Viewing Ava - University of California 3rd Annual Pitch Competition

Thibault Duchemin

Alumni of UC Berkeley (Graduate)


I grew up in a deaf family. I'm hearing and was doing the translations. So we built Ava for them, and for 400 millions of deaf/hard-of-hearing people for who following in group conversations is harder than anything other situation. In UC Berkeley we initially prototyped a glove that could translate basic sign language into voice. We iterated from several ideas by talking for hours to hundred of users, under Steve Blank's mentorship. And Ava was the final results of this experimentation. Now we're a seed-funded startup.

Primary Industry Sector: Medical Devices
Funding Status: Seed

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