• About Me

    I'm Co-Founder & COO of the insurtech startup Getsurance. We're building digital life insurance products with automatic underwriting and innovative robo advisor technology. Before founding Getsurance, I worked as a Research Engineer for Siemens and as a Securities Trader specialized in cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin.

     

    My expertise in finance covers the full range of financial products, including stocks, bonds, options, futures, fiat currencies and blockchain-powered cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ether.

     

    I'm a Certified Insurance Professional (IHK), I hold an MSc in Computer Science from the University of Hagen and a PhD in Applied Linguistics from the University of Hamburg.

  • In The Media

    I'm sometimes cited in the media on topics relating to insurtech and the blockchain.

    Citations

    „Für mich gehören Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash und andere Kryptowährungen zu einem breit gestreuten Portfolio genauso dazu, wie Aktien, Anleihen und Gold“, sagt Becher.

    Citations

    „Bitcoin funktioniert wie Bargeld. Es lassen sich anonym Transaktionen tätigen, auch illegale“, erklärt Viktor Becher, Gründer von Getsurance und Bitcoin-Experte.

    Interview

    Viktor Becher glaubt an die digitale Währung Bitcoin allen Warnungen herkömmlicher Finanzexperten zum Trotz. Mit ihm sprach Nadine Klees.

    Citations

    „Bitcoin ist ein Risikoinvestment
    und nur für Anleger geeignet, die sich
    über die Kryptowährung schlau gemacht
    haben und viel Geduld und stahlharte
    Nerven mitbringen“, sagt Viktor Becher.

    Citations

    Becher erklärt: „Die Technologie ist unserem Banken- und Währungssystem komplett überlegen.“

  • Experience

    Co-Founder & COO

    March 2016 - Present

    Building life insurance products for the digital age

    Securities Trader

    March 2014 - February 2016

    Trading stocks, commodities and cryptocurrencies on my own account

    Research Engineer

    July 2013 - February 2016

    Writing high-performance switchgear software for embedded systems

  • "I'm sure that in 20 years there will either be very large [bitcoin] transaction volume or no volume."

     

    Satoshi Nakamoto, Inventor of Bitcoin

  • Education

    University of Hagen

    2011 - 2016

    MSc Computer Science

    University of Hamburg

    2007 - 2011

    PhD Applied Linguistics

  • Reach Out

    Have questions about insurtech or the blockchain? Maybe I can help.