Managing Partner and Investment Lead, In-Q-Tel
Tom Gillespie serves as a managing partner on In-Q-Tel’s (IQT) Investment Team and as investment lead for In-Q-Tel’s Field Technologies Practice, where he is responsible for identifying technologies that address challenges faced by the Intelligence Community. He has led a significant number of IQT’s investments in commercial space ventures, including launch vehicles, small satellite constellations, space situational awareness, and satellite componentry. In addition to space deals, he has led IQT investments in robotics, materials, power sources, autonomous systems, and several analytics investments.
Prior to IQT, Tom was a strategy consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton, serving clients in the aerospace, financial services, and government (national security and defense) sectors. Previously, he co-founded LaunchFuel, a venture commercialization firm that created, developed, and advised early-stage technology businesses; Tom also directed numerous business and technology strategy projects with Global 2000 clients for AT&T Solutions. Earlier experience includes positions in international privatization and the United States Congress, where he focused on telecommunications, space, financial services, and foreign affairs issue areas.
Tom earned a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and a master’s degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.