Hi. I’m Matt Hagemann, a CTO and equity investor living in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Matt Hagemann

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CTO

I’ve developed web applications for all my previous employers including ION, State Street and Deutsche Börse. Now I serve as the CTO at Nyonya which builds Southeast Asia’s smartest food platform to help people make better food decisions.

I use modern front-end and back-end technologies to build reactive web applications. The internet has evolved a lot since I started to develop online platforms in 1998, and so did I. Today, I use JavaScript frameworks such as Express.js running on Node.js and create front-end user experiences with Vue.js to solve complex issues with user-friendly interfaces.


Equity Investor

There is something about the stock market that deeply excites me. This is why I’ve written about The Psychology of Financial Markets before graduating from the University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg.

I research a lot about our investment environment in order to invest in the big ideas that change our society as a whole. I bought my first shares in Apple in 1999 because I believed in their products and their culture before anybody else did. Investment tip: The same is happening with Tesla now. Warren Buffett’s quote summarizes my investment philosophy in one line: “If you don’t find a way to make money while you sleep, you will work until you die.”


Projects

Building Southeast Asia’s smartest food platform to help people make better food decisions. Migrated legacy PHP code to a modern and scalable tech stack including Node.js, MongoDB and Vue.js. Now working on integrations to enrich digital food experiences.

Technology Stack

  • Node.js
  • Express.js
  • MySQL
  • Vue.js
  • Element UI
  • Bootstrap
  • jQuery
  • HTML/CSS

Duration

˜ 6 months

Created a VAT number validation API with a dashboard based on Vue.js. Since January 1st, 2015, EU laws require that private customers must be charged a VAT irrespective of whether the supplier is inside the EU or outside the EU.

Technology Stack

  • Node.js
  • Express.js
  • MongoDB
  • Vue.js
  • Element UI
  • HTML/CSS

Duration

˜ 2 months

Cloud-based pre-school and childcare management system that saves hours on paperwork and ensures compliance with health and safety regulations. It includes a teacher and parent communication module, child development checklists and pre-school privacy management among others. Worked with a funded startup to prototype their first MVP.

Technology Stack

  • PHP
  • SlimPHP
  • MySQL
  • jQuery
  • Bootstrap
  • HTML/CSS

Duration

˜ 6 months