Carmen Palacios-Berraquero

Dr Carmen Palacios-Berraquero

Founder & CE, Nu Quantum
Dr. Carmen Palacios-Berraquero is the Founder and Chief Executive of Nu Quantum, the leading quantum networking company, which recently raised a £8.5M pre-Series A from leading VCs including Amadeus Capital, IQ Capital, and the National Security Strategic Investment Fund (NSSIF). She is an award-winning quantum physicist and inventor, author of several high-impact research papers and a book based on her doctoral research. Prior to founding Nu Quantum, Carmen earned her PhD in physics at the University of Cambridge and undergraduate at Imperial College London. She also serves on the Technical Advisory Board of the UK's National Quantum Computing Centre and is Cofounder and Director of UKQuantum, the UK's quantum industry group. She has been the leader of several pro-equality and LGBTQIA+ visibility groups, and initiatives in STEM and has been featured in Wired, Forbes, BBC, and Sifted.