest space science and engineering challenges. His tenure begins as the Lab embarks on several ambitious projects, including a "fire and ice" tandem of robotic spacecraft to explore Mercury and Pluto - the planets closest to and farthest from the sun - and unprecedented studies of solar activity and the sun-Earth relationship.
  2244.  
  2245. Griffin succeeds Dr. Stamatios M. (Tom) Krimigis, head of the Space Department since 1991. His experience includes a previous stop at APL in the 1980s, when he helped design the successful Delta 180 series of missile-defense technology satellites for the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization. After leaving APL in 1986, he served as the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization's deputy for technology, and as both the chief engineer and associate administrator for exploration at NASA Headquarters.
  2246.  
  2247. Before rejoining APL this month, he was president and chief operating officer of In-Q-Tel, a private, non-profit enterprise funded by the Central Intelligence Agency to identify and invest in companies developing cutting-edge technologies that serve national security interests. Griffin's resume also includes several leadership roles at Orbital Sciences Corporation and key technical positions at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Computer Sciences Corporation.
  2248.  
  2249. "Mike Griffin is an accomplished leader, well known and well respected in the aerospace community," says APL Director Dr. Richard T. Roca. "He is a dedicated professional whose enthusiasm for our critical work remained strong even while he was distinguishing himself as a senior government executive and a leader in private industry. We are very happy to have him back to provide leadership for our civilian and military space initiatives."
  2250.  
  2251. A resident of Reston, Va., Griffin is president-elect of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), and a member of the American Astronautical Society and International Academy of Astronautics. In addition to a doctorate in aerospace engineering, he holds master's degrees in aerospace science, electrical engineering, applied physics, civil engineering and business administration, and a bachelor's degree in physics.
  2252.  
  2253. Griffin joins a laboratory about to mark 45 years in space exploration; APL's distinguished record includes building and launching 60 spacecraft and more than 150 instruments over those four-plus decades. The Lab's 61st spacecraft, named MESSENGER (for MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging), is set to launch this summer from Cape Canaveral, Fla., and begin orbiting Mercury in 2011.
  2254.  
  2255. 33. SRA ANNOUNCES TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WITH IN-Q-TEL TO ENHANCE ORIONMAGIC® CAPABILITIES FOR U.S. GOVERNMENT CUSTOMERS
  2256.  
  2257. April 19, 2004
  2258.  
  2259. Fairfax, VA
  2260.  
  2261. SRA International, Inc. (NYSE: SRX), a leading provider of information technology services and solutions to federal government organizations, and In-Q-Tel, the independent non-profit venture capital group funded by the Central Intelligence Agency, today announced a deal to enhance the capabilities of the ORIONMagic® knowledge management system for U.S. Government customers.
  2262.  
  2263. A powerful and easy to use suite of tools, the ORIONMagic product is a knowledge management system that supports the collection, analysis, and reporting of information. It enables users to cull through gigabytes of information and store the most relevant pieces, thereby providing more efficient analysis of complex information. The tool organizes data into a hierarchical structure that lends itself to effective reporting, storing, and distribution. ORIONMagic is currently in use at many global law enforcement organizations and U.S. government agencies, including the Departments of Defense and Justice.
  2264.  
  2265. "There is an urgent need to be able to capture and extract information that can be organized and expanded on the fly. SRA's technology provides capabilities that can solve this problem," said Gilman Louie, CEO of In-Q-Tel.
  2266.  
  2267. "We are pleased to work with In-Q-Tel to customize ORIONMagic to meet the specific needs of these government customers," said Jim McClave, SRA Vice President and Director, Orion Center for Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, and Law Enforcement. "ORIONMagic enables users to conduct complex research, collect and analyze vast amounts of information, and collaborate, track, and share information with team members."
  2268.  
  2269. About SRA International, Inc.
  2270.  
  2271. SRA is a leading provider of information technology services and solutions to clients in national security, civil government, and health care and public health. SRA services include strategic consulting; systems design, development, and integration; and outsourcing and operations management. The Company also delivers business solutions for text and data mining, contingency and disaster response planning, information assurance, environmental strategies and technology, enterprise architecture, network operations and management, enterprise systems management, and wireless integration.
  2272.  
  2273. Fortune® magazine has chosen SRA as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" for five consecutive years. The Company's 3,200 employees serve clients from its headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia, and offices across the country. For additional information on SRA, please visit http://www.sra.com.
  2274.  
  2275. OrionMagic is a registered trademark of SRA International, Inc.
  2276.  
  2277. Any statements in this press release about future expectations, plans, and prospects for SRA, including statements containing the words "estimates," "believes," "anticipates," "plans," "expects," "will," and similar expressions, constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including: our dependence on our contracts with federal government agencies, particularly within the U.S. Department of Defense, for substantially all of our revenue, our dependence on our GSA schedule contracts and our position as a prime contractor on government-wide acquisition contracts to grow our business, and other factors discussed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2003 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on September 29, 2003 and our latest quarterly report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on February 13, 2004. In addition, the forward-looking statements included in this press release represent our views as of April 19, 2004. We anticipate that subsequent events and developments will cause our views to change. However, while we may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, we specifically disclaim any obligation to do so. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing our views as of any date subsequent to April 19, 2004.
  2278.  
  2279. 32. IN-Q-TEL AND BASIS TECHNOLOGY SIGN STRATEGIC INVESTMENT AND DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT FOR LINGUISTICS SOFTWARE
  2280.  
  2281. Agreement Accelerates Development of Key Multilingual Information Retrieval Technologies for Defense and Intelligence Communities
  2282.  
  2283. April 12, 2004
  2284.  
  2285. Cambridge, MA
  2286.  
  2287. In-Q-Tel, a private not-for-profit venture group funded by the Central Intelligence Agency, and Basis Technology (www.basistech.com), a leading provider of software solutions for multilingual text mining and information retrieval applications, today announced they signed a strategic investment and development agreement, including licensing.
  2288.  
  2289. Taking advantage of Basis Technology's expertise in foreign languages and computational linguistics, Basis Technology and In-Q-Tel will work together to provide key multilingual information management solutions to the Intelligence Community.
  2290.  
  2291. Gilman Louie, CEO of In-Q-Tel, said, "The ability to extract critical information from unstructured text in multiple languages is absolutely fundamental to the intelligence process. We became interested in Basis Technology because their software is widely used to enable foreign language capabilities in some of the world's most demanding high-volume commercial environments. We see Basis Technology as a key strategic partner in providing solutions that can enhance the government's efforts to quickly and accurately harness potentially valuable information from foreign language documents."
  2292.  
  2293. Carl Hoffman, CEO of Basis Technology, said, "Our partnership with In-Q-Tel underscores the strength of our technology and the new capabilities we bring to the table to aid national security. Providing linguistic solutions to help government organizations deal with massive collections of data has become a significant aspect of our business."
  2294.  
  2295. About Basis Technology
  2296.  
  2297. Basis Technology (www.basistech.com) provides software solutions for multilingual text mining and information retrieval applications. The company's Rosette Platform is a suite of high-performance, highly reliable, interoperable software components designed for applications that analyze and process all the world's languages.
  2298.  
  2299. Top-tier software vendors, content providers, multinational enterprises, and government agencies rely on Basis Technology's solutions for Unicode compliance, language identification, multilingual search, normalization, transliteration, and entity extraction. Clients include industry leaders Amazon.com, America Online, Blueshoe Technologies, Convera, Endeca, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Inktomi, L.L Bean, Northrop Grumman, PeopleSoft, Siebel Systems, and Verity.
  2300.  
  2301. Company headquarters are located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with branch offices in San Francisco, California; Herndon, Virginia; and Tokyo, Japan. For more information, visit www.basistech.com or call 800-697-2062.
  2302.  
  2303. 31. IN-Q-TEL SIGNS STRATEGIC AGREEMENT WITH SOFLINX TO BRING WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORK SOLUTION TO GOVERNMENT AGENCIES
  2304.  
  2305. March 25, 2004
  2306.  
  2307. San Diego, CA
  2308.  
  2309. Soflinx, a Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) company, provides software and complete system integration services for the design, implementation and effective management of "smart" Wireless Sensor Networks. Soflinx enables organizations to more effectively collect, analyze and take action on data from sensor networks, as well as cost-effectively manage those networks, today announced the establishment of a strategic relationship with In-Q-Tel, a private, non-profit enterprise funded by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). In-Q-Tel's mission is to identify and collaborate with companies developing cutting-edge information technologies that serve US national security interests.
  2310.  
  2311. Soflinx and In-Q-Tel will work together to provide government organizations with wireless software network solutions that enable a new generation of sensor detection and data integration. Soflinx's ability to manage extremely large amounts of data, multiple nodes and its ability to distribute intelligence and apply rules at the node itself are important factors in In-Q-Tel's decision to form a strategic relationship with Soflinx. By collaborating with In-Q-Tel on the development of Wireless Sensor Network solutions that are highly scalable and sensor agnostic, Soflinx will increase the capabilities and security available to Government analysts.
  2312.  
  2313. According to Neil Senturia, CEO of Soflinx, "The key problem in Wireless Sensor Networks is to create a self-organizing, self-configuring, and self-healing network that allows massive data management in real-time that finally creates the promise of a completely self-contained and smart mesh network."
  2314.  
  2315. Gilman Louie, CEO of In-Q-Tel, added, "Wireless sensor networks have applications in both the public and private sectors, whether for building management, environmental monitoring, or enhancing public safety. We see significant opportunities to extend and apply their commercial technology in the pursuit of enhanced national security."
  2316.  
  2317. Soflinx offers software for perimeter security and complete systems integration services for the design, implementation and effective management of "smart" Wireless Sensor Networks.
  2318.  
  2319. Soflinx Defender™ is a powerful perimeter security system that provides real-time detection of hazardous explosive, nuclear, radiological and chemical warfare agents. The system is designed for use in any government, commercial or public location where fail-safe security is crucial. Mobile Defender™ is a transportable security system for the detection of explosive, nuclear, radiological and chemical warfare agents. It's the first line of defense for temporary or mobile situations such as VIP security, advance surveillance, temporary event security and cargo security.
  2320.  
  2321. About Soflinx
  2322.  
  2323. Soflinx Corporation is a Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) company that provides software and complete systems integration services for the design, implementation and effective management of Wireless Sensor Networks.
  2324.  
  2325. Headquartered in San Diego, Soflinx enables government, commercial and industrial organizations to more efficiently collect, analyze, and take action on data from sensor networks, as well as to cost-effectively manage those networks. The company is privately held and was founded in February 2003. More information on Soflinx and the company's products are available at www.soflinx.com.
  2326.  
  2327. 30. IATROQUEST ANNOUNCES INVESTMENT FROM IN-Q-TEL TO ENHANCE BIOSENSING FOR US GOVERNMENT CUSTOMERS
  2328.  
  2329. March 11, 2004
  2330.  
  2331. Montreal, Canada
  2332.  
  2333. IatroQuest Corporation, a leading developer of advanced biosensing technologies based in Montreal, Canada, announced today that it has signed a deal with In-Q-Tel, a private not for profit venture capital group funded by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). IatroQuest will work with In-Q-Tel to enhance and customize its Bio-Alloy™ technology to better meet national security needs. Made possible by the convergence of biotechnology, advanced semi-conductor materials, nanotechnology and photonics, Bio-Alloy™ can rapidly detect and identify a wide range of biological and chemical agents, without labels and with a high degree of sensitivity and selectivity.
  2334.  
  2335. IatroQuest's Bio-Alloy™ biochips are made of silicon-based semiconductor materials that are nanostructured and chemically modified to bind to a wide variety of molecules, including antibodies, enzymes, nucleotides and chemicals as recognition elements. The underlying detection principle, based on a photoluminescence response, relies on quantum confinement and changes in the surface energy states when the material is excited with low-power blue LED light. Upon affinity binding of target agents to the recognition elements linked to the Bio-Alloy™ surface, surface energy perturbations result in an immediate change in the photoluminescence response, which is easily detected as an increase in green light intensity.
  2336.  
  2337. In addition to demonstrating real time sensitive detection (in the picogram, 10–12 range) and identification capabilities, Bio-Alloy™ has several other key technological advantages such as being a label-free method which increases the simplicity of use and reduces the logistical supply requirements and operating costs, supporting both capture and functional assays, exhibiting low non-specific binding, having concentration-dependent response, being multiplexing-friendly, providing non-destructive detection, and having low power requirements.
  2338.  
