PASQAL is a leader in neutral atoms quantum computing startup that builds programmable quantum simulators and quantum computers made of 2D and 3D atomic arrays.
PASQAL's mission is to bring a practical quantum advantage to its customers and address real-world problems.
PASQAL was founded in 2019, out of the Institut d’Optique, by Georges-Olivier Reymond, Christophe Jurczak, Alain Aspect, Antoine Browaeys, and Thierry Lahaye. The company has offices in Palaiseau and Massy, south of Paris, France, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and Sherbrooke, Canada.
Pasqal's technology enables us to control neutral atoms with optical tweezers and engineer full-stack processors with high connectivity and scalability. The company has already demonstrated that it can control more than 300 atoms at a time.
PASQAL’s QPU can implement both analog and digital quantum processing tasks. The company has also relied on its analog mode to enable novel quantum-enhanced machine learning techniques.
PASQAL is currently working with the likes of Crédit Agricole CIB, BASF, BMW, Siemens, Airbus, Johnson & Johnson and Thales to help them understand where its technology can solve their business needs. The company recently sold two quantum computers to France and to Germany.
PASQAL is backed by Temasek, European Innovation Council (EIC) Fund, Quantonation, the Defense Innovation Fund, Wa’ed Ventures, Bpifrance, Daphni, Eni Next, Runa Capital, and others. The company raised €100M ($108M) in Series B round on Jan 24, 2023. This brings PASQAL's total funding to €125M to date.