The Avea difference
1. We collaborate with renowned experts
We collaborate with renowned expertsin the field of longevity, from prestigious scientific institutions such as ETH Zürich.
2. We use only the highest quality ingredients
We choose our ingredients with the utmost care, after thorough literature review and combine them for optimal synergies.
3. We lab test every batch
We only select well-established suppliers with strict quality standards in place. We ensure highest purity by testing our raw materials at an independent Swiss laboratory.
Our Team, Sophie Chabloz
Co-Founder, Chief Science Officer
Sophie has received an MSc in Food Science, Nutrition & Health from ETH Zurich. She combined this strong scientific background, years of industry knowledge working at a leading FMCG company, and her entrepreneurial mindset to co-found Avea. Her goal is to bring innovative and effective supplements with a focus on ingredient synergies to the market.
Sophie’s passion for helping people achieve optimal health and well-being is what makes her thrive in her role as Chief Science Officer of Avea. Her personal interest in longevity began as she researched specific anti-ageing molecules during her studies and has since been on an active search to optimize her and her loved ones health and wellness routines.
Her scientific background and interest in health supplements and rituals allow Sophie to do the necessary scientific research while maintaining a consumer-focused approach when creating Avea’s unique formulations. Outside of work, Sophie enjoys time with her family, practices and teaches yoga, spends time in nature, and likes to cook healthy and exotic meals.
Chief Science Officer
Our Team, Pascal Rode
Co-Founder, Chief Operating Officer
Pascal has an entrepreneurial background in fintech and foodtech, where he co-founded and built multiple companies before venturing into longevity and healthtech. His passion for extending the healthspan of as many people as possible is his core driving mission behind co-founding Avea.
With Maximon as an incubator and partner, Pascal’s mission to bring evidence-based and personalized longevity supplements to the market is being achieved even faster. Pascal works with his team to create supplements that fully align with his values—supporting everyone who wants to feel invigorated, vibrant, and youthful for as long as possible.
In his spare time, Pascal sails the seas, aspires to become a chef, explores his curiosity around blockchain technology, and practices conservation and preservation for our planet. He lives with his son and fiancée. In his own words, “spending time with friends and my growing family is the biggest joy of all.”
Chief Operating Officer
Our Team, Teresa Budetta
Co-Founder, Chief Marketing Officer
Teresa is passionate about marketing, innovation and wellbeing. She holds a Bsc in Finance from Bocconi University and Msc in International Business from Esade Business School.
Teresa started her career in investment banking before moving to marketing. She worked for H-farm Digital Marketing Agency and Mondadori to help Italian media companies in their digital transformation process. She then moved to Berlin where she worked for Lykon, an innovative health company, as Head of Content and then to Foodspring where she first launched the Italian and Spanish Market and then served as Global Head of Brand and Social Media.
In 2020 Teresa started her consulting agency to help funded startups in their internationalization process.
Chief Marketing Officer
Our Team, Duri Granziol
Co-Founder, Head of EMEA and APAC
Duri has an extensive background in direct-to-consumer and e-commerce. He co-founded and led Mama's Choice, a prominent D2C brand for mothers and babies in Southeast Asia. Prior to that, he served as the Co-CEO of Indonesia's largest e-commerce marketplace at the time.
Through his consulting work in health insurance and a personal health scare, Duri developed a profound interest in the field of health and its future. He came to realize that society could greatly benefit by shifting our focus towards preventing illness rather than merely treating symptoms. Duri is genuinely enthusiastic about the latest advancements in longevity research and aspires to contribute to helping people maintain their youthfulness and good health for as long as possible.
During his leisure time, Duri takes pleasure in exploring Southeast Asia, where he is currently based, and immersing himself in nature, whether it be on a snowy mountain or riding the waves on a surfboard.
Head of EMEA and APAC
Our Team, Prof. Dr. Collin Y. Ewald, PhD
Dr. Collin Y. Ewald, PhD
Prof. Dr. Collin Y. Ewald has a longstanding interest in the molecular biology of healthy ageing and age-related pathologies. He has over 15 years of experience in drug discovery and high-throughput screening promoting lifespan extension. As the founder and president of the Swiss Society for Aging Research (www.ssfar.ch), he has received multiple awards, including NYAS Future Entrepreneur, recognized by the New York Academy of Sciences. Prof Ewald is named one of the top 1000 Longevity Leaders worldwide and is one of Switzerland's top 15 Longevity Influencers. We are proud to have Prof Ewald as an advisor on Avea's board.