  2339. "Imagine how a smoke detector triggers an alarm that results in immediate preventive action. Likewise, IatroQuest's technology will be a critical enabling component that can be used to rapidly detect and improve response times for other environmental hazards in air or water," said Gilman Louie, CEO of In-Q-Tel.
  2340.  
  2341. "IatroQuest's ability to match the sensitivity of today's laboratory methods at much lower cost and power can revolutionize biodefense and commercial diagnostic capabilities," stated John Schafer, CEO of IatroQuest. "IatroQuest is pleased to be working with In-Q-Tel," added Jean Bourbonnais, President and Chief Business Officer of IatroQuest, "We see this new relationship as a major accomplishment and a sign of the importance of our technology in the defense and intelligence communities. We look forward to even more growth as a result of our partnership with In-Q-Tel."
  2342.  
  2343. About IatroQuest Corporation
  2344.  
  2345. IatroQuest Corporation (www.iatroquest.com) is shaping the future of biosensing using a revolutionary patented technological platform called Bio-Alloy™, which combines biotechnology, advanced semi-conductor materials, nanotechnology and photonics. Bio-Alloy™ makes a wide range of products possible in several market segments, such as biodefense, life sciences research and point-of-care diagnostics. Bio-Alloy™ has unique characteristics that enable rapid detection and quantification, with a high degree of sensitivity and specificity without using markers, of a wide range of biological agents as well as small chemical molecules.
  2346.  
  2347. 29. DUST SECURES $7 MILLION IN FINANCIAL COMMERCIALIZATION WIRELESS MESH NETWORKS
  2348.  
  2349. Foundation Capital Leads Investment with Participation from Institutional Venture Partners and In-Q-Tel
  2350.  
  2351. February 18, 2004
  2352.  
  2353. Berkeley, CA
  2354.  
  2355. Dust Incorporated (www.dust-inc.com), the leader in low-power wireless mesh sensor networks, raised a total of $7 million. The Series A round was led by Foundation Capital, with participation from Institutional Venture Partners (IVP) and In-Q-Tel.
  2356.  
  2357. The company's technology is based on more than 10 years of UC Berkeley research into wireless sensing solutions. In 1997, Dr. Kris Pister, PhD., now Dust CEO and founder, led an ambitious project at the University of California Berkeley to develop a complete autonomous sensing and communication package in a cubic millimeter-sized device with a sensor, coined Smart Dust.
  2358.  
  2359. Since then, multiple generations of Smart Dust hardware and software have been developed, tested and refined. As the world's experts in wireless mesh networking and low-power systems, the Dust team is leveraging a tradition of innovative research and experience in bringing new technologies to markets to commercialize low-powered, robust wireless sensing networks in building automation, industrial monitoring and homeland security applications.
  2360.  
  2361. "Dust promises full access to information by bringing together the ease of wireless systems with the inherent robustness of mesh networks," said Paul Koontz, General Partner at Foundation Capital. "There is broad agreement that the expense and complication of current network technologies has limited data collection applications. By dramatically lowering the cost of networking infrastructure, Dust technology will open up applications that dramatically increase our ability to gather and utilize data in industrial and commercial environments."
  2362.  
  2363. "Dust brings a revolutionary wireless sensing platform that resonates across a wide range of customers," said Reid Dennis at IVP. "At IVP, we look for home-run potential in large and growing markets, and we see a grand slam opportunity in Dust. The Dust team has the vision, the technology, and the experience to bring highly innovative technology to market and solve critical business problems."
  2364.  
  2365. "Kris Pister is known as the most aggressive technologist in wireless sensor platforms, pushing for extremely low-power and reliable networks," said Gilman Louie, CEO of In-Q-Tel. "Dust's low cost, low energy, miniaturized solution makes possible new applications that were never before feasible. For people who want to know more about the environment, Dust is the indispensable piece of the solution, be it for situational awareness in an office building or a government application."
  2366.  
  2367. "We are extremely pleased to gain the support of top-tier venture investors, Foundation Capital, IVP, and In-Q-Tel," said Kris Pister, Dust CEO and founder. "Dust helps customers achieve visibility and control critical to their success. The backing and support of our investors will allow Dust to continue leading the next wave of the information revolution."
  2368.  
  2369. About Dust
  2370.  
  2371. Based in Berkeley, California, Dust develops hardware and software for low-power wireless mesh networks. Dust networks enable reliable, unattended monitoring of critical processes and assets. Patent pending mesh networking software teamed with battery-powered wireless communication nodes, form a resilient, self-healing network that can operate with zero maintenance for years at a time on standard AAA or coin cell batteries. Unlike traditional wired control systems, Dust networks require no cable runs for power or data communication — greatly reducing the cost and complexity of connecting, maintaining and retrofitting installed sensors and actuators. Dust brings reliable, comprehensive monitoring and control within reach, enabling more informed decision making and better process control. For more information please visit www.dust-inc.com.
  2372.  
  2373. About Foundation Capital
  2374.  
  2375. Founded in 1995, Foundation Capital is a venture capital firm committed to supporting entrepreneurs and their companies, targeting innovative opportunities in telecommunications and networking; Internet infrastructure; and enterprise software. Foundation Capital funds total over $1.1 billion and include Harvard, Yale, CalTech, the Hewlett Foundation and MacArthur Foundation as investors. Paul Koontz is a general partner and also led investments in, and serves on the boards of, United Online, Financial Engines, Apexon, Oberon Financial Technology, Pacific Edge, Vivecon and CloudShield. He also serves on the board of the Stanford University DAPER Fund. For more information, visit www.foundationcapital.com or contact: Tim Turpin (415) 392-8282, tim@outcastpr.com.
  2376.  
  2377. About Institutional Venture Partners
  2378.  
  2379. IVP was founded in 1980 and manages over $1.3 billion of committed capital. Throughout its history, IVP's partnership with innovative companies has led to the creation of market leaders in technology industries such as enterprise software, wireless infrastructure, communications equipment, semiconductors, storage and technology-enabled services. The firm has financed over 200 companies and recorded more than 80 IPOs. IVP is currently investing IVP X, a $225 million expansion-stage venture capital fund. IVP's website is located at www.ivp.com.
  2380.  
  2381. 2003
  2382.  
  2383. 28. BAY MICROSYSTEMS CLOSES $10 MILLION IN OVER-SUBSCRIBED SERIES C ROUND
  2384.  
  2385. In-Q-Tel Joins Exising Investors in New Funding Round of Industry Leading Packet Processing Company; Bay Expands Board of Directors
  2386.  
  2387. November 21, 2003
  2388.  
  2389. Santa Clara, CA
  2390.  
  2391. Bay Microsystems, a leader in high performance packet processing and traffic management solutions, today announced it has closed $10 million in an over-subscribed Series C financing round, bringing the total investment in the company to more than $30 million. Investors in this financing round include a new institutional investor, In-Q-Tel, as well as participation from existing institutional investors: Selby Venture Partners, Needham Capital, Thomas Weisel Venture Partners, and Alliance Venture Management.
  2392.  
  2393. In-Q-Tel, founded in 1999, is a private, independent enterprise funded by the Central Intelligence Agency. In-Q-Tel's mission is to identify and invest in companies developing cutting-edge information technologies that serve U.S. national security interests.
  2394.  
  2395. Bay Microsystems also announced the expansion of its board of directors with three new independent members: C. Nicholas Keating, Jr., Michael Phillips and Dr. Paul G. Kaminski. They join Bob Marshall (Managing Partner, Selby Venture Partners), Rick Bleszynski, and Chuck Gershman (President and CEO, Bay Microsystems).
  2396.  
  2397. Nick Keating is President and CEO of IP Infusion, Inc. and currently serves on the board of directors of Foundry Networks and net.com. Mike Phillips is the former Vice President, Business Development and General Counsel of JDS Uniphase Corporation, and is currently a senior partner in the law firm of Morrison & Foerster. Dr. Kaminski is the former Under Secretary of Defense and currently serves as a director with several companies in addition to Bay, including General Dynamics, RAND, Anteon Corporation, and as Chairman and CEO of Technovation, Inc.
  2398.  
  2399. "The addition of In-Q-Tel and the renewing commitment of our existing investors speaks well for the progress Bay Microsystems has achieved during a very difficult economic time," said Gershman. "We are thrilled with the market acceptance of our products which has lead to meeting our revenue targets in 2003 and we anticipate significant growth leading to profitability next year."
  2400.  
  2401. About Bay Microsystems
  2402.  
  2403. Bay Microsystems is a privately held, fabless communications IC company delivering a family of programmable packet processing and traffic management solutions. Bay's Internetworking Processor™ (InP) Family is scalable, intelligent, and ultra-high performance, suited for the full range of carrier class products from "Access to Long-Haul." The InP Family includes the industry's first OC192c/10G processor capable of classification, policing, segmentation and reassembly, and traffic management at wire rate.
  2404.  
  2405. Bay's InP products are already in use within broadband networks developed by the US Government and commercial providers serving the metro-edge, metro-core, regional and long-haul markets. Bay's seasoned management and world-class engineering teams have three generations of proven expertise in architecture, implementation, deployment, marketing and management of network processors. For more information visit the website at www.baymicrosystems.com.
  2406.  
  2407. 27. IN-Q-TEL SIGNS STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP AND ENTERPRISE LICENSE AGREEMENT WITH AGENT LOGIC
  2408.  
  2409. Agent Logic Enterprise Agent Server Event Detection and Response Software Identified for Applicability to Intelligence Community Needs
  2410.  
  2411. November 14, 2003
  2412.  
  2413. Arlington, VA
  2414.  
  2415. Agent Logic, the leading provider of enterprise event detection and response software, today announced that In-Q-Tel, a private independent technology investment group funded by the CIA, has signed a strategic partnership and license agreement with Agent Logic. This deal highlights the promise of Agent Logic's Enterprise Agent Server™ (EAS) to address Intelligence Community needs to detect and respond to changes and events across disparate databases and applications.
  2416.  
  2417. Agent Logic's EAS software is an agent-based event server that instantly, automatically and intelligently takes action based on user requests or important changes in data across an enterprise's information systems. The EAS enables organizations to deploy event detection and response capabilities as a universal enterprise resource that can be tapped on demand, rather than having to custom code similar capabilities into individual applications. Agent Logic's universal approach results in better maintainability and provides end users with event detection and response services that span multiple systems in extremely rapid timeframes.
  2418.  
  2419. "Imagine having multiple electronic personal assistants working on your behalf — performing tedious tasks such as automatically watching multiple databases for new information related to your area of interest or checking a project management system every 5 minutes to make sure a critical activity is on schedule," said Michael Appelbaum, CEO of Agent Logic. "Agent Logic makes these capabilities possible across existing information systems, allowing everyone from analysts to managers to re-focus their efforts on immediate business goals while remaining confident that they will be notified of important events and, where appropriate, have actions taken automatically."
  2420.  
  2421. The core of Agent Logic's EAS software has been in development since 1998, and is used today by numerous Fortune 500 and government customers. In-Q-Tel put Agent Logic's EAS software through an intensive hands-on technical testing and due diligence process in order to validate its capabilities before concluding this strategic deal.
  2422.  
  2423. "Agent Logic is an important addition to our strategic investment portfolio. EAS has direct applications for addressing the most daunting problems the Intelligence Community faces today for information sharing and data monitoring across existing information systems," said Gilman Louie, CEO of In-Q-Tel. "EAS has a unique ability to rapidly deliver event detection and response functionality across the broad spectrum of IT. The EAS can radically enhance the way any organization — commercial or government — accesses and responds to important information. It can provide end users with new capabilities on top of their existing systems in literally hours. With Agent Logic, the days of building custom solutions for event detection and response are over."
  2424.  
  2425. About Agent Logic
  2426.  
  2427. Agent Logic, formerly VitalContact, is the developer of the Enterprise Agent Server™ (EAS), the software that transforms the way organizations detect and respond to changes across their information systems. Headquartered in Northern Virginia, Agent Logic was founded in 1999 by the developers of the award-winning Webspector web page change detection and monitoring software in use at numbers of Fortune 500 corporations. Agent Logic's customer base spans commercial and government enterprises. Agent Logic is part of the Walker Ventures and In-Q-Tel portfolios of companies. In-Q-Tel is a private, non-profit enterprise, funded by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), whose mission is to identify and invest in cutting-edge technology (IT) solutions that serve U.S. national security interests. For more information on Agent Logic, please visit: http://www.agentlogic.com.
  2428.  
  2429. Agent Logic and the Enterprise Agent Server are trademarks of Agent Logic, Inc.
  2430.  
