Who we are
Rigetti Computing is a full-stack quantum computing company. We design and manufacture superconducting quantum integrated circuits. We package and deploy those chips in a low temperature environment, and we build control systems to perform quantum logic operations on them. We build software to integrate our systems directly into existing cloud infrastructure.
We believe the first useful quantum computers are within reach, and we believe quantum computing has the potential to one day have an enormous positive impact on humanity. To help realize that vision, we also develop new algorithms for quantum computing, with a focus on near-term applications in computational chemistry and machine learning.
Our product, Forest, is the world’s first full-stack programming and execution environment for quantum/classical computing. Forest includes Quil (quantum instruction language), our programming standard for quantum/classical computing.
Board of Directors
Founder and CEO, Rigetti Computing
Chad Rigetti is a quantum computing physicist and the founder and CEO of Rigetti Computing. He worked in the quantum computing group at IBM. Chad has a bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Regina and a Ph.D. in applied physics from Yale.
Founding Partner, Katana Capital
Charlie Songhurst is a founding partner of Katana Capital and the Songhurst Group. He ran corporate strategy for Microsoft and was involved in the Yahoo commercial deal, and the Skype acquisition. Charlie received a bachelor’s degree from Oxford University in politics, philosophy, and economics.
General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
Vijay Pande is a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz. Previously, he was the Henry Dreyfus Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Structural Biology and of Computer Science at Stanford University. Vijay received a bachelor’s degree in physics from Princeton University and a Ph.D. in physics from MIT.
General, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
Peter Pace served as the 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 2005-2007, the first Marine to hold this position. In 2008, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Peter graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and holds a master's degree in administration from George Washington University.