The people behind Five Lives

An innovative, diverse and passionate team

Meet the Founders

Raised in a family of medical doctors and armed with extensive tech industry experience, Xavier and Sylvain wanted to create a purposeful company that focuses on dementia prevention, one of the biggest health challenges of the 21st century.
Xavier Louis
CEO

Previously Co-founder & CEO of Peak (No. 1 brain training app) and holds 15+ years in Product Management. Best ‘French Entrepreneur Abroad’ Awards in 2016 and 2019. Carrier of one ApoE4 gene, the strongest risk factor gene for Alzheimer's disease.

Sylvain Piquet
COO

Previously COO of Peak and holds 15+ years in B2B Sales & Operations (Digital Advertising).

Behind the Science

Dr.Jenny Barnett
CHIEF SCIENTIFIC OFFICER

Jenny trained in psychology, psychiatric epidemiology and genetics at Oxford, Cambridge and Harvard, before finding her niche in the digital health industry. She has been responsible for the development of approved medical devices for use in mainstream healthcare and novel brain assessments using smartphones, wearables, and home assistants. Jenny retains academic links in Cambridge and Finland, and has co-authored more than sixty academic papers and two pop science books.

Dr.Ivan Koychev
CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER

Ivan is a clinical academic psychiatrist and consultant neuropsychiatrist at the NHS with a focus on the development of treatments for neuropsychiatric disorders. His research experience spans the key components of neuroscience clinical trial methodology. He has a particular interest in the development of digital technology for the detection of preclinical Alzheimer’s disease. Clinically, he is focused on the assessment and management of patients with neuropsychiatric presentations in acute medical settings.

Our Partners

Five Lives' primary clinical partners are the great minds at Dementia Platforms UK (DPUK) from Oxford University, led by Prof. John Gallacher, Professor of Cognitive Health at Oxford University.

Meet the Five Lives Team

A team of 12 nationalities
More than 30 people comprised of 12 nationalities
Fully remote setup
Fully remote setup with people working around the globe
Brain Health
Dedicated and passionate about working on solutions for cognitive decline
We are a diverse team that is united by a common objective and shared values.
Be united

Diversity, empathy, trust and team spirit to help solve an immense health challenge.

Be a Kaizenist

Thrive for continuous improvement. Always.

Be sincere

Authenticity, integrity, transparency and passion for our mission.

Be responsible

Supported autonomy and accountability.

Be meticulous

Medical grade quality across the board.

Diversity and Inclusion

Five Lives is committed to working with people from different backgrounds and perspectives, providing all employees with a safe and welcoming work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Five Lives will continue to meet its core statutory requirements by ensuring that we are compliant with the Equality Act. We foster a diverse and inclusive environment where our employees and partners can thrive, feel a sense of belonging, and do impactful work together.
Five Lives is an equal opportunity employer. We are dedicated to providing to all qualified applicants consideration for employment without regard race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, family or parental status, disability, age, veteran status, or any other protected state as required by applicable law of the locations we operate in
Life at Five Lives

Life at Five Lives

While we are working remotely, flexible working to us means giving full autonomy in how and where we work. We are welcome to work from home or any other location and free to organise our day around your responsibilities.

We trust one another to fulfill our missions, and don’t believe in micro-management. However, since our team members live in different time zones, we make ourselves available during our Core Hours.

We're a remote-first and geographically diverse team, which means that emphasising communication is of major importance to us. We prioritise instant messaging through Slack, calls for urgent or detailed matters and email for less urgent queries.

While working remotely, we aim to cooperate seamlessly through our many tools. Once every quarter, we meet in person for a week in a new location. This is our opportunity to do some team building and brainstorm new ideas together.

Team building remotely
We believe teams are more than just about doing good work, they're about relationships too. Aside from our quarterly meetings, we host remote coffee socials, book club gatherings and monthly virtual socials!

Life at Five Lives

Women at Five Lives.

"As a mother, I always tell my children there is nothing a girl can’t do. As a scientist and product manager, I love doing purposeful work and aspire to help people decrease their individual risk of cognitive decline and dementia."

Liron Jacobson

Head of Product and Science

“I would advise anyone who wants to pursue a career that does not fit in society’s bubble of what a woman should be to not be afraid of their goals and chase their passion no matter how impossible and unfitting it may seem.”

Ramsha Ghanchi

Quality Assurance Manager

“Find a cause that you’re passionate about and be confident that you have the right to be in the room and to be heard.”

Clara Bauby

Head of Partnerships

“If there’s ever a choice to be made, take the route that expands your opportunities. Don’t just stick to what you're good at; you’ll be good at other things too.”

Jennifer Barnett

Senior Scientific Advisor

Careers

We’re looking for talented people

Come work with us if you’re passionate about using neuroscience to solve significant healthcare problems and make a genuinely positive impact on the world. We’re a 100% remote team spread all across the world. Join us!
Five Lives team offsite in Sardinia

Open Positions

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