  2431. 26. LANGUAGE WEAVER ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC INVESTMENT AND CONTRACT FROM IN-Q-TEL
  2432.  
  2433. October 22, 2003
  2434.  
  2435. Los Angeles, CA
  2436.  
  2437. Language Weaver, an emerging software company developing statistical machine translation software (SMTS), today announced a strategic investment and development contract from In-Q-Tel, Inc., the private venture group funded by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
  2438.  
  2439. Language Weaver, founded in 2002 by three University of Southern California (USC) researchers and funded by a group of angel investors, is commercializing a statistical method of automatic language translation and natural language processing. Using a statistical rather than traditional rules-based approach, this advanced technology correlates words and word groupings from language to language to produce the highest probability output.
  2440.  
  2441. The company is currently launching its first translation products into the commercial marketplace. The globalization of business, including the use of the Internet to dispense company information and provide a forum for customers, has created a critical need for translation systems that facilitate global commerce, such as Language Weaver's SMTS system. The first products being released are sold as licensed software modules for various language pairs.
  2442.  
  2443. A strategic investor and customer, In-Q-Tel is helping to underwrite the development of additional language translation modules that will be released later this year. In-Q-Tel's investment portfolio includes companies developing technologies to help large organizations more quickly and efficiently process massive volumes of data. Translation software is a necessary piece of the solution for global corporations, as well as for national security and defense applications.
  2444.  
  2445. According to Gilman Louie, CEO of In-Q-Tel, "Language Weaver's methodology for machine translation is very promising. Although machine translation has been around for some time, output has improved slowly and only incrementally. We think that this technology could transform the industry and expand the utilization of machine translation as a tool to support global commerce and homeland security."
  2446.  
  2447. Bryce Benjamin, CEO of Language Weaver, states, "In early product testing, our SMTS system is producing the highest quality of output for gisting that we have seen by machine translation to date, and is approaching the typical human to human translation scores when trained on domain-specific documents. Investment from In-Q-Tel not only validates our scientifically-grounded technology, it also helps us refine the system further to meet the security challenges facing us today as well as to support global enterprise."
  2448.  
  2449. About Language Weaver
  2450.  
  2451. Language Weaver was founded in 2002 to commercialize a unique approach to automatic language translation using proprietary statistical translation technology that resulted from 20 person-years of invention and development at the University of Southern California's Information Sciences Institute (USC/ISI). Its first round of funding included investment from the TechCoastAngels, Athenaeum Fund and Sulphur Creek Ventures. The company has 19 patents pending on its SMTS technology. For more information, visit the company's Web site at www.languageweaver.com.
  2452.  
  2453. 25. NANOSYS SIGNS DEAL WITH IN-Q-TEL TO SUPPORT DEVELOPMENT OF NANOTECHNOLOGY-ENABLED SYSTEMS
  2454.  
  2455. October 20, 2003
  2456.  
  2457. Palo Alto, CA
  2458.  
  2459. Nanosys Inc., a leader in nanotechnology-enabled systems, announced today that it has signed a multi-million dollar strategic development deal with In-Q-Tel, a private nonprofit group funded by the Central Intelligence Agency.
  2460.  
  2461. Nanosys' novel and patent-protected nanotechnology-enabled systems are based on inorganic semiconductor nanostructures. These nanostructures integrate functional complexity directly into each individual nanoparticle, enabling the low-cost fabrication of revolutionary high-value, high-performance applications.
  2462.  
  2463. "Nanosys' technology has the potential to radically enhance the flexibility, size and power of applications across a wide range of industries," said Gilman Louie, CEO of In-Q-Tel. "In-Q-Tel continues to seek innovative technologies that address some of the most difficult challenges in commercial enterprises and the national security community. Nanosys' proprietary technology offers great promise for leading edge applications for customers in both of these markets.
  2464.  
  2465. "This deal is a big step forward in moving our nano-enabled systems into the market", said Dr. Stephen Empedocles, Nanosys Co-founder and Director of Business Development. "In-Q-Tel's recognition of the value that our technologies provide to their applications highlights their value in commercial applications as well. Nanosys's strategic relationship with In-Q-Tel means that the Intelligence Community can capitalize on trends in commercial markets and access the improvements possible with nanotechnology-enabled systems. At the same time, In-Q-Tel's expert insight into the government's needs benefits our commercial development, allowing us to turn challenges into well thought out solutions. Overall, it's a win for all sides!"
  2466.  
  2467. About Nanosys
  2468.  
  2469. Nanosys, Inc. is a rapidly growing advanced technology company, leading the burgeoning nanotechnology industry through the development of nano-enabled systems. These systems incorporate novel and patent-protected nanostructures that integrate functional complexity directly into each individual nanoparticle, enabling the low-cost fabrication of revolutionary high-value, high-performance applications in a broad range of industries from life and physical sciences to information technology and communications to renewable energy and defense. These nanosystems incorporate nanowires, nanorods, nanotetrapods and nanodots based on all of the industrially important semiconductor materials. These systems exploit the fundamentally new and unique electronic, optical, magnetic and interfacial properties associated with materials on the nanometer-scale. The initial applications include ultra sensitive chemical and biological sensors, high performance large area macroelectronics, and lightweight high-efficiency conformal photovoltaics. Nanosys, Inc. is a highly innovative company combining the best talent and the strongest intellectual property position in the field of nanotechnology.
  2470.  
  2471. 24. IN-Q-TEL SIGNS STRATEGIC AGREEMENT WITH ENDECA TO BRING POWER OF GUIDED NAVIGATION TO GOVERNMENT AGENCIES
  2472.  
  2473. Major Contract for Software Liscense and Future Product Development to Assist in Information Search and Discovery for Intelligence Community
  2474.  
  2475. October 7, 2009
  2476.  
  2477. Cambridge, MA
  2478.  
  2479. Endeca, an emerging leader in enterprise information access software and inventor of a breakthrough process for information retrieval and discovery in large data repositories, today announced the establishment of a strategic relationship with In-Q-Tel, a private, non-profit enterprise funded by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). In-Q-Tel's mission is to identify and collaborate with companies developing cutting-edge information technologies that serve US national security interests.
  2480.  
  2481. Endeca and In-Q-Tel will work together to provide the government organizations with software solutions that enable a new generation of information integration and exploration. Endeca's ability to overcome the performance challenges associated with huge volumes of raw data and distribute relevant search results securely and rapidly are important factors in In-Q-Tel's decision to form a strategic relationship with Endeca. By collaborating with In-Q-Tel on the development of software that compresses the time between data acquisition and insight, Endeca will help the capabilities available to Government analysts.
  2482.  
  2483. According to Charles Battaglia, former staff director of the Senate Select Intelligence Committee and member of Endeca's Government Advisory Council, "The Federal government is investing in key information technologies that will improve intelligence both here and overseas. In-Q-Tel's relationship with Endeca is further evidence that Endeca's unique approach to searching for and retrieving relevant information, which Endeca terms Guided NavigationSM, is a powerful innovation that can help the government better manage their information assets."
  2484.  
  2485. Gilman Louie, CEO of In-Q-Tel, added, "The challenge of information overload is not unique to the private sector. Endeca's search and navigation software will help analysts work smarter and more productively. We see significant opportunities to extend and apply their commercial technology in the pursuit of enhanced national security."
  2486.  
  2487. Endeca Search and Guided Navigation solutions help public and private sector companies and organizations address the information overload problems associated with enterprise, content, and catalog information access and retrieval. Endeca solutions are built on innovative technology that makes it possible for the first time to offer search and navigation on structured and unstructured information with high performance, and low total cost of ownership, even at massive scale.
  2488.  
  2489. About Endeca
  2490.  
  2491. Endeca offers innovative Endeca Search™ and Guided NavigationSM information delivery solutions for companies who need to integrate, discover, and navigate enterprise data to solve the business problems associated with information overload. Endeca technology, a winner of Computerworld's 2003 Innovative Technology Award, is already at work for leading retail, financial services and business-to-business companies like Barnes & Noble, Putnam Investments, and Arrow Electronics. Endeca solutions empower users to explore and discover relevant relationships in data and find accurate and precise results with unprecedented speed. This search and navigation technology can be applied across a wide-range of enterprise and customer applications including Knowledge Management, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), customer self-service, analytics, catalogs, directories, and portal integration. Endeca is a privately held company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. Endeca is an IBM Advanced Business Partner. For more information, visit www.endeca.com or contact us at info@endeca.com.
  2492.  
  2493. Endeca, Endeca InFront and Endeca Navigation Engine are registered trademarks, Endeca ProFind and Endeca Data Foundry are trademarks and Guided Navigation is a service mark of Endeca Technologies, Inc. All other product and service names mentioned herein are or may be registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective companies or organizations.
  2494.  
  2495. 23. IN-Q-TEL SIGNS DEAL WITH INXIGHT TO ENHANCE SMARTDISCOVERY FOR US GOVERNMENT CUSTOMERS
  2496.  
  2497. September 15, 2003
  2498.  
  2499. Sunnyvale, CA
  2500.  
  2501. Inxight™ Software, Inc., a leading provider of software solutions for enterprise search and information discovery, today announced that it has signed a deal with In-Q-Tel, a private not for profit venture group funded by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Inxight will work with In-Q-Tel on the ongoing development of its SmartDiscovery™ software that enables government agencies and enterprises to gather, analyze and share potentially valuable information found in documents written in multiple languages in disparate databases.
  2502.  
  2503. "We see Inxight as a key strategic partner, as there is unquestionable value in how their technology, particularly their language capabilities, can help government and commercial organizations identify important information," said Gilman Louie, CEO of In-Q-Tel. "A critical factor in our decision to work with Inxight is that it has already proven that its solutions deliver ‘high fidelity’ results in very demanding information environments."
  2504.  
  2505. Inxight's SmartDiscovery is the most complete and scalable information retrieval solution available today. Already in deployment by multiple Federal intelligence, defense and law enforcement agencies, Inxight SmartDiscovery offers a proven solution for analyzing and delivering precise, relevant information from unstructured data sources such as reports, email, news articles and Web page content. Using SmartDiscovery, analysts and law enforcement officers are able to quickly sift through vast amounts of information, in 26 languages, and glean useful insights. Partnering with In-Q-Tel enables Inxight to further refine and enhance SmartDiscovery.
  2506.  
  2507. "Inxight is pleased to be working with In-Q-Tel as both an investor and as a customer," said John C. Laing, Inxight's president and CEO. "We see this new relationship as a major accomplishment and a sign of the continued importance of our technology in the nation's defense and intelligence communities. Our work with government agencies has increased exponentially over the last two years and we look forward to even more growth as a result of our partnership with In-Q-Tel."
  2508.  
  2509. Government intelligence agencies and leading system integrators in the government sector already using Inxight technology include: AT&T Global Services, General Dynamics, Government Micro Resources (GMR), Integrated Data Systems, ISX, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), OMEN, Raytheon, Saffron Technology, Titan Systems Corporation, U.S. Army, U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and Veridian.
  2510.  
  2511. About Inxight
  2512.  
  2513. Inxight is the leading provider of enterprise software applications for understanding and effectively using unstructured information. Inxight is the only company that provides a complete, scalable enterprise solution to organize, analyze and deliver information in all major languages. Customers include Computer Associates, Factiva, Hewlett Packard, Inktomi, Intel, Internal Revenue Service, LexisNexis, Lotus, Oracle, Reuters, SAP, SAS, Thomson, Tivoli and Xerox. The company has offices throughout the United States and Europe. For more information, visit www.inxight.com or call 408-738-6299 (in the U.S.) or +44 (0) 1252 761314 (in Europe).
  2514.  
  2515. 22. IN-Q-TEL SELECTS NOVODYNAMICS TO ENHANCE DOCUMENT EXPLOITATION FOR US GOVERNMENT CUSTOMERS
  2516.  
  2517. Multi-Million Dollar Contract Funds Product Development and Investment in NovoDynamics
  2518.  
  2519. September 10, 2003
  2520.  
  2521. Ann Arbor, MI
  2522.  
  2523. In-Q-Tel, a private venture group funded by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and NovoDynamics, a leading supplier of Advanced Discovery Informatics™ software, today announced the signing of a development and investment agreement. NovoDynamics will enhance the performance of their software to convert large hardcopy document collections in multiple languages into electronic form via optical character recognition (OCR) and then manage, search and retrieve documents from the resulting document repository. Such functionality will significantly increase the speed and accuracy of work conducted with these documents, particularly those that exist in real-world applications, such as faxes and low-quality copies.
