Leyna Chiang is an investor and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of GAIAN — a start-up that specializes in the first people-powered sneakers.

Investor and Chief Operating Officer


I work and advise with founding members on operations and web design for GAIAN. The team includes Yasha Gruben, Maral Kalinian, and George Mikhail.

Yasha is a creative and music video director, who worked with an array of top-tier recording artists. His videos include Kehlani's "Distraction" which was nominated for best R&B performance at the 2017 Grammy Awards.

Maral helped Yeezy bring the 700's to life, created bio energy harvesting medical devices, and designed the Nike Air Max '97s.

George has built some of the largest crowdfunding campaigns to date including Glowforge.

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