Dr. Christophe Jurczak is co-founder and managing partner at Quantonation, the first early-stage venture fund dedicated to Deep Physics startups with a focus on the emerging and disruptive field of Quantum Technologies. Quantonation has closed 12 investments so far in Europe and North America, including leading players such as Pasqal, Orqa Computing, Multiverse, and Kets.
Christophe is an associate at the Toronto-based Creative Destruction Lab Quantum stream and is the chairman of Le Lab Quantique, a Paris based non-profit organization that deploys programs in support of the emergence of a global quantum ecosystem.
Christophe has held government and executive positions in the energy and defense sectors in France, Italy, and in the US and he has been involved in the birth of the quantum computing industry in Silicon Valley with QC Ware. He holds masters degree in Engineering and Quantum Physics respectively from Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris. He also holds a Ph.D. in Quantum Physics under the supervision of Prof. Alain Aspect on laser cooling of atoms.