(BusinessWire) Q-CTRL has announced the opening of its U.S. headquarters in Los Angeles to serve its growing industrial and academic client base throughout the U.S. Q-CTRL was founded in Sydney, Australia in 2017 to help solve a key obstacle to the development of the first useful quantum computers: the prevalence of computational errors.
“We are extremely proud to be opening our U.S. offices in L.A., close to many of our key customers and research partners,” said Michael J. Biercuk, founder and CEO of Q-CTRL. “We are dedicated to being a global company and wish to fully support the quantum computing development efforts of companies, academic institutions, and government agencies in the U.S. which will eventually deliver tremendous benefit to the world.”
The U.S. headquarters is led by Dr. David Hover, who serves as the lead customer integration engineer for Q-CTRL’s U.S. client base. Hover holds a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Wisconsin. He previously served as an instrument scientist at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena as well as a member of the technical staff at MIT Lincoln Laboratory in Lexington, Mass.
Q-CTRL recently completed a $15 million Series A round led by Australia’s largest venture capital fund, Square Peg Capital and Silicon Valley’s Sierra Ventures.