We are building the financial
infrastructure of tomorrow

The Upvest mission is to make investing as easy as spending money. To get there,  we enable digital platforms to make great investment opportunities available to anyone via a modular, scalable and accessible solution.

The Upvest mission is to make investing as easy as spending money. To get there,  we enable digital platforms to make great investment opportunities available to anyone via a modular, scalable and accessible solution.

Our story

Upvest was founded in 2017 by Martin Kassing with the purpose to open up the financial world, providing economic opportunities for all.

Since then, we’ve grown to a 30+ employees company dedicated to empower other financial institutions, and backed by Europe’s top Venture Capital companies.

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Our values

01
Think fearlessly, act fast

We value experimentation and agility, adapting on the fly to find the right way forward.

02
Step up, stand together

We stand together as a team to deliver the result, even when the going gets tough.

03
Be street smart

We apply our experience and know-how to take decisions. We do what’s right, not what’s easy.

04
Low egos, high expectations

Even when it looks like we’re winning, we don’t take our foot off the pedal.

Our investors

We are backed by Europe’s largest venture capital funds

HV CapitalEarlybirdNotionPartechSpeedinvestmentSpeedinvestment

Our leadership

Martin Kassing

Founder and CEO

Tobias Auferoth, CFA

CFO and Managing Director

Juha Ristolainen

Chief Technology Officer

Til Rochow

Chief Product Officer

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Sebastian Jeanquier

Chief Security Officer

Sebastien is the Chief Security Officer of Upvest. He has significant experience in security advisory consulting, penetration testing and incident management spanning a wide variety of industries. Sebastien joined Upvest in 2019 to develop the security architecture, implement operational rigour and define IT best practice policies and processes within the company.

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Stefano Bovo, MBA

Head of Compliance

Stefano is the Head of AML & Compliance at Upvest. He leads the team and makes sure that Upvest is always compliant with the latest market regulations and applies the industry “best-practices” in all the regions we are operating in. Before joining Upvest in July 2020, he worked for some of the top-tier banks in Europe, managing several processes in both the compliance and the AML fields.

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Philip Borchert

Head of People

Philip is the head of people and organization of Upvest. He has extensive experience in human resources and managing Fintechs teams. Before joining Upvest in 2020, Philip worked in different countries and cultures. His multiple geographical experience makes him the perfect person to bring a multicultural company together.

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Martin Kassing

Founder and CEO

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Tobias Auferoth, CFA

Chief Financial Officer

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Juha Ristolainen

Chief Technology Officer

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Til Rochow

Chief Product Officer

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As one of the first employees of Upvest, I’ve accompanied the journey and the possibilities on the way. What I like most about being at this company is the great agility we had in the past to find our way of transforming the bigger picture into something real. We’re still in the process of making our vision a reality and it’s super exciting”

Anne Taraschewski

HR & Finance Manager

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I've been given interesting opportunities for delivering on big impact projects affecting the entire blockchain ecosystem. With constant support from the Leadership team, I've also participated in various hackathons, conferences and developer workshops supporting my career growth as a blockchain data engineer. The team is constantly challenging me to push myself further and I just love working here!”

Pranay Valson

Developer & Community

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I joined Upvest in September 2018. While many things have changed, I’ve always worked with people with great talent and a huge excitement about building a business at the forefront of innovation. These values still represent the foundation of our company culture”

Pietro Arvati

Talent Acquisition

Join our team

We’re looking for people who share our values, bring fresh perspectives to the table, and want to make an impact.