About Us

Ava founders inspecting the light on a smart garden

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.

  • Smart gardens helps live a balanced life icon

    Live a balanced life

  • Smart gardens are good for the planet

    Doing right by people and the planet

  • Smart gardens help you learn and grow icon

    Commit to learning and growth

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Ava team in front of Vancouver head office

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.

  • 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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