We're on a mission to foster relationships that empower innovators to succeed.

About us
We exist to help companies create cult brands with minimal effort.

Entrepreneurs are the engine that moves the world forward. They pour their hearts and souls into their ideas and work tirelessly to turn them into reality, but all too often spreading the word about their products is a significant challenge.

Traditional marketing methods (i.e. advertising) are not sustainable and cost too much money. Getting press buzz often depends on who you know, not what you are creating. This needs to change.

We're building the first authentic marketing platform to help companies increase brand awareness without hassle. While they execute on their vision, we'll ensure they get the opportunity to tell their stories, scale fast and fulfill their dreams.




Our Team
Richard Mensah
Co-Founder
Leia Ruseva
Co-Founder
Our core values

Intellectual
Curiosity

Stay curious and question everything

Empathy

Listen and empathize, there are always two sides to a story

Meritocracy

No politics, ideas over titles

Transparency & collaboration

Don’t hide things, engage in productive discussion

Drive for excellence & results

Strive to do better than yesterday
Our Story
The story behind EllisX can be summed up in one word: serendipity. When Richard and Leia met in 2018, they had independently discovered the problem EllisX is now solving. As an entrepreneur who had founded 3 startups, Richard knew how hard it was for early-stage companies to increase brand awareness. Leia stumbled upon the same problem while working on a project to increase visibility for immigrant entrepreneurs in the US. They then decided to join forces, and started EllisX to help companies increase brand exposure through earned media and speaking gigs.





Brief History
Incorporated
June 2019
Legal paperwork was filed and it was official. The idea became a company.
Beta launch
August 2019
After months of hard work, we released our far-from-perfect initial product.
Public launch
June 2020
Months of iteration led to a complete product overhaul. We were ready for a real launch.
New England Innovation Awards 2020
Finalist
Oldest innovation competition in the Northeast (est. 1986)
Inno on Fire 2020
Winner
Selected as one of 50 movers-and-shakers in the Boston area
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