The quantum frontier is rife with opportunity but marked by hidden risk.


Aspen Quantum Consulting expertise, experience, and network access can help.

Our team includes leading quantum mechanics experts. We pioneered new techniques in the fields of photonics, superconductivity, nanoscale electronic systems, metrology, magnetism and topological quantum computing -- both in theory and experiment. It takes a practical approach to succeed so our core team includes legal, strategic consulting and financial markets expertise.

Our Philosophy

It is nearly impossible to perform a meaningful analysis of quantum projects without a deep knowledge of the state-of-the-art and major players in both academia and industry.

We focus on practical applications, that can be achieved within a reasonable time frame for venture capital.

We work only with technology that we believe in.

We are passionate about the success of quantum technology, in general, and do not push "pet projects".

We seek to partner with our clients. A rapidly evolving and nascent field requires flexibility in our arrangements.

How we can help - examples


Evaluation of emergent technologies

The AQC team’s experience allows it a unique perspective in evaluating proposed emergent technologies, from the idea level to the intermediate steps of development. The team will be able to assess the relative chances of success of various thrusts.


Connecting investors and inventors

The AQC team is plugged into the networks of top quantum experts, which sometimes form closed communities.

For VC firms, or more established industrials: we can bring to you quantum  start-ups involving world-leading experts based on the conditions and constraints you formulate for us.

For start-ups: we can locate the pools of appropriate capital, including government agencies as well as private investors.


Personnel identification 

Many players in the emerging quantum technologies market are recent graduates from physics PhD programs. We have a unique ability to assess the scientific and intellectual capabilities of the entrepreneurs and developers, as well as their institutions and backgrounds to help put together a winning team. 


This assessment is either based on personal acquaintance or acquaintance with their work. 


In-house experts

If you are a consulting firm faced with quantum questions, we can help assess broad market trends , evaluate specific proposals and provide fair and understandable reports

If you are in the midst of a quantum project, we can help craft a business plan.

Our partners


Victor is the Chesapeake Chair Professor of Physics at the University of Maryland and Fellow at the Joint Quantum Institute there, honorary professor of physics at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, and Editor of Annals of Physics. He holds two PhDs in applied mathematics and quantum physics. Victor is an author of more than 150 peer-reviewed publications in quantum physics that have been cited over 10,000 times. He is also an author of the book "Exploring Quantum Mechanics," published by Oxford (2013). Partly based on this book, Victor has developed and taught a massive open online course, "Exploring Quantum Physics," which has been taken by over 100,000 students world-wide. Victor received the Simons Investigator Award, Soros Fellowship, NSF career award, and Future Fellowship from Australian Research Council. His research in many-body quantum physics has been funded by the DOE, NSF, U.S. Army Research Office, IARPA, DARPA, and private foundations. 

Partner, Co-Founder

University of Maryland


Yuval has been a Professor of Physics at the Weizmann Institute of Science for over 20 years, where he is the Director of the Goldschleger Center for Nanophysics and holds the Lady Davis Professorial Chair of Physics. After earning his PhD at Weizmann, he was a Postdoctoral fellow at the Lyman Institute at Harvard, and later a Visiting Professor at Stanford. Yuval received the Michael Bruno Memorial Award from the Israel Institute for Advanced Studies, the Segre Rosa and Emilio Research Award, the Morris L. Levinson Prize in Physics, the Bessel Prize of the Humboldt Foundation in Germany, the John F. Kennedy Prize of the Feinberg Graduate School at the Weizmann Institute, the Fulbright and Rothschild fellowship. Yuval is a co-inventor of topological qubit (with Gil Refael) of qubit technology that is a basis of Microsoft’s $1 Bn quantum computing effort. Yuval is one of the world’s leading experts in nanotechnology and a key member of major European scientific collaborations with elite access to the European and Israeli quantum communities. 

 Scientific Co-Founder

Weizmann Institute of Science


Mr. Jiranek is an experienced corporate attorney who has worked with start-up and emerging companies for over 30 years.  He has helped many management teams to structure, start-up and develop new business enterprises in deep tech and life sciences.  He has assisted them with protecting IP, raising working capital and building out scientific and management team.  Mr. Jiranek is well versed in national and international tax, IP, securities, employment, regulatory, real estate and contractual issues encountered by emerging enterprises.  He has assisted with raising capital from individual, institutional, public and quasi-public sources.  Mr. Jiranek manages his law firm, Jiranek, P.A., out of Towson, Maryland.  His experience includes US Government, large and mid-sized private firms and in-house general counsel engagements at emerging companies.  Mr. Jiranek graduated from William and Mary Law School with a J.D., where he was an Editor of the Law Review, and from Princeton with an A.B. in Economics. Mr. Jiranek is a member of the American Bar Association and the Maryland, D.C. and Virginia Bar Associations, where he is active in business, finance and real estate committees.


Jiranek Attorneys


Shimon is an Assistant Professor of Physics at University of Wisconsin - Madison and also serves as a Faculty Affiliate in the Department of Engineering there. Shimon is the recipient of the Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Lectureship Award, Outstanding Presentation Award, NIST Boulder Laboratories Postdoctoral Poster Symposium, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, and the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship. Shimon was a National Research Council (NRC) postdoctoral fellow at JILA and NIST at the University of Colorado. He earned his PhD in experimental physics at Harvard. His research interests include precision measurement, nanoscale sensing, metrology, timekeeping, tests of relativity, and quantum optics.


University of Wisconsin-Madison

If quantum mechanics hasn't profoundly shocked you, you haven't understood it yet.

Niels Bohr