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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.) (Feb 2021)25(+9%)
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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

5 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 Online and Social Media Presence

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Ava Blogs

How Will Communication Shift for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Folks in a Post-Pandemic “Hybrid” World

The Covid-19 pandemic has altered our social and work lives from in-person to mostly online. Whether it’s catching up with family, meetings with co-workers, hanging out with friends, attending classes, celebrating birthdays, or even going on dates — it all happens on a screen.With vaccinations getti…

10 Everyday Challenges for People Hard of Hearing — and What Hearing People Should Know

10 Everyday Challenges for People Hard of Hearing — and What Hearing People Should KnowHearing folks, take a stroll in my ears. It’s a wondrous world that we hard-of-hearing people occupy. And it’s high time you learned about it.1. “You’re a hot mess!”: That’s right, I heard that. All it takes is a …

Caption Real-Time Conversations from Any Video Conferencing Tool

Why should Deaf and hard-of-hearing people be limited to captions for just one or two video conferencing meeting apps? Captioning solutions should provide access to any conversation, any audio, and video, regardless of where it exists: mobile or desktop, live or recorded, online or offline, in perso…

Making Your Business ADA Compliant for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Employees — and Why It Matters

Making Your Business ADA Compliant for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Employees — and Why It MattersThe topic of diversity and inclusion is gaining traction across the corporate world and continues to trend on social media. Major global companies have launched admirable initiatives — including Rooney …

Real-Time Podcast Captions — Read Any Show, Any Time

Real-Time Podcast Captions — Read Any Show, Any TimeWith an ocean of 850,000 active podcasts with 30 million episodes, it’s not surprising that people begin, end, and break up their day listening to their favorite podcasts. Podcasts cover an endless variety of subjects, from daily news to Harry Pott…

Los Angeles County Vaccination Rollout Taps Ava to Boost Accessibility

As Los Angeles County significantly stepped up its efforts to expand vaccinations to the tens of thousands per day, it needed to ensure that vaccine access for Deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) people wasn’t compromised.With a population of approximately 10 million people, LA County had to do so in a w…
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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 25 employees.

  • Who are Ava competitors?

    Competitors of Ava include ZVRS, Agara Labs and Fano Labs.

  • 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.