Andreas is a Vienna-based entrepreneur currently working on an exciting new software product. With his Bitbond loan he aims to prepare for the launch and bring the product to the masses. Read on to see how Andreas first came into contact with bitcoin and how potential investors can reach him.
Bitbond: Thank you very much for taking the time to talk to us. Could you start off by telling us what your relationship to bitcoin is and how you first heard of it?
I heard of bitcoin a couple of years ago and was interested in the possibilities implicit in this kind of currency. But to be honest I couldn´t imagine that it would work. I am a regular listener to the “Guardian” tech podcast and in one of the episodes they were talking about the possibilities of how we will pay in the future.
It was a very good episode and made me understand the background.
Bitbond: Cool. What do you think the future holds for bitcoin? Is it the modern-day equivalent of the internet or will it fall flat on its face?
The future will be bright for bitcoin, I am certain about this. And yes, it won´t stop changing the way we use money. Just like the Music industry has been changed, the film and photo industry has been changed through the internet and so many other things in our life.
The next big thing is now banking and I believe that these institutions already know that the time has come.
Bitbond: What do you hope to achieve with your loan, and why did you choose Bitbond?
I am working for Mastermetrics, a software company. We produce applications that help users live a better lifestyle. The loan will help to give us a little more runway in developing one of our services which we hope to launch by the beginning of next year.
Bitbond: What are the benefits of a bitcoin loan compared to a conventional equivalent like a bank loan?
No hassle with banks and I look forward to a very straight forward handling of the loan. I am new to it but hope that this plattform will do good business in the near future because there are lots of people out there who have great ideas but will never get a chance to get a loan from a traditional bank.
This is a shame because it is then in hands of a very few people and banks.
I hope that we will be successful very soon with our service because I will certainly remember our difficult times now and would like to be in a position – once gained success – to contribute to other people with great business ideas.
Bitbond: What is your favourite feature on Bitbond? What features do you think are missing?
To be honest, I can´t say at the moment. Bitbond is very nice to use and has lots of features which I still have to discover.
Bitbond: As a business owner, does your place of work accept bitcoin? If not, what do are the chances of that changing?
At the moment we are not accepting bitcoins but this will change soon. So there are clear goals and if we get the money together to finish our service we will also accept bitcoins.
Bitbond: What would you want potential investors to know about your loan?
We want to be honest with potential investors! We see great potential in our software. For those who want to see more I will send an online presentation. I don´t want to publish it here because it is still a little “secret”.
Please email me if you want to have further information and access to it: [email protected]
Thanks for your interest