Qnami, a Basel, Switzerland-based startup advancing a platform for the analysis of magnetic materials at the nanoscale based on a proprietary quantum technology, closed a CHF 2.6M (USD 2.6M) seed funding round.
The round was led by Quantonation with participation from investiere, ZKB Start-up Finance and the High-Tech Gründerfonds. In conjunction with the funding, Olivier Tonneau, General Partner, Quantonation, joined the board of Qnami.
The company intends to use the funds to bring to market its first product and further develop quantum sensing applications.
Founded in November 2017 by CEO Mathieu Munsch, Qnami aims to leverage quantum technologies to create a new standard for high precision sensors and support the development of new diagnostic solutions across different markets, from science, to semiconductors, to healthcare. It is now advancing a quantum microscope for inspection of magnetic materials at the nanoscale.
Building on support from the University of Basel, the Swiss Nanoscience institute, the QSIT NCCR, and a number of national and European institutions Qnami has grown to a team of 8 people combining technical expertise in quantum technologies, microfabrication, engineering and software.