About

At Imbue, we develop AI systems that can reason and code—imbuing computers with intelligence and human values so they can help us accomplish larger goals in the world.

To do this, we train foundation models optimized for reasoning. Today, we apply our models to develop agents that we use internally, starting with agents that code. Ultimately, we hope to release systems that enable anyone to build robust, custom AI agents that put the productive power of AI at everyone’s fingertips.

We're building AI agents so computers can understand our goals, communicate proactively, and work for us in the background. Our north star: to build truly personal computers that thin the barrier between idea and execution, giving us freedom, dignity, and agency to do what we love.

Our Approach


Good reasoning is core to effective AI agents

Current AI systems are limited in their ability to complete tasks for us. While we expect capabilities to advance rapidly over the next few years, much remains to be done before AI agents can help us achieve larger goals in a way that's robust, useful, and safe.

We believe reasoning is the primary blocker to effective AI agents. Robust reasoning is necessary for effective action. It involves the ability to deal with uncertainty, to know when to change our approach, to ask questions and gather new information, to play out scenarios and make decisions, to make and discard hypotheses, and generally to deal with the complicated, hard-to-predict nature of the real world.

In order to create reasoning models that provide a robust foundation for AI agents, we take a “full stack” approach:

  1. Training foundation models
  2. Prototyping experimental agents and interfaces
  3. Building robust tools and infrastructure, and
  4. Understanding the theoretical underpinnings of how models learn.

Read about our approach in more detail here.

Selected Investors & Advisors

Tom Brown

Tom Brown

Lead author on GPT-3, Cofounder of Anthropic

Celeste Kidd

Celeste Kidd

Professor of Psychology at UC Berkeley

Tim Hanson

Tim Hanson

Cofounder of Neuralink

Kyle Vogt

Kyle Vogt

CEO of Cruise Automation

Simon Last

Simon Last

Cofounder of Notion

Drew Houston

Drew Houston

CEO of Dropbox

Michael Nielsen

Michael Nielsen

Author of Neural Networks and Deep Learning

Jed McCaleb

Jed McCaleb

Founder of the Astera Institute

Team

Kanjun Qiu

Kanjun Qiu

Cofounder & CEO

SAN FRANCISCO
Josh Albrecht

Josh Albrecht

Cofounder & CTO

SAN FRANCISCO
Abe Fetterman

Abe Fetterman

Member of Technical Staff

SAN FRANCISCO
Andrew Richardson

Andrew Richardson

Member of Technical Staff

SAN FRANCISCO
Anna Onstad-Hargrave

Anna Onstad-Hargrave

Talent Operations Specialist

SAN FRANCISCO
Bartosz Wróblewski

Bartosz Wróblewski

Member of Technical Staff

SAN FRANCISCO
Bas van Opheusden

Bas van Opheusden

Member of Technical Staff

SAN FRANCISCO
Bowei Liu

Bowei Liu

Member of Technical Staff

SAN FRANCISCO
Bryden Fogelman

Bryden Fogelman

Member of Technical Staff

SAN FRANCISCO
Ellie Kitanidis

Ellie Kitanidis

Member of Technical Staff

SAN FRANCISCO
Eric Gu

Eric Gu

Member of Technical Staff

SAN FRANCISCO
Evan Z. Liu

Evan Z. Liu

Member of Technical Staff

SAN FRANCISCO
George Davis

George Davis

Chief of Staff

SAN FRANCISCO
Jamie Simon

Jamie Simon

Research Fellow

SAN FRANCISCO
Matt Boulos

Matt Boulos

Head of Policy & Safety

SAN FRANCISCO
Michael Rosenthal

Michael Rosenthal

Member of Technical Staff

SAN FRANCISCO
Nic Seo

Nic Seo

Head of Experience Research

SAN FRANCISCO
Pranali Vani

Pranali Vani

Member of Technical Staff

SAN FRANCISCO
Rob Ray

Rob Ray

Technical Recruiter

SAN FRANCISCO
Vincent Huang

Vincent Huang

Member of Technical Staff

SAN FRANCISCO
Brandi Hagle

Brandi Hagle

Office of the CEO & CTO

COLORADO
Hynek Urban

Hynek Urban

Machine Learning Engineer

CZECHIA
Maksis Knutins

Maksis Knutins

Machine Learning Engineer

LATVIA
Matthew Schallenkamp

Matthew Schallenkamp

Machine Learning Engineer

SOUTH DAKOTA
Samuel Eisenhandler

Samuel Eisenhandler

Machine Learning Engineer

PENNSYLVANIA
Zack Polizzi

Zack Polizzi

Machine Learning Engineer

NEW YORK