(PRNewswire) IonQ, Inc. (“IonQ”) has announced a strategic partnership with SoftBank Investment Advisers, manager of SoftBank Vision Funds 1 and 2, to deploy quantum-first solutions in the industries, geographies, and portfolios where SoftBank is already in the vanguard. The partnership expands access to IonQ’s leading quantum computers globally, and the SoftBank Vision Fund 2* also joins IonQ’s world-leading investor base as it approaches its public debut.
“We are humbled to have such a vote of confidence from the team at SoftBank, given their unparalleled track record of spotting step-changes in technology,” said Peter Chapman, CEO & President of IonQ. “Partnering with SoftBank will enable IonQ to put our industry-leading quantum hardware in the hands of entrepreneurs, builders, and problem-solvers around the world. From logistics to proptech to materials science, the potential applications of quantum computing to SoftBank’s interests are many.”
“IonQ is helping to solve some of the world’s most complex problems through quantum computing,” said Kirthiga Reddy, Partner at SoftBank Investment Advisers. “Partnering with IonQ is just the latest example of our commitment to supporting visionaries who are solving tomorrow’s problems today. Both within SoftBank’s portfolio and across the broader market, we believe there won’t be an industry left untouched by the quantum revolution.”