  2524.  
  2525. "There is high demand for technology that can quickly and accurately read and retrieve real-world documents, particularly those that are low quality," said Gilman Louie, CEO of In-Q-Tel. "After extensive due diligence, we found that NovoDynamics had a very strong technology base that can help enhance the electronic ‘reading and mining’ of real world documents in multiple languages. We look forward to continue working with NovoDynamics as they add new capabilities."
  2526.  
  2527. The software NovoDynamics is developing for this application is derived from its proprietary pattern recognition and data mining technology platform. Applications built on this platform allow customers to discover what's important to them in their document collections and their databases. "We were pleasantly surprised when we were first contacted by In-Q-Tel regarding our character recognition technology," said Don Garaventi, CEO of NovoDynamics. He added, "Our scientists have worked with this technology for many years and in so doing successfully developed software with break-through performance that met the objectives of several important projects. We are certain this software will have broad utility for national security, and we are also seeing very attractive potential in commercial applications, where companies are now recognizing the importance of document and information management and retrieval."
  2528.  
  2529. NovoDynamics is now commercially offering the first product developed from this collaboration, NovoD DX™, to the Document Exploitation market. New products will be added to the commercially available list as this program proceeds.
  2530.  
  2531. About NovoDynamics
  2532.  
  2533. NovoDynamics creates and sells leading-edge pattern recognition and data mining software products and services focused on three markets: Document Exploitation; Pharmaceutical Discovery and Development; and Chemical Discovery and Development. Its customers are global, "Fortune 500" companies, who are typically technology leaders in their key markets, and important government agencies. NovoDynamics' unique data mining and pattern recognition competencies are based on its Advanced Discovery Informatics™ technology platform that can be applied to different markets where the common need is to uncover hidden trends, relationships, and information in large, complex databases and document collections. NovoDynamics is a privately owned company located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. For more information visit their web site www.novodynamics.com, or contact Jan Lerou, VP Business Development and Technology at 734-205-9115 or jlerou@novodynamics.com.
  2534.  
  2535. 21. IN-Q-TEL SELECTS AUTHENTICA TO ENHANCE CONTENT SECURITY SOLUTIONS ON MULTIPLE PLATFORMS
  2536.  
  2537. Solution to Extend Beyond Secure Delivery to Provide Continuous Control and Protection for E-mail Anywhere, Anytime
  2538.  
  2539. August 4, 2003
  2540.  
  2541. Waltham, MA
  2542.  
  2543. Authentica, Inc., a leading provider of secure messaging and secure document sharing solutions for protecting valuable intellectual property and confidential business information, today announced that it has been selected by In-Q-Tel, a private venture group funded by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), to study enhancements for its content security solutions.
  2544.  
  2545. Authentica's content security solutions — such as its PageRecall™ and SafeRoute™ products are already deployed at U.S. government agencies to protect sensitive documents that are shared electronically with a wide range of audiences.
  2546.  
  2547. PageRecall enables organizations to share sensitive and valuable content without giving up control: it ensures that the content is always secure no matter where it is distributed or stored. SafeRoute gives organizations a simple and flexible solution to centrally manage and control e-mail in accordance with established e-mail security and retention policies — without disrupting their existing messaging infrastructure or requiring cumbersome steps for users.
  2548.  
  2549. "We selected Authentica because of its experience and track record in providing proven content security solutions to U.S. government customers," said Gilman Louie, CEO of In-Q-Tel. "The ability to persistently protect e-mail and attachments after they are downloaded continues to be incredibly valuable to this market."
  2550.  
  2551. "We're looking forward to working with In-Q-Tel to provide effective content security that meets the needs of both government and commercial users," said Lance Urbas, president and CEO at Authentica®. "National security organizations are under increasing pressure to share data at a faster rate across many different platforms and devices. By extending our rights management capabilities, it will allow the sharing of sensitive data and enable faster communication across all platforms, even those outside of the traditional environment."
  2552.  
  2553. About Authentica
  2554.  
  2555. Headquartered in Waltham, Mass., Authentica, Inc. is a leading provider of content security software for enterprise messaging and document sharing environments to protect valuable intellectual property and confidential information shared within and beyond organizational boundaries. The company's suite of enterprise-ready products combines patented rights management capabilities with industry standard encryption, authentication and access controls. Designed for a wide range of applications, Authentica's products ensure the secure delivery of information and provide continuous control over content even after it is delivered to recipients. Authentica provides its product suite to the healthcare, manufacturing, financial and legal industries as well as government agencies. Authentica investors include 3i US, Canaan Partners, Greylock, Intel 64 Fund, JP Morgan, North Bridge Venture Partners, Norwest Venture Partners, Symantec Corporation, and Venrock. For additional information, please visit www.authentica.com or contact us at (781) 487-2600.
  2556.  
  2557. Authentica is a registered trademark and PageRecall and SafeRoute are trademarks of Authentica, Inc. All other brand or product names are or may be trademarks of, and are used to identify products or services of, their respective owners.
  2558.  
  2559. 20. IN-Q-TEL ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC INVESTMENT IN KEYHOLE
  2560.  
  2561. NIMA Uses Technology to Support the Conflict in Iraq
  2562.  
  2563. June 25, 2003
  2564.  
  2565. Mountain View, CA
  2566.  
  2567. In-Q-Tel, a private nonprofit venture funded by the Central Intelligence Agency, today announced a strategic investment in Keyhole Corp., a pioneer of interactive 3D earth visualization. The investment, made in February 2003, was In-Q-Tel's first engagement with a company on behalf of the National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA).
  2568.  
  2569. Immediately demonstrating the value of Keyhole's technology to the national security community, NIMA used the technology to support United States troops in Iraq. "Within two weeks of In-Q-Tel's engagement with Keyhole, we implemented the technology to support our mission within the Pentagon," said Rob Zitz, Director of NIMA's InnoVision directorate. "Introducing technologies like Keyhole is part of NIMA's effort to transform the intelligence business, and the way we serve our customers."
  2570.  
  2571. Keyhole's EarthViewer 3-D client application uses videogame-like 3-D graphics and access to massive databases of network-hosted earth information, including satellite imagery and aerial photography, to produce an interactive digital model of the earth. Keyhole's EarthSystem™ combines a tradition of 3-D graphics technology for flight simulators with innovative network-streaming technology to deliver enterprise software solutions for large business and government customers, as well as an Application Service Provider solution for professional and consumer users. The result is a virtual flyover experience—so compelling that multiple TV media networks recently used EarthViewer 3-D to 'fly' over Iraqi cities and landscapes in news broadcasts using publicly available satellite images. In addition to media customers, Keyhole solutions serve a broad range of markets including real estate, transportation, insurance, consumer and government.
  2572.  
  2573. "In-Q-Tel invested in Keyhole because it offers government and commercial users a new capability to radically enhance critical decision making. Through its ability to stream very large geospatial datasets over the Internet and private networks, Keyhole has created an entirely new way to interact with earth imagery and feature data," said Gilman Louie, CEO of In-Q-Tel. "With Keyhole's technology, individuals can see and manipulate their world in 3-D, meeting their business and operational challenges in powerful geographic context."
  2574.  
  2575. "Keyhole's strategic relationship with In-Q-Tel means that the Intelligence Community can now benefit from the massive scalability and high performance of the Keyhole enterprise solution," said John Hanke, CEO of Keyhole. "By capitalizing on trends in commercial markets, In-Q-Tel is supporting an ever-higher standard of advanced technology adoption in government. Keyhole is pleased to help set that standard for large-scale 3D geospatial visualization."
  2576.  
  2577. NIMA's success with Keyhole highlights the significant overlap between technology needs across the agencies of the Intelligence Community. "By investing in Keyhole, In-Q-Tel is helping CIA and NIMA leverage limited resources and gain access to a technology of high potential value to both organizations," said Louie. Working through CIA, NIMA became a limited partner with In-Q-Tel in the summer of 2002. In addition to an equity investment, In-Q-Tel is partnering with Keyhole to further enhance Keyhole EarthSytem's compatibility with a variety of government datasets through adoption of advanced GIS data standards.
  2578.  
  2579. About Keyhole Corporation
  2580.  
  2581. Based in Mountain View, CA, Keyhole, Inc., is the pioneer of interactive 3-D earth visualization and creator of the groundbreaking rich-mapping EarthViewer 3-D system that transforms the way users interact with geographic information and earth imagery. Keyhole's EarthViewer 3-D accelerates and enhances decisions for business and government by enabling fast, fluid interaction with massive network-resident databases of earth imagery and geospatial information. Users can 'fly' from space to street level seamlessly while interactively exploring layers of information including roads, schools, businesses, and demographics. Further information about Keyhole is available at http://www.earthviewer.com.
  2582.  
  2583. About NIMA
  2584.  
  2585. NIMA (http://www.nima.mil) is a member of the National Intelligence Community and a DoD Combat Support Agency. NIMA's mission is to provide timely, relevant and accurate Geospatial Intelligence in support of national security. Geospatial Intelligence is the analysis and visual representation of security-related activities on the Earth. Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., NIMA operates major facilities in the northern Virginia, Washington, D.C., and St. Louis, Mo. areas. NIMA Support Teams serve customers around the nation and the world.
  2586.  
  2587. 19. IN-Q-TEL SIGNS BROAD EXTENSION DEAL WITH TACIT
  2588.  
  2589. Deal Reflects Importance of Collaboration Technologies to U.S. Government Customers
  2590.  
  2591. June 10, 2003
  2592.  
  2593. Palo Alto, CA
  2594.  
  2595. Tacit Knowledge Systems and In-Q-Tel today announced a broad new licensing deal to deliver Tacit's technology to selected customers within the U.S. Intelligence Community. The new licensing deal allows Tacit and In-Q-Tel to meet growing interest for Tacit's unique collaboration management software.
  2596.  
  2597. "We recognized that Tacit's new products are of particular interest and undeniable value to a wide range of government customers," said Gilman Louie, In-Q-Tel's CEO. "Tacit's technology can contribute significantly to many government organizations' efforts to enhance their information sharing practices, making, it appropriate to do this first-ever extension of a licensing arrangement with a portfolio company."
  2598.  
  2599. Tacit's ActiveNet software provides unique capabilities for role-based, need-to-know information-sharing solutions that meet the security and privacy needs of key government customers. The software enables fully-automated activity and expertise discovery, intelligent people search and contact brokering, automatic person-to-person networking, automated categorization, managed discussions, and content sharing. ActiveNet integrates efficiently with existing collaboration tools, processes, and distributed information assets.
  2600.  
  2601. "This multi-year, multi-project deal highlights the importance of Tacit's technology to the collaboration and information-sharing processes within and across large government organizations," said David Gilmour, Tacit's president and CEO. "We have worked with In-Q-Tel to structure licensing that enables rapid acquisition of that technology on behalf of current and future Intelligence Community customers, and we look forward to continuing our close partnership."
  2602.  
  2603. About Tacit
  2604.  
  2605. Tacit is the leading provider of software to drive and manage enterprise collaboration. Tacit's software continuously analyzes the work being done in an organization, and makes sure the right people are brought together at the right time to collaborate and share critical information. Tacit helps government organizations to improve internal and cross-agency awareness and responsiveness, while addressing the cultural, technological, and security obstacles that have previously prevented agencies and teams from working together effectively.
  2606.  
  2607. Tacit's customers include leading Fortune 500, Global 500 and U.S. Government organizations. For more information, visit www.tacit.com.
  2608.  
  2609. 18. IN-Q-TEL INVESTS IN PIXLOGIC
  2610.  
  2611. CIA's Private Venture Fund Becomes Investor and Customer of New Visual Search Engine
  2612.  
  2613. June 3, 2003
  2614.  
  2615. Los Altos, CA
  2616.  
  2617. piXlogic, provider of Visual Search Engine (VSE) software, today announced In-Q-Tel, a private venture group funded by the Central Intelligence Agency, has invested in and become a customer of the company. After rigorous testing, In-Q-Tel determined piXlogic's software can quickly and automatically index and search object information in digital images and video.
  2618.  
  2619. piXlogic provides the foundation for managing the contents of pictures/videos at a logical level, and for using pictures to query and interact with databases and software systems. In the short run, the piXlogic technology provides the means to bring digital images/video on par with electronic text documents from a content management perspective. In the long run, it offers the potential to revolutionize the way people use digital images to interact with computing systems.
  2620.  
