Our mission:
With HelloBetter to a healthier future

HelloBetter is among the world’s leading providers of therapy courses. We are based in Berlin and Hamburg and employ more than 70 people. Our company was founded in 2015 by psychologists Prof. Dr. David Ebert, Dr. Hanne Horvath and Dr. Elena Heber. David Ebert, Professor of Psychology & Digital Mental Health Care from TU Munich, is an internationally recognised expert and global pioneer of digital interventions for mental health conditions.


HelloBetter – courses that really help

Our prevention and treatment courses cover eight major mental health issues ranging from depression, anxiety or insomnia to vaginismus and chronic pain. More than 30 randomised-controlled studies on the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of their therapy courses have been published in peer reviewed journals. No other provider globally has a comparable body of clinical evidence for the effectiveness of its solution.


Our course guides:
Trained psychologists and psychotherapists

To ensure the quality of service, all psychologists in our service team have a Master’s degree in psychology and are at least in the final stages of their training as psychotherapists, or are already trained psychotherapists. In addition, all psychologists in the service team receive further training in online coaching, so that they can guide the participants optimally through their course.

Prizes and awards
Digital Health Award 2018

Digital Health Award 2018

Wissenstransfer-Preis 2015

Wissenstransfer-Preis 2015

EU Compass Good Practice 2018

EU Compass Good Practice 2018

EFPA Comenius Award 2017

EFPA Comenius Award 2017

German Society of Behavioral Therapy Award 2017

German Society of Behavioral Therapy Award 2017

Our history

from idea to market leader

  • 2011

    GET.ON courses are developed as part of a research project at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg.

  • 2014

    Online courses are proven effective and the first studies are published.

  • 2015

    The GET.ON Institute for Online Health Training GmbH is founded. The partnership with Barmer begins.

  • 2017

    A new partnership with SVLFG makes online mental health courses accessible to farmers.

  • 2018

    GET.ON acquires Arya, a mental health app. It also wins the Digital Health Prize, and receives the seal ‘Good Practice in Mental Health & Wellbeing’ from the European Commission.

  • 2019

    The partnership with Barmer is extended by 4 years. GET.ON wins a consumer testing prize from the Stiftung Warentest and grows from 10 to 30 employees.

  • 2020

    GET.ON changes its name to HelloBetter and receives seed funding from investors.

  • 2020

    Together with Allianz, HelloBetter is providing a free online course during the Coronavirus lockdown. The close partnership makes psychological health care offers accessible to more people.

  • 2021

    Three therapy programs from HelloBetter are approved by the German Federal Institute for Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices (BfArM) as Digital Health Applications (DiGA) and are thus available on prescription.
    The Series A financing round comes to a close.

  • 2022

    Two more therapy programs are approved as Digital Health Application (DiGA).
    The team grows to over 100 employees.

Media mentions
Der Spiegel

Der Spiegel

Frankfurter Allgemeine

Frankfurter Allgemeine

Die Zeit

Die Zeit

Financial Times

Financial Times





Our founders

Scientists meet start-up professionals

Prof. Dr. David Ebert,
Founder & Chief Scientific Officer

Prof. Dr. David Daniel Ebert received his doctorate in psychology with summa cum laude in 2013 from Philipps Universität Marburg. He completed his German habilitation at Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, where he still heads the Department of Digital Health today. He is president of the International Society for Research on Internet Interventions (ISRII), and has published over 160 scientific articles and written over 20 book chapters. At HelloBetter, David’s responsibilities include scientific quality assurance.

Dr. Hanne Horvath.
Founder & Chief Commercial Officer

Dr. Hanne Horvath completed her doctorate in psychology in 2016 as part of the GET.ON research project at Leuphana Universität Lüneburg, for which she was awarded the Wilhelm Exner Prize for Psychology. At HelloBetter, Hanne is responsible for business development and services, as well as for expanding our partnerships with health insurance providers and organising psychologist support for our course participants. Hanne received her diploma in psychology from Universität Trier.

Dr. Elena Heber
Founder & Chief Clinical Officer

Dr. Elena Heber completed her doctorate in psychology in 2016 as part of the GET.ON research project at Leuphana University of Lüneburg and was awarded a prize for excellence. Elena is responsible for the development and evaluation of our digital health products and heads our content and research department. Elena received her Diploma in Psychology from Universität Konstanz and was a research fellow at the University of Southampton.

Hannes Klöpper
Gründer & Chief Executive Officer

Hannes Klöpper is responsible for strategy and investor relations. From 2011 to 2017 he co-founded and led the edtech start-up iversity (now part of Springer Nature), an online platform specialising in higher and professional development. Previously he co-authored the “The University in the 21st Century” after studying International Relations at Technische Universität Dresden, Liberal Arts at the European College of Liberal Arts, and Public Policy at the Hertie School in Berlin and Columbia University in New York.

Philip Ihde
COO & Chief Operating Officer

Philip is responsible for finance and HR, as well as regulatory and legal affairs. Most recently, he was Head of Finance and Operations at Media4Care GmbH, a Munich-based tech start-up developing a tablet solution for dementia patients. After his studies he worked for BMW in Beijing and New York before taking over the Management at ROCK YOUR

LIFE! GmbH, a nationwide mentoring network. He studied Technology Management at Technische Universität München.

Saman Hashemian
Chief of Marketing

Saman is responsible for marketing and patient growth at HelloBetter. In over 12 years, he has supported various startups such as Delivery Hero, Babbel and 8fit in their growth. Recently, Saman built his own healthcare startup in the field of holistic care for people with chronic illnesses. He is convinced of digital care as a support to medicine. Saman holds a Master’s degree in International Management from Rotterdam (RSM) and Stockholm (SSE).

Amit Gupta
Chief Technology Officer

Amit is responsible for technical product development and infrastructure. Before joining the HelloBetter team, he was Director of Engineering at Curo Healthcare Technologies Pvt. Ltd, a solution to help diabetes patients manage their treatment plan. He was previously a senior engineer at Quovantis Technologies. Amit studied Engineering and Information Technology at Maharshi Dayanand University.

Pierre Cantegril
Chief Product Officer

Pierre is responsible for product concept and design at HelloBetter. He was previously responsible for these topics as Head of Product at 8fit, a leading fitness app startup. Before that he was CPO and then Managing Director of MONOQI’s B2B business unit. Pierre studied Management at the LSE and at the HEC.

At home in Hamburg and Berlin

Originally founded in the beautiful city of Hamburg, HelloBetter now has its main office in Berlin, with some team members working remotely from all over the world. No matter where we work, we are a team, pulling together to help people with mental health problems walk through life with a smile again.