Hey, it's Manuel.

Manuel Brandt

Startups 🚀

Since I’m a child, I have been building digital projects, building my first website at the age of 11. I probably built dozens of different projects by now, some were just for fun, some became successful.


At 19, I joined a fast-growing ed-tech startup from Germany, Beducatedas the first developer, after working as a freelance developer for a while. By the age of 21, I led their Product & Engineering department, which I continued for 2 years.

In my time, we raised 1M+ EUR, and grew the company from 0 to 1M EUR ARR.


When I was 21, I founded Blogtec — a platform that provides companies with high-quality SEO services by matching their tasks with the best fitting freelance-professionals.

We initially bootstrapped it to 500K EUR ARR, and later raised money from VC firms, family offices, and angel investors.

Find out more on LinkedIn >>

Travelling ✈️

I was born and grew up in the North of Germany. After I made it through school, I worked for a year to save some money. 

Already as a child, I wanted to see the world, so with 19 I booked a one-way ticket to Bangkok to travel the world. Initially planned was 1 year, but after just 2 weeks I had a startup idea and decided to work on it abroad.

I ended up travelling around the world for 5 years, while working on startups. In those years, I’ve lived in Vietnam, Portugal, and Taiwan, and travelled 40+ countries. 

Now, I’m still travelling a lot; however, I’ve set up a base in the beautiful tech hotspot Taiwan. You can regularly find me in Germany and Vietnam as well.

I documented my travels on Instagram >>

My Hobbies 🌴

  • Building Startups
  • Traveling & Backpacking
  • Running 
  • Playing Guitar
  • Reading & Writing
  • Video Games