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Augustana College, BA 1982

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Linda Avey

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.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Experiment 6/2013Seed$1.23M22



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