Our Team, Dr. med. Shirin Hund
Dr. med. Shirin Hund
Dr. Shirin Hund is a Harvard trained internal medicine physician with extensive experience working in the fields of preventative medicine and anti-aging diagnostic technologies and treatments. She has received grants to support her interests in improving medical access and services for vulnerable patient populations and was accepted to the Harvard Macy Institute Program for Future Academic Clinician-Educators for her development of an innovative medical education curriculum. She has multiple publications in the fields of medical education, medical humanities, and clinical immunology in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, Academic Medicine, and Immunology.
Our Team, Dr. med. Andrea Gartenbach
Dr. med. Andrea Gartenbach
Dr. Andrea Gartenbach, Co-Founder and Medical Director of AERA HEALTH - a leading centre for longevity and health optimisation - has 10+ years of experience in Functional Performance and Aging Medicine. She believes in the power of personalised medicine and science, dedicating her career to support people to live longer, healthier lives, introducing high-performance approaches into healthcare.
The formal professional sports athlete is specialised in Internal Medicine and Functional Medicine and she had her medical training in Germany, Switzerland and USA. She developed a passion for cutting-edge health science and is also investor and member of boards of health and health-tech companies.
Our Team, Caroline Wagner
Avea Board Member
Caroline has many years of experience in digital business building and innovation. She was a part of the management team, and one of the first employees, at the fintech company SumUp. She has built several ventures as a Lead Venture Architect at BCG Digital Ventures in Berlin. In 2021, Caroline co-founded Maximon, the longevity company builder, and has been responsible for founding and launching Avea from the beginning.
Caroline is passionate about bringing visionary ideas to life and believes in the strength of multi-disciplinary and diverse teams that come together to build businesses and products with meaningful purpose and impact.
Caroline enjoys running, HIIT training, skiing in winter and sailing in summer. She and her husband love spending time together with their friends & family.
Our Team, Dr. Tobais Reichmuth
Dr. Tobias Reichmuth
Avea Board Member
Tobias is building companies since he has been 21 years old. He exited his first start-up in 2003, thereafter built Europe’s leading climate-change infrastructure fund SUSI Partners, co-founded Crypto Finance Group and The Singularity Group and has invested in more than 20 start-ups. In 2020 he has launched the Longevity Investors Conference together with Marc P. Bernegger. Tobias is a “lion” at Switzerland’s TV investor-Show “Höhle der Löwen” (Shark-Tank) and aims at a healthy 120 years of life.
Our Team, Simran Rajarai
Simran holds a Bsc in Biochemistry and Cell Biology from Jacobs University Bremen. Originally from Mauritius, she has always been passionate about science and its vital role in shaping society. The scientific writing skills she has gained over the years from working in multiple laboratories and social media teams complement her interest in making science accessible for all. Simran joined Avea motivated by the desire to help her loved ones live a long and healthy life.
As for extracurricular activities, she absolutely loves dancing, spending time with some friends, being out in nature, painting, cooking different types of dishes (perks of being Mauritian), but she insists on sleeping being her favourite activity!
Our Team, Arastu Sharma
Arastu began his studies at Northwestern University and received a bachelor’s degree in Neurobiology and Flute Performance. He continued his studies at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University and received a Master of Music. Fascinated by the intersection between the strong biological underpinnings of neuroscience and the flexible yet abstract features of music, he began exploring the ways music may affect age-related disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s and has worked on publications pertaining to molecular neuroscience, music therapy, and circadian rhythmicity. He has previously been a part of the research teams at Weizmann Institute and the Institute for Cell Engineering’s Neuroregeneration Program at Johns Hopkins Medicine and is currently pursuing his neuroscience graduate studies at ETH Zürich in the department of Health Sciences and Technology.
Arastu is passionate about wellness and fitness and loves to explore how aging and longevity can be influenced and improved with an interdisciplinary approach using modern medical sciences and interventions. He enjoys cooking, performing and creating music, and exploring new painters.
Our Team, Shaniece Parker
Before working in the design industry as a graphic designer and creative director, Shaniece received an MSc in Food Science and Nutrition from Texas State University. With over 10 years of experience as a multidisciplinary designer, Shaniece’s work encompasses brand identity, art direction, packaging, advertising, and website and packaging design. Before joining Avea as Creative Director, she worked as a designer for various emerging start-ups, brands, and international companies, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
With combined professional experience in the science and design industry, Shaniece strives to deliver scientific concepts through clear brand visuals.
Shaniece enjoys gardening, swimming, and pilates. She and her husband love spending time with their family near the lake in Zürich most weekends.
