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Ava Labs

Building Avalanche. Ava Labs redefines the way people create value with Web3. Digitize All The World's Assets.

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Mission & Key Concepts

Ava Labs makes it simple to launch applications using Avalanche, the fastest and most scalable smart contract platform.

Founded by the creators of Avalanche, Ava Labs strives to digitize every asset in the world. In addition to building Avalanche and other tools to support the ecosystem, we offer expertise to ensure that all individuals and organizations can seamlessly use Avalanche and its vibrant app ecosystem.


If you've ever thought about joining an early stage Web3 company - this is it! We're a global, world-class team of experts in computer science, economics, finance, marketing, and law with offices in New York City and Miami. We're highly passionate about Web3 and redefining the way people build and use finance and decentralized applications of all kinds.

Join us and be a pioneer in a new technology that will have implications across a range of verticals such as finance, gaming, investing, collectibles, among many others.

We are global.

We offer the opportunity to build the internet of finance, while working in an intensely exciting and supportive environment with brilliant people, in beautiful offices in New York City.

We are empowering people to build an open, simple, and democratic internet of finance.

University Engagement.

Ava Labs is continually building relationships with Universities across the world to develop blockchain talent and discover projects that will build a better Web3 future.

Students interested in hearing about events, recruitment, and contests are encouraged to join our mailing list. Universities and colleges interested in working with Avalanche can complete the form.

History & Achievements

Founded: 2018


The company was founded by Cornell computer scientists, who partnered with Wall Street veterans and early Web3 leaders to execute a promising vision for redefining the way people build and use open, permissionless networks.


  • Ava Labs has raised a total of $640.1M in funding over 8 rounds. Their latest funding was raised on Apr 14, 2022.
  • Ava Labs is funded by 21 investors. CMS Holdings and Dragonfly are the most recent investors.

The company received early-stage funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Initialized Capital, and Polychain Capital, with angel investments from Balaji Srinivasan and Naval Ravikant.

Core Team

  • Emin Gün Sirer, CEO
  • Kevin Sekniqi, COO
  • John Wu, President
  • Chris Lavery, CFO
  • Patrick O'Grady, VP of Engineering


  • Competitive Compensation
  • 401k (non-matching)
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Comprehensive Insurance
  • Short-term/long-term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • Happy Hour Fridays
  • Team Activities
  • Remote-friendly Networking
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Remote Friendly
  • Volunteer Time-Off
  • Additional Perks