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
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 as the chairman of the Polish Business Roundtable, the deputy chairman of the supervisory board of ERGO Hestia and the member of the board of directors of Stadler Rail and the supervisory board of Canal+ Polska. Wojtek is a graduate of the Economic Faculty at the Kiel University.
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.
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 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.
John has over 30 years of experience in finance and audit. Over the last twenty years, he has worked primarily with the ITI Group in Poland, which was a privately held, media and entertainment conglomerate. First as an advisor to it’s shareholders, then as CFO of the ITI Group, and finally as CFO of TVN, which was the largest publicly held television broadcaster in Poland. Prior to that he was European finance responsible for a US owned ERM consulting company, as well as for a US owned FMCG manufacturer and distributor. He started his professional career with PWC Switzerland in both audit and corporate finance. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland, US and is also a US Certified Public Accountant.
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).
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 GRANTS:
Elevator Lab acceleration program by Raiffeisen
InCredibles acceleration program by Sebastian Kulczyk
Polish Tech Bridges grant by the Polish Investment and Trade Agency
Business with Vision award by the Minister of Entrepreneurship and Technology of Poland
Go To Brand – $100K grant
Horizon 2020 – €2M grant
Silicon Review 30 Best Leaders to Watch – Wojtek Kostrzewa
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