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 built dozens of different projects by now, some were just for fun, some worked out.

Small Businesses

  • When I was 16, I built my first monetized business, music beats that I published on YouTube and an e-commerce store. I reached a few 100K streams, but didn’t continue.
  • With 19, I started freelancing in different marketing and development projects.
  • At the same time, I started my first startup “Infinite Charity“, which was a crowdfunding platform without fees.
  • With 20, I started my first company Brandt Media. Part of it was a small marketing agency, multiple blogs and magazines monetized with affiliate partnerships and paid articles, and I wrote a book about SEO, which sold ~500 copies.
 

Beducated

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 2M EUR ARR.

Blogtec

When I was 21, I founded Blogtec — an innovative provider of SEO and content services. We initially bootstrapped it to 500K EUR ARR, and later raised money from a VC firm, family offices, and angel investors.

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 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. 

My Hobbies 🌴

I love to work on all kinds of digital projects. Other than that, I like:

  • Traveling
  • Reading
  • Running & Lifting
  • Video Games & Movies