OUR FOUNDING STORY
Valerie Song and Chase Ando
Valerie and Chase met while working in the food industry. Chase was a chef, and Val was working in food sales and marketing. Dissatisfied by the amount of waste and food miles that goes into traditional grocery shopping, they both wanted to grow even just a small portion of fresh food indoors. However, living in a small Vancouver apartment with windows that didn’t face the sun meant limited growing options.
Unified by an appetite for change and thirst for innovation, Chase and Valerie created AVA Byte together to use technology to help their plants thrive. Today, AVA Technologies Inc. is an energetic team of diverse, bold, and hopeful foodies who are passionate about helping millions of people get growing too!