Michael Brandt is co-founder and COO of H.V.M.N. Prior to starting H.V.M.N.,
he studied computer science & design at Stanford. Michael always appreciated
the importance of education & interface design in bringing powerful
new technologies to widespread use. Michael was previously a
Product Manager at Google and an Adjunct Professor at the Academy of Art in SF.
In the exciting field of human enhancement, H.V.M.N. bridges the gap between
cutting-edge R&D and products that people actually use on a daily basis.
Michael thinks about “solving both sides of the equation”—searching
for promising new technologies on the one hand, and on the other
hand understanding people’s wants and needs to create useful,
delightful products for our community.
Michael is an avid endurance athlete, who in 2017 transitioned from a
casual gym-goer to training and competing in long distance running and triathlons.
He medaled in his age group in his first half-Ironman as well as his first
50k trail race. The keys to the quick progression? Using technology to
optimize as many variables as possible, from hydration, nutrition,
and blood glucose levels, to footstep cadence and heart rate.
Without a ton of time to train, every workout has to serve a purpose.