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Wednesday, 01 December 2021 10:54

Q-Ctrl raises US$25 million investment to enter data-as-a-service markets


Disciplined control engineering solutions Q-Ctrl has secured a Series B fundraise of US$25 million led by Airbus Ventures.

Q-Ctrl will use the current capital raise to augment its quantum control efforts, allowing opportunities in data-as-a-service markets powered by quantum sensing for acceleration, gravity, and magnetic fields.

Airbus Ventures is joined by new investor Ridgeline Partners in the investment round.

“The team’s impressive quantum control software suite enables speed and agility at a moment of rapid acceleration for the entire quantum industry,” explains Airbus Ventures partner Dr Lewis Pinault, who is based in Tokyo.

“At Airbus Ventures, we’re particularly excited about Q-CTRL’s widening span of advanced applications and solutions, including lunar development, geospatial intelligence, and Earth observation, all critical in the global effort to address the accelerating planetary system crises we now face.”

The latest investment round follows Q-Ctrl’s Series A funding in July 2019.

The funding focused on the company’s dramatic addition of quantum sensing to its quantum computing business unit, expansion of its core quantum control infrastructure software efforts.

Q-Ctrl says it is developing a space-qualified quantum sensors via the Moon-to-Mars supply chain capability program and through the Seven Sisters Consortium led by Fleet Space.

Q-Ctrl’s client portfolio includes major commercial and government agencies such as Advanced Navigation, the Australian Department of Defence, the Air Force Research Lab, and Australian Space Agency.

“Quantum sensing uses the fragility of quantum hardware as an asset to enable new ways to measure underground water, monitor space weather, and navigate without a global positioning system,” comments Q-Ctrl founder and CEO professor Michael J. Biercuk.

“However, like quantum computing, interference from the outside world degrades system performance when quantum sensors are taken from the lab out into the field.”

“Combating this degradation using quantum control is Q-Ctrl’s specialty, and the team is now pioneering the development of ‘software-defined’ quantum sensors, leveraging our expertise to boost sensor performance in real field environments by orders of magnitude,” Biercuk claims.

Biercuk says that Q-Ctrl’s vision has always been to enable all applications of quantum technology. The fundraise, he says, will accelerate their mission to deliver real value to space, defence, and commercial sectors.

The investment round also comes on the heels of major technical and product achievements. This includes technical demonstrations using core Q-Ctrl technology to improve the performance of quantum algorithms executed on real quantum computers by greater than 2500%, results that dramatically exceeded projections made at their Series A.

Q-Ctrl recognised the critical need to attract new entrants to the field, so it recently launched Black Opal, the first interactive quantum technology education program.

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