Harris & Harris Group Portfolio Company, D-Wave Systems, Announces the Sale of its First D-Wave 2000Q™ Quantum Computer to Temporal Defense Systems

NEW YORK, Jan. 24, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TINY), notes the announcement by its portfolio company, D-Wave Systems, that it sold the first D-Wave 2000Q™ quantum computer to Temporal Defense Systems (“TDS”), a cybersecurity firm.  The D-Wave 2000Q™ system, valued at $15 million, will be used with TDS technology to solve some of the most critical and complex cyber security problems impacting governments and commercial enterprises.  The agreement also includes upgrades to future D-Wave quantum processing units (QPUs).  This release was issued in conjunction with the announcement of the general commercial availability of the D-Wave 2000Q™ quantum computer.

Harris & Harris Group currently owns between 2.5-5 percent of D-Wave Systems on a fully diluted basis.  Harris & Harris Group also reminds interested accredited investors that there is limited time remaining to purchase a limited amount of equity interests in H&H Co-Investment Partners, LLC D-Wave Series J, an investment series created to invest in future rounds of financing of D-Wave Systems, Inc.  The offering is being facilitated by BANQ®, the online division of TriPoint Global Equities LLC, a FINRA member and registered broker-dealer, and will be conducted under Rule 506(c) of Regulation D promulgated by the SEC under the Securities Act.  All equity interests issued by H&H Co-Investment Partners will be offered by TriPoint Global Equities.

Accredited investors that are interested in reviewing the offering materials, including the Confidential Private Placement Memorandum (PPM) and subscription documents, and subscribing to the offering can do so on BANQ®’s website at www.banq.co.  The securities offered in the offering have not been, and will not be, registered under the Securities Act and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements.

The press releases can be viewed at http://www.dwavesys.com/press-releases/temporal-defense-systems-purchases-first-d-wave-2000q-quantum-computer and http://www.dwavesys.com/press-releases/d-wave%C2%A0announces%C2%A0d-wave-2000q-quantum-computer-and-first-system-order.

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