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Xanadu is a photonic quantum computing and artificial intelligence company. It is engaged in manufacturing of a quantum computer. The Company designs and integrates quantum silicon photonic chips into the hardware. In addition, it develops software, including machine learning platform for quantum computers and open-source software. 

HQToronto, CA

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Employees (est.) (Oct 2021)91(+4%)
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Key People/Management at Xanadu

Christian Weedbrook

Christian Weedbrook

CEO and Founder

Xanadu Office Locations

Xanadu has an office in Toronto
Toronto, CA (HQ)
2902-777 Bay St
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Xanadu Financials and Metrics

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Xanadu total Funding

$45.4 m

Xanadu latest funding size

$4.4 m

Time since last funding

2 years ago

Xanadu investors

Xanadu's latest funding round in January 2020 was reported to be $4.4 m. In total, Xanadu has raised $45.4 m
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Xanadu News and Updates

Xanadu secures $120 million CAD led by Bessemer to build photonic quantum computer

Toronto quantum computing startup Xanadu has secured $120 million CAD ($100 million USD) in a Series B round led by Bessemer Venture Partners. The... The post Xanadu secures $120 million CAD led by Bessemer to build photonic quantum computer first appeared on BetaKit.

Xanadu Brings Photonic Quantum Computing To The Cloud

Analyst Paul Smith-Goodson dives deeper as Xanadu announced on September 2nd that it would offer cloud access to its gate-based photonic quantum computers.

Xanadu launches photonic quantum cloud platform

Toronto-based quantum computing startup Xanadu on Wednesday announced the release of a publicly available photonic quantum cloud platform, which it calls the Xanadu Quantum...

Xanadu launches quantum cloud platform, plans to double qubits every 6 months

Xanadu, the quantum computing startup known for Pennylane and Strawberry Fields, has launched its photonics quantum computing platform.

Executive Changes at Xanadu

TORONTO, May 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Xanadu Mines Ltd (ASX: XAM, TSX: XAM) (“Xanadu” or “the Company”) has today announced changes to the composition of its Executive Team.

Xanadu Raises $2.5 Million

TORONTO, Jan. 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Xanadu Mines Ltd (ASX:XAM, TSX:XAM) (Xanadu or the Company) is pleased to advise that the Company has overnight, conducted a non-brokered placement raising $2,584,768.26 (Placement).
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Xanadu Blogs

QHack—the quantum machine learning hackathon

Part hackathon, part fan expo, part scientific conference, QHack offered a new kind of experience in the quantum space. Like all the best events, it had a teaser trailer, a vintage poster, its own theme music (imagine Daft Punk remixed the Knight Rider intro music), and a top-notch swag game.https://medium.com/media/8170bcd4bbd0c03c0d06d721a4e49a86/hrefParticipants…

From a state of light to state of the art: the photonic path to millions of qubits

A blueprint for a universal, fault-tolerant, and scalable photonic quantum computerBy Ilan Tzitrin and Ish DhandWhat is the best computer we can make, constrained only by the known laws of physics? Vying for the title is a universal, fault-tolerant, and scalable quantum computer. A machine founded i…

Error Mitigation on a Near-Term Quantum Photonic Device

We present two schemes to mitigate the effects of photon loss for a Gaussian Boson Sampling device, in particular, to improve the estimation of the sampling probabilities. Instead of using error correction codes which are expensive in terms of their hardware resource overhead, our schemes require on…

Estimating the Gradient and Higher-Order Derivatives on Quantum Hardware

For a large class of variational quantum circuits, we show how arbitrary-order derivatives can be analytically evaluated in terms of simple parameter-shift rules, i.e., by running the same circuit with different shifts of the parameters. As particular cases, we obtain parameter-shift rules for the H…

Quantum Algorithm for Simulating Molecular Vibrational Excitations

The excitation of vibrational modes in molecules affects the outcome of chemical reactions, for example by providing molecules with sufficient energy to overcome activation barriers. In this work, we introduce a quantum algorithm for simulating molecular vibrational excitations during vibronic trans…

What would you do with 1000 QPUs?

Making multi-device computation easy with PennyLaneBy Nathan Killoran, Tom Bromley, and Josh IzaacThis year will be a big one for the quantum computing industry. In addition to the existing quantum computers from IBM and Rigetti that are currently accessible over the cloud, a number of new hardware …
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Xanadu Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Xanadu founded?

    Xanadu was founded in 2016.

  • Who are Xanadu key executives?

    Xanadu's key executives are Christian Weedbrook.

  • How many employees does Xanadu have?

    Xanadu has 91 employees.

  • Who are Xanadu competitors?

    Competitors of Xanadu include Alice & Bob, D-Wave Systems and QuDot.

  • Where is Xanadu headquarters?

    Xanadu headquarters is located at 2902-777 Bay St, Toronto.

  • Where are Xanadu offices?

    Xanadu has an office in Toronto.

  • How many offices does Xanadu have?

    Xanadu has 1 office.