Linda Avey is co-founder and CEO of We Are Curious, Inc., a personal data tracking and aggregating platform designed to integrate data from wearables, environmental monitors, genomics, tracked symptoms, treatments, in order to answer health questions.
In 2006 Linda co-founded 23andMe, the leading personal genetics company. The idea for 23andMe arose from her 20+ years’ experience in the bioresearch industry where she recognized the need for an alternative to the grant/publish cycle. By enabling crowdfunding and crowdsourcing of genetic data, plus an online connection to the participants to gather additional information, the mission was to find answers faster. 23andMe is now the world’s largest genetic database with over 1.2 million participants.