Ava

💼 Software Development | 🗓️ Founded in 2014
👥 101-250 Employees | 📍 Partially Remote

About Ava

Driven by a mission to connect the hearing and the deaf and hard-of-hearing communities, Ava is transforming conversations into something accessible for all. The inspiration came from CEO Thibault Duchemin’s personal life, growing up in a Deaf family, and alongside CTO Skinner, deaf since childhood, they’re pioneering new ways to communicate through technology.

Ava stands on strong values:

  • Unity in diversity,
  • Singularity in pushing accessibility limits,
  • Authenticity in communication,
  • A commitment to Empathy, and
  • Making an Impact for societal change.

With teams in San Francisco and Paris, Ava is at the forefront of using AI to break down communication barriers.

Technical Leadership Team

What They're Building

Company Culture

At Ava, we’re not just colleagues; we’re like a close-knit family. We dive into each day fueled by our shared passion for our mission, the groundbreaking product we’re building, and, most importantly, our belief in one another. Our culture is the backbone of everything we do, characterized by an unmatched spirit of support, cooperation, and openness.

Innovation isn’t a buzzword around here—it’s our way of life, powered by a team that’s all in. We rally around challenges, knowing that together, we can overcome anything and push the boundaries of what’s possible. Our approach to technology and work is built on a foundation of safety, reliability, and scalability, but it’s our commitment to each other that really makes the magic happen.

We’re all about being open and teaming up. Every bit of knowledge we share makes us stronger and more connected. In this environment, our commitment to our mission, our product, and each other is real—it’s at the heart of who we are. This strong belief pushes us beyond just achieving our goals. It inspires us to aim higher, innovate with purpose, and make a real difference in the world together.

“At Ava, our core mission revolves around using tech to revolutionize how the Deaf and hard-of-hearing community engages with technology. We’re vigilant about keeping up with technologies that can improve accessibility – even if the technology is new and will take a while to reach a mass audience. With the introduction of Apple Vision Pro, our goal goes beyond just improving communication; we’re aiming to completely transform it. We’re committed to making sure that each new innovation brings us closer to a world where accessibility is seamlessly integrated into all aspects of our digital lives.” – Sacha, Founding Engineer at Ava

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Mission Statement

We want to radically improve how we humans communicate with each other. Our first step at Ava is to empower 466M deaf and hard-of-hearing people to live in a fully accessible world.

Featured Content

TedTalk by CEO and Founder, Thibault Duchemin: