Horizon Quantum Computing

Horizon Quantum Computing

Horizon Quantum Computing is a Singapore-based company developing quantum software development tools founded in 2018.

Horizon Quantum Computing is a developer of computer programming tools intended to bridge the gap between quantum computers and conventional software development. The company's tools are meant to simplify and expedite the process of developing quantum software applications.

Horizon Quantum Computing wants to increase the productivity of experienced computing researchers. They also want to develop tools to remove the need for prior quantum computing experience and make the development of quantum-enhanced applications easier and more accessible to software developer.

Platform

The platform of Horizon Quantum Computing is focused on offering an approach to quantum computing that would allow programs written in a single unified programming language to be compiled and run on either conventional or quantum computers.

Their technology includes a process that automatically constructs quantum algorithms based on programs written in Matlab or Octave. A source code is parsed and recast in a form intended to untangle and simplify the code and detect quantum speedups. This detection then works to replace these elements of the program with quantum subroutines intended to accomplish the same task. And these elements are then to be translated into basic quantum algorithms and processed into a quantum program.

They are also working on developing a compiler stack intended to span the chain from algorithm construction to physical level implementation.

History

Horizon Quantum Computing was founded by Joe Fitzsimons, a theoretical physicist with 14 years experience in quantum computing research, in January 2018. Joe Fitzsimons founded the company to try and bridge the gap between quantum computers and conventional software development. Dr. Si-Hui Tan joined Horizon computing shortly after inception to help pursue Joe Fitzsimons' goal. Previously she worked as a research scientist.

Timeline

June 22, 2020

Horizon Quantum raises $3.23 million for it quantum software development tools.

February 20, 2020

Horizon presents progress on characterisation and error mitigation at Rigetti Advantage

October 27, 2019

Horizon Sponsors Q2B 2019.

Funding rounds

Funding round
Funding type
Funding round amount (USD)
Funding round date
Investment
Horizon Quantum Computing Seed round, June 2020
3,230,000
June 23, 2020
2 Results
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Dr Si-Hui Tan

Chief Science Officer

Joe Fitzsimons

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

How Joe Fitzsimons CEO Of Horizon Quantum Computing Raised $3.2M To Build Software-Development Tools To Enable The Next Revoluti

Web

September 28, 2020

QSI Seminar: Horizon Quantum Computing, Abstracting Quantum Computation | Horizon Quantum Computing

Web

April 28, 2020

TQD Exclusive: Quantum Computing Must Be People-Powered, Not Just Quantum Powered, Says Horizon Quantum Computing's CEO

Matt Swayne

Web

July 31, 2020

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

QH Podcast 5 - Joseph Fitzsimons - CEO of Horizon Quantum Computing - QuantumHermit

QSI Seminar: Dr Joe Fitzsimons, Horizon Quantum Computing, Abstracting Quantum Computation 28/04/'20

April 29, 2020

Companies

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CEO
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