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Breaking the communication gaps between deaf, hard-of-hearing individuals and the hearing world making all conversations accessible. Ava is a 24/7 personal mobile captioner, making group conversations the delightful experience it should be. Using unique advanced speech and mobile technologies, Ava as an app enables users to see who says what around them, in seconds. She swiftly pairs smartphones in a room, and processes the conversation to show them a real time, color-coded transcript of the discussion. Ava is breaking communications barriers between the deaf and the hearing world. 

HQSan Francisco, CA, US

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Employees (est.) (Sept 2021)98(+6%)
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Key People/Management at Ava

Thibault Duchemin

Thibault Duchemin

CEO & Co-Founder
Pieter Doevendans

Pieter Doevendans

COO & Co-Founder
Skinner Cheng

Skinner Cheng

CTO & Co-Founder
Marc Frochtzweig

Marc Frochtzweig

VP Product Marketing
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Ava Office Locations

Ava has offices in San Francisco and Paris
San Francisco, CA, US (HQ)
1355 Market St #488, San Francisco
Paris, FR
58 Rue de la Victoire
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Ava Financials and Metrics

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Ava total Funding

$6.3 m

Ava latest funding size

$4.5 m

Time since last funding

9 months ago

Ava investors

Ava's latest funding round in December 2020 was reported to be $4.5 m. In total, Ava has raised $6.3 m
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Ava Blogs

A Day in the Life: DEI Hiring Professionals

Crucial practices from top diversity, inclusion and equity HR professionalsFor more information about Ava’s accessibility solutions, click here.Back in 2019, Amanda Koller told NPR she had applied to over 1,100 jobs in the past year. Despite two master’s degrees, Koller, who is Deaf and lives outsid…

Are Educators Doing Enough to Help Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students?

What Educators and Administrators can do beyond ADA compliance to support their studentsImagine a world so silent that lips move quickly but hold no meaning. Each room of people is an abyss of incomprehension. People become frustrated, but it’s hard to tell why. This is a taste of what Deaf and hard…

CODA Debuts in Theaters and Apple TV+

CODA makes its splash today, breaking ground as Marlee Matlin’s second mainstream film to hit the big screen (watch the trailer below).The critically acclaimed movie has received 4 awards at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival including the Special Jury Award for Ensemble Cast, the Directing Award, the …

Tokyo Paralympics denies Becca Meyers’ Accessibility Accomodations

Similar to the other athletes competing in the Tokyo Olympics this year, Rebecca “Becca” Meyers has spent her life dedicated to her sport, so much that the people around her even call her “Becca the Swimmer Girl.” In an interview with the Washington Post, she refers to swimming as giving her “identi…

Meet 3 Deaf & HOH Professionals Doing Big Things in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Equal access for Deaf and hard-of-hearing folks requires hard work, dedication and tenacity — and a desire to understand the needs of the community.For more information about Ava’s accessibility solutions, click hereExecutives in corporate boardrooms everywhere are either championing or paying lip s…

2nd Annual Hearing Access & Inclusion Conference

FREE virtual event for Deaf and Hard-of-hearing folks by Project HearingProject Hearing is putting on their annual Hearing Access & Inclusion Conference, which is a seven-day event that will highlight tools, technologies, and best practices for those with hearing disabilities + their allies.Star…
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Ava Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Ava founded?

    Ava was founded in 2014.

  • Who are Ava key executives?

    Ava's key executives are Thibault Duchemin, Pieter Doevendans and Skinner Cheng.

  • How many employees does Ava have?

    Ava has 98 employees.

  • Who are Ava competitors?

    Competitors of Ava include ZVRS, Balto Software and Nuance.

  • Where is Ava headquarters?

    Ava headquarters is located at 1355 Market St #488, San Francisco, San Francisco.

  • Where are Ava offices?

    Ava has offices in San Francisco and Paris.

  • How many offices does Ava have?

    Ava has 2 offices.