Who we are

We are a group of parents and builders who are passionate about creating magical experiences for kids. Our varied backgrounds and own real-world experience drive us to design great products and a great place to work.

Louise Leroy

Louise Leroy

Growth Projects

Louise Leroy

Growth Projects

Made in Belgium, Louise has a master in Business Engineering & International Management, which led her to live in London & Sao Paulo before landing in the capital of techno, durums & black clothing: Berlin. Louise has a generalist profile, with a passion for developing businesses from the early-stages and working with innovative technologies.

Pascal Ruelle

Pascal Ruelle

Creative Director

Pascal Ruelle

Creative Director

Made in France, Pascal studied Industrial Design in India and had the chance to work with some top design firms across the US and EU. He’s is a long time La Chouffe lover and a Jimi Hendrix enthusiast among other things. He’s now committed to help bring Lottie to life across all design aspects!

Philipp Hartmann

Philipp Hartmann

Co-Founder

Philipp Hartmann

Co-Founder

When Philipp and his wife Markéta were confronted with the challenges of raising two children in an increasingly digital world, they quickly observed the apparent lack of solutions and decided to do something about it! Prior to Lottie, Philipp was COO at Pitch.com, ran Product at Raisin.com, and was an investor at Index Ventures.

Lisa Fischer

Lisa Fischer

Backend Engineer

Lisa Fischer

Backend Engineer

With family roots in Germany, Lisa took the plunge and left South Africa to move to Munich in 2016. She has worked as a Software Developer for the last 15 years across various industries, including eLearning and eMobility. Before joining Lottie, she spent a decade working at start-up companies and enjoys being a part of a growing team where every member can make a difference.

Natalia Bustamante

Natalia Bustamante

Backend Engineer

Natalia Bustamante

Backend Engineer

Natalia is a backend engineer based in Berlin, whose life has always orbited around technology and music. Before joining Lottie she has worked as a developer and product manager for a classical music streaming service, as a sound artist developing sound installations, and as a jazz saxophonist.

Lucia Gartz

Lucia Gartz

Head of People & Culture

Lucia Gartz

Head of People & Culture

Originally from Bavaria, Lucia moved to Berlin 14 years ago and is still very much in love with the city. She started her career in PR, but quickly found her passion in Recruitment and HR and worked for companies such as Rocket Internet and BCG Digital Ventures. Giving people the opportunity to find jobs they love and walk along with them becoming and remaining happy employees, just makes her happy. She is also very much into empathetic leadership and defines coaching & meditation not only as a tool but rather as a mindset.

Kee Wilcox

Kee Wilcox

Mechanical Engineering

Kee Wilcox

Mechanical Engineering

Born and raised in California, Kee graduated from University of California, Berkeley, with a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering. Living in San Francisco, Kee was developing and engineering global consumer electronics products with Google, Fitbit, and Apple. Looking for a new adventure, Kee, his wife and their twin 4 year old boys followed their German roots and moved to Bavaria at the end of 2019. Kee contributes to the Lottie mission his wealth of experience in bringing successful consumer electronics products to market.

Adham El Muntasser

Adham El Muntasser

Co-Founder

Adham El Muntasser

Co-Founder

Adham has spent the past 14 years in leadership positions across 4 different industries, ranging from real estate, over fashion ecommerce, to private equity and investment banking. He loves spending his free time with his wife and little daughter - and/or on his bicycle roaming around (and out of) town.

Wasif Riaz Malik

Wasif Riaz Malik

Principal Engineer

Wasif Riaz Malik

Principal Engineer

Wasif was born in Pakistan and has been curious about computers and the internet since early childhood. He is passionate about building reliable and secure backend systems. He has been living in Berlin for 9 years and has worked for various tech startups such as Wooga, GameAnalytics, EyeEm. He likes to play snooker and is always happy to meet Street Fighter and Super Mario enthusiasts.

