Abzoids solve complex and critical problems.

We are a bunch of nice nerds building new technology and methods to answer the world’s “why” questions. And Abzoids don’t have any bosses.

The Abzoids' 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.

Abzoids' 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.

About Abzu.

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.”

Abzoids having lunch at the Abzu Copenhagen office

A colony of Abzoids.

Only together can we achieve incredible things at unimaginable scale.

Much like our self-organizing and engineering ant friends, an individual Abzoid is not nearly as powerful as the colony. Only together can we achieve incredible things at unimaginable scale. This is why we say, “Abzoids should never go alone.”

About the Abzoids.

We are a friendly and intellectually promiscuous team of AI researchers, scientists, and entrepreneurs.

31 Abzoids White arrow

Abzu exists to find transparent and understandable answers to the world’s unanswered questions.

13 nationalities White arrow

Abzoids hail from Argentina, Brazil, Denmark, Estonia, India, Italy, Mexico, the Philippines, Spain, Sweden, the UK, the USA, and Venezuela.

2 global offices White arrow

Abzu is incorporated in Barcelona, Spain and Copenhagen, Denmark.

9 PhDs White arrow

Abzoids have PhDs in Bioinformatics, Biophysics, Computational Biophysics, Molecular Biology, Physics, and Theoretical Chemistry.

42% women White arrow

Abzu rates 18 points higher than the global average for women working in science, technology, engineering, and math.

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Abzu is self-managing, which means we don’t have any bosses. We determine our own salaries, schedules, and work priorities.

Updated: September 2023

About Abzu.

Transparency and trust are qualities integral to our technology and who we are.

Learn more about Abzu in just 3 minutes.

Learn about how we are developing new technologies to improve scientific discoveries, why our teal management structure fuels our innovation, when women shouldn’t be considered as outliers in STEM, and where we go winter bathing every Friday morning!

Abzu is 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.

We are one of the 15 companies included in Maria Friis Larsen and Lise Lotte Wolff’s book, Leader, superhero or human, published in March 2023.

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.

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