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Paris-based Breega closes €250M fund, opens Barcelona office to back Iberian startups

Paris-originated VC Breega wasn’t enormously well-known in the VC world (it only closed its 1st fund in 2015) until, perhaps, it started attracting...

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Amazon extends its quantum efforts with a focus on networking

Amazon today announced a new effort in bringing quantum computing to its cloud — at least in the long term. The company today launched the AWS...

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D-Wave launches a first prototype of its next-gen annealing quantum computer

D-Wave made a name for itself with its early annealing quantum computers and even though the company recently announced its efforts to also build a...

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Classiq raises additional funding for its quantum algorithm design tools

Tel Aviv-based Classiq, a startup that wants to make it easier for developers to build quantum algorithms and applications, today announced that it...

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This startup hopes photonics to will get us to AI systems faster

The problem with waiting for quantum computing to bring in the next wave of AI is that it’s likely to arrive a lot slower than people would like....

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IBM’s CEO wants to chart quantum-fueled, AI-powered path to the future

When Arvind Krishna took over as CEO at IBM in April 2020, the world was immersed in the initial throes of the Covid pandemic and his company was...

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How to get into Y Combinator, according to YC’s Dalton Caldwell

At TechCrunch Early Stage, Y Combinator's Dalton Caldwell shared insights on the application process — what works on an application, what...

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Quantum Machines acquires QDevil to build out its full-stack quantum orchestration platform

Quantum Machines has acquired QDevil, a Danish company that specializes in building control hardware for quantum computers.

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Maybell Quantum’s Icebox is a small fridge for large quantum computers

Maybell Quantum, a Denver-based startup that plans to build hardware for the budding quantum computing ecosystem, is coming out of stealth today and...

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Alice&Bob, a quantum computing startup, raises $30M to launch its first fault tolerant ‘cat qubit’ computers in 2023

Quantum computing has been something of a holy grail in the world of technology: in theory, it promises an unprecedented amount of processing power...

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QuantWare will build you a custom 25-qubit quantum processor in 30 days

QuantWare now offers a custom 25-qubit quantum processing unit.

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VCs weigh in on Europe’s future in the critical deep tech market

We discussed deep tech with Cottonwood Technology Fund's Michael Jackson, Outsized Ventures' Isabel Fox, Amadeus Capital Partners'...

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QuantrolOx uses machine learning to control qubits

QuantrolOx, a new startup that was spun out of Oxford University last year, wants to use machine learning to control qubits inside of quantum...

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PQShield raises $20M for its quantum-ready, future-proof cryptographic security solutions

Quantum computing promises to unlock a new wave of processing power for the most complex calculations, but that could prove to be just as harmful as...

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Crypto pioneer David Chaum says web3 is ‘computing with a conscience’

We spoke with David Chaum about why web3 and blockchain are the future, and why we should be worried about the NSA reading our messages.

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Terra Quantum raises $60M for its quantum-as-a-service platform

Terra Quantum, a Zurich, Switzerland-based startup that aims to build a quantum-as-a-service platform (including, eventually, its own proprietary...

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Daily Crunch: ​​In an all-cash deal, Microsoft will buy Activision Blizzard for $68.7B

Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.

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Will quantum computing remain the domain of the specialist VC?

Despite all the buzz, quantum investments are still not mainstream: there were about 90 quantum investments in 2021.

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The US government needs a commercialization strategy for quantum

The TechCrunch Global Affairs Project examines the increasingly intertwined relationship between the tech sector and global politics.

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Sydney-based quantum sensing startup Q-CTRL raises $25M Series B led by Airbus Ventures

Q-CTRL, a Sydney-based startup that provides quantum control engineering solutions, announced today it has raised a $25 million Series B led by...

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AWS Braket gets improved support for hybrid quantum-classical workloads

In 2019, AWS launched Braket, its quantum computing service that makes hardware and software tools from its partners Rigetti, IonQ and D-Wave...

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QuEra Computing emerges from stealth with $17M to launch quantum device

QuEra Computing, a Boston-based quantum computer developer, is coming out of stealth mode today with $17 million in funding from Rakuten, Day One...

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Can Europe compete in the quantum ‘space race’?

Quantum information science has long languished in an academic corner of the tech sector. But recent advances mean that the sector has taken on...

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Why quantum ‘utility’ should replace quantum advantage

Similar to the first transistors at the dawn of classical computing, the key technical challenge to achieving widespread quantum utility will be in...

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Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai calls for federal tech regulation, investments in cybersecurity

In a wide-ranging interview at the WSJ Tech Live conference that touched on topics like the future of remote work, AI innovation, employee activism...

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Rigetti Computing goes public via SPAC merger

Rigetti Computing, one of the most visible quantum hardware startups, today announced that it is going public through a merger with the Supernova...

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D-Wave plans to build a gate-model quantum computer

For more than 20 years, D-Wave has been synonymous with quantum annealing. Its early bet on this technology allowed it to become the world’s...

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Quantum Machines plans to expand quantum orchestration platform with $50M investment

Quantum Machines, an Israeli startup that is building the classical hardware and software infrastructure to help run quantum machines, announced a...

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