AVA

Making Mother Nature Accessible To All

To strive to let anyone, grow anything, anywhere. By getting a Byte in every home, we aim to shift society’s preference away from cheap, mass agriculture to more local, nutritious and sustainable options.

Cofounders Chase and Val looking at Byte

Our Founding Story

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!

Our Values

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

LIVE A BALANCED LIFE

DO WHAT'S RIGHT FOR THE PEOPLE AND THE PLANET

COMMIT TO LEARNING & GROWTH

Our Team

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.

Team photo

Awards

2017

GRAY’s Pitch Tank Winner

Air Canada Sustainability Award

2018

Veuve Clicquot - New Generation Award Finalist

Small Business BC - Best Innovation Award

Canadian SheEO

Pitch 4 the Purse Top 3 Finalist

2019

Good Design Award - Consumer Products

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

TechCrunch Top 5 Pick

Artificial Intelligence Awards - Best Indoor Smart Garden

2020

Ready to Rocket - Emerging Rocket - Agri-Food

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