Narrative Science, a Northwestern University spin-out, receives funding from Central Intelligence Agency-linked investment firm.

US-based robot writing service Narrative Science, spun-out from Northwestern University, has received an undisclosed amount of funding from In-Q-Tel, an investment company founded by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

Narrative previously held a $6m series A round in 2011, backed by venture capital firm Battery Ventures as the sole participant. Regulatory filings showed Narrative raised $3m last year and a further $550,000 in April this year.

Narrative produces a robot writing service which is already used to produce local sports…

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