Portland mobile app-tester AppThwack partners with CIA venture capital arm

You know your startup is doing something right when the CIA’s investment arm decides to invest some money into the business. That’s exactly what has happened to Portland-based AppThwack, a small business of four employees founded by two former Intel employees that tests mobile apps for developers. AppThwack announced today a “strategic partnership” with In-Q-Tel (IQT), an… Read More


Bezos, CIA invest $30M in quantum computing startup

Jeff Bezos has put money into a robot factory worker, a 10,000 year clock and private car service. And he’s not done yet. Bezos Expeditions and In-Q-Tel, the venture arm of the CIA, announced Thursday a $30 million investment in D-Wave Systems, a Vancouver-based company that develops quantum-computing applications. D-Wave Systems integrates computer science and physics… Read More