Are you convinced of our digital advantages?

We are the ones who can make your life easier.

ottonova is a rapidly growing team of over 100 committed employees who do their utmost for our customers. This includes fair plans, lightning-fast reimbursements, and innovative features such as our telehealth appointments. Our customers always take center stage.

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Who is behind ottonova?

Dr. Roman Rittweger

Dr. Roman Rittweger

Founder & Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Once an impulse generator, always an impulse generator: Roman Rittweger is physician and a game changer in the health sector.

Sebastian Scheerer

Sebastian Scheerer

Founder & Chief Design Officer

The designer is the creative mastermind among the founders. He ensures an intuitive and all-around engaging digital customer experience.

Frank Birzle

Frank Birzle

Founder

The IT specialist and founder was responsible for the basic technological framework of the company until the beginning of 2019.

Dr. Bernhard Brühl

Dr. Bernhard Brühl

CEO

As a doctor of business mathematics and actuary (DAV) Bernhard knows very well what makes us strong as an insurer in the long term.

Martin Betzwieser

Martin Betzwieser

Chief Financial Officer

With his many years of experience in e-commerce, Martin heads the company's finance department.

Jesko David Kannenberg

Jesko David Kannenberg

Chief Marketing and Sales Officer

Jesko, a multichannel expert, takes care of innovative marketing and sales experiences around our products.

Christopher Koker

Christopher Koker

Chief Growth Officer

Being the CGO, Chris stands for ottonova's growth strategy.

Dr. Roman Rittweger

Dr. Roman Rittweger

Founder & Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Once an impulse generator, always an impulse generator: Roman Rittweger is physician and a game changer in the health sector.

Leonard Clemens

Leonard Clemens

Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Leonard Clemens has decades of experience in the finance and investment industry and is founder of the private equity growth firm Cadence Growth Capital (CGC).

Our key milestones.

Since entering the market, we have launched several plans, won numerous awards, and provided innovative features and services. We are particularly proud of our outstanding level of customer satisfaction.

01.12.2015

ottonova is founded

20.06.2017

We've got it: the license from the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin).

16.10.2017

We are pioneers: we offer our policyholders telehealth appointments.

04.04.2018
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We launch our expat plan.

02.09.2018
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We launch our satisfaction guarantee and are the only private health insurance company to fight against blocked old-age provisions!

17.01.2019

We set up a joint venture with GlobalSide to advance digitization in the insurance industry.

01.05.2019
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Stiftung Warentest selects supplementary dental plan as test winner

01.11.2019

ottonova closes a financing round for 50 million euros

01.01.2020

ottonova opens new location in Cologne

02.02.2020

The health X customer program launches

28.07.2020
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Check24 exclusively offers the new civil servant tariff

14.04.2021

ottonova receives "Great Place to Work" award

01.08.2021
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ottonova launches new tariffs for civil servants

05.08.2021

ottonova closes a financing round for 40 million euros

17.08.2021

The KUBUS study awards ottonova with the best customer satisfaction

08.12.2021
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The ottonova dental tariffs without waiting period enter the market

29.12.2021

ottonova aquires the KVpro portal

22.03.2022

The Gini Pay By Bank transfer function goes live

01.04.2022

ottonova has >200 employees

01.04.2022

ottonova is climate neutral

12.05.2022

ottonova launches marketing of white-label products

17.05.2022

ottonova's again test winner for top-up dental insurance (Stiftung Warentest)

18.08.2022

ottonova launches new student tariffs

02.09.2022

ottonova closes Series F financing round for 34 million euros

25.10.2022

ottonova launches company health insurance

01.01.2023

Dr Roman Rittweger, founder of ottonova, is Chairman of the Supervisory Board. Dr Bernhard Brühl is CEO of ottonova.

2015 Today

Key figures that set us apart.

120

Employees

4,8

stars awarded our customers in the Appstore for our mobile apps

0,5

Winner mark from Stiftung Warentest for our dental tariff

2052

Days without premium increase for our tariffs

Find the right tariff

Just a few clicks to your new insurance. By the way: Thanks to the satisfaction guarantee, you don't run any financial risk.

What our customers say

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