Welcome Dr. Will Zeng, partner @Quantonation !
Paris, France and Boston, USA – June 28, 2023 – Quantonation, the leading quantum technology venture capital firm, is thrilled to announce the arrival of Dr. Will Zeng as a new partner. Former head of Quantum research at Goldman Sachs, Dr. Will Zeng will leverage his scientific expertise and entrepreneurial experience to identify, invest in, and mentor the most innovative quantum technology startups.
With an impressive track record of innovation and leadership in the field of quantum technology, Dr. Zeng stands at the forefront of quantum computing. As a partner, he will play a pivotal role in expanding Quantonation’s investment portfolio and driving the growth of quantum technologies worldwide.
“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Zeng to our team,” said Dr. Christophe Jurczak, Managing Partner at Quantonation. “His profound experience in quantum computing and deep insight into the technology startup ecosystem is unparalleled. His addition will undoubtedly invigorate our continued success in identifying and nurturing the most promising quantum and deep physics tech startups.”
Dr. Zeng was instrumental in the early days of Rigetti Computing, where he spearheaded the launch of some of the world’s first quantum computers. Prior to joining Quantonation, Dr. Zeng built and led a quantum and advanced computing research group at Goldman Sachs and served taught quantum programming at Stanford University. As the founder and President of the Unitary Fund, an independent non-profit research institute focused on quantum software and open source technology, Dr. Zeng has proven his commitment to furthering the quantum technology ecosystem. He was previously elected as a founding member of the governing board of the US Quantum Economic Development Consortium (QED-C). Dr. Zeng completed his doctorate in Computer Science from the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar and holds a Bachelors of Science in Physics from Yale. His research has focused on quantum computer architecture, software, algorithms and applications.
Will Zeng expressed his excitement about joining Quantonation, stating, “Building the quantum technology industry is a historic opportunity that requires focus, vision and talent from a special breed of founders and investors. Christophe, Olivier and the Quantonation team have shown just these qualities in their track record and reputation in the field. I’m delighted to be joining with them to accelerate the development of quantum technologies worldwide.”
Quantonation’s partnership with Will Zeng is expected to strengthen the firm’s position as a leader in quantum technology investments. By combining their expertise and resources, Quantonation and Will Zeng aim to drive forward the development of practical quantum solutions and shape the future of the industry.
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.