Lea is the co-founder and CEO of Ava Science, Inc., creator of the first fertility tracking sensor bracelet. In her role with Ava, Lea has raised more than $10M in VC funding and expanded product sales through the US and Europe since launching in July 2016. Under her leadership, Ava has garnered coverage among top-tier media outlets including USA Today, Forbes, Wired, the Today Show and the BBC. She’s spoken at CES and TechCrunch Disrupt and written several articles on issues related to female entrepreneurs and innovations in digital health for women. Prior to Ava, Lea co-founded L’inouï, a premium chocolate company in India. She also worked for the marketing division of Procter & Gamble in Frankfurt and for a strategy-consulting boutique in Paris. Lea holds a Master’s degree in global entrepreneurship from EM Lyon in France, Zhejiang University in China and Purdue Krannert University in the USA. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of St.Gallen and HEC Montréal.
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