Quantonation Expands into the Asia-Pacific region with new Venture Partner Simone Planté

EventNews22 June 2023

Paris, France and Boston, USA – June 22, 2023 – Quantonation, the leading quantum technology venture capital firm, is broadening its geographical scope with the addition to its team of Simone Planté in the role of Venture Partner out of Sydney, Australia.

Simone’s career in technology began in M&A investment banking at Morgan Stanley and she went on to co-found three successful start-ups, commercializing technology developed by the Defense Advanced Research Programs Agency. She has a proven track record of working with innovative data integration and AI startups, which received funding from prominent companies like Microsoft and Intel and resulted in successful exits. As the founder of HumAIn Capital, Simone invests in cutting-edge technologies such as AI, Quantum Computing, and frontier technologies. She is also a Faculty member of Singularity University, where she shares her expertise in Artificial Intelligence with others.

“We are delighted to welcome Simone to our team,” said Dr. Christophe Jurczak, Managing Partner at Quantonation. “Her experience in creating and funding deep tech startups technologies will perfectly complement our unique know-how in quantum and deep physics. We have identified the Asia-Pacific region as a priority area for us to deploy capital with our next funds, and Simone’s intimate knowledge of these ecosystems will help us identify the best opportunities and support them towards turning into global leaders in the field.”

Simone Planté stated, “I am thrilled to join Quantonation, a firm at the forefront of investing in quantum technologies and deep physics. The Asia-Pacific region is teeming with innovative entrepreneurs and breakthrough technologies that have the potential to revolutionize various sectors. Together with the Quantonation team, I look forward to identifying and nurturing the next wave of technology leaders in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.”

Simone Planté (in the middle) at a panel hosted by Dell and sponsored by Intel & Microsoft  including, starting from the left, Andrew McLean (MD at Intel Corporation ANZ), Adam LePeilbet (GM at Dell Technologies ANZ), Dr. Ben Hamer (Director at Australian HR Institute), and Sam McCool.


Quantonation is the leading Venture Capital firm dedicated to Quantum Technologies, with more than €100m under management. Quantonation invests globally, targeting early-stage companies in Computing, Communication and Sensing leveraging Quantum science and Deep Physics. Quantonation has already invested in 24 companies worldwide.

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