Andrew Fursman

Chief Executive Officer, 1QBit

Degree in Economics, University of Waterloo; degree in Philosophy and Political Science, University of British Columbia; Graduate Studies Program, studying exponential technologies at NASA Ames research centre, Singularity University; 2011, graduate degree in Financial Engineering, MS&E programme, Stanford, Hong Kong. Has worked with a range of organizations, from the earliest stage start-ups to the largest scale institutions. At 19, Junior Economist, Canadian Federal Government; then with, Waterloo, Ontario; after Quack was acquired by America Online, by age 20, member of the inaugural team, AOL Time Warner's Voice Services Division, focused on speech recognition analysis. Founded a group of small companies and experimented with a number of technologies. 2010, Co-Founder, Satellogic nanosatellites; 2011, Founding Partner, Minor Capital VCC investments. 2012, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, 1QBit. Interests: quantum computation; kayaking in the gulf islands; exploring practical applications of microbiology at a small home laboratory on Vancouver Island dedicated to experiments with saccharomyces cerevisiae.

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