High Q is backed by Quantum Valley Investments and its founders, Mike Lazaridis and Doug Fregin. The company is headquartered in Waterloo, ON.
In 1984, Messrs. Fregin and Lazaridis co-founded Research In Motion Limited (RIM), maker of the BlackBerry wireless device that revolutionized the communications industry and helped spawn Canada’s robust technology ecosystem.
Through Quantum Valley Investments, Lazaridis and Fregin have been focusing on the commercialization of breakthrough technologies in Quantum Information Science. By doing so they are continuing to further their shared vision toward building a “Quantum Valley” in Waterloo by bringing the world’s best minds in physics, engineering, mathematics, computer science, and materials science together to collaborate on cutting-edge quantum research.
Established in 2013, the Quantum Valley Investment Fund provides commercialization funding, expertise and support for researchers to develop breakthroughs in Quantum Information Science that can reasonably lead to new commercializable technologies and applications.