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Founded in 2017, we are a global leader in quantum technology creating a brighter future enabled by quantum, by developing and building enterprise-ready, leading-edge quantum computers based on superconducting qubits and our patented Coaxmon chip.

By pushing technological boundaries, we were the first commercially available quantum computer in the UK, the first Quantum Compute-as-a-Service company in Europe, and the first in the world to deploy a quantum computer to a commercial data centre including the integration with high performance compute.

As part of our mission to put quantum into the hands of humanity, we have put enterprise-ready quantum at our customers fingertips through incredible technology such as OQC Toshiko: a powerful and secure 32-qubit quantum computing platform, which is now in private preview and coming soon on public cloud and data centre fabric.

At OQC, we endeavour to cultivate love, inspire innovation, embrace competition, embody humility and ensure execution, in everything we do. Our values remain unwavering at our core as we continue to expand and act as a crucial foundation as we help change the world for the better, with quantum.

OQC brings together a team of quantum scientists and business experts to deliver world-leading quantum technology solutions. In order to this, in 2022 OQC achieved a $48M Series A raise – the UK’s largest ever Series A in quantum computing at the time. We utilise their funding to invest in and hire exceptional talent from around the globe, now boasting a team of over 100.

In 2023, we began our Series B $100M investment raise, led by SBI Investment, Japan’s premier venture capital fund. Existing investors, Oxford Science Enterprises (OSE),University of Tokyo Edge Capital Partners (UTEC), Lansdowne Partners, and OTIF, acted by manager Oxford Investment Consultants (OIC) are also participating.

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Dr Ilana Wisby
Founding CEO and Director

Dr Ilana Wisby is CEO of Oxford Quantum Circuits (OQC), Europe’s leading quantum computing company. Ilana is a deep tech entrepreneur; a champion for women in technology and leadership, and advisor to the WEF’s Global Future Council on Quantum Computing and a Schmidt Futures 2023 International Strategy Forum (ISF) Fellow.

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Simon Phillips
CTO

Simon Phillips is the CTO of Oxford Quantum Circuits (OQC), Europe’s leading quantum computing company.

Simon is an experienced technology executive and seasoned entrepreneur, with experience in setting up and scaling technology businesses. From fundraising, to scaling internationally, Simon has a deep understanding of the fast-paced technology sector and demonstrates critical understanding of the quantum space, OQC’s technical capabilities and roadmap.

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Gerald Mullally
VP of Commercial

Gerald is responsible for leading OQC’s commercial growth through strategic partnerships with the world’s largest private and public sector organisations as they progress towards a quantum enabled future. Prior to joining Europe’s leading quantum computing company, Gerald was a Director at the UKPrime Minister’s Office and Cabinet Office responsible for leading and scaling an innovative government-to-government communications across more than 50 countries in EMEA, APAC and the Americas. He has spent more than 15 years delivering strategy and technology solutions for clients across a range of industries, including life sciences, financial services, logistics, energy and defence at leading consulting firms including Accenture and PwC.

Michelle Tsang
CFOO

Michelle Tsang is the CFOO (Chief Financial and Operating Officer) of OQC, Europe’s leading quantum computing company. Michelle’s background is in Economics and Finance, having started her career in investment banking. Prior to joining OQC, she was the CFOO of Digital Surgery Ltd, a UK healthcare tech startup that was acquired by Covidien Group SARL, the parent company of Medtronic, in 2020. Her deep experience in technology based fast growth business, her passion to help drive adoption of transformational science and technologies and strong interests in talent management will be well-placed to facilitate OQC’s continued scale.

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Nikki Cooper
General Counsel and Company Secretary at OQC

Nikki is the General Counsel at OQC. She brings over 15 years of experience to the team including Chartered Financier, Chartered Company Secretary ACG and General Counsel. Her varied role supports the company through complex strategic decisions and processes, including our current Series B investment raise. Nikki is an Associate Member ACG of the The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland and a licensed professional solicitor accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

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Peter George
Chair of the Board

Peter George has served as Chair of OQC since 2021, having previously led a number of public and private sector businesses as CEO and Chair. He is focussed on growing the UK business and has specialised in Insurance and Telecom services. in November 2023, he was appointed as Non-Executive Chair of the UK Government Crown Commercial Service. Peter has previously held senior positions within Ford Motor Company, Textron and Xchanging.

Jim Graham
Director

Jim Graham has advised the Deep Tech team at Oxford Science Enterprises, a major independent VC fund supporting research from Oxford University, since 2022, representing them on the Boards of a number of their investments. He is a seasoned investor and operator with over 25 years’ experience and has held operational positions within the MOD and GCHQ. Following this, he was a Strategy Consultant at Accenture, Managing Director at Orange and then Chief Operating Officer at The Gym Group. Jim holds masters degrees in engineering and mathematics from the University of Cambridge and Cranfield University respectively, as well as an MBA from the London Business School.

Lenny Chin
Director

Lenny (Kayo) Chin joined UTEC, a major university based VC fund in Japan, in July 2021 and focuses on investments in seed / early-stage startups in the fields of AI, quantum computing, and other disruptive technologies. He currently serves on the boards of OQC, RICOS, forest, PaylessGate and issin. Previously, he worked at Lenovo and PwC Advisory LLC in Tokyo, Japan.

Tomoyuki Nii
Director

Tomoyuki Nii is Director at SBI Investment Co. Ltd, Japan’s premier VC fund, where he is in charge of all the fund’s overseas investments. He focuses on Fintech, AI, Blockchain, IoT, Robotics, Healthtech, Sharing economy. He has set up several Joint venture companies between SBI group and portfolio companies in the area of Fintech, Blockchain and Mobile applications.

George Mills
Director

George Mills leads direct deeptech investments at British Patient Capital, a UK sovereign VC fund and the most active growth stage investor in deeptech and life sciences in the UK. He has been investing in scale up companies since 2011 and has been a co-founder of three startups. He is a CFA charterholder and a Kauffman Foundation Global Scholar, and holds an MEng in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Bristol.

Peter Leek
Founder

Peter is a world-leading research group leader with nearly 15 years of experience in superconducting quantum circuit research. He has trained in the field with the best in the world, and has a track record of high-impact and creative research. Peter heads the UK’s Superconducting Quantum Computing development at the Leek Lab. Peter has won over £3M in research council funding for his group and is the lead academic in the UK’s national quantum computing research hub. He continues to play a prominent role in the national programme as it transitions to its next phase.

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