We are building the financial
infrastructure of tomorrow

We are making securities digital and globally available. Empowering financial institutions to offer securities to retail investors with a modular, scalable and accessible solution.

We are making securities digital and globally available. Empowering financial institutions to offer securities to retail investors with 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.

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

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Our leadership

Martin Kassing

Founder and CEO

Tobias Auferoth, CFA

CFO and Managing Director

Juha Ristolainen

Chief Technology Officer

Parker Crockford

Vice President of Growth

Sebastien Jeanquier

Chief Security Officer

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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

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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Parker Crockford

Vice President of Growth

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Sebastien Jeanquier

Chief Security Officer

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Philip Borchert

Head of People

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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.