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

If it’s AI, it’s Abzu.

Our mission

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

Our values

We are curious and ambitious good humans. We 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 high-performance computing, computational neuroscience, bioinformatics, deep learning, mathematics, physics, and business.

Meet the Abzoids

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 make decisions about their work priorities.

This requires transparency and trust, which is an integral part of our technology and who we are.

How Abzu built transparency


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.

Abzu is building something new and awesome

Find us

Abzu Copenhagen
Orient Plads 1, 1.
2150 Nordhavn, Denmark
Abzu Barcelona
c/o Carrer d’Àlaba, 100
08018 Barcelona, Spain