CIX Top 20: D-Wave Systems Inc.

by Rob Lewis | Startups

Newly minted CEO of D-Wave Systems Vern Bromwell stepped up in the #5 slot at today's CIX Top 20 and gave the VC-heavy audience a quick tutorial on quantum computing. Based in Burnaby, BC, D-Wave Systems is pioneering the development of a new class of high-performance computing system designed to solve complex search and optimization problems, with an initial emphasis on synthetic intelligence and machine learning applications.

D-Wave is currently in the R&D phase of designing, fabricating, testing and operating AQCs and the software systems required to program and use them.  Initially, D-Wave will target sales of systems to institutions who wish to conduct cutting edge research in experimental and theoretical quantum information science.

D-Wave is a privately held corporation. Since their founders' round in May 1999, they have raised $70 Million from institutional investors including Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Goldman Sachs, GrowthWorks Capital, and BDC Venture Capital.

D-Wave Systems
Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

Founded in 1999, D-Wave Systems is the first commercial quantum computing company. Our mission is to integrate new discoveries in physics, engineering, manufacturing, and computer science into breakthrough approaches to computation that help solve some of the world’s most complex challenges. Today D-Wave is the recognized leader in the development, fabrication, and integration of... more

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Rob Lewis

Rob Lewis

Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more

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