Our Team, Irene Marchese
Junior graphic designer
Irene graduated in communication design at the Academy of Visual Arts in Frankfurt. She is a multifaceted graphic designer that is passionate about designing in a solution-oriented, responsible and innovative way. Through her professional career Irene was able to develop her skills in the field of digital design, supporting emerging start-ups as well as larger companies in realizing their full potential through engaging visuals and strong messaging.
Junior Graphic Designer
Our Team, Nicolas Ting
Nutrition Coach, Customer Care
Nicolas is passionate about nutrition, healthy lifestyle and sustainable consumption. He worked for over 10 years in nursing and has received a MSc in Nutrition and Food Science from University of Bonn.
He used this mix of medical and scientific backgrounds to start as a freelance business consultant in nutrition & health communication as well as nutritional & mental coach. His experiences range from assignments in the nutritional supplement & health industry, for FMCG companies, to leadership and sales trainings as well as to speaking and life cooking events.
Nicolas loves to transform complex contexts from nutritional science into easily understandable and authentic language for everyone. He is absolutely convinced that innovative & personalized nutrition is the major driver of longevity and a happy healthy ageing.
Nicolas enjoys spending time outdoors with his family, is committed to sustainable eating, runs a little oat business, cultivates a vineyard with friends and loves to travel.
Nutrition Coach & Customer Care
Our Team, Isabella Fiedler
Head of Customer Service
Isabella is an experienced Customer Service, Sales and Operations leader who has had the privilege to lead top teams in the SaaS, Fintech or IT industry. For the last nine years, she has supported companies such as Delivery Hero, Fidor Bank or Krieger Digital to give voice to customers, increase customer satisfaction and develop a great Customer Journey.
Isabella loves to spend her free time with family and friends and True Crime podcasts. She usually reads two books at the same time, you could call her a "book hoarder". Additionally to that she has found another passion in Standard and Latin dancing, where she would like to participate in tournaments as an amateur soon.
Head of Customer Service
Our Team, Benno Wiederkehr
Benno is an experienced entrepreneur with a wide range of knowledge in various fields, including financing, real estate, hospitality, and e-commerce. Now at the age of 63 he is using his knowledge to make a positive impact on people's lives.
Over the last decades Benno called many countries his home: He lived for about 20 years in Germany, Spain and visited California extensively. These years shaped his understanding in accepting different views and ideas about life and its values. He is now a citizen of the world. Benno enjoys yoga, meditation and traveling. His credo: “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” Seneca 5bc
Our Team, Verena Kalb
Senior Brand Copywriter
Verena holds a degree in journalism & communication from the Free University of Berlin (FU) and developed her copywriting and content management skills for quite some years in the healthcare field. The companies she worked in had all one philosophy in common: to empower people to live a healthier lifestyle.
In her spare time Verena loves to teach her dog Penny new tricks and also to volunteer for animal welfare projects. Beside this she teaches yoga therapy to help people getting back in touch with themselves when going through rough times like with depression or grief. As a self called “supplement junkie” she falls for anything supporting her personal longevity goals. She can’t live without her dance classes and singing-songwriting sessions as this was her first career.
Senior Brand Copywriter
Our Team, Lukas Kuth
Lukas has an artistic background, studying at the University of Arts (UDK) in Berlin. He quickly realized that holding a camera and editing the footage is all he needs to fulfill his happiness. After completing studies in Berlin, he freelanced for many years advising companies on external and internal communications, social media performance and branding.
In his freetime Lukas loves to learn new things concerning his artistic work as a videographer. This also means traveling the world and mainly filming beautiful scenery in a unique way. Of course this involves flying 3 - 4 different drones whenever he is abroad. Apart from taking Avea's supplements, Lukas' take on longevity is hitting the gym 4 - 5 times a week. Actually he does this every day before work so… he is an early bird by nature.
Our Team, Victoria Bruegger
Victoria's passion for nutrition, health, and technology is reflected in her educational background, which includes an MSc in Food Science, Nutrition & Health from ETH Zurich, as well as an MSc in Biostatistics from the University of Zurich.
During her downtime, you'll find her engaging in sports like tennis and indoor cycling, or heading out for a run. You might also spot her at the Zurich "Frauenbadi" and "Utoquai," where she enjoys browsing through Vogue's lifestyle, beauty, and wellness sections, or tuning in to podcasts. You might also catch her in the kitchen, pickling her veggies or experimenting with new recipes.
