Former Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett Joins Quantum Source Board of Directors

physics, quantum physics, particles
physics, quantum physics, particles

Former Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett Joins Quantum Source Board of Directors

Insider Brief

  • Quantum Source announced that former Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett to its board of directors.
  • Bennett served as the 13th prime minister of Israel from 13 June 2021 to 30 June 2022.
  • Quantum Source develops technology for photonic quantum computers.

PRESS RELEASE — Quantum Source Ltd., a pioneering quantum computing innovator, welcomes former Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett to its board of directors. Bennett’s exceptional leadership and extensive experience will be instrumental in driving Quantum Source’s mission of advancing quantum computing technology and shaping the future of computing.

“Quantum computing is one of the few technologies that has the potential to move the world forward in a significant way. As a true high-tech nation, Israel has the opportunity to lead once again in this developing area of innovation. The Quantum Source team will play a significant role in this progress,” said Bennett.

Bennett seated with his arms resting on a table
Naftali Bennett — photo Wikipedia/Official Portrait

Quantum Source is at the forefront of revolutionizing the computing industry through cutting-edge research and development in quantum technology. By leveraging the power of quantum bits (qubits), quantum computing offers unparalleled computational speed and the potential to solve complex problems in various fields.

Quantum Source is developing technology to enable the efficient implementation of large scale, fault-tolerant, photonic quantum computers. To date, companies have built small quantum computers with just tens or hundreds of qubits. While these rudimentary quantum computers are truly groundbreaking technology, the systems are not yet commercially viable.

“We are honored to have Naftali Bennett join our board of directors. He has a deep appreciation for the profound, positive impact quantum technologies can have on innovation across many areas,” said Oded Melamed, co-founder and CEO of Quantum Source. “He also brings the rare first-person experience of having built a very successful technology company from day one. His perspective and leadership will be invaluable as we continue our work of advancing the frontiers of quantum computing technology.”

Quantum Source has raised to date a $27 Million seed round from Grove Ventures, Pitango First, Eclipse, Dell Technologies Capital and 10D – making it one of the largest seed financings in Quantum Computing.

Matt Swayne

Matt Swayne

With a several-decades long background in journalism and communications, Matt Swayne has worked as a science communicator for an R1 university for more than 12 years, specializing in translating high tech and deep tech for the general audience. He has served as a writer, editor and analyst at The Quantum Insider since its inception. In addition to his service as a science communicator, Matt also develops courses to improve the media and communications skills of scientists and has taught courses.

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