Andy Hoang is the founder of Aviron, a high-intensity connected rowing machine and the first gaming rower in the world. Born to Vietnamese refugee parents in Toronto, Canada, Andy turned to exercise in high school as a way to manage his ADHD – but as he spent more time in the gym, he noticed bored exercisers glued to their phones who were just going through the motions of a workout. He founded Aviron in 2018 as a better way to exercise. Aviron combines the increased confidence, problem-solving, and resiliency benefits of gaming with non-impact, high-intensity interval training (HIIT) for an engaging, calorie-torching workout that taps into users’ competitive side. Aviron launched their connected rowing machine to the consumer market in 2020 and has seen remarkable growth for a seed-stage company, surpassing 2020 revenue in the first quarter of 2021. Aviron is backed by high-profile angels like Arjun Sethi as well as SamsungNext and Formic Ventures, a fund created by Oculus co-founder, Michael Antonov. A winter 2021 alumni of Y Combinator, Andy is a graduate of Schulich in Toronto where he received his MBA.