Established in 2022
Scalable Microbiome Solutions For Ocean Health And Sustainability
Azul Bio is developing the technology to preserve and restore marine ecosystems and expand the productivity of marine industries at scale.
We will ensure coral reefs continue serving as a foundation to our oceans by increasing their resiliency against climate change.
- Biodiversity Preservation
- Marine Innovation
- Supply Chain sustainability
Benjamin Alva, Founder & CEO
Benjamin is the CEO and Microbiomics Lead at Azul Bio. He is also a research collaborator with NASA Ames Research Center, PhD candidate at Caltech, and NSF Fellow. His work has focused on the cellular and molecular bioengineering of biological technologies that combat climate change and expand human habitation in space. Explorers Club member.
Azul Biotechnologies was named for the color of the ocean. We chose the Spanish word for blue, azul, because of our diverse leadership. Many of us are also avid scuba divers that have experienced the beauty of the underwater world while diving in the Caribbean.
Multidisciplinary team from eco-focused industries
Head of Engineering
Jake specializes in
controls and cyber-physical systems. He has worked on biotech automation, self-driving vehicles at Tesla, and autonomous drone technologies, including AUVs for coral reef monitoring.
Head of Bioprocessing
Matheus is an Aquaculture Engineer, specializes in aquaculture and the sustainable management of the environment. He has has worked extensively in R&D for algae biotechnology and sustainable aquaculture.
Marine Biology Lead
Olivia is a marine biology and coastal science specialist. She has led several aquatic ecology studies on marine and freshwater invertebrates, as well as worked with algal-based sustainable textile production.
Director of Operations & Marketing
Aleksandr has a video production company with experience producing and marketing content for companies and expeditions all across the world. PADI divemaster and Explorers Club member. “Evolving Coral” director.
Director of Business Development
Raul, who holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Business with a specialization in Agribusiness, as well as an MBA, is an accomplished Mexican-American actor, film producer, and entrepreneur.