Rigetti Computing is developing a fault-tolerant gate-based solid state quantum processor. Their technology is highly scalable and low cost, capable of reaching the large memory sizes needed to run real-world quantum algorithms.

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Most recently Chad was Technical Lead for 3-D quantum computing at IBM Research. He has been building prototype quantum processors for 12+ years. At Yale, he developed the first all-microwave control methods for superconducting qubits, and at IBM built qubits with world-record performance.

Rigetti in the press

Nov. 3, 2014

Start-ups, robotics research drive YC founder

These days Y Combinator co-founder Trevor Blackwell is head-down, trying to coach, but he still devotes a little time to his passion for robotics. To date, Y Combinator has already funded a whopping 740 or more start-ups, including hits such as AirBnB, Dropbox, Pebble, and Reddit. Each year YC gives seed funds to a few dozen start-ups and coaches them along to their first prototype demos. The companies we have funded are a significant fraction of the interesting tech companies starting these days," Blackwell said. In 2005, Blackwell was one of four founders of Y Combinator, a start-up incubator that helped ignite a trend towards high-speed innovation centres.

Aug. 20, 2014

YC Demo Day Session 3: UPower, Edyn, Craft Coffee, Immunity Project, And More

Beep: Beep is a device that connects the music to every speaker throughout your home at the same time. Craft Coffee: Craft Coffee has a simple mission: to sell coffee online. You can see our post on the first session of the day here, and the post for the second session here. “This Bitcoin card may seem like a simple idea. Immunity Project: Immunity Project is creating a FREE vaccine to end HIV and AIDS.

Aug. 20, 2014

New At Y Combinator: Startups Solving Huge Problems!

In that way the two aren’t that dissimilar, and Y Combinator wants to be there to help them both. Y Combinator-backed startups like Zen99, Fixed, and Checkr, while appearing simple at first glance, will make that transition smoother. He also noted there are a few other big issues that aren’t as flashy as nuclear fusion and quantum computing. Here are the most obvious examples:There were two companies building nuclear reactors that could fundamentally change the way we provide power both at home and in developing nations. As he told my colleague Kim-Mai in an interview earlier today, “YC has never been in the software business.