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Trading Education Posted by Team Topstep December 10, 2020

Bringing an Entrepreneurial Mindset to Investing with Viktor Nebehaj

Episode Summary:

Viktor Nebehaj didn’t originally want to get into investing. Preferring technology over finance, he started to get more interested in the financial world after a stint at Google left him with some stock. Fast forward to the present day, and Viktor is the co-founder of Freetrade, the main commission free trading platform in the U.K. With a goal of helping people build wealth through the financial world, listen in for more about that, and tips on avoiding the pitfalls that come with investing in complex financial products.

Full Show Notes:

In this episode of the Limit Up! podcast, we talk to Viktor about growing up in Europe, working at Google on SEO, and investing in international markets. Viktor and the team are now looking to expand into Europe soon, and possibly beyond that in the future. 

  • (03:29) – Interview with Viktor Nebehaj
  • (03:53) – Viktor’s early career
  • (07:55) – Google in 2005
  • (10:29) – Takeover in Hong Kong
  • (12:03) – Personal finance 101
  • (14:48) – Long-term vision
  • (19:00) – Maintain conviction
  • (21:53) – Founding Freetrade
  • (26:52) – Growth loop
  • (30:58) – Feature monetization
  • (35:23) – Freetrade SIPP
  • (38:03) – Topstep merchandise

Viktor is the co-founder of Freetrade, the main commission-free trading app, or neo-broker, in the UK, soon launching in Europe. Viktor grew up in Eastern Europe and joined Google’s early European team in 2005, where he spent seven years based in Dublin, Ireland. After a year-long gig in Hong Kong, where he headed up search engine optimization Asia-wide at an agency, he began his startup journey as an operator and investor. He is a public equity investor focused on tech companies as well. Viktor holds an MBA from the Central European University and lives in London with his wife.


What is Limit Up?

Limit Up! is a podcast for traders of all levels brought to you by Topstep. Whether you’re considering a career in trading and don’t know where to start, or you’re a seasoned veteran looking for advice from big names in the financial industry, Limit Up! is your guide. Join us weekly as we discuss the market in all of its volatile glory. Risk Disclosure:

Jack Pelzer is a co-host of Limit Up! He traded as part of a U.S. Treasury group for 7 years at Chopper Trading and DRW. After leaving the industry, he became a Writing Fellow and Senior Contributing Writer for The Onion. He is now the Head of Content at Topstep.

Dan Hodgman is a co-host of Limit Up! Before coming to Topstep, Dan traded 30 Yr Treasury Options and Yield Spreads. Before that, he served in the United States Marine Corps, where he simultaneously managed his own Futures Account, applying the skills he grew up learning from clerking on the trading floor. Now Dan works with the Traders here at Topstep as a Performance Coach and is a regular on the Daily Market Recap.

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