In-Q-Tel grows stake in cyberscurity firm

In-Q-Tel has made a second investment in a company with a promising cybersecurity technology.

The CIA-backed investment arm is part of a group of investors led by Kleiner Perkins that is investing $13.5 million in Phantom, a company that provides a community-powered automation and orchestration platform.

In-Q-Tel, which provides funding to companies with technologies that could benefit the intelligence community, invested in Phantom in April of last year.

So far, the company has raised a total of $23 million in funding that will go toward accelerating growth in sales, marketing and engineering.

The company's products integrate point products and allow customers to automate many of their cybersecurity operations.

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