On Wednesday, January 22nd, we hosted our first conversation with Linda Avey, CEO and co-founder of Curious, Inc. and co-founder of 23andMe. Linda talked about how she knew it was the right time to branch out on her own, how she built up her network and how she knew that leaving 23andMe to start Curious, Inc. was a risk worth taking.
We were so grateful for the incredible turnout. All in all, 65 women filled the room; the questions were insightful and intelligent, the enthusiasm was through the roof, and the food - well, we didn't have much left over!
About Our Speaker
Linda Avey is co-founder and CEO of Curious, Inc., a personal data discovery platform. Previously, she co-founded 23andMe, the leading personal genetics company. Her early career focused on sales and business development roles in the biopharmaceutical industry in San Francisco, Boston, San Diego, and Washington, D.C. While at Affymetrix and Perlegen Sciences, she focused on development of translational research collaborations with academic and pharmaceutical partners. Linda also worked at Spotfire helping researchers maximize value from scientific data through visualization tools, and at Applied Biosystems during the early days of the human genome project. She holds a BA degree in biology from Augustana College.