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Menlo Micro, a startup bringing semiconductor tech to the humble switch, is ready for its closeup

Menlo Micro, a startup bringing semiconductor tech to the humble switch, is ready for its closeup Sixteen years ago a group of material scientists and engineers at General Electric banded together to reinvent the circuit breaker. Now, Menlo Microsystems, the spinoff commercializing that technology, is ready to bring its revolutionary new switches […]

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Quantum photonics startup Nu Quantum raises £2.1M from Amadeus Capital Partners

Quantum photonics startup Nu Quantum raises £2.1M from Amadeus Capital Partners For Quantum cryptography and simulation to become real, the technology requires high-performance light-emitting and light-detecting components that operate at the single-photon level and at ambient temperature. One of the few companies operating in this rarified arena is Nu Quantum, the quantum […]

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Quantum startup CEO suggests we are only five years away from a quantum desktop computer

Quantum startup CEO suggests we are only five years away from a quantum desktop computer Today at TechCrunch Disrupt 2020, leaders from three quantum computing startups joined TechCrunch editor Frederic Lardinois to discuss the future of the technology. IonQ CEO and president Peter Chapman suggested we could be as little as five […]

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White House announces $1B investment for AI and quantum computing hubs

White House announces B investment for AI and quantum computing hubs Building out its previous commitment, the White House is announcing a $1 billion investment into two of tech’s most promising frontiers, AI and quantum computing. Last year, the Trump administration rolled out an executive order on AI declaring its intention to […]

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Atomwise’s machine learning-based drug discovery service raises $123 million

Atomwise’s machine learning-based drug discovery service raises 3 million With a slew of partnerships with large pharmaceutical companies under its belt and the successful spin out of at least one new company, Atomwise has already proved the value of its machine learning platform for discovering and commercializing potential small molecule therapies for […]

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How one moonshot VC approaches investing in the COVID-19 era 

How one moonshot VC approaches investing in the COVID-19 era  Take one glance at Playground Global’s portfolio and a theme emerges: The firm’s investments are forward-looking, longer-term plays, a strategy that runs counter to the fast-return ethos that permeates certain Silicon Valley sectors. The Palo Alto-based VC firm is banking on the […]

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Horizon Quantum raises $3.23M for its quantum software development tools

Horizon Quantum raises .23M for its quantum software development tools Horizon Quantum is part of a new crop of startups that focus on building new tools for building software for quantum computers. The Singapore-based company, which is hardware-agnostic but also launched a close partnership with Rigetti Computing in 2018, today announced that […]

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Quantum Machines announces QUA, its universal language for quantum computing

Quantum Machines announces QUA, its universal language for quantum computing It’s a busy week in the world of quantum computing and today Tel Aviv-based Quantum Machines, a startup that is building a software and hardware stack for controlling and operating quantum computers, announced the launch of QUA, a new language that it […]

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Silq is a new high-level programming language for quantum computers

Silq is a new high-level programming language for quantum computers Quantum computing hardware continues to improve to the point where we may actually see real-world use cases in the next few years and so it’s probably no surprise that we are also seeing a steady increase in research projects that focus on […]

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Runa Capital closes Fund III at $157M, with an added focus on Quantum computing

Runa Capital closes Fund III at 7M, with an added focus on Quantum computing VC fund Runa Capital was launched with $135M in 2010 and is perhaps best known for its investment into NGINX which powers many web sites today. In more recent years it’s participated or led investments into startups such […]

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