Tom Gillespie

Managing Partner


Tom Gillespie serves as a managing partner on In-Q-Tel’s Investment Team, where he is responsible for identifying technologies that address challenges faced by the intelligence community. He is the Investment Team partner associated with IQT’s commercial space initiative, CosmiQ Works, and he has led a number of IQT’s investments in commercial space ventures.  In addition, he has led IQT investments in the areas of robotics, materials, power sources, and optics, as well as several analytics investments.  He also has worked with a number of companies that have spun out of universities and national laboratories.

Prior to IQT, Gillespie was a strategy consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton, serving clients in the financial services, aerospace, 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. Gillespie directed numerous business and technology strategy projects with Global 2000 clients for AT&T Solutions, and he led project teams at Silicon Valley Global Trading advising growth technology companies on strategies for entering international markets. His experience also includes positions in international privatization and the United States Congress, where he focused on financial services, telecommunications, space, and foreign affairs issue areas.

Gillespie earned a B.A. from Stanford University, and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.