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IonQ

IonQ is a quantum computing company developing ion trap technology based in College Park, Maryland-based company founded by Christopher Monroe.

IonQ is a quantum computing company developing hardware based on ion trap architecture. Founded in 2015 by Chris Monroe and Jungsang Kim with $2 million in seed funding from New Enterprise Associates. IonQ raised an additional $20 million from GV, Amazon Web Services, and NEA in 2017.

At the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Rebooting Computing, IonQ presented a paper titled "Reconfigurable and Programmable Ion Trap Quantum Computer ". It outlines the construction and operation of IonQ's room- temperature quantum computer built with trapped atomic ion qubits.

In 2019, IonQ partnered with Microsoft and Amazon Web Services to make their quantum computers available via the cloud, as well as leading companies starting to use IonQ systems for real-world problems in chemistry, medicine, finance, logistics, and more.

Research by IonQ has been published in numerous scientific journals including Nature.

Timeline

March 8, 2021
IonQ goes public via SPAC.
June 16, 2020
IonQ announces that it has raised additional funding as part of its previously announced Series B round.
June 16, 2020
IonQ raises a $7,000,000 series B round from Lockheed Martin.
October 2019
IonQ raises a $55,000,000 series B round from A&E Investment, ACME Capital, Airbus Ventures, Amazon, Correlation Ventures, Hewlett Packard Pathfinder, Mubadala, New Enterprise Associates, Osage University Partners, Samsung, Samsung Catalyst Fund and Tao Capital Partners.
July 2017
IonQ raises a $20,000,000 series A round from New Enterprise Associates.
2015
IonQ was founded by Christopher Monroe and Jungsang Kim.

Funding rounds

People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Chris Monroe

Co-Founder & Chief Scientist

Joel Apisdorf

Principal Engineer

Jonathan Mizrahi

Director of Hardware

Mahsa Dornajafi

VP Finance & Operations

Matthew Keesan

VP Product Development

Mike Williams

Director of Control Systems

Peter Chapman

President & CEO

Yungseong Nam

Quantum Theory Lead

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Reconfigurable and Programmable Ion Trap Quantum Computer - IEEE Conference Publication

Stewart Allen, Jungsang Kim, David L. Moehring, and Christopher R. Monroe

Web

November, 2017

Venture Firms Back Startup with Novel Twist on Quantum Computing

Sara Castellanos

Web

July 26, 2017

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Frederic Lardinois
April 12, 2021
TechCrunch
IonQ, the trapped ion quantum computing company that recently went public via a SPAC, today announced that it is integrating its quantum computing platform with the open-source Qiskit software development kit. This means Qiskit users can now bring their programs to IonQ's platform without any major modifications to their code. At first glance, that seems [...]
April 7, 2021
Harvard Business Review
Can a startup take quantum computers from the lab to the world?
Strangeworks
February 16, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Strangeworks, Inc., a quantum computing software company dedicated to making quantum computing accessible, today announced three key...
IonQ
January 19, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- IonQ, the leader in quantum computing, today announced a three-year alliance with South Korea's Quantum Information Research Support Center, or...
Frederic Lardinois
December 9, 2020
TechCrunch
Quantum computing startup IonQ today announced its road map for the next few years -- following a similar move from IBM in September -- and it's quite ambitious, to say the least. At our Disrupt event earlier this year, IonQ CEO and president Peter Chapman suggested that we were only five years away from having [...]
QC Ware Corp.
December 2, 2020
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: Q2B20 Practical Quantum Computing | Virtual Event Since 2017, QC Ware has brought together industry, academia, government, and market...
The Economist
September 26, 2020
The Economist
Today's small, limited and finicky machines may yet have business uses
John Timmer
October 1, 2020
Ars Technica
Fewer qubits but higher fidelity, and a promise of rapid advances.
Frederic Lardinois
July 23, 2020
TechCrunch
Quantum computing is at an interesting point. It's at the cusp of being mature enough to solve real problems. But like in the early days of personal computers, there are lots of different companies trying different approaches to solving the fundamental physics problems that underly the technology, all while another set of startups is looking [...]
AlleyWatch
June 20, 2020
AlleyWatch
The Pulse of New York Tech
Frederic Lardinois
June 16, 2020
TechCrunch
Quantum computing startup IonQ today announced that it has raised additional funding as part of its previously announced Series B round. This round extends the company's funding, including its 2019 $55 million Series B round, by about $7 million and brings the total investment into IonQ to $84 million. The new funding includes strategic investments [...]
Tom Simonite
October 24, 2019
Wired
Google shows off its Sycamore chip that it says reached "quantum supremacy," but it will still be years before quantum computing is useful.

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