Thibault Moussanet

Thibault Moussanet

Industrial Designer

Thibault Moussanet

Industrial Designer

Thibault's natural curiosity followed him throughout his studies from France to India and all the way to Sweden where he graduated from Umeå Design School. After a few years creating inspiring work at studios like DCA and Teague, he started exploring a nomadic lifestyle to reconcile his environmental ethics and his creative passion.

Steinunn Arnardottir

Steinunn Arnardottir

Co-founder/CTO

Steinunn Arnardottir

Co-founder/CTO

Steinunn has over 10 years of experience from the Music Tech industry - prior to Lottie she worked on digital tools for music creators and DJs and led Engineering teams at Native Instruments. More recently as a parent of two, she was painfully missing the safe space for children to be creators and learners in the digital world and with Lottie she is passionate about changing that situation for good.

Julian Bergmann

Julian Bergmann

Engineering Manager

Julian Bergmann

Engineering Manager

Prior to Lottie, Julian has worked in music streaming companies such as SoundCloud and IDAGIO. He has spent several years analyzing audio and data before moving into Engineering Management. As a parent of two, he is excited to be part of crafting great digital experiences for kids.

Rafael Pasquay

Rafael Pasquay

Backend Engineer

Rafael Pasquay

Backend Engineer

Before joining Lottie, Rafael worked for six years as a backend developer at trivago. There he gathered experience in multiple aspects of the software development process. Looking for a new adventure and just having become a father, he was caught by Lottie's vision of helping children and parents in finding a healthy relationship with technology.

Thom Cummings

Thom Cummings

Marketing Advisor

Thom Cummings

Marketing Advisor

Originally from the UK and now settled in Berlin, Thom has 15 years of experience leading marketing at startups. Generally as the first marketing lead, Thom enjoys laying the foundation for scalable and sustainable growth, developing go-to-market strategies, and creating outstanding brands.

Theodor Costea

Theodor Costea

Backend Engineer

Theodor Costea

Backend Engineer

Theo grew up in Bucharest and put his roots down in Berlin as a 22 year old student. He has a background in the humanities and worked in academia for a couple of years prior to transitioning to the tech industry. Before joining Lottie, he worked as a software developer for the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, camping.info and scoutbee.

Magnus Tryggvason

Magnus Tryggvason

Front End Engineer

Magnus Tryggvason

Front End Engineer

Magnus enjoys building digital products. Being a parent of two he knows first hand how important it is to build better digital experiences for children so when the opportunity came to join Lottie the choice was obvious.

Natalia Jastrzębska

Natalia Jastrzębska

Android Engineer

Natalia Jastrzębska

Android Engineer

Natalia is an Android Developer based in Poland. Prior to Lottie, she has spent several years working for digital agencies and worked for an Austrian music education startup called Fretello. As she was always passionate about developing educational apps for kids, she happily joined Lottie on the mission to help kids navigate the digital world.

Mykola Kichatov

Mykola Kichatov

Android Engineer

Mykola Kichatov

Android Engineer

Mykola was born and lives in Ukraine. Android development is his passion in life and he has been working as an Android developer since 2012. He is a father of two boys. Together with his family he loves to travel, exploring local areas in Ukraine - and the World!

Natalia Piana

Natalia Piana

Product Design

Natalia Piana

Product Design

Natalia was born in Italy and grew up in the Italian countryside near the Adriatic Sea. She studied Graphic and Media Design and landed in the UX/UI world 7 years ago when she moved to Berlin to work for Blinkist, a book-summarizing subscription service. Natalia loves running & cycling, but also drawing, reading, and spending time with her son.

Nathalie Büttner

Nathalie Büttner

UX/Ui Design

Nathalie Büttner

UX/Ui Design

Nathalie is originally from Frankfurt am Main and moved to Berlin a year ago to study Interaction Design at CODE University. She discovered her passion for digital design during her apprenticeship as a media designer in a small advertising agency. To get inspired and recharge, Nathalie loves to travel the world whenever she can.

