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

HighCastle enables investors to make investments in 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


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

Independent Director

President and CEO of the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE) between 2006 and 2013. Ex-CEO of the Bucharest Stock Exchange. 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.



Ulyana Shtybel

Vice President and Chief Capital Officer

Ulyana Stybel is the Chief Capital Officer at Highcastle, responsible for overseeing HighCastle’s investors. Ulyana is responsible for managing HighCastle’s investor group that spans individual investors, strategic partnerships with retail distribution partners, banks and other institutional investors including asset managers, pensions, foundations and endowments.
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.

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Denys Goncharenko

President and Chief Operating Officer

Denys Goncharenko is co-founder and ideologist of HighCastle. Master of Philosophy in Law, Denys is a lawyer and experienced Crisis Management professional. Former Head Of Legal Department State Tax Service of Ukraine.


Advisory Board


Leon Saunders Calvert

Leon S. Calvert is advising HighCastle on solutions for the investment banking and private equity professionals. Dedicated and experienced business leader in corporate finance information. Global Head of M&A and Capital Raising Propositions, Refinitiv (formerly the Financial and Risk Business of Thomson Reuters). 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.

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Ugo Bechis

Ugo Bechis is advising Highcastle on blockchain regulatory alignment and multinational payments integrations. Ugo has a professional experience in banking and finance, securities trading and payments services. He has been Head of Bank Multichannel Distribution, Home Banking, Trading On-line, Corporate and Retail Payments, following commercial responsibilities in Corporate and Trade Finance, Audit and Acquisitions.



Nitin Gaur

Director at IBM Blockchain Labs, Nitin is advising on blockchain technology implementation for HighCastle and global exchanges. He is serving at IBM to devise industry standards, working towards making blockchain for enterprise a reality. Master of Business Administration (MBA). Master of Science (MS) in Management Information Systems. Business + Technology Thought Leader. IBM Master Inventor with 40+ Patents.

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Nisa Amoils

Nisa Amoils

Nisa Amoils is advising HighCastle from her experience of venture capitalist, an early and growth investor, attorney and former entrepreneur. She has invested since 2010 in a variety of technology with focus on disruptive tech, which she writes about for Forbes: AR/VR, robotics, drones, aerospace, AI, autonomous mobility, cybersecurity, blockchain/crypto. She writes for Forbes and Blockchain Magazine. Nisa Amoils is a Board Member at CityBlock Capital.

She is a regular judge/panelist on CNBC, MSNBC, Fox, Cheddar and others. She is a mentor at Grand Central Tech and member of New York Angels. She is on the Board at Wharton Entrepreneurship and Girls who Invest. Prior to investing, she was an entrepreneur, media executive and corporate attorney and spent many years in business development at Time Warner and NBC Universal. She holds a business degree from the University of Michigan and a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

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