Nanofiber Quantum Technologies Inc. (NanoQT) recently announced that it has secured $8.5 million in funding from prominent venture capital investors. The round was financed through convertible notes from Phoenix Venture Partners (PvP) in the US and Japanese firms JAFCO Group Co Ltd, SPARX Group Co Ltd, Keio Innovation Initiative, Inc. (KII), and Waseda University Ventures (WUV).
NanoQT, a startup founded in 2022, specializes in the development of quantum computing hardware that can be connected using nanofiber cavity Quantum Electrodynamics (QED) technology. Unlike other quantum computing methods, such as superconducting circuits and ion traps, NanoQT’s approach utilizes nanofiber cavity QED, a technology derived from extensive research conducted by Professor Takao Aoki at Waseda University.
The company possesses a unique quantum processing unit (QPU) that uses neutral atoms and photons as qubits, enabling the processing, storing, and communication of quantum information. This modularity and scalability of interconnected QPUs provide a versatile platform for distributed quantum computing and quantum networks, serving various practical applications.
NanoQT aims to revolutionize the field of quantum computing with its QPU technology, offering enhanced capabilities and addressing the challenge of connectivity that has hindered the scalability of quantum computers. The company plans to utilize the funding to focus on developing proprietary QPUs for quantum repeaters, a groundbreaking innovation yet to be introduced in the market.
The reception of this funding marks an exciting milestone for NanoQT, as it brings together support from both US and Japanese investors. The company’s innovative approach and management team have garnered praise, with investors expressing confidence in NanoQT’s potential for global expansion.
With the objective of accelerating research and development efforts, securing top talent, and fostering collaborations with academia and private corporations, NanoQT is poised to advance its position in the quantum computing industry. The company aims to exemplify international collaboration through its Japan-US synergy and cutting-edge technology, ultimately contributing to the progress of quantum computing on a global scale.
Sources: Nanofiber Quantum Technologies Inc.