The computing power we hold today in the palm of our hands exceeds what most believed possible when the first microprocessors were built 50 years ago. Despite this incredible progress, a material gap has developed in the past decade between the expected improvements from Moore’s Law and current capabilities for computing power. This gap will only widen as traditional semiconductor manufacturing technology approaches fundamental limits.
The deceleration of improvements in classical computing hardware is happening exactly when demand for computing power is exploding, driven by traditional industry and emerging technologies such as autonomous vehicles, personalized medicine, and smart cities. Data centers, smart edge devices, robots, and factories all need continued advancements in semiconductors, memory, interconnects, sensors, and low level software that consume less energy and produce less heat. None of this can be realized without new computing paradigms.
We fund the future of computation.
Our team has decades of experience working as entrepreneurs, researchers, and investors on the development and commercialization of new computing paradigms. At Cambium, a new computing technology has to be more than just interesting – it has to be the foundation of a viable company. We’re comfortable taking technology risks because of our ability to see the end game. We’re investors that deeply understand the technical and business challenges of advanced computing startups.
We source investment ideas from a deep network of relationships across academia, government, established companies, entrepreneurs, and other investors. We collaborate with other early stage investors who value our technical insights. Over our careers, we have funded over 100 companies, university research groups, and government labs in over 15 countries.
We believe in specialization.