LINDA AVEY

LINDA AVEY  –  CO-FOUNDER, 23&ME

Linda Avey (born 1960) is an American biologist and the co-founder of 23andMe and Curious, Inc.

Avey earned a BA at Augustana College. She spent 20 years in sales and business development in biopharmaceuticals. Avey helped develop research programs for Affymetrix and Perlegen Sciences.

In 2006, she co-founded the world’s first personal genetics service 23andMe with Paul Cusenza and Anne Wojcicki. In September 2009, Avey left 23andMe and started Brainstorm Research Foundation, focused on accelerating research in Alzheimer’s disease.

In 2011, Avey co-founded Curious, Inc. with Mitsu Hadeishi and Heather Anne Halpert. “Curious is an open workspace we’re designing to help individuals answer questions about their well-being through personal data aggregation and discovery.”