Investing in Quantum Computing: VC's Perspective with Ion Hauer from Apex Ventures
In this episode we discuss
00:00:00 Introduction to Quantum Computing and Challenges
00:06:00 Quantum Computing Basics
00:10:45 Hardware Architectures and Quantum Systems
00:15:14 Progress and Challenges in Quantum Computing
00:21:44 Quantum Cryptography and Security
00:25:39 Challenges and Adoption of Quantum Computing
00:30:43 Quantum Computing's Business Applications
00:31:43 Investment in Quantum Computing
00:32:16 Hybrid Approach and Quantum-Classic Interaction
00:34:38 Human Influence on Quantum Outcomes
00:38:55 VC Funding for Quantum Startups
00:42:17 Risks and Assessment of Quantum Startups
00:50:41 Challenges and Future of Quantum Computing
00:52:07 Advice for Those Interested in Quantum Computing
Ion is a Principal at APEX Ventures, where he invests in European early-stage deep tech startups in the areas of quantum technologies, future computing, space and AI.
He brings over 12 years of experience at the intersection of technological breakthroughs and financial capital. He has a PhD in quantum physics from Heidelberg University and has previously worked as Chief Operating Officer at GlassDollar, VP Corporate Venturing at Bosch and Management Consultant at Oliver Wyman, while actively angel investing and mentoring startups for many years. He supports companies in fundraising, talent acquisition and strategic partnerships.
A passionate technical and rescue diver, Ion is based in Munich, Germany, with his wife and son.