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12 Early- And Mid-Stage Startups Backed By The CIA, Pentagon, And US Army

From cybersecurity to skin care, these companies are backed by the US government's defense- and security-focused investment firms.

US military and intelligence-affiliated research outfits have played a major role in the recent history of technology and innovation. DARPA or the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, hatched ARPANET, based on the networking technologies that provided the foundation for the internet.

Given this role, we profiled 12 early- to mid stage tech startups that are backed by investment firms that are US government-affiliated and security-oriented.

All of the companies on our list raised money in or after 2015. None have raised a funding round beyond a Series C.

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