It’s no secret the Central Intelligence Agency has an investment firm that funds startups that could have a big impact for the Agency. If there is a company out there doing intelligence research, it’s likely that In-Q-Tel
, the CIA’s personal investor, either looked them up or made a check out to them. It’s all to ensure that the Agency remains on the forefront of tech. Not long ago, In-Q-Tel
invested heavily in a company called Keyhole. Never heard of them? Maybe you know their work, a little project eventually known as Google
Earth.So, want to know what’s next for technology? Keep an eye on these 25 companies.
Spotter RF makes super-powerful radars in a handheld form
The radar system made by SpotterRF can track a person walking anywhere within a 148 acre space, and it’s handheld.
SpotterRF is mostly aiming for military uses, but it makes sense that the CIA would be interested in that kind of technology.
One of their products has a range of half a kilometer and is the size of a trade paperback novel.
In-Q-Tel first invested in SpotterRF in 2010.
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/25-cutting-edge-companies-funded-by-the-central-intelligence-agency-2012-8?op=1#ixzz291ZjDoBs