Quantum Bayesian Networks

September 19, 2019

Aliro, a quantum startup from Harvud, gets $2.7M

Filed under: Uncategorized — rrtucci @ 5:41 pm

A little over a year ago, I announced in this blog that my software Qubiter had just acquired a capability that I called ROSA, an acronym for “Rite Now, Simulate Anywhere”. It means that Qubiter can translate from its language into all the other quantum languages that run real physical devices. Now a TechCrunch infomercial reports in gushing terms that a startup called Aliro, based in Harvard, has received $2.7M for promising to do in the future something that sounds very similar to ROSA, which is already available for free via Qubiter.

The main VC in this $2.7M funding round is called Flybridge Capital. I suspect they also invest in tiny bridges for flies, for when a fly decides to walk across a river instead of flying over it. Just a conjecture.

I reported about this in Reddit:


  1. Who do you think is smarter in this situation, the ones who got 2.7 M for saying they were going to do something, or the guy who went ahead and did it for free?

    Comment by Max Born — September 19, 2019 @ 11:29 pm

  2. Got me there, Max. But it’s a Pyrrhic victory for them. I think they will fail as surely as I have if they continue their current modus operandi. I listen to the radio show “How I built this”, with Guy Raz, every Sunday on NPR. That has taught me to recognize those qualities which are essential to making a startup successful, and these Aliro guys are missing all of them. This is as clear as daylight to me.

    Comment by rrtucci — September 20, 2019 @ 12:25 am

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