We believe in
pushing the limits of
is the gateway
the future of human potential
WE KNOW THE INNOVATIONS THAT WILL CHANGE THE GAME WILL COME FROM THE PEOPLE WHO ARE PLAYING IN IT.
We invest in companies at seed and series A stages.
LIKE THE BEST COACHES, WE GIVE GAME-CHANGING SUPPORT WHILE PROTECTING TEAM AND CULTURE.
YOU CAN EXPECT US TO PROVIDE CLEAR, ACTIONABLE FEEDBACK AND TO BE RELENTLESS ALLIES AND ADVOCATES.
WE ARE HERE TO PROVIDE BREAKAWAY FOUNDERS WITH THE RESOURCES THEY NEED TO WIN.
We invest in strong teams that are disrupting large markets.
OUR NETWORK CAN PROVIDE STRATEGIC
We collaborate with the companies we invest in
TO HELP EXCEPTIONAL IDEAS GENERATE ADDED VALUE, REDEFINE THE LIMITS OF HUMAN POTENTIAL, AND MAKE LIVES BETTER.
ATHLETES AND INVESTORS
ACROSS THE BOARD
Annick-Isabelle Marcoux (AIM) founded the LangLeven Group in 2015 to invest in the future of human performance. She is an athlete, financial strategist, and business leader.
Prior to founding LangLeven, AIM was president and CEO of a group of high-end fitness clubs across Toronto and Montreal, aligning operations, turning around profitability, focusing on growth, and positioning for exit. From 2006 to 2012, AIM led the Private Wealth Group of BMO Harris Private Banking, developing structured services for the ultra-high net worth clients of BMO Financial Group. She has accumulated extensive experience in financial markets (both derivatives and equity), investment management with major institutions such as the Montreal Exchange, HSBC Securities, Westwind Partners, SWIFT and has worked in Belgium, Switzerland, Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal.
AIM earned a Bachelor of Commerce from École des Hautes Études Commerciales and an Executive MBA from McGill-HEC. She is a guest lecturer at Université de Lausanne in the applied Master for the International Academy of Sports Science and Technology (AISTS) and a trend and funding specialist in the Sports Innovation module.
AIM holds 3 National cycling titles in mountain biking and road cycling. She is also a World Masters Time Trial Champion and maintains an active endowment with the Institut de Cardiologie de Montréal.
Today, Annick-Isabelle manages LangLeven’s own private Venture Capital investments while building the architecture of LangLeven's first VC fund investing in new companies in the Sports Tech, Fit Tech, and Wellness Tech sectors. Currently, AIM is training for the 2024 Pan American games and to qualify for the 2024 UCI Masters time trial championships.
Leonard is a world authority in the fitness and wellness sector.
He has built fitness businesses in over twenty countries with over 1,200 individual clubs and over five million members. He was the co-founder and Chairman of 24 Hour Fitness, the largest chain of fitness centers in the world, sold to Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and AEA Investors for U.S.$1.9 billion in 2014.
Leonard was an investor and board member of Medisys Health Group, the largest executive health company in Canada. He was also the Chairman of Myca Health, a cloud-based electronic health record provider, as well as WellBox, a leading chronic care management company. Over the past thirty years, Leonard has made over 40 private equity investments across a variety of businesses. He currently sits on the boards of EXI — which optimizes care delivery by empowering healthcare professionals to prescribe personalized exercise — as well as PonteMed AG —which has developed a highly effective device focused on the use of magnetic field stimulation for strengthening the pelvic floor and surrounding muscles.
Prior to becoming involved in the fitness industry, Leonard was a strategy consultant with McKinsey & Co. both in their San Francisco and Amsterdam offices. He holds a B. Comm. Degree with Great Distinction in Joint Honours Economics and Accounting from McGill University. He obtained a C.A. designation with Honours standing (top twenty in Canada). He also has a Master's in Business Administration with Distinction from Harvard University Graduate School of Business. Leonard is training for the 2024 Boston and Berlin Marathons.
