Q-CTRL Factsheet

Information about Q-CTRL


About Q-CTRL:

Quantum technology is likely to be as transformational in the 21st century as harnessing electricity was in the 19th. It promises to deliver revolutionary capabilities in computing, communications, and defence. Q-CTRL is building a new quantum technology industry by overcoming the fundamental challenge in the field – hardware error and instability. And as Australia’s first venture-capital-backed quantum technology company, Q-CTRL is delivering jobs and prosperity by leading a global field.

Q-CTRL’s quantum control infrastructure software for R&D professionals and quantum computing end users provides a unique capability accelerating the pathway to the first useful quantum computers. This foundational technology underpins Q-CTRL’s development of novel “Software-defined” quantum sensors for defence, intelligence, navigation, and earth observation.

Q-CTRL has assembled the world’s foremost team of expert quantum-control engineers, providing solutions to global quantum technology leaders including Universities, National Labs, and quantum technology industry partners. Q-CTRL is an inaugural member of the IBM Quantum Startup network since 2018, and recently announced a partnership with Transport for NSW - delivering its enterprise infrastructure software to transport data scientists exploring quantum computing. Q-CTRL is a World Economic Forum Global Innovator, and is a member of the Quantum Economic Development Consortium, US Geospatial Intelligence Foundation, and the Tech Council of Australia.

Q-CTRL is the recipient of Modern Manufacturing Initiative, Moon-to-Mars Supply Chain, and Next Generation Technology Fund awards. Q-CTRL was selected among the Top 10 Most Innovative Tech Companies in Australia by the Australian Financial Review, and has been featured in The Economist, Forbes, Wired, Gizmodo, and more.

Quick Facts:

  • Global Employees: 60 (50 are based in Australia)
  • Investors: Airbus Ventures, DCVC, Horizons Ventures, InQTel, Main Sequence - Ventures, Ridgeline Partners, Sierra Ventures, Sequoia Capital China, SquarePeg Capital
  • Capital Raised: A$60M+, Series B
  • Global Offices: Sydney (Headquarters), Los Angeles, Berlin

About the Founder:

Professor Michael J. Biercuk is a global science and technology innovator building the greenfield quantum technology industry.

  • Professor of quantum physics and quantum technology, University of Sydney
  • PhD Harvard University, quantum physics
  • >65 technical manuscripts in quantum technology, >7500 citations, 8 patents
  • Program management DARPA, US Department of Defense & Intelligence Community
  • TEDxSydney and SXSW speaking alumnus
  • Australian Museum Eureka Prize for Outstanding Early Career Investigator, - The Australian Top 100 Innovators, SMH Most Influential People, and the - AmCham Alliance Awards.