We're a bunch of nice nerds building something new and awesome

Abzu was born from the desire to challenge the fundamental assumptions of contemporary, black-box AI.

Our vision

Leading the next scientific revolution with a new class of explainable AI.

Our mission

Build a machine where cognition arises through self-organization of millions of interactions

Our values

We are curious and ambitious good humans who enjoy sharing and the trust that transparency brings.

About Abzu

Founded in January 2018, Abzu is a deep tech startup with offices in Copenhagen, Denmark and Barcelona, Spain.

Our name is derived from Ancient Sumerian, meaning “the source of the waters of wisdom.”

We are an international group of specialists with many years of experience in physics, high-performance computing, artificial intelligence, mathematics, bioinformatics, and business.

Abzoids at the office
Abzoids working in the Barcelona office

We are self-managing

Abzu is a teal organization, which means we practice self-management.

We don’t have any bosses. Abzoids determine their own salaries and schedules and decide their work priorities.

This requires transparency and trust — qualities which are integral to our technology and who we are.

The Abzu handbook

Abzu handbook

This document speaks to the core values at Abzu, explains briefly our self-managing philosophy, and describes the foundational processes we practice at our company. It’s also only 820 words.

Learn more

Lykke Pedersen, Head of RNA Therapeutics at Abzu, explains about Abzu

What makes Abzu unique?

A 3 minute video about why Abzu was founded: To build a technology that approaches artificial intelligence in a new way.

Jonas Wilstrup, CFO and COO Abzu, at TechBBQ

TechBBQ 2021

TechBBQ is the largest and most ‘hyggelig’ Scandinavian event supporting the Nordic startup ecosystem.


Find Abzu

We are an international group of specialists representing eight nationalities in Barcelona, Spain and Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Abzu Barcelona

c/o Carrer d’Àlaba, 100
08018 Barcelona, Spain

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Abzu Copenhagen

Orient Plads 1, 1.
2150 Nordhavn, Denmark