  2621. "piXlogic's advanced image search technology provides a great combination of speed, accuracy, and compactness," said Gilman Louie, CEO of In-Q-Tel. "In a multimedia rich age, this technology can significantly help both commercial enterprises and government organizations handle vast amounts of images and video."
  2622.  
  2623. piXlogic's software is targeted at markets that are forced to deal with the vast amounts of digital imagery being created daily. It is vital to the broadcast, advertising, entertainment and media industries as they try to maximize revenue from reuse of their properties. Further, the piXlogic capabilities are becoming increasingly important to mobile services companies as sales explode for camera-enabled phones and PDAs. The security industry also has a keen interest in visual search technology to help focus their limited resources on images and video that may contain valuable information.
  2624.  
  2625. "We believe the piXlogic technology can fundamentally change the way people interact with images and databases containing digital images and video," said Joe Santucci, CEO of piXlogic. "Having In-Q-Tel select our software is a great validation of our efforts to create the first practical production-quality Visual Search Engine technology. We are excited to be working with experts who will push the envelope on requirements for visual search. This will benefit our customers in all markets."
  2626.  
  2627. "Today massive amounts of digital imagery are being created and stored," said Dr. Shelia Guberman, Senior Scientist of piXlogic and inventor of the handwriting recognition technology used today by Microsoft in Windows CE. "Until now, a user had two options for finding a particular image—manually looking through hundreds to millions of images looking for ones that match his requirements, or tagging each image with external attributes (keywords or metadata) describing the contents of the image to be searched later using a text search engine. The latter requires not only manually reviewing all images and entering those descriptions, but also ensuring that the descriptions be comprehensive enough to cover all possible words which could be the subject of future search queries."
  2628.  
  2629. About piXsearch™ SDK
  2630.  
  2631. piXlogic's piXsearch™ SDK (software developer kit) can easily be integrated into existing applications through its well-defined, comprehensive API and industry standard interfaces. Not only does it extract accurate logical visual object information from digital images and videos, but it stores this metadata in a very compact format. The metadata can be searched rapidly using any arbitrary image, or portion of an image to formulate an object-based visual search query. By being able to detect and match objects within images automatically, the software can drastically reduce the amount of manpower otherwise required to perform these types of tasks.
  2632.  
  2633. About piXlogic
  2634.  
  2635. piXlogic provides Image Search Engine (ISE) software that quickly and automatically indexes and searches for object information in digital images and video. piXlogic's software is targeted at markets forced to deal with the vast amounts of digital imagery being created daily, including media asset management, security, and mobile devices. piXlogic is a privately held software technology company headquartered in Los Altos, CA. For more information go to www.pixlogic.com.
  2636.  
  2637. 17. IN-Q-TEL SELECTS CONVERA TO ENHANCE ENTERPRISE SEARCH CAPABILITIES FOR INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY
  2638.  
  2639. $1.5 Million Contract Funds Product Development and Investment in Convera
  2640.  
  2641. March 12, 2003
  2642.  
  2643. Vienna, VA
  2644.  
  2645. In-Q-Tel, a private venture group funded by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and Convera (Nasdaq: CNVR), a leading provider of search, retrieval and categorization software for enterprises and government agencies, today announced the signing of a development and investment agreement that will fund Convera in the development of key technologies and tools to help address the critical IT challenges facing the Intelligence Community. These products will be made available over the next six months and are broadly applicable to intelligence agencies as well as state and local governments implementing centers for homeland security.
  2646.  
  2647. In-Q-Tel will pay Convera $1,532,500 for the enhancements to its products. In conjunction with this transaction, In-Q-Tel will receive two-year warrants to purchase 137,711 shares of Convera common stock.
  2648.  
  2649. "We chose Convera because we see tremendous opportunities to leverage their RetrievalWare open platform for enterprise search, and ease and speed of integration that it offers. The ability to plug in multiple capabilities, including multimedia and third party applications, make Convera particularly attractive for supporting customization needs of the national security market," said Gilman Louie, CEO of In-Q-Tel.
  2650.  
  2651. "The products being developed by Convera represent new source and search capabilities that are specifically suited for the Intelligence Community. We will make these products broadly available upon release," said Pat Condo, president and CEO of Convera.
  2652.  
  2653. Convera's search technology is currently used by more than 200 government customers around the world, including more than 75 intelligence and law enforcement-related installations. Customers include the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Foreign & Commonwealth Office (UK), German Tax Evasion Bureau (Saxony), Swedish National Criminal Intelligence Service, US Customs, US Department of Justice, US Department of Defense and US State Department.
  2654.  
  2655. About Convera
  2656.  
  2657. Convera is a leading provider of mission-critical enterprise search, retrieval and categorization solutions. Convera's RetrievalWare solutions maximize return on investment in vast stores of unstructured information by providing highly scalable, fast, accurate and secure search across more than 200 forms of text, video, image and audio information, in more than 45 languages. More than 800 customers in 33 countries rely on Convera's search solutions to power a broad range of mission-critical applications including enterprise portals, knowledge management, intelligence gathering, profiling, corporate policy compliance, regulatory compliance, customer service and more. For more information, contact Convera at 800-788-7758, via e-mail at info@convera.com or on the Web at www.convera.com.
  2658.  
  2659. 2002
  2660.  
  2661. 16. IN-Q-TEL ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC INVESTMENT IN ARCSIGHT
  2662.  
  2663. November 18, 2002
  2664.  
  2665. Sunnyvale, CA
  2666.  
  2667. ArcSight, a leading provider of enterprise security management software solutions, today announced that In-Q-Tel is a strategic investor. In-Q-Tel, a private venture group funded by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), has selected ArcSight based on its ability to consolidate security infrastructure and achieve more efficiency and increased visibility from security operations. As an investor, In-Q-Tel is participating in a strategic funding round recently closed by the company.
  2668.  
  2669. Of particular interest is the recently introduced ArcSight 2.0. The product features 360° Intelligence™ in its correlation function by combining vulnerability scanning data and asset value with real time alarms and alerts to develop a precise and accurate incident threat index. In addition, the scalability and geographically distributed deployment support that ArcSight's Distributed Security Architecture provides is well suited to the demanding global requirements of the most sophisticated government agencies and corporations.
  2670.  
  2671. "In-Q-Tel is dedicated to expanding its portfolio of innovative technology companies that can meet the security challenges facing government organizations and enterprises today," said Gilman Louie, CEO of In-Q-Tel. "ArcSight stands out in this important market because of its unique ability to combine real time analysis and display with easily accessible forensic tools and reporting in a single solution. This makes it an attractive choice both as an ESM provider and a portfolio company. The product's correlation feature sets it above other ESM systems on the market with its ability to integrate vulnerability scanning and asset value data."
  2672.  
  2673. ArcSight 2.0 allows organizations and enterprises to better manage their security infrastructure through event aggregation, real time correlation, incident response workflow and comprehensive reporting. ArcSight solves the challenge of data overload, false positives, slow event response and incomplete reporting.
  2674.  
  2675. "Clearly, security is of particular concern for government agencies," said Robert Shaw, Chairman and CEO of ArcSight. "Given the degree of accuracy and precision demanded by these types of organizations, we are proud to list In-Q-Tel as a strategic partner. In-Q-Tel's validation of ArcSight follows in the footsteps of major corporations such as Union Bank of California and government agencies such as Sandia National Laboratories."
  2676.  
  2677. About ArcSight
  2678.  
  2679. ArcSight is a leading provider of enterprise software solutions that enable large organizations to better manage their security function by integrating and optimizing the management of diverse security devices deployed across a network. By delivering complete aggregation, correlation, investigation, resolution and reporting - all within a single solution - ArcSight provides a coordinated infrastructure that maximizes security results while decreasing overall costs. ArcSight's 360° Intelligence utilizes asset-based correlation technology that allows enterprises to combine vulnerability assessment data and asset value with real time event data, improving their ability to detect true threats and attacks and react to them in real time. ArcSight's customers include major financial services organizations, government agencies, manufacturers and managed service suppliers. More information can be found at http://www.arcsight.com.
  2680.  
  2681. ArcSight and the ArcSight logo are registered trademarks of ArcSight. All other companies, products and services mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners and should be treated as such.
  2682.  
  2683. 15. METACARTA SECURES FUNDING FROM IN-Q-TEL
  2684.  
  2685. Investment Highlights MetaCarta's Value to Government Market
  2686.  
  2687. October 16, 2002
  2688.  
  2689. Vienna, VA
  2690.  
  2691. MetaCarta, a pioneer in knowledge management solutions, has secured funding from In-Q-Tel, Inc., a private, not-for-profit corporation funded by the Central Intelligence Agency. By automatically connecting text documents to geographic maps, MetaCarta's platform enables analysts to filter, search, and geographically visualize information from unstructured data sources.
  2692.  
  2693. "Imagine taking millions of text documents, extracting out the locations mentioned within them, and instantly being able to see how people, events, and locations relate to one another on a map," said Gilman Louie, CEO of In-Q-Tel. "There is tremendous interest and value in this type of geospatial information service and MetaCarta is the first company in this space in which we have invested."
  2694.  
  2695. The MetaCarta Geographic Text Search Appliance exposes the geographic significance of unstructured documents and databases, linking this knowledge to the appropriate places of interest. This merging of disparate sources of information saves time and provides a unique overall view to enhance analysis and understanding of existing information.
  2696.  
  2697. "In-Q-Tel has helped us better understand the needs of the Intelligence Community," stated John Frank, CEO, MetaCarta. "Because of In-Q-Tel's insight and expertise, we feel this relationship is invaluable in helping us shape the best possible product for our government and enterprise customers. For example, we are now integrating with geographic information system (GIS) software like the ArcGIS Desktop family of mapping software from ESRI. By making our capabilities work in conjunction with such powerful tools, we are creating new partnerships and multiplying the value that our customers receive."
  2698.  
  2699. About MetaCarta
  2700.  
  2701. Established in 1999, MetaCarta is committed to providing the leading software platform for geographic and temporal search and analysis for intelligence and business analysis markets. Offices are in Vienna, VA and Cambridge, MA. For more information, please visit www.metacarta.com.
  2702.  
  2703. 14. QYNERGY AND IN-Q-TEL ANNOUNCE INVESTMENT IN [Text ends]
  2704.  
  2705. September 6, 2002
  2706.  
  2707. Albuquerque, New Mexico
  2708.  
  2709. Qynergy Corporation, a technology startup company based in Albuquerque, announced today that the company has received a significant investment from In-Q-Tel to develop Qynergy's electrical energy technology. In-Q-Tel is a private venture group funded by the Central Intelligence Agency.
  2710.  
  2711. "We look forward to working with Qynergy on this important and potentially revolutionary enabling electrical energy technology," said Gilman Louie, In-Q-Tel CEO. "In-Q-Tel's portfolio is made up of innovative and critically important commercial technologies that can address the most difficult technology challenges faced by both commercial enterprises and the national security community. Qynergy's proprietary technology offers great promise for leading edge applications for customers in the government and private sector."
  2712.  
  2713. "We're excited about teaming with In-Q-Tel", said Paul Shirley, Qynergy's Chairman and CEO. "Over the course of the last year we've worked closely with Sandia National Laboratories and the University of New Mexico to move this ground-breaking technology from the bench into the commercial arena. During this time we have assembled one of the most experienced and capable technical and leadership teams to be found in the Southwest. And now by partnering with In-Q-Tel, we have taken a huge step towards securing the financial backing necessary to enable our vision of being a world leader in providing energy solutions."
  2714.  
  2715. About the Company: Qynergy is a technology startup company based in Albuquerque, New Mexico with the vision of being the leader in cutting edge energy solutions based on their proprietary QynCell™ technology. Qynergy is a "technology transfer" company whose technology originated at Sandia National Laboratories and the University of New Mexico.
  2716.  
  2717. "Sandia is very pleased to contribute to Qynergy's pioneering technology base," said David Goldheim, Director of Corporate Business Development & Partnerships at Sandia National Laboratories. "The Qynergy team brings exceptional entrepreneurial talent to the table and is the right fit for leveraging Sandia's energy technology into commercial products that contribute to the nation's security and bring economic development to New Mexico. This is what 'tech transfer' is all about."
  2718.  
  2719. The Technology: Qynergy owns the exclusive worldwide right to develop, manufacture and market QynCell™ devices. The QynCell™ is a revolutionary electrical energy device made possible by an exciting materials science breakthrough. This technology has several unique competitive advantages over other battery/portable energy devices:
  2720.  
  2721. Long-lived batteries: the usable life of the device is potentially several decades, during which time the device does not require external charging.
