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We’re just a bunch of nice nerds building new technology and methodologies to answer the world’s “why” questions. And we don’t have any bosses.
Our vision is straightforward.
Abzu builds artificial intelligence that finds transparent and understandable answers to the world’s unanswered questions in science, business, and everyday life.
Our values are transparent.
Respecting that the answers we provide are merely hypotheses, we will always ensure that:
- The hypotheses we provide will be explainable, statistically valid, and easy to audit and reproduce.
- Data and insights will be handled in a secure, privacy-respecting, and ethically-sound manner.
Founded in January 2018, Abzu is a deep-tech startup with offices in Barcelona, Spain and Copenhagen, Denmark.
“Abzu” is an Ancient Sumerian word meaning “subterranean water,” with the additional religious context of “the source of everything.” Peremptorily, we define “Abzu” as “the source of the waters of wisdom.”
About the Abzoids.
We are a friendly and intellectually promiscuous team of AI researchers, bioinformaticians, scientists, and entrepreneurs who are passionate about science.
Abzu exists to find transparent and understandable answers to the world’s unanswered questions.
Abzoids hail from Argentina, Brazil, Denmark, Estonia, India, Italy, Mexico, Spain, Sweden, the UK, and the USA.
3 global offices
Abzu is incorporated in Barcelona, Spain and Copenhagen, Denmark, and we have an office in Basel, Switzerland.
8 PhDsAbzoids have PhDs in Bioinformatics, Biophysics, Computational Biophysics, Molecular Biology, and Physics.
Abzu rates 20 points higher than the global average for women working in science, technology, engineering, and math.
Abzu is self-managing, which means we don’t have any bosses. We determine our own salaries, schedules, and work priorities.
Updated: March 2023
Founded in January 2018, Abzu is a deep-tech startup. Transparency and trust are qualities integral to our technology and who we are.
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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 for themselves.
This requires transparency and trust — qualities which are integral to our technology and who we are.
The Abzu handbook.
This document speaks to the core values at Abzu, explains our self-managing philosophy, and describes the foundational processes we practice at Abzu.
It’s also only 820 words.