Jun 4, 2021
In-Q-Tel on Chips, CFIUS, and The Valley of Death
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Dr. Yan Zheng, senior technical staff specializing in microelectronics at In-Q-Tel, discusses

  • What it's like to invest in startups for the CIA and the rest of the US intelligence community
  • What's broken in the early stage chip ecosystem and how to fix it
  • Why the US government should consider expanding its direct investments in hard tech companies
  • How the US needs to counterbalance CFIUS with carrots
  • How anti-Asian violence has influenced the research community 

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