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Nu Quantum’s vision is to illuminate the quantum revolution. The company is developing ground-breaking single-photon components that will enable a new generation of commercially-viable quantum photonics technologies, an emerging industry with enormous impact on telecommunications, cybersecurity, simulation, computation and sensing.

‘We strive to create excellence through simplicity’ – The Nu Quantum devices, capable of emitting and detecting single particles of light on-demand, underpin quantum photonics systems which use single-photons to carry, create or process quantum information.  

Nu Quantum is a spin-out from the University of Cambridge and was founded in late 2018 to commercialise cutting-edge research generated over the last decade at the Cavendish Laboratory.  The company is developing a portfolio of technologies, and plan launch their first product in 2021, establishing a new height in quantum-safe cryptography.

The company is backed by world-class investors Amadeus Capital Partners, IQ Capital, Ahren Innovation Capital, Martlet Capital and Cambridge Enterprise, and has recently been awarded several high-profile government grants. Nu Quantum is now growing a world-class multi-disciplinary team in Cambridge.

IQ Capital invested in Nu Quantum at Seed stage in 2019.