Meet the Abzoids

We are a friendly and professional team of nerds that are passionate about ethical innovation.

Abzu team photo


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

Caroline Lennartsson

Student Worker
Caroline Lennartsson, Student Worker

Caroline is a curious bioinformatics student with a passion for data analysis and biology. At Abzu, she applies her skills in computational and structural biology to help redesign the future of science! Her spirit animal is the cat, and she enjoys nerdy things, playing tennis, and art exhibitions.

Chris Cave, PhD

Chris Cave, PhD, Mathematician

Chris holds a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Southampton. He works on strengthening the mathematical framework of Abzu’s core AI and machine learning technology and has a leading role in applied predictive analysis. Chris is an award-winning rower and giggler.

Elizabeth Gil-Roldán

Solutions + Projects
Elizabeth Gil-Roldán, Solutions + Projects

Elizabeth holds a BSc in Environmental Science from the University of East Anglia. At Abzu, she applies her wide variety of experience (at the Big Four, European Parliament, and SMEs) on business development and managing projects. Elizabeth adores her two kids, dog, and cat.

Elyse Sims

Marketing + Communication
Elyse Sims, Marketing + Communication

Elyse holds an EMBA from Georgia State University and wrangles Marketing and Communication for Abzu. She has 11+ years’ international marketing experience and prefers fast-paced startup environments. Elyse is an avid runner, CrossFit-er, gardener, reader, and swearer.

Emil Lundt Larsen

Software Engineer
Emil Lundt Larsen, Software Engineer

Emil holds a MSc in Computer Science and Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark, specialising in algorithms and AI. At Abzu, he writes clean and efficient code that helps keeping things running smoothly. Emil enjoys board games, the Discworld novels, and rock music from the 70's and 80's.

Helena Britze

Student Worker
Helena Britze, Student Worker

Helena is a bioinformatics student interested in solving scientific problems. She especially enjoys combining her experience within biochemistry and data science to explore patterns in data. Helena is a very passionate knitter, graceful ballet dancer, and she absolutely loves dogs—she even sits dogs in her spare time!

Jaan Kasak

AI Engineer
Jaan Kasak, AI Engineer

Jaan has an education in Theoretical Physics from the University of Copenhagen. He helps bridge Abzu’s mathematical framework with implementation in code, and is invested in Abzu's long term goals of developing an AGI. He is inspired by sci-fi and philosophy, and runs pretty fast.

James Byles

James Byles, CRO

James has held senior roles in tech enterprise sales for ages, hence he’s our sales guru and leads client engagement and revenue activities globally. He has 2 teenage sons who don’t like him much unless he’s spoiling them. He’s a Portsmouth FC season ticket holder, but don’t hold that against him.

Jonas Elsborg

Junior Physicist
Jonas Elsborg, Junior Physicist

Jonas is studying the intersection of machine learning and solid state / quantum physics at DTU. He loves Formula 1, history, classic literature, sci-fi, and French books and comics (Tintin!). Jonas does martial arts and is a diving instructor – but not at the same time.

Jonas Nygreen

Jonas Nygreen, Commercial

Jonas has 10+ years’ experience as a management consultant, growing and optimizing operations. Jonas’s background as a mechanical engineer enables him to intuit how to best build. He applies his incredible energy to everything Abzu and runs obstacle courses all over Europe.

Jonas Wilstrup

Finance + Operations
Jonas Wilstrup, Finance + Operations

Jonas holds an MSc in Economics from University of Copenhagen and has 11+ years’ experience in Strategy, Finance, and Public Affairs. He manages Abzu’s finances, investor relations, and solutions strategies. Jonas is a major Trekkie and loves most things sci-fi. 

Jonny Sloan

Senior Software Engineer
Jonny Sloan, Senior Software Engineer

Jonny has an MA and an MEng from Cambridge, and 8+ years' experience with scientific software + machine learning in a variety of fields. He also likes reading about science + technology, and you can usually find him watching sitcoms.

