Alice & Bob

Alice & Bob

  • Electrónica/Telecomunicaciones, Robótica, Software
  • Paris
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Past and future

  • Their story
Their story

Their story

Alice&Bob is taking up the challenge of building an ideal Quantum Computer, from the first building block to the whole machine. The startup was launched in February 2020. In a very short time, the team has grown from 4 to 45 people to meet this major challenge! Alice&Bob raised 28M€ in February 2022 to support its growth.

2020

Creation of Alice & Bob

x4

Team went from 10 to 45 people in 10 months

4Y

We plan to deliver fault tolerant quantum computing 5 years before our competitors

31M€

Total amount raised so far

  • Their vision

    The foundations of our technology have been laid, and the aim is to go even further!

    From obtaining our first logical Qubit in early 2023, to the full development of our quantum computer planned for 2026, R&D is at the heart of our business.

    At the same time, we are working on structuring our organisation through the recruitment of experienced profiles to contribute to the preparation of our future acceleration!

Their vision

The foundations of our technology have been laid, and the aim is to go even further!

From obtaining our first logical Qubit in early 2023, to the full development of our quantum computer planned for 2026, R&D is at the heart of our business.

At the same time, we are working on structuring our organisation through the recruitment of experienced profiles to contribute to the preparation of our future acceleration!

Their vision

Company values

Alice&Bob explorers are driven by the wish to tackle the most exciting problems. Curiosity, honesty and ambitions are natural values scientific adventurers share in order to succeed

Curiosity

Follow your guts, open new paths, leverage elegant physics, teach and learn, those are our mottos.

Honesty

Every great construction requires a strong foundation. We cultivate humility and confidence through a rigorous scientific approach.

Ambition

We aim for the most ambitious goals and we give ourselves the means to achieve them.

Commitments and CSR

Fair Career Path

Management training (most employees are from academic background) for team leads and manager. Launching a project management training to optimise our processes and how we work. French language training. As we are an engineering environment, we offer safety training - this is vital. Inclusive job descriptions that don’t discriminate based gender. Career Grids are aligned with salary grid. To enable employees to achieve their desired career progression, managers are involved in career pathing, and managers and founders participate in the annual review process. We have a 6 months on-boarding, and have implemented a buddy system to help orientate the new employee to navigate through the company (in team or external), understand the culture and address any questions.

Equal Pay

We encourage salary negotiation and support equal pay, salary grids are fixed and published. There is no discrimination depending on maternity status, employees’ salary increase is based on performance, therefore there is a salary increase after maternity leave. We annually publish a formal internal report on a variety of metrics including the gender pay gap and promotions. Any compensation and pay differences are addressed immediately to ensure that there are no gaps.

Work-life balance

We have a hybrid remote working system, employees can work remote 25% of the time. We offer flexible scheduling (per day contract), employees have the autonomy and freedom to organise their working schedules in coordination with their manager. We maintain the salary for maternity and paternity leave with the possibility for extended leave. We offer loss compassionate leave. Employees have the option to receive funding for daycare (crêche) or an annual reimbursement of 500€ worth of artistic, sportive or cultural activities. To promote a healthy lifestyle we support employees with gym memberships.

Diversity & Inclusion policies

Our anti-harassment policies and anti-discrimination policies are well-documented, we have formalised a complaints procedure for bullying, discrimination and harassment, and a dedicated staff member to address workplace discrimination. We have open dialogues about DEI related subjects during recruitment process.

We are currently publishing a company agreement to ensure :

1 - Equal pay, we believe in transparency, and will annually publish about salaries, and are currently redacting a salary grid that will be published and shared.

2 - Fairness in our recruitment, we are engaged in always recruiting the best candidate, disregarding their gender, race, sexual orientation.

We’re working on creating a more fair career path by updating, redefining and formalizing salary grid levels for employees to understand what they need to achieve to reach the next level, and building a competency matrix (to implement end of 2022). Working on implementing a quarterly follow up review with HR. Dedicating a budget and resources to implement DEI training and work on our DEI strategy.

Alice & Bob
Alice & Bob
Alice & Bob