Q-CTRL raises $15M for software that reduces error and noise in quantum computing hardware – TechCrunch

  • Q-CTRL raises $15M for software that reduces error and noise in quantum computing hardware
  • As hardware makers continue to work on ways of making wide-scale quantum computing a reality, a startup out of Australia that is building software to help reduce noise and errors on quantum computing machines has raised a round of funding to fuel its U.S. expansion.
  • Q -CTRL is designing firmware for computers and other machines (such as quantum sensors) that perform quantum calculations to identify the potential for errors, making them more resistant and able to stay working for longer (the Q in its name is a reference to qubits, the basic building block of quantum computing).
  • Led by Square Peg Capital – a prolific Australian VC that has backed homegrown startups like Bugcrowd and Canva, but also those further afield such as Stripe – it also includes new investor Sierra Ventures as well as Sequoia Capital, Main Sequence Ventures, and Horizons Ventures.
  • Q-CTRL is one of the hopefuls working on that, by providing a set of tools that runs on quantum machines, visualises noise and decoherence, and then deploys controls to “defeat” those errors.

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