QLabs Secures Additional Funding from Chevron Technology Ventures

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March 8, 2022

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CANBERRA, Australia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–QuintessenceLabs, a pioneer and leader in quantum cybersecurity solutions, announced today that it has recently raised additional capital in a round led by Chevron Technology Ventures. This investment further underwrites QuintessenceLabs’ commitment to providing quantum-safe solutions and services to support security communities worldwide. The Canberra-based company will use the funds in its mission to deliver advanced quantum-enhanced cybersecurity solutions to large enterprise customers worldwide.

“We are excited for this latest investment from our Core Energy Fund, which focuses on technologies that have the potential to improve our current businesses. We welcome QLabs to this portfolio.”

This latest financing closely follows a A$25 million funding round led by Main Sequence Ventures and Telus Ventures. Since closing its last investment round in September 2021, the company has focused on expanding its executive leadership team to further its growth strategy and market leadership and accelerate global commercialization ramp-up.

Australian-based QuintessenceLabs is a global leader in quantum cybersecurity recognized for its advanced quantum-safe data protection capabilities. The company has been widely recognized for its cybersecurity innovations around the world, most recently through its selection as a World Economic Forum Global Innovator as well as winning a prestigious 2020 CyberTech100 Award.

“As companies plan for encryption in a quantum future, the need for quantum computing risk management has never been greater. QLabs has the potential to contribute to the development of cybersecurity solutions that can keep corporate data safe from sophisticated attacks,” said Jim Gable, Vice President, Innovation and President of Technology Ventures at Chevron. “We are excited for this latest investment from our Core Energy Fund, which focuses on technologies that have the potential to improve our current businesses. We welcome QLabs to this portfolio.”

A looming threat to data and information is the advent of quantum computers. Quantum computing capabilities are designed to transcend the power of current supercomputers, which can make today’s information vulnerable to quantum computing attacks and data breaches. Prudent risk management suggests that organizations need to start assessing their cybersecurity posture from a quantum-safe perspective.

“We are delighted to have secured this investment from Chevron Technology Ventures and to be recognized for our breakthrough commercialization of quantum-enhanced cybersecurity solutions,” said QuintessenceLabs’ Founder and CEO, Dr Vikram Sharma. “Safeguarding data—our most valuable resource—has never been more critical. We look forward to an exciting new growth stage and to continuing to develop world-leading solutions to secure our increasingly digital lives.”

It is expected that quantum cybersecurity will soon be one of the critical pillars of a robust cybersecurity strategy for most large enterprises. QuintessenceLabs is primed to deliver global leadership in supporting customers to achieve a resilient quantum-safe cybersecurity posture in a complex cyber threat environment, while transforming society and industry in a positive way for years to come.

About QuintessenceLabs

Australian-based QuintessenceLabs, a global leader in quantum cybersecurity, offers a suite of unrivaled cybersecurity products for today and tomorrow, including the flagship Trusted Security Foundation® (TSF®). The TSF® is the industry’s most secure key management platform, incorporating the security of a FIPS 140-2 Level 3 hardware security module (HSM) with advanced key and policy management (KMS), and qStream™, the world’s fastest quantum random number generator (QRNG), delivering the strongest foundation for encryption and data security. QuintessenceLabs continues in the advancement of quantum cyber security solutions with their latest quantum-safe offering, qOptica™ Quantum Key Distribution (QKD).

For more information on QuintessenceLabs, visit www.quintessencelabs.com, or follow the company on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/quintessencelabs/.

About Chevron Technology Ventures

Chevron Technology Ventures (CTV) pursues externally developed technologies and new business solutions that have the potential to enhance the way Chevron produces and delivers affordable, reliable, and ever-cleaner energy. More information about CTV is available on our corporate page and LinkedIn.



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