OUR STORY

We have worked since 2015 to develop and perfect different technology solutions to create the best blockchain and distributed ledger technology for our clients who wanted mass scale performance with national currencies, better digital engagement with their users, and a cheaper backoffice. We achieved a state of art technology that combines the best of blockchain and distributed ledger, made for enterprise implementations and fully compliant with data and money regulations.

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

enterprise DLT system

Management Team

Andrzej Horoszczak

CTO/CVO/Founder

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.

Wojciech Kostrzewa

Wojciech Kostrzewa

CEO

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, as the chairman of the Polish Business Roundtable, 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).

Robert Kałuża

Robert Kałuża

COO/Co-founder

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.

David Putts

David Putts

Chief Growth Officer

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 Figuła

Jacek Figuła

CCO

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.

Anand Phanse

Anand Phanse

CFO

Anand has been a board member and advisor to several fast growing companies. Recently he 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 is a business innovation coach for the European Commissions Horizon 2020 SME program.

Jeff Grady

Jeff Grady

Non-executive director

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.

Agnieszka Gotlibowska-Horoszczak

Agnieszka Gotlibowska-Horoszczak

Chairwoman

Agnieszka Gotlibowska-Horoszczak is an experienced legal counsel with corporate background, specialising in media and telecommunication law. In the past she worked for Polish and international law firms as well as headed a business and legal affairs team of Viacom International Media Networks in Poland. Currently, she is General Counsel for nc+ ITI Neovision, one of the biggest media companies in Poland (part of CANAL+ in Vivendi group).

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.

Michał Pakuła

Michał Pakuła

Head of Strategy

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.

Monika Jabłkowska

Monika Jabłkowska

Corporate Solutions

Monika has over 20 years of management experience in marketing and sales. She worked for Bank BPH (GE Capital Group), HSBC and Citi leading development of customer propositions, product innovations and sales strategy among her roles.
In Billon Monika is responsible for cooperation with global partners and corporate clients in financial sector.

Jeff Deneau

Jeff Deneau

DLT Platform Development & Strategy

Billon’s DLT Platform is a complete technology stack, with multiple software development teams contributing to our solution. We are responsible for directing and coordinating these internal teams; ensuring we deliver software today and develop our long-term technology roadmap for tomorrow. Billon is constantly innovating to retain our technological advantage, and this is where we develop and secure our intellectual property.

Maciej Józefowicz

Maciej Józefowicz

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.

Edward Słówko

Edward Słówko

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.

Jacek Pikul

Jacek Pikul

Project management

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.

Alicja Sitarek

Alicja Sitarek

Administration & HR

We are responsible for the daily functioning of Billon. Our goal is to make work here smooth, effective and exciting. We handle all the complicated HR things and seek great new talents to join Billon family. We help our people grow, providing trainings, incentives and after hours team building :)

Bogumiła Cebelińska

Bogumiła Cebelińska & Dominik Rutkowski

Product management

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.

Karolina Stępniak

Karolina Stępniak

Operations

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.

Piotr Obidowski

Piotr Obidowski

Web

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

Krystian Kaniowski & Sylwester Goławski

Application

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

Marcin Godniak & Michał 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.

Michał Maciejewski

Michał Maciejewski

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.

Piotr Brewiński

Piotr Brewiński

Legal & Compliance

Every company needs lawyers – and that’s us. We take responsibility for contracts, negotiations, contacts with the public administration and the judiciary and other legal affairs of Billon. We are in charge of compliance, making sure the company and our products function in accordance with legal regulations.

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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.

Marek Marczuk

Marek Marczuk

Business Development & Partnerships

Business Development & Partnerships team looks for new business opportunities and strategic partners to expand our business in the world. Together with our partners, who love our Billon’s civilized blockchain technology, we create use cases with long-term business values for companies from any sector.

Jakub Paczuski

Jakub Paczuski

Commercial & Sales

We help client identify where blockchain/distributed ledger brings the most value and new revenue.
We respond to every email, keep our word, and establish long term relationship.

OUR AWARDS AND GRANDS:

Elevator Lab acceleration program by Raiffeisen

October 2019

InCredibles acceleration program by Sebastian Kulczyk

October 2019

Polish Tech Bridges grant by the Polish Investment and Trade Agency

September 2019

Business with Vision award by the Minister of Entrepreneurship and Technology of Poland

September 2019

Go To Brand – $100K grant

August 2019

Horizon 2020 – €2M grant

May 2019

Silicon Review 30 Best Leaders to Watch – Wojtek Kostrzewa

April 2019

Global FinTech Hackcelerator at Singapore FinTech Festival

November 2018

Digital Shapers Award – Andrzej Horoszczak

November 2018

Europas – Hottest Corporate Blockchain Project

July 2018

2018 FinTech 50

June 2018

2018 VC FinTech Accelerator Program

May 2018

PLN4 million grant – The National Centre for Research and Development

May 2018

World Summit Award – Diamond Award in Business & Commerce

March 2018

Central European Startup Award – National Winner and People’s Choice Award

November 2017

Fintech 71 Startup Accelerator

September 2017

Horizon 2020 – grant EUR2 mln

July 2017

OUR PARTNERS:

FISMicrosoftMKIDeposit SolutionsBIKUniversity Of WarsawWartaPMI