Legal MasterClass: Employee Incentive Strategies + Fintech Fireside Chat with Zuper & Target Team

Sep 19, 2019, 4:30 – 8:00 PM

Target Global VC, Schinkelplatz 5, Berlin, 10117

Our partner BMH Bräutigam will host a workshop "Legal Basics: Employee Incentive Strategies Each Startup Should Consider" giving a profound & focussed overview of market-proven instruments to engage employees (talking about shares, options, RSUs, virtuals, or the good old cash bonus). The evening will be followed by a Fireside Chat with the fintech startup Zuper & an investor from the Target Team.

In-person event

About this event

Dear Community,

We invite you to our next special event on September 19th!

This event is going to be a twofold special:

1. PART - Workshop: "Legal Basics: Employee Incentive Strategies Each Startup Should Consider"

The war for talent is more than a buzzword. In a time of rapid digital transformation, this has become increasingly evident for every player within the startup ecosystem. But only great teams make a great startup. The more important it is to intelligently incentivize key employees and reward continuity, identification and dedication.

But which market-proven instruments are out there and what are their pluses and minuses? Shares, options, RSUs, virtuals? Or simply the good old cash bonus?

Join us for some profound and focussed insights from the legal practitioners’ perspective, followed by an open legal Q&A session, hosted by our partners from BMH Bräutigam. And find out that law cannot only make the difference but at times also be exciting.

2. PART - Fintech Fireside Chat with Leitha Matz (Zuper) and Olga Shikhantsova (Target Team)

Leitha Matz is the Co-Founder and COO at the German FinTech startup Zuper. Zuper is a data-powered financial platform that makes personal finance smarter, easier and more fun. It is an AI-driven finance coach that helps people improve their financial health with convenient mobile apps. Moreover, Leitha is also the strategic support for verify-u, a leading identity verification firm. She mentors startups with Techstars and is part of the advisory board for the CoWomen community in Berlin, as well as the co-founder of Mind the Gap (MtG) e.V., a nonprofit community organization focused on financial education for women. Previous work in the US included building online customer service operations for FedEx as well as the e-commerce front-end systems for (now a $600 MM rev/yr business).

Olga Shikhantsova is an Investment Associate at the TARGET TEAM, the international Venture Capital firm headquartered in Berlin, with €700m in AuM that invests in fast-growing online platforms, targeting trillion $ markets. Olga joined the firm in 2017 and is running all fintech deals as part of Target' Fintech Opportunities Fund

Please join us for a very interactive and engaging evening.

Check out what happened


  • Dr. Sebastian Krieg


    Lawyer and Tax Advisor

  • Dr Matthias Rüping




  • Olga Shikhantsova

    Target Team

    Investment Associate

  • Leitha Matz

    Zuper GmbH

    Co-Founder & COO



Thursday, September 19, 2019
4:30 PM – 8:00 PM UTC


Welcome - meet & greet
Legal Workshop + Q&A
Fireside Chat + Q&A
Networking, Food & Drinks
End of Event


  • Ranjan R Jinka


    Chapter Director


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Target Team

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