Abzu, the Danish/Spanish startup that builds trustworthy AI to tackle complex challenges for the world’s leading companies, welcomes Kasper Sommer as its new Chief Financial Officer.
Casper Wilstrup, founder and CEO of Abzu pictured left, with Kasper Sommer, the new CFO of Abzu.
Kasper Sommer, known for his exceptional people skills and human-centric approach to financial leadership, brings a wealth of experience and expertise to Abzu. With a proven track record in financial leadership roles in high-growth technology and SaaS companies such as Valuebeat (previously Platypus), Dixa, Planday, and Trustpilot, Kasper is poised to play a pivotal role in guiding Abzu’s financial strategies and facilitating their transition to a SaaS business model.
“Abzu is one of the most interesting and upcoming companies out there right now, and not just from a Danish perspective,” says Kasper. “Transforming Abzu’s business model into a disruptive SaaS solution will be a small step in the journey to come. The future potential of an explainable and dynamic AI is endless!”
Casper Wilstrup, Abzu’s founder and CEO, is thrilled about the addition to Abzu. “Kasper not only brings financial expertise, but he also brings a deep understanding of how our financial decisions impact our employees and investors. With Kasper’s financial aptitude, we will continue to be a global player in building and applying our transparent AI to critical and complex operations,” says Casper. “And we will introduce an element of hilarity with the name homophone: Did you mean Casper? Kasper? I’m sure there will be new Abzu inside jokes in our future.”
This appointment underscores Abzu’s commitment to transparency – in its organization and its technology – and its commitment to innovation, financial stability, and trustworthy AI development, while remaining true to its human-centric ethos.
About Kasper Sommer.
Kasper is the CFO of Abzu, the Danish/Spanish startup that builds trustworthy AI to tackle complex challenges for the world’s leading companies. Kasper has over 12 years experience growing scale ups, and believes that there are three keys to creating high-performing organizations: People, people, and people. Kasper holds an MSc in Finance and Investment from Copenhagen Business School. He is an avid diver and has worked with it professionally, although these days the closest he gets to diving is when he’s bathing his 2 year old daughter.
Learn more about Kasper Sommer at Kasper’s LinkedIn profile.
Founded in 2018, Abzu® builds trustworthy AI to tackle complex challenges for the world’s leading companies. Abzu established itself as a global leader in explainable, rational, and safe AI in the pharmaceutical industry, contributing to new discoveries in disease understanding and RNA therapeutics. Today, Abzu’s technology accelerates new insights and understanding in pharma R&D and transforms critical and complex business processes for enterprise operations.
Abzu has offices in Copenhagen and Barcelona, and has raised €13.3M in total funding to date. Abzu has been mentioned in Gartner® research, from Market Guides for AI Trust, Risk, and Security Management to CoolVendor™, and is the winner of several awards, including the 2023 “Best HealthTech” Nordics Award at the Nordic Startup Awards. For more information, visit www.abzu.ai.