Mériance sees the light of day thanks to Anges Québec
(Montreal, December 18th, 2013)– The vitality of the Anges Québec network has led to the creation of Mériance, a Quebec company that offers a new line of anti-aging treatments for the face with a natural collagen base. So far angel investor Philippe Bergeron has invested $150,000 to start up his business that markets high-end cosmetics based on the most recent research on the properties of soluble marine collagen.
“I was really able to develop Mériance through other Anges Québec members. During an informal network activity, I was told about a company that specializes in the design and sale of active ingredients in which members had invested. That’s how this connection was made and it was through this link that I was able to develop and market the Mériance range of treatments. If I hadn’t been part of Anges Québec, Mériance probably wouldn’t have seen the light of day,” explained Philippe Bergeron who highlights the significant role that Desjardins Innovatech played in setting up his business.
Stéphane Pilette, Vice-President of Investment Support, said “Anges Québec has expanded its business model. We continue to present our members with investment files that we deem important, but we also invite them to bring us their own files or business proposals that could interest other members. Pooling the strength of the networks of each of our 140 members increases the possibilities tenfold. The creation of Mériance is a great example.”
With a concentration of active ingredients among the highest on the market and of the highest quality, Mériance products are targeting a global market. Available online, consumers can purchase the range of seven treatments directly on meriance.com.
About Philippe Bergeron
President and founder of Uniktour, Philippe Bergeron sold his business to Voyageur du Monde, the world’s largest long distance travel group. He is actively involved in the democratization of space travel as an alternative means of transportation and is among the first passengers in the world to be part of a suborbital flight. Philippe also invests in various start-ups in the field of e-commerce.
About Anges Québec
Anges Québec is a network of 140 private investors that identifies, finances and coaches innovative Quebec enterprises with high growth potential. In this capacity, Anges Québec works closely with a number of key Québec organizations interested in the development and growth of technological innovations. So far, Anges Québec members have invested and reinvested in 35 promising businesses in the seed and startup phases.
For more information about the Anges Québec network, go to www.angesquebec.com
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