Lela Dritsa Psarros
Co-Founder of Nannuka

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Q: What is the first thing you do after waking up?

A: Always stretch and smile!

Believing in yourself is half the challenge

When I decided to become a stay-at-home mom, blogging came as a relief and enabled me not to feel alone in my new motherhood role. It was then that I realized, alongside Natalie Levi and Catherine Lamprou, that there was a huge gap in the marketplace for connecting moms with childcare experts easily and safely through the web. Nannuka was born of this realization, and it became a hallmark to our careers, collective creativity and passion.

What really keeps us going is our relevance to other families – the many “thank you” emails from parents who are happy with their choice of babysitters, and from babysitters who found the jobs they deserved. It wasn’t easy, but we succeeded because we did not let things get in the way of our vision. It may sound cliché, but it always works out this way. If you don’t think you can make it, don’t even bother trying. Believing that you can is just one step away from actually making it.

Lela Dritsa Psarros is the co-founder of Nannuka, an online startup marketplace launched in 2014 that has since grown to 12 employees and is planning its European expansion. After completing her studies in public relations and advertising and continuing with a Master in International Journalism at City University, London, Lela worked in the marketing and communication field, focusing mainly on managing promo events and communication strategies.


This article was published in ‘the Hundert Vol. 8 – Female Startup Founders Europe’, May 2016.