We believe in
pushing the limits of
is the gateway
the future of human potential
Partnering with companies that are revolutionizing sports tech to make next generation wearable devices, smart materials and athletic equipment.
LangLeven funds and propels technological advances to disrupt the world of sports and maximize human potential.
In the near future, technological innovations once reserved for professional and elite athletes will be made available for anyone trying to improve their health and fitness.
LangLeven funds smart equipment, wearable fitness tech, and social training platforms that will disrupt this industry and improve the lives of millions.
Complete human optimisation relies on personalised nutrition, metabolic and cellular health, appropriate sleep, recovery, and regeneration.
LangLeven invests in the future of mental and physical wellbeing.
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 products 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, raising $65M to invest in new companies in the Sports Tech, Fit Tech, and Wellness Tech sectors. Currently, AIM is training to qualify for the 2023 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 running his 6th Boston Marathon in 2023 and adding Berlin to his portfolio.
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 is currently training for his second Boston Marathon and first Chicago Marathon as part of a long-term goal to complete all 6 World Major Marathons.