Scientists have been battling headwinds. It's unacceptable that brilliant scientists with commercial ideas have been left to flounder for decades, leaving world-changing quantum innovations and trillions in economic value on the table. A lack of experienced commercial support for these scientists results in slow growth, insufficient investment and the hindering of scientific progress.
There's been a shortage of specialist investors. Most investors are outside of the closed communities of elite scientists. It can be hard to know where to invest or how to provide the long term support needed to get a return for the benefit of humanity.
The QDNL Participations €15M fund provides the bridge between the grant-giving phase of quantum research and the 'patient capital' phase of venture investment.
We provide impactful business and commercial support to transform potentially great technical ideas into obviously great investable companies, helping brilliant technical minds organise leading talent to bring their ideas into the world for the benefit of humanity.
We've invested in some of the world's most groundbreaking quantum businesses:
before a company is incorporated
We help founders with ideas but no company yet, who want to know if it's worth building the company and need to learn how to remove early barriers to formation and investment.
Our fund removes the worries and knowledge gaps in making the leap and increases the financial and leadership confidence needed to become successful.
This avoids the inertia that stops talented researchers from seeking that first, objective commercial conversation.
when a company is incorporated and receives grants for its research
We help founders with existing early-stage companies who want to raise institutional money and organise their business for growth. Our fund removes the common risks investors will inevitably find in early stage, grant-funded and research-led organisations, and increases the governance, stability and invest-ability of the company.
Our work helps founders raise capital so that technical roadmap deadlines can be met and the company can continue its research.
Our specialist fund sits within a community of hard-to-reach, expert quantum talent. We help early stage scientist founders who want to become investable.
We know how to remove risks for investors, bring their idea to market and organise a stable team and investment plan.
We remove the knowledge gaps technical leaders struggle with and increase the financial and leadership confidence needed to build a business, making sure that talented researchers don't struggle alone with unvalidated early ideas or grant-dependent small businesses failing to attract venture investment.
Shapers of the future of quantum
Contact us today to learn more about our investment criteria and how we can help turn your quantum innovation into a profitable and successful venture.
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Backed by Quantum Delta NL, QDNL Participations has launched a €15 million fund to support early-stage quantum technology startups in the Netherlands.
Despite having only 17 million people, the Netherlands is ranked third in scientific citations in quantum research and has the highest number of quantum-related startups per capita. Consequently, Delft-based Quantum Delta NL, the public-private foundation has announced a new fund – QDNL Participations that will invest €15 million into early-stage Dutch quantum technology startups in the coming years.
Het zogeheten QDNL Participations fonds biedt impactvolle zakelijke en commerciële ondersteuning om potentieel kansrijke ideeën om te zetten in succesvolle bedrijven.
The €15M QDNL Participations fund, being launched today, aims to circumvent that challenge for early-stage quantum tech startups in the country.
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