David Sciacca is an early-stage investor and start-up mentor.
David joined LangLeven in 2015 as an advisor to assist with investment decisions and accelerate the growth of portfolio companies.
David leads Canadian and International business development and strategic partnerships at LifeSpeak Inc. David co-founded and was COO at LIFT session, an AI-based fitness platform built for wellness providers acquired by LifeSpeak in October 2021.
Previously, David founded Training Mobs, the first tech-enabled, community-based fitness marketplace in North America, where he built a network of hundreds of independent fitness studios and thousands of trainers in 7 cities across Canada and the United-States
David began his career in investment banking at CIBC World Markets, where he worked in the mergers and acquisitions team and focused predominantly on the technology, media and telecommunications sector.
David earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Finance with Honours from John Molson School of Business at Concordia University.
David grew up playing team sports, especially baseball — Varsity, Provincial and National.
Sébastien Lacroix is a life scientist, competitive athlete, and healthy living advocate.
Sébastien joined LangLeven Group in 2022 to transfer research innovations into practical applications for health and wellness. Prior to joining the Group, he spent over 10 years in pharma, biotech and academics in both Europe and Canada. Most recently, Sébastien led the scientific product innovation in a digital health and wellness startup harnessing artificial intelligence to detect biomarkers of health and fitness.
Sébastien earned a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, a Master of Science in drug development and clinical research, and a PhD in nutrition for the prevention of cardiometabolic diseases conducted at the Montreal Heart Institute. He is the author of multiple peer-reviewed scientific publications.
As a former elite road cyclist, Sébastien competed in multiple provincial and national races and championships. Now turned marathoner, Sébastien ran his second Boston Marathon in 2023 and is training for his first Chicago Marathon as part of a long-term goal to complete all 6 World Major Marathons.
FARID MHEIR IS AN ELECTRICAL ENGINEER, CONSULTANT, ENTREPRENEUR AND ECOMMERCE PIONEER.
In 1996, Farid built the first grocery shopping web solution for IGA grocers, followed by others in Canada, USA and Europe. From 2003 to 2008, Farid held management positions for Capgemini and CGI, where he serviced clients in the Financial industry in Montréal, Toronto and New York. In 2008, he founded fmcs.digital, a boutique digital technology consulting group, to work with executives worldwide as they make their digital transformation. Farid is a digital technology expert recognized for his Retail and eCommerce leadership. Recently, he developed the technology for a large eCommerce marketplace for local retailers and products. Farid is a speaker at conferences, industry events and corporate strategic retreats.
Farid earned a Bachelor of Engineering and a Master of Science from Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal. He is a faculty member at the McGill Executive Institute in Montreal.
Digital is core to most of today's sports, fitness and wellness innovations. Farid role as CTO in residence for LangLeven's investments in PelviPower is proof of that importance. He has also explored the quantified self, lifelogging and transhumanism trends that incorporate technology and data in daily life.
Patrick Boivin is a career business executive and leader in amateur and professional sports, now highly focused on the power of sport and movement for human advancement.
Patrick joined LangLeven in 2023 as strategist in residence and currently works with portfolio company Bearmind on their North American strategy. In the 3 years prior to joining LangLeven, Patrick cumulated a number of strategic roles with multiple startups in sports tech.
An experienced operator that spent over 20 years in growing roles with the Montreal Canadiens, the NHL, Concordia University and as President and CEO of the Montreal Alouettes, Patrick is driven by foundational change opportunities and fostering visions with a soft spot for human performance, health and wellness startups that will influence societal shifts. With a strong track record in organizational pivots and evolution tied to growth management, Patrick always welcomes being the underdog and truly believes in business fundamentals tied to clear culture, brand value and equality.
Patrick is a lifelong athlete in hockey, football, skiing and tennis, now turned towards performance improvements after completing his first Olympic triathlon.
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