Meet the Abzoids

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

The Abzu team

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

Chris Cave, PhD

Mathematician
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
Elyse Sims, Marketing

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.

Jaan Kasak

Data Scientist
Jaan Kasak, Data Scientist

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.

Joan Prat Rigol

Software Developer
Joan Prat Rigol, Software Developer

Joan has an education in Telecommunication Engineering from Polytechnic University of Catalunya. He loves being a software architect, but he loves learning even more (even after death he will still be learning). Joan plays piano/keyboard in a band, and he mixes and produces. Rock!

Jonas Nygreen

Commercial
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

Number Cruncher
Lykke Pedersen, PhD, Number Cruncher

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.

Martin Mathiasen

Product + Customers
Martin Mathiasen, Product + 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.

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.

Sam Demharter, PhD

Bioinformatician
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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Find us

Abzu Copenhagen
Orient Plads 1, 1.
2150 Nordhavn, Denmark
DK39248530
Abzu Barcelona
c/o Carrer d’Àlaba, 100
08018 Barcelona, Spain
B67165647