Brandon Wu is the founder of game production company Studio Pepwuper and co-founder of augmented reality startup The Curious Collective Ltd. He founded and grew a Seattle game developer community to 2000+ members and is a bestselling author on Amazon.com and an avid violin player. After living in 4 countries in the past decade, he is now based in Cambridge, England. Brandon is a member of UK Department for International Trade’s Global Entrepreneur Programme, and BAFTA Games. Brandon has been a mentor and a speaker for Cambridge University, Anglia Ruskin University, Microsoft, Cambridge University Press, Unity, Casual Connect, and others. Previously, Brandon worked as a strategist and business manager at Sony and led a QA team at Electronic Arts.
- Sony Corporation, Tokyo. Headquarters Strategy Division, Network Products and Services
- Electronic Arts. Maxis Studio (The Sims series)
- University of Southern California, MBA 2007. Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Technology Commercialization
- University of California, Berkeley. BA in Economics 2002
Some of the other things he’s done:
- Bestselling Amazon Author – aced the GMAT within a month (99th percentile, 780), and wrote/published a book about it. The book is now among the best selling GMAT books on Amazon and Kindle and is in its 3rd Edition.
- Walked the red carpet at BAFTA Films Awards.
- Performed at Carnegie Hall in 2009, with celloist Yo-Yo Ma and conductor Daniel Harding in New York City with the Sony orchestra (he played violin).
- Proposed at one of the world’s busiest intersections in Shibuya, with the help of the giant outdoor display. (and did it without spending a dime)
- Survived living in Japan for 3 years without speaking much Japanese.
Selected Media Appearances:
- Adobe feature: Meet the Designer: Brandon Wu
- Member of the Young Entrepreneur Council
- Member of BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts)
- CNN Money / Fortune: 5 Gen-Y Corporate Refugee Entrepreneurs
- Lifehacker: Interview Yourself to Help Define Your Goals
- Huffington Post: 12 Success Metrics Your Startup Should be Tracking
- DailyMuse / The Muse: 17 Start-Up Founders Tell Us: What I Wish I Knew
- 聯合報 UDN Newspaper (Taiwan)
- Sony Corporate Website