As nations around the globe look to compete in the Quantum Space, The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy announced the allocation of €615 million in funding towards the advancement of Quantum technologies. The funds were awarded by the National Growth Fund which is an investment fund created by the government of the […]
The new word in investment circles is SPAC which stands for Special Purpose Acquisition Company. This financial entity is helping companies that would not easily be able to get onto the public markets an easy runway. We at Quantum Zeitgeist have often written about when the first “proper” Quantum company IPO will take place – what we mean by this is a truly dedicated Quantum technology company firm. Might the process of SPAC actually mean we could see Quantum Companies sooner? Well in a recent announcement from IonQ – it certainly looks like we could see a Quantum Company list via SPAC soon. We call this phenomena SPAQ (in the old tradition of putting Q into everything Quantum).
EU ‘punching well below its weight’ in digital technologies, von der Leyen warnsEuropean Council President Charles Michel, opening the event on Wednesday, stressed that there would be no so-called “strategic autonomy” for Europe, without a concerted effort to fostering digital sovereignty. ‘Alarming lack of transparency’ Digital Europe, for its part,…
As we follow the investment landscape of the quantum sector we follow the wider investment trends. We look at the stop picks of Barons and it’s companies that it has highlighted as investable in 2021. The list for 2021 again has a value angle and includes two tech companies: Apple and Alphabet.
Phew, 2020 was a roller coaster year. With Covid-19 dominating the headlines and dictating lives. But there has been an undercurrent of renewed interest in technology, in part due to accelerated changes brought on by covid, such as working from home. The technology sector has continued to accelerate its climb on the worlds markets despite early jitter as Covid-19 first emerged. Are there some trends which will drive more investors into deeper technologies such as Quantum Computing?
Shocked, Shocked to Find Europe Cutting Deals With China Behind Our BackChina is determined to lead the Fourth Industrial Revolution–mobile broadband, quantum communications, quantum computing, Artificial Intelligence, self-programming industrial robots, self-regulating farms, autonomous vehicles, and so forth. China is where the market is, and, increasingly, where the technology is. East…
As Yogi Berra once said: “It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future”. But after a monumental tumultuous 2020, perhaps there are some trends that we can turn to as we look to the future of Quantum Computing. So here we go, here are 4 predictions or trends of 2021.
Quantum computing: What is it, and why should you care?Computing takes a look at quantum computing as the concept continues to attract billions of dollars of investment across the globe, with some major breakthroughs being announced recently. Quantum computing: Are we on the cusp of the technology becoming commercially viable?…
Harvard Business School in London hosted a recent event aimed at exploring Quantum Investment. The panel included a VC who has made investments into the Quantum Space as well as people actively engaged in the field building companies and innovation in the Quantum space.
AltFi Festival of Finance: Now available on-demand!Sir Martin Gilbert’s tip for business success (“survival”) and how fintechs are fighting to make Berlin, Tallinn and Amsterdam the next European fintech capital. It’s our pleasure to present 30 sessions from the AltFi Festival of Finance which are now available to stream on-demand….