Meet Ledgy’s team

We support the entrepreneurs driving global innovation. Through our software we empower them to leverage company equity for growth, turn their employees into committed owners, and engage investors.

What our team members learned before Ledgy

Meet the 33 Ledgistas

Xiao Sun

Junior Software Engineer & Amateur Cook

Xiao graduated from ETH Zurich in transport engineering. She has some coding experience and is now happily diving into the world of web development.

Anna van Miert

Sales Dev Representative & General Chatterbox

After completing her degree in English and Sociology, Anna found herself drawn to the wonderful world of startups. She's easygoing and honest, working with Ledgy to offer corporate transparency and administrative ease.

Flurina Weiss

Talent Specialist & Indoor Cyclist

After completing a Master's degree in Marketing and working for years in the financial industry, Flurina decided to pursue her passion for talent management and employer branding, helping Ledgy find outstanding individuals.

Charlie Simionescu-Marin

Sales Dev Representative & Plant Geneticist

Trained in genetics and cocktail making, Charlie's interests lie in technology, music, sports, podcasts, and social progression. He loves the startup scene for its mantras - and hopes to support this community with Ledgy!

Ben Brandt

Chief Product Officer & Co-Founder

Ben has extensive experience in project management and worked for two years as a software engineer in an ETH Zurich’s research group.

Yoko Spirig

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

Yoko studied Physics at ETH Zurich, the University of Oxford and CERN. She was also project lead of Swissloop, helping to build the first Hyperloop pod in Switzerland.

Aloys Van de vreken

Operations and Finance Manager & Egg Man

As a PhD student in Entrepreneurship at ETH Zürich, Aloys saw how founders struggled with Entrepreneurial Finance and ESOPs. He decided to help Ledgy build a future in which both are simplified, instead of waiting to study it

Timo Horstschäfer

Chief Techno Officer & Co-Founder

Coding since high school, Timo got an award for the best master thesis in computer science and worked one year as a computer engineer in robotics.

Jahlela Hasle

Engineering Team Lead & Chief Emoji Officer

Jahlela has a background in cognitive neuroscience, graduated from UC Berkeley, and founded a few startups before switching to full-time software engineering.

Špela Prijon

Head of Customer Experience & Sailor

Spela found her passion for business development through her experiences co-founding a startup, and as an early employee at a SaaS company. She holds a Waldorf teaching diploma, and a Master’s degree in Pharmacy.

Marina Morić

Junior Product Manager & Yoga Teacher

After finishing her PhD in neuroscience, Marina decided to focus on her passion for technology. Her goal is to become Ledgy’s product management Jedi.

Thomas Kuster

Legal Counsel & Amateur Shepherd

As a business lawyer with extensive experience in consulting startups, Thomas’ mission is to give Ledgy’s in-house legal resources a power-up

Luna Ledgista

Rocket & Trailblazer

Luna is a model of the Saturn V rocket, which has been to space 13 times, and holds the record for largest payload to low Earth orbit. She’s still under construction — Ready to help?

Nicolas Briner

Biz Dev & Landscape Photographer

During his studies at McGill University, Nicolas discovered the world of startups and has since then been on a journey to support entrepreneurs in reaching their goals.

Oriol Vidal-Cortes

Software Engineer & Mad Scientist

Oriol was pursuing a PhD in biotechnology when he came to realize his passion lay in computers. He enjoys writing and playing with software more than he enjoys sleeping.

Sara Brioschi

Head Of Talent & Motorbiker

With a background in Economics and Management, Sara worked with several startups from Europe and Silicon Valley. She dedicates herself to attracting, engaging, and growing the high-performing Ledgy team.

Tanya Niznik

Software Engineer & Avid Reader

Coming from the startup nation, Tanya joined Ledgy where she uses her love of software development to help push the European startup ecosystem to the next level.

Valerie Baia

Account Executive & Global Explorer

Valerie delights in interacting with companies across the spectrum of the startup ecosystem. She has extensive experience leading sales and business development projects across Europe, Africa, and APAC

Mariana Cely

Junior Software Engineer & Junior Human

After graduating from ETH Zurich and EPFL in Mathematics, Mariana started a traineeship at Ledgy. She now works as a developer.

