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Aiga Senftleben Becomes Part of the Billie Management Team

Fintech Billie has appointed Co-Founder Aiga Senftleben to the management of the Berlin start-up. For the first time, the company management around the two co-founders Dr. Christian Grobe and Dr. Matthias Knecht extended. The licensed lawyer has been responsible for the Legal and Compliance departments at the B2B payment specialist since 2016 and is also Chairwoman of the Billie Board.

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Managing Director Aiga Sanftleben

Aiga Senftleben can draw on many years of experience. Among other things, she has already worked as a legal counsel at Paypal and eBay and in the same function managed the legal departments of Funding Circle Europe and Zencap. People management has always been an issue close to her heart: "At Billie we believe in equality and diverse teams. In order to build a good product, you need a heterogeneous talent pool, an open corporate culture and different perspectives. In my new role, I am pleased to be able to give even more weight to the topics of team, company culture and employer brand,” says Aiga Senftleben.

In addition, Aiga Senftleben is dedicated to the issues of equality and diversity and is committed to fairness in the workplace at Billie. Not least because of her commitment, the Berlin fintech has a very high proportion of women at 46% in the leadership team and at management level.

Thanks to the studies and measures initiated by Aiga Senftleben, the start-up was also one of the few companies in Germany to close the gender pay gap. Thus, Billie is committed to paying their more than 110 employees from over 35 countries equal wages for equal work. Due to her expertise and commitment in these areas, Senftleben, as managing director, will devote herself to personnel management and recruiting in a managerial position in addition to her previous tasks.

“We are pleased to expand our management team with Aiga. The past few months in particular have shown us how important good people management, strong team spirit, and open exchange are. The fact that this worked smoothly even in times of remote work is largely thanks to Aiga. Her many years of experience as a legal counsel and extensive expertise in the tech and fintech sector will also help us to further drive Billie's growth", Dr. Christian Grobe, co-founder of Billie.

About Aiga Senftleben

Aiga Senftleben founded the fintech Billie in 2016 together with Christian Grobe and Matthias Knecht. Billie is the leading provider of Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) payment methods for businesses and offers innovative digital payment services for business-to-business B2B. Previously, she led the legal departments of Funding Circle Europe and Zencap as general counsel. Following her career at a major law firm, Senftleben has also worked for well-known companies such as Paypal and eBay. As a licensed attorney, she is responsible for the Legal and Compliance and People departments at Billie. Professionally, Aiga Senftleben deals with the regulation of start-ups, the financial location and the digitalization gap in Germany, as well as female leadership and equal rights in companies. In her private life, she enjoys sports, yoga, city trips, and music.

About Billie

Billie is the leading provider of Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) payment methods for businesses, offering business-to-business (B2B) companies innovative digital payment services. Founded in Berlin, the fintech enables companies to pay and get paid on their own terms simply and easily through modern checkout solutions. Based on proprietary, machine-learning-supported risk models, fully digitized processes, and a highly scalable tech platform, Billie offers freedom to big and small businesses alike through fast liquidity, automated workflows, and access to modern payment solutions. Billie was founded in 2016 by the former founders of Zencap (Exit to Funding Circle). Billie is based in Berlin and employs over 130 people from over 35 countries. Investors include Creandum, Picus, and SpeedInvest, among others. For more information, visit

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