Karin Bondgaard

Product Lead
Karin Bondgaard, Product Lead

Karin has 13+ years’ experience in leading SaaS solutions for various verticals, and she’s inspired by engaging with users and building products they love. She’s nuts for mountain biking, volleyball, winter bathing, and running – Karin is just as speedy as Abzu!

Kevin Broløs

Mad Scientist
Kevin Broløs, Mad Scientist

Kevin graduated from the Technical University of Denmark. He spent 6+ years as an agile consultant, and at Abzu he applies his skills in high performance computing, parallel programming, and distributed systems. Kevin is a talented singer/songwriter, musician, and artist.

Lykke Pedersen, PhD

Lykke Pedersen, PhD, Bioinformatician

Lykke was awarded her PhD in Biophysics from the University of Copenhagen and conducted research at the Niels Bohr Institute. Family and close friends matter most to Lykke. She has kept her sourdough starter alive for a full year and taught her 7 year old son about prime numbers.

Maria Jacobsen

Office Lead
Maria Jacobsen, Office Lead

Maria is an organizational whiz and semi-OCD. She spent 6 years in London working for hotels and marketing and private equity firms, excelling at keeping track of people and office bits and bobs. Maria loves terrible jokes, musicals, sneakers, and craft beer. She only runs when chased.

Meera Machado, PhD

Data Person - Physicist
Meera Machado, PhD, Data Person - Physicist

Meera holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Copenhagen in High Energy Physics, specializing in Heavy Ions. At Abzu, Meera explores how machine learning is applied in physics and science. She reads web comics, devours podcasts, pole dances, and is a secretly competitive cyclist.

Martin Mathiasen

Business + Customers
Martin Mathiasen, Business + Customers

Martin has, for the past ten years, created value-driven solutions in large corporations, built and led data science teams and projects, and advised leadership on how to successfully become data- and AI-driven. Martin enjoys CrossFit, but has small kids, so now he has no hobbies.

Miquel Triana Iglesias, PhD

Data Scientist
Miquel Triana Iglesias, PhD, Data Scientist

Miquel Triana Iglesias holds a PhD in Theoretical Physics from the University of Barcelona, and has a background in Computational Physics and String Theory. Miquel brings mathematical knowledge and scientific thinking to Abzu, and has just joined the Abzu Dungeons & Dragons group.

Niels Johan Christensen, PhD

Computational Chemist
Niels Johan Christensen, PhD, Computational Chemist

Niels has an MSc in Engineering Physics from the Technical University of Denmark and a PhD in Food Science and Technology from University of Copenhagen. He’s applied molecular modelling and computational chemistry to life science problems for 10+ years – no wonder his favorite pastime is meditation!

Sam Demharter, PhD

Sam Demharter, PhD, Bioinformatician

Sam got his PhD in Systems Biology from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Oxford. He has broad experience in pharma and biotech and built an extensive toolset for challenging projects. Sam loves the “stupid” questions, and learns Danish by reading Rasmus Klump to his two kiddos.

Tom Jelen

Software Engineer
Tom Jelen, Software Engineer

Tom is an experienced engineer in architecture and system design. He has 14+ years’ experience in software development, mostly with distributed systems, and quietly applies that knowledge at Abzu. Tom is addicted to bicycling. His bicycle is named Mia.

Valdemar Stentoft-Hansen

Data Scientist
Valdemar Stentoft-Hansen, Data Scientist

Valdemar holds an MSc in Economics from University of Copenhagen and applies his experience in advanced analytics and data science to complex problems at Abzu. Valdemar still can’t take care of himself, though, and has just become a father. Good luck!

Victor Galindo

Software Engineer
Victor Galindo, Software Engineer

Victor is an Industrial Engineer by education, working in chemical and materials research. He has 10+ years’ experience developing software, concentrating on translation, fintech, and marketing recommendations. Victor loves to go jogging with the company of his loving dogs.

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