We are dedicated to work with companies to streamline their backoffice and help them tap into new revenues coming from social media, underbanked societies and online communities.
Welcome to Billon
Who makes our team
Andrzej is a leading authority on blockchain, with a career spanning 10 years in Wall Street, and then as a successful entrepreneur. He is the founder of Billon and the architect of cryptographic technology behind it.
Wojtek Kostrzewa has a successful 28-year history of building large banking and media companies. He worked as the CEO of the media conglomerate ITI Group and banks Polski Bank Rozwoju and BRE Bank (today mBank). He also managed the activities of Commerzbank in Central and Eastern Europe. Currently he serves, among other positions, on the board of directors of the Swiss Stadler Rail and on the supervisory boards of the insurance companies of the ERGO Hestia Group. Wojtek is a graduate of the Economic Faculty at the University of Kiel (Germany) and also studied law at the University of Warsaw.
Robert is an expert in complex IT strategies, working previously at blue chip companies – HP, Mars and Orange – across multiple locations in Europe. Robert manages Billon’s daily operations and secures its funding.
MD, International Expansion & Partnerships
David, a three time bank CEO, has years of banking experience across Europe. He also worked for 10 years at McKinsey in the US. David is responsible for Billon’s international development and partnerships.
Jacek has been leading sales teams for over twenty years and secured growth of many world-wide corporations in Central and Eastern Europe. He oversees Billon’s commercial strategy.
MD, Business Delivery & Infrastructure
Michał served the last 8 years as the head of corporate strategy at T-Mobile Poland and prior to that he worked with McKinsey. Michał manages Billon’s business delivery and financial infrastructure.
Anand Phanse, is a seasoned finance professional having started his finance career at Bear Stearns (an investment bank now part of JP Morgan) and was then at Lehman Brothers. More recently he guided the management team of a “software as a service” company during the sale of their company to a large PE backed corporate and was a Partner and the Investment Director at Fjord Capital, a venture investment firm and where, among the many other investments, he successfully led the last pre-IPO round of Tesla Motors. Anand was previously selected a Global Leadership Fellow at the World Economic Forum. He has been a board member and advisor to several fast growing companies and and is a business innovation coach for the European Commissions Horizon 2020 SME program. Anand graduated with a Bachelors in Technology (Chem Engg) and also holds an MBA and speaks 4 languages.
Jeff is an experienced senior executive and investor, active in dynamic companies from C-Suite. He has been directly involved in private equity, turnarounds, own startups and early-stage businesses founded by other entrepreneurs. Jeff has been an active angel investor over the last 15 years, assisting in key build-out, strategy and other expansion issues.
Who makes our team
Billon wrote the entire technology stack, from the protocol layer through web and mobile (Apple and Android) application. Our team includes also people designing the look and feel of our blockchain solutions and those who ensure that we anticipate that our blockchain solutions are compliant with the most current directives. This all makes it possible for us to create agile solutions for our clients and to tailor them to client needs.
PR & Communication
We tell the world about Billon’s unique technology and describe the difference we make for companies and their clients. We share our knowledge about blockchain and DLT to educate, inspire, and engage people to help overcome their hesitations about this wonderful technology.
Design & UX
Design & UX is responsible for creating an extraordinary experience of our users. We make sure our products, apps, websites and other materials look beautiful and help understand the value we deliver. We create graphic and video content that inspires and attracts users on every communication channel.
We make sure Billon and its products function according to legal regulations. We create and enforce corporate internal policies to make sure this is always the case.
Here we match our IT capabilities with business projects, like product development or solutions implementations with clients and partners. IT analysts offer deep understanding of the technology capabilities and facilitate proper technology choices, while understanding their product and business implications and value. Project managers take on the lead of most complex technology development projects, assuring delivery staff and business priorities of the project are properly managed.
Administration & HR
We are responsible for the daily functioning of Billon and making Billon people happy. We seek great new talents to join our always-expanding team.
Bogumiła Cebelińska & Dominik Rutkowski
Here we define functionalities of our products and co-create seamless user journeys. We lead development projects, create roadmaps and deliver successful product launches.
Operations department makes sure all our products work, tests them and fixes if they don’t. Customer and client care – that’s us! Another part of our team is Knowledge Management Office which helps our employees understand our technology better and, in turn, work better.
This team develops and maintains web products used by Billon’s clients, as well as internal applications supporting daily work of our company. We use technologies applied by Facebook or Google to ensure speed and stability of our online products.
Krystian Kaniowski & Sylwester Goławski
Application team builds mobile and desktop apps for end users. Their work converts your smartphone or laptop to a blockchain node, allowing you to send and receive money in real time and store it on your device.
Marcin Godniak & Michal Wichulski
Blockchain & DLT
We are the cooks who invented Billon’s secret sauce recipe. Here the best blockchain experts in the country work on Billon’s civilized blockchain, make it even the best and most efficient blockchain technology globally.
Financial institutions middleware
The financial institutions middleware team works with our business partners to connect their systems with our blockchain architecture. Thanks to their work you can cash out Billon e-money in ATMs or transfer them to a bank account.
Every company needs lawyers – and that’s us. We take responsibility for contracts, negotiations, mediations, contacts with the public administration and the judiciary and other legal affairs of Billon.
Administration & Security
Administration & Security keeps our IT environment stable and secure. Our job is to ensure all other teams have conditions for an efficient and uninterrupted work.
Here we look for new international markets where Billon could grow. Our goal is to make our permissioned blockchain the world-wide standard for money and data governance.
Commercial & Sales
Commercial & Sales team finds new business opportunities for our unique blockchain technology. We look for partners who can introduce it to new business areas and prosper together with us.
Solutioning & Delivery
This team builds competences and processes necessary to deploy and expand solutions at clients. We also create and execute the strategy for partnership with infrastructure providers, making sure you can use Billon’s blockchain e-money via an ATM or a card.
Global FinTech Hackcelerator at Singapore FinTech Festival
Digital Shapers Award – Andrzej Horoszczak
Europas – Hottest Corporate Blockchain Project
2018 FinTech 50
2018 VC FinTech Accelerator Program
PLN4 million grant – The National Centre for Research and Development
World Summit Award – Diamond Award in Business & Commerce
Central European Startup Award – National Winner and People’s Choice Award
Fintech 71 Startup Accelerator
Horizon 2020 – grant EUR2 mln