Founded by British scientists from Cambridge, Jeremy O’Brien, a physicist at the University of Bristol and Terry Rudolph, a professor at Imperial College London, PsiQ is attempting to bring quantum computing to regular desktop computers using a technique to encode information in photons as opposed to electrons. The technology as yet is unproven.
Funded by Android founder, Andy Rubin's Playground Ventures.
The company has relocated from Cambridge, UK to Palo Alto California to access funding and scale up. It hired Stu Aaron, previously a partner at Khosla Ventures as COO.