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PsiQuantum

PsiQuantum

PsiQuantum is a company that is building a general-purpose silicon photonic quantum computer.

PsiQuantum is a company that is building a general-purpose silicon photonic quantum computer. The company was founded in 2016 by Jeremy O'Brien, previously a Professor of Physics and Electrical Engineering at Stanford University and director of the Centre for Quantum Photonics at Bristol University. In 2019, PsiQuantum raised $230M in funding, investors ­include a venture capital fund co-founded by former Google executive Andy ­Rubin. The company is based in Slough, Berkshire and Palo Alto, California.

Based on technology developed at the University of Bristol PsiQuantum is using a silicon-based photonic approach to manufacturing a quantum computer in a CMOS silicon fab. PsiQuantum aims to offer numerous advantages compared to other quantum computing technologies, such as low noise, low-temperature operation, and no atomic-scale fabrication.

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April 6, 2020
PsiQuantum raises a $215,000,000 series C round from Atomico, Baillie Gifford, BlackRock, C4 Ventures, Founders Fund, M12, Playground Global and Redpoint eVentures.
November 16, 2019
PsiQuantum raises a $230,000,000 venture round from Playground Global.
September 5, 2017
PsiQuantum raises a $50,000,000 series B round from Playground Global.
June 28, 2016
PsiQuantum was founded by Jeremy O'Brien.
June 21, 2016
PsiQuantum raises a $13,500,000 series A round from Playground Global.

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Jeremy O'Brien

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