Benjamin Ranft

Benjamin Ranft

Good design is good business. My portfolio and projects are built to simplify technology and create value for everyone.


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Web App | Spotown

Your favourite spots

in town

I designed and developed my first project Spotown as part of the 3-month Full Stack Development bootcamp I completed at neuefische in Hamburg. It is an all-in-one web app to save, organise and share your favourite locations. Save new discoveries, revisit them and share them with friends.

Startup | Cutnut


Made Simple

Cutnut is a B2B startup based in Hamburg, simplifying vertical story production for companies. I’ve been co-founder and chief product officer for five years and have led the development and market launch of the desktop software, mobile apps and API services.

Startup | Storypepper

Automatically turn

content into stories

Storypepper is a joint venture of Cutnut and Contentpepper providing an API service that automatically converts web articles into visual stories and publishes them to the web and Instagram. I have been leading this project, securing the initial funding from the Google DNI Fund and managing the development to market launch.

Startup | Lieblingslicht

Your favourite light

Handmade in Bavaria

Lieblingslicht is a small lighting manufacturer based in Munich, which I co-founded in 2016. Our luminaries are handmade from mouth-blown glass by a famous manufacturer in Frauenau near Zwiesel and turned solid brass from a metal workshop in Munich. I’m responsible for the company’s digital and marketing strategy.

About me

I love to dig into problems and solve them with modern technology. I have co-founded three startups and built them up from scratch to successful market launch together with our amazing teams. Simplicity lies at the core of my work and defines the products that I create, scale and optimise to create value for their users.

Most recently I graduated from a 3-months coding bootcamp and became a Junior Full Stack Developer. My tech stack now includes: Java / Maven / Spring Web / Spring Security / JWT / JUnit / MongoDB / JavaScript / React / Styled-Components / Google Maps API / Docker / Git / Figma.

My sense for good design arose in my teenage years. Since then, I have been professionalising my skillset in photography, videography and web design and UI/UX design. I kickstarted my freelancing career in 2013 and have successfully carried out many projects with national/international customers.

I have studied at ie Business School and Cornell University and received my B. Sc. in Business Administration with honours. My thesis was awarded “Best Dissertation of 2017” and am currently looking for new opportunities.

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Career highlights

2021 - Present
Senior Product Manager at airfocus
2020 - 2020
Jr. Full Stack Developer at neue fische
2018 - 2020
Co-founder & VP Product at Storypepper
2016 - 2020
Co-founder & CTO at Lieblingslicht
2015 - 2020
Co-Founder & CPO at Cutnut
2014 - 2014
Business Developer at Rocket Internet
2013 - 2020
Digital Media Freelancer
Benjamin Ranft

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