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Our Team

 We believe in bringing the love of gardening to every home, no matter the size.

Founded by a couple of tech-loving foodies, AVA Technologies is an energetic team who are passionate about bringing fresh food into homes around the world. Our diverse team are proud to have combined elegant design and natural beauty to the smartest indoor garden in the world.

 
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Our Team

We believe in bringing the love of gardening to every home, no matter the size.

Founded by a couple of tech-loving foodies, AVA Technologies is an energetic team that is passionate about bringing fresh food into homes around the world. Our diverse team is proud to have combined elegant design and natural beauty to develop the smartest indoor garden in the world.

 
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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!

 
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Team

Our People

 
Valerie

Valerie Song

CEO & Co-Founder
Chase

Chase Ando

CPO & Co-Founder

Chiragh Dewan

CTO
Darshil

Kelsey Snowdon

Graphic Designer
Darshil

Darshil Panagar

Pod Project Manager
Kirsten

Kirsten Hinlopen

Operations Coordinator
Kris

Kris Small

Sales Consultant
 

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Awards

GRAY’s Pitch Tank Winner

Air Canada Sustainability Award

Veuve Clicquot - New Generation Award Finalist

Small Business BC - Best Innovation Award

Canadian SheEO

Pitch 4 the Purse Top 3 Finalist

BC 30 Under 30 2019 - Valerie Song

CES - Trend Forward Winner ($10,000)

Ready to Rocket - Emerging Rocket - Agri-Food

Alpha Lab HardwareCup - Silicon Valley Regional Winner ($3,000)

Pitch@Palace - Vancouver Top 10 Finalist

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