The Quantum Daily has issued its quarterly report reviewing the first quarter for 2021. This covers the major commercial and academic news over the last 3 months.
The report highlights how the investment momentum in 2020 has continued in to Q1 of 2021. Many expected at least a pause for a collective breath catching. But, if anything, the pace of funding and research findings picked up.
Many of the QC headlines were somewhat expected – several quantum startups reported new – and significant – investment rounds. Countries and regions also boosted startups with governmental funding and organizational moves to concentrate research and development.
The striking difference in the news for Q1 is reports that quantum startups may be considering alternative ways to seek funding – and even alternative ways to go public. We review some of those confirmed – and unconfirmed – stories in this quarterly report.