Karime Andere

Customer Experience & Olympic Swimmer

With experience in consumer research and strategic planning, Karime is finishing her Master’s degree in Management with an orientation in Marketing at HEC Lausanne.

Jules Henze

Software Engineer & Paragliding Pilot

During his studies in engineering as an excellent scholar at ETH Zurich, Jules started working as a software developer building web applications.

Joe Brennan

Content Lead & Drone Theorist

As Ledgy’s Content Lead, Joe turns technical concepts into useful information for customers. In his spare time he writes about drones at rillerkobots.substack.com

Giacomo Venier

Jr. Software Engineer & Future Kitesurfer

After graduating from Rotterdam School of Management in Business, Giacomo took a dive into computer science and launched a couple of mobile apps. He now joined Ledgy as a Software Developer.

Ermias Giovanni

Head of Marketing & Stargazer

Ermias has a background in business administration and more than 10 years of marketing experience. His mission is to build the demand-generation engine that drives Ledgy’s growth.

Catarina Simões

Customer Experience & Surfer

After her MSc in Industrial Engineering and Management, Catarina gained experience in project management and continuous improvement. Looking forward to contributing to a purposeful goal, she joined Ledgy.

Armon Bättig

Head of Biz Dev & Sales and Michelin Chef

After having worked for 5 years as a chef, majoring in Food Engineering and getting a masters degree in Management, Technology and Economics at ETH Zurich and HKUST, Armon now leads our Business Development & Sales team.

Louis Tillessen

Account Executive & Startup Enthusiast

Louis previously built his own startup in Helsinki and Zurich before joining Ledgy as an Account Executive. Eager to support startups around the globe, he is determined to scale Ledgy's footprint across Europe and beyond.

Sandro Berchier

Revenue Operations Lead & Running Enthusiast

After more than two years in consulting at Bain and a degree in Robotics, Sandro is very excited to become a Ledgista! As a highly motivated individual, he will be working to build a RevOps team at Ledgy.

Michelle Chin

Junior CX Manager & full-time Foodie

Michelle is a Fine Art graduate of the University of Oxford. Having previously worked at start ups and VC firm, she is passionate about working with people to bring about positive and sustainable change.

Rebekka Thur

Founders' Associate & Rower

After working on a Sustainable Fintech project in Zurich and completing a Master's in Linguistics at the University of Oxford, Rebekka is diving back into the Swiss start-up world in a supporting role to Ledgy's CEO Yoko.

Marius Colacioiu

Engineering Leader & Trail Runner

Marius has a background in computer science, graduated from Milan University and worked as a lead developer at XING and On.

Greg Jones

Engineering Leader & Snow Enthusiast

Greg spent many years in Silicon Valley—from childhood, for university, and at startups—including five years leading product engineering at Amplitude. He now happily finds himself building products in Zurich at Ledgy.

Daniel Almasi

Software Engineer & Elephant Cuteness Expert

Early on during his UG studies in Computer Science. Daniel got a job as a software engineer at King’s College London. Post graduation, he is ecstatic to share his passion for cryptography and cyber security as a Ledgista.

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Backed by

Sequoia Capital

From idea to IPO and beyond, Sequoia helps the daring build legendary companies

btov Partners

Europe’s symbiosis of early-stage VC funds and private investor network

Visionaries Club

Berlin-based VC fund backed by leading digital founders and family business entrepreneurs

Creathor Ventures

Backing the creators of our future since 1984

VI Partners

Healthcare & technology venture capital since 2001

Luciana Lixandru

Looking to partner with exceptional founders in Europe. The creative spirits. The underdogs.

Andreas Göldi

Internet technologist, entrepreneur and investor. Partner at btov.

Xavier Niel

Funding ambitious, cohesive teams with stellar learning & execution curves at Kima Ventures

Harry Stebbings

Creator of The Twenty Minute VC

Daniel Dines

CEO & Founder at UiPath

Mathilde Collin

CEO & Co-founder of Front

Dr. Paul E. Sevinç

Entrepreneur, technologist, founder of Doodle.com

Myke Näf

Entrepreneur, business angel, founder of Doodle.com

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