Our goals and values
OneQuantum is a dedicated resource for all quantum startups from around the world with information shortcuts that help you in all stages of your venture from raising capital to press to marketing to working with providers.
We welcome you to our community and look forward to your comments and suggestions to make more resources available to you.
OneQuantum unites all startups from around the world focused on quantum science to encourage collaboration, sharing and our mutual success. OQ aims to promote quantum research and the quantum ecosystem to help this emerging technology gain acceptance and importance in the scientific and business communities.
Denise Ruffner, CEO
Denise Ruffner is currently Chief Business Officer at Cambridge Quantum Computing, the leading quantum computing software startup in the industry. She works out of her home in Pasadena, California (Southern California) and until recently travelled almost full time speaking at events about quantum computing and the ecosystem. Denise was an early employee of IBM Quantum where she spearheaded their startup program in 2018, led the worldwide ambassador program and was responsible for strategy for the quantum team. She has a large network around the world – startups, customers, quantum ambassadors, academics.
Prior to joining the IBM Q team, Denise had roles of increasing responsibility at IBM including: worldwide sales leader for Genomics for IBM Power Systems where she signed several partnerships, several complicated OEM agreements and led a growth strategy through a large acquisition; venture investing for IBM Life Sciences where she was responsible for investments in several biotech companies and venture funds; and various sales and sales management roles where she was responsible (and achieved) quotas that exceeded $800M. Denise is a master at relationship building, forging partnerships and connecting people. She won several awards at IBM around innovation, but was most proud when she received the “idea fountain” award to recognize her creativity in problem solving and winning deals.
Denise started her career in sales at Beckman Instruments, a scientific research instrument company, winning awards such as Rookie of the Year, Rep of the Year, Highest Dollar Volume in the World. She worked with emerging companies helping them with their business plans to gain funding and received a tremendous startup business education by working with key biotech companies at their inception including Genentech, Gilead and Incyte. She chaired the Northern California Pharmaceutical Discussion group for 5 years and built it into a large organization with monthly meetings of 100+ people.
Denise is a connector and is always introducing and helping people, feel free to reach out to her with any questions or to introduce yourself!
André M. König, Chairman
André is the Publisher and Chief Editor of the leading Quantum Tech business magazine. He is a guest author in a bestselling book on digital transformation and new technologies, and is currently writing a book on investing in DeepTech.
As a speaker and expert he has been featured in the New York Times, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Popular Science, live TV and stages from Las Vegas to Seoul with up to 40,000 in the audience.
He is the CEO of Interference Advisors, the leading data provider & advisory firm on Quantum Tech. And the CEO of Entanglement Capital, an investment fund into Quantum Tech.
With 25 years of business experience, André has been a strategy and technology consultant to many Fortune 500 CEOs in both Europe and the USA. As well as to owners and operators of midsized services and manufacturing firms.
He co-founded 3 new technology startups – spanning Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Digital Transformation, NeuroHealth and SaaS – and mentored hundreds of others through General Assembly, the German Accelerator New York and other entrepreneurship programs.
André studied Quantum Computing at MIT and holds a MBA in Economics from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business as well as a Masters in Business from ICN School of Management. He speaks English, German and French, and has competed in national small boat sailing championships.