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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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July 27, 2021
PsiQuantum raises $450M in Series D funding round led by funds and accounts managed by BlackRock, along with participation from insiders including Baillie Gifford and M12 and new investors Blackbird Ventures and Temasek.
July 27, 2021
PsiQuantum raises a $450,000,000 series D round.
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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