  2722.  
  2723. Miniature and Micro Applications: The QynCell™ technology is scaleable and thus can be miniaturized for Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) MicroPower™ applications and small microelectronics, including "power-on-a-chip" applications. The MEMS Exchange, a manufacturing umbrella organization, projects annual sales of nearly $100 B by 2010 in new industrial and medical products.
  2724.  
  2725. For additional information on Qynergy, please contact us at the address, phone, or email address above.
  2726.  
  2727. 13. ATTENSITY ROUND OF FUNDING BEING LED BY IN-Q-TEL
  2728.  
  2729. August 5, 2002
  2730.  
  2731. Salt Lake City, UT
  2732.  
  2733. Attensity Corporation, the emerging leader in text extraction solutions, announced today a $3.4M Series A round of financing that is being led by In-Q-Tel, Inc., a private not-for-profit venture group funded by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Other institutional investors are participating in the round, including Germany-based Triangle Venture Capital Group. This round will bring the total amount of capital raised by Attensity to more than $6M.
  2734.  
  2735. Attensity and In-Q-Tel
  2736.  
  2737. Attensity has worked with In-Q-Tel since January 2002 when the company's advanced text extraction technology was selected for a pilot. The funding from In-Q-Tel includes an equity investment in Attensity and also a revenue component for Attensity, making In-Q-Tel both an investor and a strategic customer.
  2738.  
  2739. Attensity's technology addresses one of the most difficult and pervasive information technology challenges facing government agencies that collect and analyze intelligence for national defense and homeland security," said Gilman Louie, In-Q-Tel's president and CEO. "The amount of text-based information generated by these agencies on a daily basis is overwhelming. They need automated solutions that extract structured events and relationships from text records so that the information can be aggregated and analyzed quickly and effectively. We set out looking for a best-of-breed text extraction solution to address this problem and we found our answer in Attensity."
  2740.  
  2741. "We are excited about having In-Q-Tel as both an investor and a customer," said Todd Wakefield, Attensity's president and CEO. "Information overload is a challenge facing government agencies and commercial customers alike. By putting our technology through a demanding series of tests and reviews before deciding to adopt and invest in it, In-Q-Tel not only confirmed Attensity's readiness for the rigorous demands of the intelligence community, but they have undertaken an instrumental role in helping to ensure that our solutions are ready for the commercial marketplace."
  2742.  
  2743. About Attensity Corporation
  2744.  
  2745. Attensity Corporation develops innovative text extraction solutions that leverage breakthrough linguistic processing technology to extract valuable information from natural language text sources. The extracted information is then stored in a structured format so that it can be effectively analyzed for better decision making. The company offers solutions for both the commercial marketplace and government agencies. Attensity Corporation is a privately held company headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah and with an office in Mountain View, California. Founded in 2000, Attensity's technology is the culmination of nearly a decade of research at the University of Utah, whose computer science department has spawned companies like Adobe Systems, Evans & Sutherland, Netscape, Pixar, and Silicon Graphics. Additional information about Attensity is available at www.attensity.com.
  2746.  
  2747. 12. IN-Q-TEL NAMES DR. MICHAEL D. GRIFFIN AS PRESIDENT AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
  2748.  
  2749. August 5, 2002
  2750.  
  2751. Arlington, VA
  2752.  
  2753. On August 5th, Dr. Michael D. Griffin joined In-Q-Tel, Inc. - the independent, nonprofit venture group created and funded by the CIA -as its new President and Chief Operating Officer. Dr. Griffin brings over 30 years of expertise in management of information and space technology to further In-Q-Tel's objective of identifying and investing in companies with cutting edge commercial technologies that can help the CIA accomplish its mission.
  2754.  
  2755. "We're delighted that someone with Mike's reputation and talent will be playing a pivotal role in the overall strategy and direction of the company," said Gilman Louie, In-Q-Tel's Chief Executive Officer. " His leadership will be instrumental in driving our ability to deliver innovative capabilities that address the CIA's critical information technology challenges."
  2756.  
  2757. Dr. Griffin joins In-Q-Tel from private practice as an engineering and management consultant in the aerospace and defense industry. He was previously the CEO of the Magellan Systems Division of Orbital Sciences Corporation, and has also served as General Manager of Orbital's Space Systems Division and as the company's Executive Vice President and Chief Technical Officer. Prior to his tenure at Orbital, he was a Sr. Vice President of Space Industries International, and General Manager of the company's Space Industries Division in Houston. Mike joined private industry following a period of government service in both DoD and NASA, culminating in his role as a team leader for the redesign of the International Space Station.
  2758.  
  2759. Dr. Griffin has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland, Johns Hopkins University, and George Washington University. He is the co-author of the textbook Space Vehicle Design, and has received the Department of Defense Distinguished Public Service Medal, the highest award which can be conferred by the DoD on non-government employees.
  2760.  
  2761. Mike obtained his B.A. in Physics from the Johns Hopkins University, and holds Masters degrees in Aerospace Science from Catholic University, Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California, Applied Physics from Johns Hopkins, Civil Engineering from George Washington University and Business Administration from Loyola College of Maryland. He received his Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Maryland.
  2762.  
  2763. Dr. Griffin replaces Ronald B. Richard, who resigned as COO in order to establish Stem Cell Preservation Technologies, Inc., a start up biotechnology firm. Mr. Richard remains active as a member of In-Q-Tel's advisory board.
  2764.  
  2765. 11. DECRU RAISES OVER $27 MILLION IN SECOND-ROUND FINANCING
  2766.  
  2767. Storage Security Vendor Secures Funding from Benchmark Capital, Greylock, New Enterprise Associates and In-Q-Tel
  2768.  
  2769. July 31, 2002
  2770.  
  2771. Redwood City, CA
  2772.  
  2773. Decru, Inc. a technology company focused on securing networked data storage, today announced it has received over $27 million in second-round financing, bringing the company's total funding to more than $43 million. Three top-tier venture capital firms invested in this round: Benchmark Capital, Greylock and New Enterprise Associates. Strategic investors include In-Q-Tel, the independent venture group funded by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency and Canon Inc., the global leader in office automation.
  2774.  
  2775. In addition, Decru also announced its board of directors. The board brings together a team of experienced technology veterans, including Dick Kramlich, founder and general partner of NEA; Alex Balkanski, general partner at Benchmark Capital; David Strohm, general partner at Greylock, Dan Maydan, president of Applied Materials and Dan Avida, Decru's president and CEO.
  2776.  
  2777. "Enterprises are rapidly deploying networked storage technologies to simplify access, control, and management of growing data assets. Current security approaches attempt to protect the perimeter of the network, but leave the data that sits in storage vulnerable to both inside and outside threats. Our technology solves this problem," said Dan Avida, president and CEO of Decru. "This round demonstrates strong and continued support by top tier investors for Decru and its products."
  2778.  
  2779. Decru is co-founded by Dan Avida and Serge Plotkin, Ph.D. Prior to founding Decru, Avida was at Electronics for Imaging (EFI) were he led the company as president, CEO and chairman. Avida built the Fiery business at EFI from inception into a $570M business. Prior to EFI, Avida was an officer in the Israeli military. Serge Plotkin, Decru"s co-founder, is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University and is a renowned expert on network optimization. Prior to his positions at Stanford and Decru, Plotkin was in charge of large-scale military security deployments for the Israeli military.
  2780.  
  2781. About Decru
  2782.  
  2783. Founded in 2001, Decru is building storage security appliances to address the need for companies to secure their data. Headquartered in Redwood City, CA, Decru was founded and is managed by a proven and experienced team: Dan Avida, president and CEO, formerly CEO of Electronics for Imaging (Nasdaq: EFII), and VP Engineering and CTO, Serge Plotkin, an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University.
  2784.  
  2785. 10. SYSTEMS RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT RECEIVES NEW FUNDING FROM IN-Q-TEL
  2786.  
  2787. Investment Highlights NORA's Value to the Government Market
  2788.  
  2789. July 18, 2002
  2790.  
  2791. Las Vegas, NV
  2792.  
  2793. Systems Research and Development, a pioneer and leader in real-time data warehousing, collusion detection and enterprise-wide connectivity, has secured additional funding from In-Q-Tel, Inc., a private not-for-profit corporation funded by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. In-Q-Tel invests in leading edge information technologies with applications to the government and commercial sectors.
  2794.  
  2795. "In-Q-Tel is building a portfolio of highly innovative and important new commercial technologies that can help address the U.S. Intelligence Community's toughest challenges," said Gilman Louie, In-Q-Tel's president and CEO. "We began working with SRD more than a year ago because we saw great potential value in their Non-Obvious Relationship Awareness™ (NORA™) technology. NORA automates and speeds the process of sorting and analyzing large amounts of data, and offers a unique capability to detect in real time potentially collusive relationships between people and/or organizations. This capability has tremendous value for private sector enterprises seeking to protect their assets, as well as for government."
  2796.  
  2797. NORA, the result of 19 years of research and development, is supported by SRD's real-time data SI Warehousing technology. The SI (for Strategic Infrastructure) Warehousing technology collects data from hundreds or even thousands of computer systems - within seconds - compiling the results into one central warehouse. An essential part of the SI Warehousing platform is an integrated suite of data integrity processes that enable its match/merge engine to reconcile or eliminate duplicate records as fast as the data streams from source systems.
  2798.  
  2799. When non-obvious relationships are detected that match pre-defined "alert rules," NORA™ presents the findings via e-mail, pager or cell phone in a matter of seconds. Once alerted, authorized personnel make fact-based decisions to determine if an action or investigation should follow.
  2800.  
  2801. John Slitz, CEO of SRD, states that, "We're delighted to have In-Q-Tel as a partner, investor, and a discriminating customer. This relationship validates the value of SRD's technology within a wide range of government agencies that have many of the same internal challenges as our commercial customers."
  2802.  
  2803. "Our relationship with In-Q-Tel is a logical step," said Slitz. "NORA™ is about asset protection, and protecting America's national security is the ultimate application of asset protection. Needless to say, we are very excited to have invented a technology that contributes at this level."
  2804.  
  2805. About Systems Research & Development
  2806.  
  2807. Systems Research and Development (SRD) develops, sells and supports strategic enterprise software solutions. Companies rely on SRD's technology to achieve the highest level of data quality, integration, and accessibility for informed business decisions. SRD is the creator of the SI (Strategic Infrastructure) Warehouse, a real-time data-warehousing platform, and the Non-Obvious Relationship Awareness™ or NORA™, a revolutionary fraud detection system that helps organizations detect the "insider" threat, reduce fraud, improve workplace safety and combat organized external theft. For more information about SRD, please visit our web site at www.srdnet.com.
  2808.  
  2809. 9. IN-Q-TEL SELECTS INKTOMI TO PROVIDE CUSTOM INFORMATION RETRIEVAL TO GOVERNMENT CUSTOMERS
  2810.  
  2811. April 24, 2002
  2812.  
  2813. Foster City, CA
  2814.  
  2815. Inktomi Corp. (Nasdaq: INKT), developer of scalable network infrastructure software, today announced that In-Q-Tel, a technology venture funded by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), has selected Inktomi search technology to deliver customized information retrieval to streamline the gathering of data. In-Q-Tel, in its effort to deliver cutting edge capabilities to the CIA, plans to introduce Inktomi® Enterprise Search as a targeted search solution supporting multiple languages for its government clients, enabling them to more efficiently locate and access relevant information.
  2816.  
  2817. "Leading edge search and retrieval technology is a top priority for In-Q-Tel because it is critical for accessing the vast amount of data available today, quickly and efficiently," said Gilman Louie, president and CEO, In-Q-Tel. "Inktomi has some of the most powerful enterprise intelligence tools in the commercial market. After a thorough evaluation, we selected Inktomi Enterprise Search for our government clients because its customizability and highly relevant multilingual search capabilities have the potential to deliver valuable improvements in open source information gathering."
  2818.  
  2819. The volume of information in foreign languages is continuously expanding, making it increasingly difficult to locate and identify relevant content of value to enterprises and government organizations. Inktomi Enterprise Search provides customers the capability to focus on key content tailored to required needs via a highly targeted, custom crawl. Inktomi Enterprise Search also delivers multilingual document recognition as well as full linguistic analysis and localized user interface options in most major world languages.
  2820.  
  2821. "The agreement with In-Q-Tel to deliver custom, multiple language search is a testament to the versatility of our software in supporting our customers' information retrieval needs," said Troy Toman, vice president and general manager, Inktomi Enterprise Search Solutions. "Today, government organizations are looking to sophisticated information retrieval technologies to leverage content across their organizations while maintaining the security of sensitive information."