Our Team, Romulo Costacurta
Romulo is a computer scientist turned marketing expert and a firm believer in putting the customer first. He has over a decade of experience in both fields and is dedicated to bridging the gap between the technical and creative aspects of business, using the power of data-driven insights to increase customer engagement. With extensive experience in direct marketing, market research, and business intelligence, he assisted several companies in distinct industries (bank, insurance, fashion, travel, mobility, oil & gas) to understand customer behaviour and leverage data to drive results.
Through data-driven decisions, Romulo is dedicated to providing Avea's customers with the best possible experience. Using the latest technology, he develops lifecycle strategies that utilise personalised experiences to drive sales and build long-term relationships. In his free time, Romulo likes to watch comedy movies and series, listen to behavioural science podcasts while running, and watch Formula One (which he loves since an early age).
Head of Lifecycle Marketing
Our Team, Daniel Hermanski
Sr. Influencer Marketing & PR
With his bachelor's degree in sports management, he has deepened his knowledge and skills in ten years of professional experience in the sports industry. This includes selling sporting goods, sponsoring athletes and events, and marketing sports products. He joined Avea because he has a strong personal interest in maintaining a healthy lifestyle and a motivation to help others to achieve their health and wellness goals.
Daniel has a wide range of knowledge and interests, all of which are connected in some way. He is a person with many interests and passions: music, football, animals and motorbikes.
Sr. Influencer Marketing & PR
Our Team, Muhamed Semic
Muhamed is a skilled Shopify developer with a strong interest in biology and longevity. He has been passionate about technology from a young age and built his first website when he was just 8 years old. He has since gained extensive experience in ecommerce, which he will use to support Avea's mission to promote longevity.
In addition to his experience in web development, Muhamed used to play football semi-profesionally for 20 years. His passion for football has taught him valuable lessons in teamwork and work ethic, which he brings to his work as a developer.
He is committed to leading a healthy and active lifestyle and is excited to contribute his skills to the Avea team in advancing the field of longevity.
Our Team, Ignacio Trenas
Head of Operations
Ignacio holds a Bachelor in Business Administration from CUNEF (Madrid). He started his career in Deloitte, auditing financial institutions and then moved to the banking sector to cover finance related positions in BNP Paribas within the Corporate and Investment Banking business for over 12 years. He spent his career between Madrid, New York and Lisbon, going from VP of strategic financial management to Financial Controller, and finally becoming Chief Financial Officer of the Lisbon Branch in his last assignment.
Motivated by the impact of the nutrition industry on our bodies, planet and animals, he started a Bachelor in Nutrition and Dietetics, which he is currently completing. He really thinks that humans are designed to live between 120 - 140 years (based on the information from our telomeres). He needs sports and exercise in his life, and practises skiing, football, yoga, meditation, surfing, and swimming. Sleeping monitoring is also a key pillar for him: "There is no better medicine than a 7 - 8h proper night of sleep"!
Head of Operations
Our Team, Marta Carnall
Business Development Intern
Marta holds a Bachelor and Master's degree in International Management. After completing studies in Lisbon, she started her professional experience in Deloitte, firstly in the Financial Advisory department and then moved to the Customer & Marketing team. Marta joined Avea because she wants to have a positive impact on people's well-being, and help them lead healthier and more fulfilling lives. Marta loves the sea, so in her spare time she usually goes to the beach, either to sunbathe, read a book or walk with her dog (Cuca). Her dad calls her "sunflower" - if you want to find her, just search where the sun blazes down.
Business Development Intern
Our Team, Gonzalo Molina
Performance Marketing Manager
Gonzalo is our Performance Marketing Manager at Avea, bringing over a decade of experience in launching and managing marketing teams for startups. He's passionate about driving hyper-growth using a data-driven approach. He joined Avea to combine his professional expertise with his personal goal of positively impacting people's lives.
In his free time, Gonzalo can be found enjoying outdoor sports, practicing yoga, nurturing his garden or cooking veggies & fruits on the bbq.
Performance Marketing Manager
Our Team, Svenja Gelin
Svenja is a dynamic professional with a diverse background in business, psychology, and tech. With extensive experience at renowned companies like Google, YouTube, Meta, and TikTok, she excels in administration, project management, and collaborating with major brands. Svenja co-founded a successful tech recruitment business and is passionate about automation and efficiency.
In her down time Svenja is keen on staying active through Pilates and kickboxing. It's what has always kept her physical and mental health in balance while navigating university, having a successful career, and becoming a mother. Svenja has a knack for connecting with people and a high appreciation for other cultures, having lived in seven different countries so far. She just can't stop moving.