The Quantum Weekly: Why Isn’t Venture Capital Hunting Quantum Unicorns?

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How is venture capital approaching the quantum tech potential, breaking the hold of Bell Inequalities and more in this edition of The Quantum Weekly. 

Spotlight Story: Quantum Computing and the World of Venture Capital

“As outlined in a previous TQD article Venture Capital (VC) investment in QC is increasing, but it pales in comparison to other “deep tech” areas. ~$9bn was invested in AI in 2018 vs less than $200m in QC. Given the recent news around Quantum Supremacy, you could be forgiven for being surprised by these figures. Whilst there are firms out there investing in QC, it’s fairly uncommon to see the big hitters getting involved in the space. So at TQD we wanted to explore why there isn’t more interest from VC investors…” —  The Quantum Daily

Science

Engineers Crack Quantum Puzzle, Could Lead to a ‘Treasure Trove’ of Applications — The Quantum Daily

Breaking the Hold of Bell Inequalities — The Quantum Daily

Getting More with Less: Study Proposes the design of an Optimum Quantum Circuit — Research Matters

What is Quantum Entanglement in Physics — World Atlas

Scientists Measured An Exact Moment In Quantum Time – And It Was Fuzzy — Forbes

Initialization of Quantum Simulators by Sympathetic Cooling — Phys.org

Business

TQD Exclusive: Interview with Strangeworks CEO William “Whurley” Hurley — The Quantum Daily

Multiverse Computing: Quantum Software for Extreme Ideas — The Quantum Daily

Quantum Winter? Is the Red Hot Quantum Startup Space About to Turn Ice Cold? — The Quantum Daily

D-Wave: Quantum Computing and Machine Learning Are ‘Extremely Well Matched’ — Venture Beat

Will Quantum Computing Define the Future of AI — Analytics India Magazine

Opinion

Two Physicists Bet on Quantum Computing Moon Shot — Wired

Jobs

Quantum software engineer– Pasqal

Senior Full Stack Developer – Data Platform — HRL Laboratories

Scientist IV – Applied Quantum Device — HRL Laboratories

Scientist IV – Theoretical Quantum Information — HRL Laboratories

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