Sophie Breitenbach

Sophie Breitenbach

Product

Sophie Breitenbach

Product

Born in Berlin, Sophie is currently finishing her bachelor’s degree in English philology, pedagogy & political sciences. She joined Lottie to support the product team's user testing. Due to her experiences as an au pair after finishing high school, Sophie is especially passionate about safe and educational digital products for children.

Carsten Göttel

Carsten Göttel

Content Consultant

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Carsten Göttel

Content Consultant

Carsten served as programme director at the German broadcaster, SuperRTL, shaping it into the top television outlet for children’s programming. He joined Totoli as an expert and advisor after trying the product for the first time — and seeing the smile it brought to his son’s face.

Jens Müller

Jens Müller

Android Engineer

Jens Müller

Android Engineer

Jens started developing Android apps in 2008. Since then he worked at a couple of start-ups of different sizes in China, Canada, and Sweden but most of the time in Berlin where he was also born. Jens enjoys all kinds of sports such as hockey, football, running, and yoga as well as gaming, reading, and watching movies.

Morgan Anderson

Morgan Anderson

UX/UI Design

Morgan Anderson

UX/UI Design

Morgan is originally from Texas and moved to Germany last year to study Human-Computer Interaction. She completed her Bachelor’s in Media Design and Production at Indiana University Bloomington, working on projects in web, animation & video games.

Kyra Meyer

Kyra Meyer

Marketing & Communications Lead

Kyra Meyer

Marketing & Communications Lead

With a background in advertising, brand marketing and cultural management Kyra has worked between Berlin, Zurich and Santiago de Chile. Kyra has a big fascination for the world of playing and learning and is both: a parent and a kid at heart.

Moses Tinuoye

Moses Tinuoye

QA Engineer

Moses Tinuoye

QA Engineer

Moses is originally from Nigeria! and has been a QA engineer since 2015. He has a Bachelor's degree in Economics and a Masters's degree in Strategic Business Management. He has experience working in startups and loves the thrill that comes with the fast pace nature of startup culture.

Alex Pukinskis

Alex Pukinskis

Head of Product

Alex Pukinskis

Head of Product

Alex is an American/Swiss/Latvian who grew up in the forest of Connecticut and moved to Berlin in 2017. He has worked as a web developer, project manager, agile coach, consultant, product manager, and portfolio manager, and most recently he was Director of Planning + Execution at Native Instruments.

The Experts

The Lottie experience is grounded in real-world research and expertise. Working with experts, we aim to develop a deep understanding of children’s digital experiences to design the most healthy and safe learning environment.

Dr. Astrid Carolus

Dr. Astrid Carolus

Scientific Consultant

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Dr. Astrid Carolus

Scientific Consultant

Passionate about digitalisation – from a scientific perspective — Astrid is a professor for Media Psychology at the University of Wuerzburg in Germany. Keen to find out why, how and to what effect we use digital media, Astrid joined Totoli as an advisor to help children develop skills to competently navigate our digital world.

Alexandra Gunnlaugsdóttir

Alexandra Gunnlaugsdóttir

Educational Consultant

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Alexandra Gunnlaugsdóttir

Educational Consultant

Icelandic at heart, born in France and now based in Denmark, Alexandra loves languages and international environments. A mother of three and author of short stories for children, Alexandra is passionate about child development and holds a Master’s degree in pedagogical psychology. Her deep fascination with the process of growing up brought her to Totoli.

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How it all started

When Philipp and Marketa were first confronted with the challenge of raising two children in a digital world, the lack of thoughtful solutions was overwhelming.

Philipp Hartmann

Philipp Hartmann

Co-Founder

Limitless content, dangerous algorithms, and no safety controls created stress when there should’ve been excitement, fear instead of joy. Determined to change the status quo, we started prototyping some ideas which quickly evolved from a small side project into a rapidly growing company, dedicated to making a lasting impact on the way young children experience technology.

Our Investor

Blue Yard

Blue Yard Capital is an early stage venture fund based in Berlin, backing entrepreneurs who set out to transform entire industries.