Bleximo raises $1.5mm to apply quantum computing to real-world applications

Today, we're happy to announce the close of Bleximo's $1.5mm seed round, led by Eniac Ventures, with participation from Boost VC, Creative Ventures, KEC Ventures, and Gyan Kapur. Bleximo combines classical computers and Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum (NISQ) application-specific quantum accelerators to solve problems that are difficult to solve, even with a supercomputer. The initial focus is to speed up simulations of new materials and molecules for drug development. The technology can also ...

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Mistakes Founders Make When Pitching a Science Startup

You’re building a science startup! You've probably spent a lot of time in the lab, writing papers on the initial results, and building simulations or prototypes. Now you're going to start a company and commercialize your work. Time to raise seed funding? Scientists are used to giving talks to other scientists. However, pitching to startup incubators and investors is a very different experience than giving talks to their peers and colleagues. ...

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YCombinator Female Founders Conference 2017

The best part of the YCombinator Female Founders Conference this year was how actionable the advice was. I really appreciated Aileen Lee's no-nonsense attitude, where she outlined exactly what points women will be grilled at in venture capital meetings. The overaching message of the conference was: There’s no perfect time to start something, just start Here are my raw notes from the 2017 YCombinator Female Founders Conference YCombinator - Jessica Livingston “Jessica Livingston’s Pretty Complete List ...

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