  2822.  
  2823. Inktomi Enterprise Search has been deployed by more than 2,500 enterprises, public Web sites, universities and government entities. The highly scalable search software has a low total cost of ownership due to its rapid installation, efficient management and administration and highly relevant information retrieval capabilities. Inktomi's natural language search is compatible with hundreds of file formats, multiple languages and both structured and unstructured repositories such as databases, portals, content management systems, collaboration applications, security systems, file systems and Web servers.
  2824.  
  2825. About Inktomi
  2826.  
  2827. Based in Foster City, Calif., Inktomi develops and markets scalable network infrastructure software solutions essential for global enterprises and service providers. The company's products are used to publish, distribute, manage and retrieve corporate-critical information across worldwide networks, helping organizations increase productivity while lowering costs. Inktomi's industry-leading solutions include network caching, content distribution, media publishing, and enterprise and Web search technologies. Inktomi distributes its products directly, as well as through global channel partners and leading hardware vendors that embed Inktomi content networking software in a range of server appliances. Inktomi's customer and strategic partner base includes such leading companies as America Online, AT&T, Compaq, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Merrill Lynch, Microsoft, Nokia, Sun Microsystems and Yahoo! The company has offices in North America, Asia and Europe. For more information, visit www.inktomi.com.
  2828.  
  2829. 8. IN-Q-TEL LICENSES ZAPLET’S ENTERPRISE SOFTWARE PLATFORM
  2830.  
  2831. Federal Emerging Technologies Conference, Booth #77
  2832.  
  2833. January 7, 2002
  2834.  
  2835. Las Vegas, NV
  2836.  
  2837. Zaplet, Inc., an enterprise software company, today announced a license agreement with In-Q-Tel Inc., a unique venture chartered by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Under the agreement, In-Q-Tel is using Zaplet Appmail Suite and implementing pilots at the CIA.
  2838.  
  2839. "In-Q-Tel is focused on identifying the most innovative commercial technologies that can help address the CIA's complex IT challenges," said Gilman Louie, In-Q-Tel's president and CEO. "The pace of national security work today demands the best collaborative technology solutions. We chose Zaplet Appmail Suite because it is a compelling solution that allows both government and large commercial enterprises to transform email into a collaborative application development and deployment platform. In-Q-Tel is working with its CIA customers to implement several Zaplet appmail pilots. It will give their users the information they need, when they need it and enable them to work together, make decisions, and get the mission done."
  2840.  
  2841. "Our strategic customer and partner relationship with In-Q-Tel underscores the tremendous value that Zaplet Appmail Suite offers within the federal government and commercial markets," said Alan Baratz, CEO of Zaplet. "We are very pleased that In-Q-Tel has selected Zaplet Appmail Suite to play a vital role in helping its customers transform the inbox into a secure foundation for mission-critical collaboration and process management."
  2842.  
  2843. In-Q-Tel selected Zaplet Appmail Suite for its superior collaboration, communication, and business process automation functionality. In-Q-Tel and its customers need the ability to deploy enterprise-class collaborative applications without installing or maintaining additional client-side software. By allowing users to deliver and access collaborative functionality within email, Zaplet Appmail Suite will help In-Q-Tel accelerate deployment and user adoption. Zaplet Appmail Suite also addresses In-Q-Tel's requirements for user authentication, notification, auditing, and other security services. For more information on Zaplet Appmail Suite, visit www.zaplet.com.
  2844.  
  2845. About Zaplet, Inc.
  2846.  
  2847. Zaplet, Inc. is an enterprise software company and creator of the Zaplet Appmail Suite™, a server-based platform that combines the power, centralized control and robust security of traditional enterprise application systems with the convenience and ease-of-use of email. Zaplet™ appmail can be used to manage and streamline mission-critical business processes, requires no additional client-side upgrades and is instantly expandable to work teams beyond the enterprise. Zaplet is backed by world-class investors, including Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers; Integral Capital Partners; QuestMark Partners, L.P.; Accenture Technology Ventures; Cisco Systems, Inc.; Novell, Inc.; Oracle Corporation; and Research In Motion Limited (RIM). The company has received numerous awards, including the Red Herring 100, Enterprise Outlook Investors' Choice and Internet Outlook Investors' Choice. For more information, visit www.zaplet.com, email info@zaplet.com, or call 650-620-2900.
  2848.  
  2849. 2001
  2850.  
  2851. 7. MOHOMINE LAUNCHES UNSTRUCTURED DATA MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE AS OEM PRODUCT FOR ENTERPRISE APPLICATION VENDORS, GOVERNMENT
  2852.  
  2853. December, 2001
  2854.  
  2855. San Diego, CA
  2856.  
  2857. Mohomine, Inc., a leader in Unstructured Data Management Software (UDMS) solutions, today announced the general availability of mohoClassifier™ v2.0, an OEM-able product targeted at enterprise application vendors and for usage in government applications. In creating UDMS software, Mohomine is aggressively solving one of the biggest challenges facing large enterprises today—harnessing the value of unstructured data. Mohomine has created a unique, infrastructure-based software offering that gets to the heart of the data management problem by helping enterprises go from "information overload" to "total knowledge, classified and accessible."
  2858.  
  2859. Designed as an OEM product, mohoClassifier v2.0 (mC), provides a modular solution that is quickly and seamlessly integrated into knowledge management applications, such as portals, document management, content management, customer relationship management, sales force automation, catalog and human resource management software applications—with integration cycles as short as two weeks. mC classifies information in emails, file systems, intranets and extranets, including the Internet.
  2860.  
  2861. In-Q-Tel, a private not-for-profit "venture catalyst" funded by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency is both an investor and an early customer of Mohomine. In-Q-Tel is evaluating mC for potential use and deployment.
  2862.  
  2863. "We are believers in Mohomine's UDMS model. Their ability to integrate extraction with extremely fast classification is important to any large enterprise, whether it be commercial or government," said Gilman Louie, president and CEO of In-Q-Tel. "Mohomine's technology gets to the heart of what we see as the biggest problem facing enterprises and national security organizations today—information overload."
  2864.  
  2865. "In most large enterprises corporate knowledge is languishing in emails, file systems, intranets, Internet data—the untapped and difficult to access information residing in every business," said Sameer Samat, CTO and founder of Mohomine. "Our vision is to enrich the enterprise application's ability to enable their end user customers to easily derive knowledge from this unstructured data to make critical decisions. Mohomine does this by focusing fast and accurate extraction and classification technology at the infrastructure level."
  2866.  
  2867. mC can also be integrated into existing corporate applications, such as enterprise search engines, corporate portals, news aggregation services, and customized content and document management systems. Although most software application vendors incorporate some classification functionality in their software, for Mohomine, extraction and classification are core competencies, providing better scalability, unparalleled accuracy and speed, along with simplified integration.
  2868.  
  2869. According to Louie, "In-Q-Tel is building a portfolio of highly innovative and important new commercial technologies that can help address the CIA's toughest IT challenges. When we invested in Mohomine, we invested in their vision of UDMS. They are defining this new space."
  2870.  
  2871. Availability and Pricing: mohoClassifier v2.0 is available now for English and Western European languages, with additional language support due in Q1 2002. mC can be licensed for usage in applications or ASP solutions as licensed software, or integrated into an existing application as a custom enterprise application. Please email mohoinfo@mohomine.com for further information on language and feature availability. Pricing varies by OEM application. An evaluation version of the mohoClassifier v2.0 may be requested by visiting www.mohomine.com.
  2872.  
  2873. About Mohomine:
  2874.  
  2875. Founded in 1999, privately held Mohomine is an Unstructured Data Management Software infrastructure company that provides OEM-able products and solutions for enterprise application vendors. Mohomine's licensable technology automates the process of structuring data via intelligent algorithms that convert content to highly structured XML. The application of Mohomine technology is broad, with heavy focus on CRM, exchanges, catalogs, content management, and HR intensive portals and software. Mohomine products include mohoClassifier™, Web DataBuilder™ and e-Catalog DataBuilder™ built upon Mohomine's data aggregation, automated classification and attribute extraction technology infrastructure. The company also offers custom solutions.
  2876.  
  2877. 6. TACIT KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMS RECEIVES NEW FUNDING FROM IN-Q-TEL
  2878.  
  2879. November 28, 2001
  2880.  
  2881. Palo Alto, CA
  2882.  
  2883. Tacit Knowledge Systems, a pioneer and leader in Expertise Automation for the Enterprise, today announced that it has secured significant funding from In-Q-Tel, Inc., a private not-for-profit "venture catalyst" funded by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. In-Q-Tel invests in leading edge information technologies with application to the government and private sector.
  2884.  
  2885. The funding includes an equity investment in Tacit and also a revenue component for Tacit, making In-Q-Tel both an investor and a strategic customer. The investment completes the second closing of an $11M venture financing round in July.
  2886.  
  2887. "In-Q-Tel is building a portfolio of highly innovative and important new commercial technologies that can help address the toughest IT challenges the CIA faces today," said Gilman Louie, In-Q-Tel's president and CEO. "We invested in Tacit because its patented technology provides a unique way to manage and distribute knowledge across large organizations," said Louie. "By discerning the changing interests of users and identifying information of value to an individual, Tacit enables you to know which groups or people have interest in a specific document at any given moment. That insight offers tremendous value for both large-scale government, as well as commercial, applications."
  2888.  
  2889. David Gilmour, CEO and founder of Tacit, states that, "We're delighted to have In-Q-Tel as a partner, investor, and discerning, top tier customer. This relationship validates the enormous potential value of Tacit's technology within a wide range of government agencies that have many of the same internal challenges as our commercial customers. Tacit's technology can help any organization respond more quickly to unpredictable demands, continuously identify and apply all of the knowledge of its employees, and better coordinate internal initiatives and communication. Achieving these goals within the public sector has never been more important."
  2890.  
  2891. About Tacit Knowledge Systems, Inc.
  2892.  
  2893. Tacit Knowledge Systems, Inc. is the pioneer and leader in Expertise Automation for the enterprise. The core technology behind Tacit's award-winning products enables organizations to resolve complex business problems beyond the reach of other technologies by continuously discovering and delivering human expertise in the organization. Automatically and with complete privacy, Tacit's KnowledgeMail enterprise product inventories the most important organizational asset: employee expertise. Tacit is headquartered in Palo Alto, and has regional sales offices throughout the continental U.S. including Illinois, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. For more information about Tacit, please visit the company Web site at www.tacit.com.
  2894.  
  2895. 5. IN-Q-TEL SELECTS STRATIFY TO DEPLOY HIGH IMPACT INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SOFTWARE SOLUTION
  2896.  
  2897. November 19, 2001
  2898.  
  2899. Mountain View, CA
  2900.  
  2901. Stratify, Inc. (formerly PurpleYogi), the emerging leader in unstructured data management, announced today that it has been selected by In-Q-Tel, Inc. to implement an information management platform to accelerate data acquisition and effectiveness for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). In-Q-Tel, the independent "venture catalyst" funded by the CIA, also became an investor in Stratify, and led the latest financing round.
  2902.  
  2903. "In-Q-Tel is building a portfolio of highly innovative and important new commercial technologies that can help tackle the toughest IT challenges the CIA faces today," said Gilman Louie, In-Q-Tel's president and CEO. "We chose to invest in the company and become a customer of the Stratify technology platform because it offers a powerful solution to the problem of extracting knowledge from large volumes of information," said Louie. "The Stratify core functionality provides the high level of scope and accuracy required for critical and large-scale government, as well as commercial, applications."
  2904.  
  2905. The Stratify software platform transforms unstructured corporate data – both internal and external – into relevant and immediately accessible information by automatically organizing millions of documents and displaying them in an easy-to-navigate hierarchy. The Stratify Discovery System software automatically organizes, classifies, and presents document-based information. It collects this business-critical information from a variety of sources, automatically organizes it into a hierarchy of topics tailored to the needs of a particular enterprise, and presents it to users within an easy-to-navigate interface.
  2906.  
  2907. "We are very excited to work with In-Q-Tel as part of their strategic imperative to deliver technology innovation to the CIA," said Nimish Mehta, Stratify's president and CEO. "The Stratify technology platform is particularly well suited to government applications where one might find massive amounts of unstructured information in the form of briefing documents, studies and reports, which, when organized, can be immediately accessed and acted upon," said Mehta.
  2908.  
