About McLloyd

McLloyd was born in 2013 in France. Based on the observation of a growing demand for performance optimisation tools in sport and the limits of existing equipment, the French pioneer of GPS tracking applied to sport was built with the objective of bringing a technological breakthrough in this field. After 3 years of R&D and several million euros invested, a first system meeting World Rugby criteria was released in 2016, thus immediately propelling McLloyd to the rank of leading supplier to French professional rugby (TOP 14, Pro D2).

During 2016 and 2017, McLloyd made a strategic shift by winning the international tender for the tracking of French horse races involving 42 companies. Thus was born the first wearable GPS tracker with decimetric accuracy.

In 2018 McLloyd opened a subsidiary in Miami, and since then has been addressing the European and American markets for tracking in professional sports (US Football, Soccer, Rugby, Track and Field…).

Since 2022, McLloyd has established itself as a leader in this technology applied to the racing industry with over 10,000 horse races tracked per year. France Galop, Le Trot, The Hong Kong Jockey Club and Hollywood Bets (South Africa) are among its main partners.

The accuracy of the data and the reliability of their real-time transmission are the subject of 4 patents and 3 major technological breakthroughs. McLloyd’s technologies are also regularly awarded in the most prestigious innovation competitions. McLloyd is indeed a winner of the Global Innovation Competition in 2017, the i-Lab Digital Innovation Competition in 2018 and the European H2020 Competition in 2019.

McLloyd is committed on a daily basis to its clients and partners to continue to innovate in order to make data ever more accurate and its use ever more relevant.



Pierre-Arnaud Coquelin

PhD Applied Mathematics
Ecole Polytechnique

Founding and leading of VEKIA from 2007 to 2012, revolutionizing logistic through AI.
By founding McLloyd in 2013, Pierre-Arnaud intends to make sport tracking radically evolve with technological gaps.

Timothée TRONET

MSc Engineering et Business
Wharton University

CEO and Founder of FreshBurritos, leader of Mexican food in France
Timothée takes part of McLloyd’s global strategy with his experience and vision.

Deputy Director

MSc Data Science

Lisa started with McLloyd in 2016 as data scientist, and was raised as CTO in 2018.
She is now McLloyd’s Deputy General Director, leading the company’s growth and development.

William DIEN

MS Intelligence Marketing
HEC Paris

After 7 years at the core of CANAL+ Group digital developments, William leads McLloyds’ brand awareness through all communications and marketing tools since October 2019.

Benoit Thomas

MSc Electronic&Telecom
University of Montpellier

With 14 years of experience in the world of IoT and M2M,
Benoît has led since July 2020 for the electronic development and production of McLloyd products.

McLloyd’s 4 major patents

Crystal 8
Real-time data guaranteed in saturated radio frequency space (stadium …).
UWB Mesh
Decimetric accuracy guaranteed by the creation of a sensor network in UWB.
Fusion of data from the three sensor sources: IMU, GPS and Ultra Wide Band.
Unique process for the production of high resistance cases.

Awards and distinctions

2017 – Laureate from the Global Innovation Contest (Phase 2)

The World Innovation Competition aims to finance innovative projects carried out by companies and to create the French “champions” of tomorrow, creators of value, exports and jobs.

2018 – Laureate from the digital innovation contest

The call for projects “Innovation competition – i-Nov” is a support system funded by the Investments for the Future Program (PIA) which aims to select innovation projects with particularly strong potential for the French economy.

2019 – Seal of excellence grade from the European Commission and French laureate Horizon2020

The European Union’s research and innovation funding program for the period 2014-2020.