Quantonation is an Early Stage Venture Fund dedicated to Deep Physics startups with a focus on the emerging and disruptive field of Quantum Technologies. Created in 2018 and based in Paris (France), our approach is to work closely with the startups we invest in, whatever the stage of development they are in, leveraging our expertise and network to their benefit. Quantonation is seeded by Audacia, leading French Growth Equity investor, and Gravitation.
After years of R&D, properties such as quantum superposition and entanglement are starting to be harnessed and exploited in a new generation of Quantum Technologies, impacting many sectors by exceeding “classical” devices. Other breakthroughs in science and engineering out of physics research labs profoundly impact industries and people’s lives. We consider four broad categories of applications:
The Investment Thesis
Quantonation invests in startups exploiting genuine quantum effects and also in companies leveraging deep physics towards disruptive applications. Investments are made at every phase of the life of the company:
Bringing to maturity an exciting company project
Funding the first phase of product development
Participating to the first funding rounds of companies
Quantonation’s view is that shareholder pact and financial documents should be drafted in a way to help entrepreneurs manage their company so that they can focus on the development of their products. Our goal is to:
- Guarantee the fastest possible execution
- Align our financing offer with the interests of founders and managers
- Build a legal framework that will facilitate and prepare the growth of the company and the onboarding of new investors.
SEED – SERIES A
10 to 20
targeted enterprises in portfolio
Quantonation is led by a team with a deep scientific expertise, industry experience, intimate knowledge of funding mechanisms and proven innovation credentials. They rely on an extensive network of well respected advisors and experts.