Venture Nights

Venture Nights are aimed at both founders and professionals on the investor side. In 6 sessions, experienced experts from POELLATH teach everything you need to know about legal and tax issues in order to negotiate the terms of an investment on an equal footing with founders, business angels, VCs or other investors.

There are no Venture Nights planned for 2024. The next event series is expected to take place in spring 2025. Please register below for our invitation mailing list to receive all information directly by e-mail.


Christian Tönies Partner | POELLATH
Dr. Sebastian Gerlinger Partner | POELLATH
Christine Funk Counsel | POELLATH

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Venture Nights

Experienced experts from POELLATH teach everything you need to know about legal and tax issues in order to negotiate the terms of an investment with founders, business angels, VCs or other investors on an equal footing.

Agenda 2023 (all lessons in German only)

Session 1: VC Contracts I (Basics)

In VC financing, fundamental interests of founders and investors often collide.

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Session 2: VC Contracts II

In the second module, we look at the necessary contractual documentation, the so-called Investment and Shareholders’ Agreement.

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Session 3: Venture Capital Funds

Many exciting questions arise around venture capital funds, which POELLATH’s experts answer in this module.

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Session 4: Employee Stock Ownership Plans | ESOP

Stock options (also virtual, if necessary) are a frequently chosen form for start-ups and young companies to attract employees and retain them in the company.

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Session 5: Tax Law | Employment Law

Tax Law: In addition to the design and implementation of their own idea, young entrepreneurs and start-ups should also ask themselves questions regarding taxes.

Employment Law: The employment law section covers the “basics” of employment law for start-ups and focuses on points that, in our experience, typically “go wrong”

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Session 6: IP/IT Law and Data Protection

The protection of intellectual property is particularly important for many companies, as there are often no other assets beyond this.

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