Zapata Computing Announces $38 Million Funding for Series B

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BOSTON, Nov. 19, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zapata Computing, Inc., the leading enterprise software company for NISQ-based quantum applications, today announced it has received $38 million in Series B funding, bringing the total investment to over $64 million. This funding round was led by Comcast Ventures, Pitango and Prelude Ventures, with the support of additional existing Series A investors, including BASF Venture Capital, Robert Bosch Venture Capital and The Engine, as well as the commitment of new investors, including Ahren Innovation Capital, Alumni Ventures Group, Honeywell Venture Capital, ITOCHU Corporation and Merck Global Health Innovation Fund. This financing testifies to the investors’ belief in the promise of quantum computing as well as Zapata’s significant progress since its Series A financing last year. In...

Finnish quantum computing firm IQM raises $46 million

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Nov 10 (Reuters) - Finnish quantum computing technology firm IQM has raised 39 million euros ($46 million) from investors including MIG and Tencent to boost its position in the emerging industry, it said on Tuesday.IQM, founded in 2018, develops quantum computers for research laboratories and computing centres, and has now raised a total of 71 million euros - making it one of the best-funded European firms in the sector.“Europe is ideally positioned to become a quantum leader for the future. Our decades of investment in science and research which are needed to power quantum breakthroughs play to our strengths,” it said.Quantum computers could operate millions of times faster than today’s advanced supercomputers. The technology is based on quantum bits, or qubits, that exponentially increase the amount of information that can be...