  2909. Stratify, Inc. (Formerly PurpleYogi) – Discover More™
  2910.  
  2911. Stratify is the emerging leader in unstructured data management software. The Stratify Discovery System is a complete enterprise software platform that helps companies harness today's vast amount of corporate information by automating the process of organizing, classifying and presenting the business-critical, unstructured information that is usually found in documents, presentations and Web pages. By structuring previously difficult-to-organize information, Stratify software technology increases the value of existing corporate applications such as enterprise search engines, news aggregation services, customer relationship management (CRM), sales force automation tools (SFA), content management software, document management systems and corporate portals.
  2912.  
  2913. Stratify software solutions provide information firepower for many types of industries, including biotechnology, financial services, government and professional services.
  2914.  
  2915. Founded in September 1999, Stratify is a privately held company that has received funding from Softbank Venture Capital, Intel Capital, Hambrecht & Quist and Skyblaze Ventures LLC. Named as one of The Red Herring 100 for 2001, Stratify is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif. For more information about Stratify, please visit www.stratify.com.
  2916.  
  2917. 4. IN-Q-TEL FUNDS INTELLISEEK
  2918.  
  2919. August 7, 2001
  2920.  
  2921. Cincinnati, OH
  2922.  
  2923. Intelliseek™, provider of enterprise intelligence solutions, announced today that it has secured approximately $1.4 million in financing from In-Q-Tel, which includes an equity investment and development monies. The investment is a follow-on to Intelliseek's $8 Million Series B round closed in April 2001. The capital will enable the company to further enhance their enterprise intelligence solutions.
  2924.  
  2925. "We find Intelliseek's technology unique and believe there are many compelling applications for their solutions within the intelligence community as well as the enterprise market," said Gilman Louie, CEO of In-Q-Tel. In-Q-Tel is a private not-for-profit "venture catalyst" chartered by the CIA that invests in leading edge information technologies with application to the intelligence community and private sector.
  2926.  
  2927. In-Q-Tel serves not only as an investor, but also as a strategic partner to Intelliseek. The CIA, a super information organization, demands extremely potent intelligence tools. In-Q-Tel provides Intelliseek a platform for testing and improving their enterprise intelligence solutions in a complex, high volume user environment, as well as access to a potential government customer.
  2928.  
  2929. Intelliseek's solutions, with multiple language and source functionality, are based on a proprietary Intelligent Agent Platform™. Intelliseek Enterprise Search Server (ESS) is an enterprise application that can be used to automate knowledge discovery and aggregation from hundreds of disparate information sources across Intranets, Extranets and the Internet and make informed decisions. Intelliseek Corporate Intelligence Service (CIS) is used by brand managers, public relations professionals and product researchers of Fortune 1000 enterprises to derive timely, actionable consumer and competitive intelligence by analyzing consumer word-of-mouth and other related information sources.
  2930.  
  2931. "We are very excited to have In-Q-Tel as our partner along with Ford Motor Company and Nokia Venture Partners," said Mahendra Vora, Chairman and CEO of Intelliseek. "In this challenging economic environment, having this capital infusion, within 45 days of our $8 Million Series B funding, further endorses our technology, people and our value proposition to customers."
  2932.  
  2933. Leading F1000 enterprises use Intelliseek's services to maximize their brand equity and establish closer understanding and connection to their customers. With Intelliseek solutions, organizations create, protect and promote their valuable brands and identities, while leveraging their corporate knowledge equity to build an informed, competitive environment.
  2934.  
  2935. About Intelliseek
  2936.  
  2937. Intelliseek is a supplier of enterprise intelligence solutions. Using advanced information technologies, the company helps Global 2000 enterprises leverage knowledge equity to make informed decisions, increase employee productivity, compete smarter by understanding their competitors, and most importantly, increase customer satisfaction and decrease customer support costs. All Intelliseek enterprise applications are built on a highly scalable, XML-based, proprietary, Intelligent Agent platform™, that can be customized to perform specific intelligence tasks for a given enterprise. The company operates ProFusion.com (a destination site for business users which showcases its Enterprise Search Server capabilities) and offers the award-winning BullsEye® family of applications for individual web researchers. For more information, visit www.intelliseek.com or email info@intelliseek.com. Intelliseek, based in Cincinnati, Ohio, is a privately held company funded by Ford Motor Company, Nokia Venture Partners, River Cities Capital and In-Q-Tel and other, private investors.
  2938.  
  2939. 3. MOHOMINE, INC. RECEIVES FUNDING FROM Windward Ventures and In-Q-Tel
  2940.  
  2941. April 30, 2001
  2942.  
  2943. San Diego, CA
  2944.  
  2945. Mohomine, Inc. (www.mohomine.com), the leader in advanced software solutions for unstructured data management, announced today that it has secured its initial Series C round of funding from leading venture capital firms Windward Ventures and In-Q-Tel, Inc. The capital raised will enable the company to focus on further development of its core technology, product marketing and sales activities.
  2946.  
  2947. In-Q-Tel, Inc., a private not-for-profit "venture catalyst" chartered by the CIA, primarily invests in leading edge information technology with application to the intelligence community and private sector enterprises. Eric Kaufmann, Vice President for In-Q-Tel, stated, "We are very impressed with Mohomine's technology and approach to unstructured data aggregation, extraction and automated classification. There are many exciting applications for their software within the government sector and intelligence community."
  2948.  
  2949. David Titus, managing partner for Windward Ventures said, "Mohomine has been on a steady growth path, adding several key customers in the past four months. We believe that the market for unstructured data management software is poised for rapid growth and Mohomine is well-positioned to capitalize on this opportunity."
  2950.  
  2951. Mohomine's CEO Neil Senturia stated, "This has been an extremely difficult market to raise money in. But our persistence and our ability to secure contracts with excellent companies like PeopleSoft have enabled us to attract high-caliber strategic investors."
  2952.  
  2953. About Mohomine, Inc.
  2954.  
  2955. Founded in 1999, privately held Mohomine is an e-business software infrastructure company that provides products and solutions for unstructured data management. Mohomine's licensable technology automates the process of structuring data via intelligent algorithms that convert content to highly structured XML. The application of Mohomine technology is very broad, spanning almost all of e-business, with heavy recent focus on CRM, Exchanges, E-catalogs, and HR intensive portals and software. Mohomine solutions include Web DataBuilder™` and e-Catalog DataBuilder™ built upon Mohomine's data aggregation, automated classification and attribute extraction technology infrastructure. The Company also offers OEM solutions and custom solutions. Additional information is available at www.mohomine.com.
  2956.  
  2957. About Windward Ventures
  2958.  
  2959. Windward Ventures is a classic venture capital partnership organized in 1997 to produce superior investment returns by providing capital and management assistance to early stage, high growth companies in Southern California. The partners of Windward Ventures have extensive experience as venture capital investors, senior managers, and entrepreneurs.
  2960.  
  2961. 2. IN-Q-TEL COMMISSIONS SAFEWEB FOR INTERNET PRIVACY TECHNOLOGY
  2962.  
  2963. Central Intelligence Agency's venture capital firm signs licensing agreement to address problems of information security
  2964.  
  2965. February 14, 2001
  2966.  
  2967. Oakland, CA
  2968.  
  2969. SafeWeb, a leading Internet privacy technology company, announced that it has entered into a licensing agreement with In-Q-Tel, a private, non-profit corporation funded by the United States Central Intelligence Agency. Under this agreement, SafeWeb will utilize its PrivacyMatrix technology to create an Internet privacy and security product to protect confidential communications transmitted over the Web. The agreement was entered into on November 30, 2000.
  2970.  
  2971. "The CIA must be at the cutting edge of information technology in order to maintain its competitive edge and provide its people with intelligence that is both timely and relevant," said Gilman Louie, In-Q-Tel's president and CEO. "SafeWeb's technology is an innovative approach to address problems of information security."
  2972.  
  2973. SafeWeb's patent-pending technology, dubbed PrivacyMatrix, utilizes 128-bit SSL encryption technology to protect users against intrusions into their online activities and communications. This technology will enable secure transmission and receipt of material over the Internet. It will also allow users to browse the Web anonymously, and stymie hackers and others who attempt to break into corporate networks.
  2974.  
  2975. PrivacyMatrix is the only existing technology commercially available that meets In-Q-Tel's security standards. "We realize that many privacy service providers now offer encryption-based privacy solutions," said Jon Chun, co-founder and president of SafeWeb. "We are excited that we have been selected to develop privacy technology for In-Q-Tel, especially since it has the most stringent privacy requirements of any Internet user."
  2976.  
  2977. Pure Licensing Agreement
  2978.  
  2979. According to the agreement, SafeWeb will develop privacy and security technology to In-Q-Tel specifications and will deliver it in two phases. The agreement between SafeWeb and In-Q-Tel is an arms-length, pure licensing agreement, involving no technology or IP transfer. In-Q-Tel will not have any board representation, management representation, or equity stake in SafeWeb. However, SafeWeb has issued warrants to In-Q-Tel, which In-Q-Tel may exercise and convert into equity in the future.
  2980.  
  2981. SafeWeb's core product will remain separate from any future government use of the SafeWeb technology. SafeWeb's core product is a technology that enables Internet users to surf the Web anonymously and protect themselves against intrusions into their online activities and communications. SafeWeb acts as an intermediary, encrypting all data transmitted between an individual's computer and the Web sites visited. Anyone with Internet access can use the free service by going to the SafeWeb home page at www.safeweb.com.
  2982.  
  2983. SafeWeb believes that this agreement in no way sacrifices its universal mission to protect the online privacy rights of everyone. "In the end, we realized that we are not choosing between the government and individuals," said Stephen Hsu, co-founder and CEO of SafeWeb. "By arming the CIA with a powerful tool that will protect it against security risks and intrusions, we believe that everyone benefits since use of this technology has the potential to protect human lives. This is the ultimate validation of our technology."
  2984.  
  2985. About SafeWeb
  2986.  
  2987. Based in Oakland, California, SafeWeb launched its business and its core technology in October 2000 in order to provide consumers and businesses with a comprehensive online privacy solution that is free, effective, and easy to use. SafeWeb is dedicated to protecting the online privacy rights of all Internet users. Its mission is to eliminate the abuse of Internet privacy that is rampant in the United States and throughout the world. For more information on SafeWeb, please visit the company's press room at www.safeweb.com.
  2988.  
  2989. [Following is the first In-Q-Tel and most press releases included a variation, omitted above until the latest at the top of the page.]
  2990.  
  2991. About In-Q-Tel
  2992.  
  2993. In-Q-Tel is a venture catalyst that leverages the unique technology resources of the Central Intelligence Agency and its own highly experienced staff to evaluate and help develop new IT solutions for both public and private markets. In-Q-Tel's basic mission is to identify new high-impact Internet technologies that address the CIA's priority problems. This makes In-Q-Tel a valuable technology partner, providing entrepreneurs with the opportunities to develop and refine their cutting edge technologies, access both capital and markets and to help enhance national security.
  2994.  
  2995. By fostering the development of new technologies for both the private and public sectors, In-Q-Tel also broadens the overall market for new products. Additionally, its ability to provide entrepreneurs with a thorough, complete evaluation of new technologies represents a distinct advantage in their efforts to bring new products to market as quickly as possible. Additional information about In-Q-Tel is available at www.in-q-tel.org.
  2996.  
  2997. 2000
  2998.  
  2999. 1. IN-Q-TEL HOSTS FIRST DEMO OF TEST BED TO ACCELERATE DEVELOPMENT OF WEB MAPPING AND GEOSPATIAL FUSION SERVICES
  3000.  
  3001. November 14, 2000
  3002.  
  3003. Rosslyn, VA
  3004.  
  3005. In-Q-Tel, the independent technology development arm of the Central Intelligence Agency, will host demonstrations of the Open GIS Consortium's new test bed designed to accelerate the development of web mapping and geospatial fusion services for commercial markets. The demonstrations will take place November 16, 2000, at In-Q-Tel's headquarters, in Rosslyn, Virginia.
  3006.  
  3007. This test bed is the first major step in developing interfaces that are designed to communicate between components that fuse data with web-based map delivery.
  3008.  
  3009. OGC is a non-profit Wayland, Mass.-based organization that promotes the use of open software interfaces in the development of location-based and geospatial technologies. These interfaces enable established and emerging technologies to communicate with each other and will expand markets for location-based services.
  3010.  
  3011. For more information on the GFS test bed, please see the press release issued by OGC calling for participation in the test bed at http://www.opengis.org/info/press/fusion.htm.