About us

HighCastle – is an online investment marketplace for private securities and other alternative investments, driven by distributed ledger technology.

HighCastle enables investors to make investments into private companies, hedge funds, bonds, loans, property and variety of other investment opportunities. HighCastle`s proprietary API sources these opportunities from technology-enabled online platforms (P2P, P2B, crowdfunding platforms and other trusted channels outside of the traditional banking system).

For the businesses HighCastle offers a hassle free resource to raise capital through private placement, crowdfunding, or other types of alternative fundraising, such as ICOs and Token sales, so entrepreneurs can raise money for their needs. Quickly, Efficiently, Safely. We use Distributed Ledger Technology to digitalise alternative investments globally.

Board of directors


Ulyana Shtybel

Vice President

Ph.D. in Economics, former Executive Director of Warsaw Stock Exchange in Ukraine, BP Officer at American Chamber of Commerce, business trainer at Alfa Bank; worked at UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (NYC). Since 2011 Ambassador to One Young World Summit.

Philip Millar. Executive Director at HighCastle

Philip Millar

Executive Director

Former Executive Director, CME Asia and Head of Global Clearing Services of HSBC Singapore and Hong Kong. Mr. Millar has helped to establish a UK based fintech company offering access to OTC liquidity pools in multiple asset classes, holding the position of Director at Basis Capital Markets, a British brokerage, and financial technology company. He was a representative on the Project Steering Committee which successfully implemented a new clearing system for Bursa Malaysia Derivatives, covering listed and off-exchange derivatives trades, supporting a business generating revenues in excess of USD 20 million.


Philip Walsh

Regulatory Compliance Director

Mr. Walsh is a senior compliance professional with 15 years experience in FCA Compliance. Since 2003, Philip has gained experience within financial services industry as a compliance consultant at Bovill, Head of Compliance and Corporate Finance Executive at Zimmerman Adams International, Principal Consultant at ACA Compliance (Europe) Ltd.


Ludwik Sobolewski

Non-executive Director

CEO of the Bucharest Stock Exchange. President and CEO of the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE) between 2006 and 2013. Before WSE, Sobolewski spent several years as the Executive Vice-President of the Polish National Depository for Securities (and Clearing House). He was also chairman of Polish Power Exchange, BondSpot, Exchange Centre SA.


Denys Goncharenko

Co-founder, Group CEO

MPhil. in Law, founder at HighCastle, Managing Partner at High Castle Capital, Licensed Trustee in Bankruptcy, Former Head Of Legal Department State Tax Service of Ukraine.

Advisory board


Leon Saunders Calvert


Global Head of Capital Markets & Advisory at Thomson Reuters. Dedicated and experienced business leader in corporate finance information with an MSc in International Management. A driver of strategy and innovation, developing intelligent content and workflow solutions for the investment banking and private equity community with a proven success record in guiding people and projects to achieve company goals and facilitate expansion objectives.


Ugo Bechis

e-Payment & SEPA Adviser

Ugo has a professional experience in Banking and finance, transactional and distribution services. He has been Head of Bank Multichannel Distribution, Home Banking, Trading On-line, Corporate and Retail Payments, Cards, Consumer Credit and Bancassurance, following commercial responsibilities in Corporate and Trade Finance, Audit and Acquisitions.


Nitin Gaur


Director at IBM Blockchain Labs. Master of Business Administration (MBA). Master of Science (MS) in Management Information Systems. Business + Technology Thought Leader. IBM Master Inventor with 40+ Patents.

Core team


Vladimir Saakov

Chief Financial Officer

MPhil. in Economics, trader at Nasdaq and serial entrepreneur. High-skilled manager with a focus on business development and improving financial performance. Gained extensive experience working with international companies operating in Emerging Markets and Real Estate.


Constantin Pechnikov

Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer

MPhil in Law, Master degree in Engineering. Serial Entrepreneur with a primary focus on IT and Law. More than 20 years of experience. Gifted Back-end Developer with wide portfolio of creating algorithmic trading systems.


Roman Tehlivets

Chief Innovation Officer  at HighCastle

Bachelor's degrees in Politology and Consulting Psychology