Rigetti Computing, Inc.

775 Heinz Avenue

Berkeley, CA 94710

August 23, 2022


Division of Corporation Finance

Office of Technology

United States Securities and Exchange Commission

100 F Street, N.E.

Washington, D.C. 20549



Rigetti Computing, Inc.

Registration Statement on Form S-1

File No. 333-266810

Ladies and Gentlemen:

Rigetti Computing, Inc. (the “Registrant”) hereby requests that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) take appropriate action to cause the above-referenced Registration Statement on Form S-1 to become effective on August 25, 2022, at 4:00 p.m., Eastern Time, or as soon thereafter as is practicable or at such later time as the Registrant may orally request via telephone call to the staff of the Commission. The Registrant hereby authorizes each of Rupa Briggs and Sarah Sellers of Cooley LLP, counsel to the Registrant, to make such request on its behalf.

Once the Registration Statement has been declared effective, please orally confirm that event with Rupa Briggs of Cooley LLP, counsel to the Registrant, at (212) 479-6525, or in her absence, Sarah Sellers at (212) 479-6370.


Very truly yours,

/s/ Chad Rigetti

Name:   Chad Rigetti
Title:   Chief Executive Officer



Rick Danis, Rigetti Computing, Inc.

Rupa Briggs, Cooley LLP

Sarah Sellers, Cooley LLP