THREE FUTURISTS. ONE MISSION.

THREE FUTURISTS. ONE MISSION.

SUSTAINABLY-MINDED FOODIES

AVA is the creation of young visionary entrepreneurs who are on a mission to feed the world’s transition to sustainable food. Unified by an appetite for change and a thirst for innovation, our team is committed to creating smart, simple and sustainable products that empowers our planet. Born in November 2016, AVA is the synthesis of world-class plant growing technology, food innovation, and space-inspired design. We created AVA Byte - Smart Indoor Garden to help you experience the magic of growing.



Valerie Song

VALERIE SONG

CHIEF GROWER (CEO)

Business Strategy, Marketing Analysis,
Project Management

Valerie is a bold and compassionate leader who lends her voice for leaving the earth better than how she found it. A young but fierce founder, the team looks to Valerie for organization and strategic thinking. Outside of work, she is an avid speaker at women and youth in business, entrepreneurship, and STEAM.

Valerie Song

CHASE ANDO

IMAGINEER (CIO)

Product Innovation, Industrial Design,
Brand Strategy

Chase grew his appetite for disruption when he experienced the inefficiencies and wasteful nature of the food industry while working as a chef in various kitchens around Canada. After learning how to design and manufacture smart products, he decided to synthesize his passion for cooking, technology and design to re-create and re-connect our experience with food.

Valerie Song

MIKE NASSERI

URBAN FUTURIST

B2B Sales & Partnership, Systems Architecture, Emerging Technologies

Mike is a creative and exponential thinker with a diverse background in vertical farming, infrastructure development and music production. He dreams of a future where AVAs growing technology will help our astronauts grow fresh food in space. Outside of his day to day, Mike is also an avid blogger and speaker at various ag-tech events. Check out his blog here.