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Our mission

To empower every team globally with equity

Ledgy was founded in 2017 by Yoko Spirig, Ben Brandt and Timo Horstschaefer, who met while studying physics together at ETH Zürich.

Back in 2017, more companies in Europe were setting up equity plans to incentivise team members. Yoko, Ben and Timo saw that despite good intentions, companies were struggling to make the most out of equity. Equity plans were confusing and complex to manage, and people didn’t understand what their ownership stakes really meant.

Yoko, Ben and Timo started Ledgy to solve these problems and make equity work for companies and people.

Meet our leadership team
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Equity has an incredible power to align teams behind a common goal. But for founders and teams, getting equity working can feel like moving mountains. 

Today, Ledgy automates equity processes for thousands of companies around the world, helping teams stay compliant, deliver value, and bring everyone together around a single mission. 

We’re a team of 70 people serving customers globally from offices in Zürich, London and Berlin. To support our growth, we’ve partnered with incredible investors including Sequoia Capital and New Enterprise Associates.

Our values
Our purpose

To create a world where entrepreneurship drives positive change

When equity really works for companies, the whole team can come together around a common goal. By making equity work for companies, we’re going to help foster cultures of entrepreneurship and drive positive change in the world. Interested in helping us on our journey?

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Meet our leadership team

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Yoko Spirig

Co-Founder & CEO
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Ben Brandt

Co-Founder & CPO
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Timo Horstschäfer

Co-Founder & CTO
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Valma Tikkakoski

Head of Marketing
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María del Mar Mitjavila

Head of CX
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Fintan Lalor

Head of Sales
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Stefanie Lynch

Head of Product
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Svein Petter Undheim

Public Markets Lead
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Tim Oliver Pietsch

Head of Finance and Operations
Armon Bättig

Armon Bättig

Enterprise Lead

Our Story

2017
Ledgy is founded by three physicists, Ben, Timo and Yoko, who met while studying together at ETH Zürich.
2018
We release our first equity and cap table management product and raise a €1.2 million seed funding round from investors including b2venture, Creathor Ventures and VI Partners.
2019
Our startup employee participation plan template is launched and reaches #3 on Product Hunt.
2020
In response to COVID-19, we make digital signatures free for all customers to prevent unnecessary physical contact. Our first traineeship for junior web engineers launches.
2021
We announce a $10 million Series A funding round, led by Sequoia Capital. Ledgy expands into the UK with its first London hires.
2022
We raise $22 million in a Series B funding round, led by New Enterprise Associates. We expand into Germany, making our first Berlin hires.
2023
We now help make equity work for more than 3,500 companies around the world. The story continues…

“Equity ownership is not only important for aligning incentives between founders and investors, but crucially it drives alignment across the entire organisation. CFOs, Heads of People and law firms love that Ledgy integrates with other HR systems and third parties involved in managing equity, creating a single point of truth.”

“From the moment we were introduced to Ledgy, we could see that this was something wefox would need if we were going to build a sustainable company where everyone has a fair share of our success. The ease of use for our compensation and benefits team, as well as senior stakeholders, massively reduces the time we spend on equity in a week."

Fabian Wesemann & Julian Teicke
Co-founders
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“I have just completed my EMI return. Last year, it took me a day to compile, manually adding data from various sources. This time, I hit a button. A great improvement – thank you Ledgy.”

Stuart Barnard
VP Finance & Business Operations
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“At one stage I needed to distribute a report of the cap table as it was at a certain date in the past. This would have been very painful and time-consuming on Excel, but with Ledgy I'm confident in the data and the functionality just makes it easy.”

John Fraser
Finance Director

“I didn’t want our employees to have to ‘learn’ another piece of software. With Ledgy, it’s intuitive from the first day. Ledgy has been a game-changer for our employee participation plan, and it saves me significant amounts of time every month.”

Martin Schleich
Chief of Staff
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“Equity ownership is not only important for aligning incentives between founders and investors, but crucially it drives alignment across the entire organisation. CFOs, Heads of People and law firms love that Ledgy integrates with other HR systems and third parties involved in managing equity, creating a single point of truth.”
“From the moment we were introduced to Ledgy, we could see that this was something wefox would need if we were going to build a sustainable company where everyone has a fair share of our success. The ease of use for our compensation and benefits team, as well as senior stakeholders, massively reduces the time we spend on equity in a week."
Fabian Wesemann & Julian Teicke
Co-founders
Wefox logo
“I have just completed my EMI return. Last year, it took me a day to compile, manually adding data from various sources. This time, I hit a button. A great improvement – thank you Ledgy.”
Stuart Barnard
VP Finance & Business Operations
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“Ledgy has knocked days – not hours, days – off the process of creating a new share option award. That really adds up when you think about what we've already achieved and how much further we still have to go. Compared to what we had before, it's night and day.”
John Fraser
Finance Director
“I didn’t want our employees to have to ‘learn’ another piece of software. With Ledgy, it’s intuitive from the first day. Ledgy has been a game-changer for our employee participation plan, and it saves me significant amounts of time every month.”
Martin Schleich
Chief of Staff
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