Atom Computing, a Berkeley, Calif.,-based quantum computing startup, raised $15M in Series A funding.
Backers included Venrock, Innovation Endeavors and Prelude Ventures. In addition, the National Science Foundation awarded the company three grants.
The company is using the funds to assemble a team of quantum physicists and design engineers with experience across various disciplines and applications to help develop its quantum computing system.
Led by Rob Hays, CEO and President, and Ben Bloom, Ph.D., Co-founder and CTO, Atom Computing is advancing a quantum computing system, Phoenix, which is currently capable of trapping 100 atoms in a vacuum chamber with optical tweezers. Phoenix is able to rearrange and manipulate their quantum states with lasers.
Additionally, Bill Jeffrey, Ph.D., CEO of SRI International, joined the Board of Directors of Atom Computing. ù