Nellie Garcia

Nellie Garcia

Co-founder and CEO

Education: Master’s degree in Business Management from EDHEC Business School and Master’s degree in International Business from Florida International University.

I worked in four different countries, mostly in large companies in the purchasing and audit sectors. I also worked for techstars METRO accelerator in Berlin.

However diverse and enriching these experiences were, I have not always been completely fulfilled in my job. I used to struggle to deal with people having a dysfunctional behaviour, to find meaning in what I was doing and to maximise my impact.

That’s why I imagined a self-development tool that could help me, my colleagues, my friends and other employees have more "good days" at work, regardless of the circumstances. For 4 years now, I have been developing my expertise in the topics of employee engagement, soft skills development and neuroscience. I am also a certified coach in Social and Emotional Intelligence.

Amandine Faye

Amandine Faye


Education: Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Strategy, Organization and Consultancy from EDHEC Business School.

I had the opportunity to work in different working environments in several countries. I started working in large companies in the automobile and insurance industries. Later on, I joined a fast-growing e-commerce start-up and then a social start-up in Berlin (

Wherever I worked, I was amazed to see so many people lacking motivation or struggling to find meaning in their job. And I was part of them! Unfortunately, we weren’t offered any concrete solution to help us overcome our day-to-day challenges more easily.

One day, I had dinner with Nellie in Berlin and I fell in love with ELLISTRA. I realised the potential of helping people understand how their brain works and why they act and behave in a certain way. I told myself “I wish I could have used ELLISTRA before!”


Jean-Baptiste Molle


Education: Engineer’s degree from Arts et Métiers Paris Tech and MSc Management and Strategy from the London School of Economics.

I co-founded the Vescape company in 2011 in Berlin. VESCAPE is a stationary bike app that makes workouts fun and challenging.

I met Nellie at an event organised by La French Tech in Summer 2016. We immediately connected and agreed on working together to make Nellie’s idea a reality.


Jerome Feys

Online Marketing Manager

Education: Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Management from ESCP Europe and Master of Science in Economics from the Humboldt University Berlin.

I co-founded the Vescape company in 2011 in Berlin. Vescape helps people who working out at home have more fun and stay motivated. This is a mobile app that connects to a stationary bike or an elliptical and offers workout routines and games.

I've been helping startups and companies with their App Store Optimization and content marketing strategy.When I met Nellie at an event of the French Tech, I immediately liked the concept of Ellistra and we decided to work together.

I have been involved in many startups and have seen that the most difficult skill to master was one's own psychology. That's why I believe that Ellistra could really help employees dramatically improve their skills and productivity while enjoying their work more.


Lucile Chanteloup

Junior Communication Manager

Education: Bachelor’s degree at Audencia Business School. Specialisation in marketing and entrepreneurship.

The innovation area has always caught my attention. Through 4 experiences in young startups, this interest became even stronger. During my free time, I was reading a lot about psychology, self-development, meditation, etc. These subjects have always fascinated me.

One day, I discovered ELLISTRA on a startup platform. This concept was a perfect combination of innovation and self development. After a few emails, Amandine, Nellie and I met to talk about their project. I realised they were passionate about their job and truly willing to increase employees’ happiness.

I therefore joined the team as an intern to make ELLISTRA’s visual identity even better by ameliorating the app and website’s design and creating communication materials.

Frédéric Pech

Strategic Board Member

Frederic has been International Human Resources Director in large companies for 17 years.

Francis Héritier

Strategic Board Member

Francis has a strong expertise in Change Management in large companies.

Christoph Räthke

Strategic Board Member

Christoph is the founder of Berlin's accelerator program Berlin Startup Academy. He runs the Entrepreneurship Education at GTEC, Germany's leading campus for digitalization.