Xanadu Quantum Technologies Inc., which aims to commercialize quantum computing using particles of light, has raised $100 million in new funding as investor interest in the industry heats up.On Tuesday, Xanadu announced a Series B funding led by Bessemer Venture Partners, one of Silicon Valley’s oldest such firms. Funding to date for the five-year-old company now totals $145 million, said
founder and chief executive of Xanadu. Quantum computing has the potential to solve some problems many millions of times faster than a conventional computer, which is why major technology companies and startups are working to commercialize it using various approaches.
Traditional computers store information as either zeros or ones. Quantum computers use quantum bits, or qubits, which represent and...