One of Silicon Valley's youngest tech-based millionaires, Sebastian Dobrincu, founded Storyheap, only at the age of 17, which became a leading social media content marketing platform, and that was only the beginning of his phenomenal journey. He has been named "Silicon Valley's Youngest Self-Made Millionaire" and the youngest entry of the "30 Under 30" by Forbes.
Born in Bucharest, Romania, on August 30, 1998, Sebastian, unlike many other kids, harboured a deep affinity for programming and tech since his childhood so he started learning about software engineering on his own at the tender age of 7. He got his first job at age 11, when he helped an American yacht company make a new website.
Following in the footsteps of tech leaders like Elon Musk and Larry Page, Sebastian also joined Stanford University, to specialize in machine learning and artificial intelligence. However, he dropped out of college, much like other tech geniuses to devote his complete attention to his business endeavours.
Before founding Storyheap, Sebastian Dobrincu also worked with tech giants such as Facebook and Apple on core components of their products, and even met Mark Zuckenberg and Tim Cook. Both of them have offered Sebastian to work for their respective tech giants, realising his genius potential.
Sebastian himself revealed at a tech press in Pennsylvania that the idea of Storyheap came to him when he saw a group of girls on the street who were complaining about how difficult it is to manage all posts between different social media platforms.
Actively working on his genius idea, he gathered a small team of his own and began interacting with potential clients, trying to figure out what they would expect of such a solution. He also managed to attract funding as well and create the business. He launched the platform when he was 17 and the company became profitable after the first three months and reached USD 1 million in revenues in only six months of activity.
Storyheap is a leading analytics and management platform for social media content, which helps clients optimize and create brand awareness and improve their social media presence. Some of its top clients so far included Tumblr, Universal Studios, HubSpot, Selena Gomez, Kevin Hart and many other industry-leading players.
Storyheap was Sebastian's first step into the entrepreneurial world, so he naturally didn't just stop there, afterwards, he founded Brandmates and Owlmetrics, that were meant to support brands understand and use statistics to increase their social media awareness and at the same time grow their business.
Dobrincu has become a highly talented public figure and speaker. Inspiring other business minds in the world, he speaks at conferences where he shares his entrepreneurial advice with his audiences. The 21-year old also has a genuine interest in songwriting as he debuted his musical career in 2019 with the single “On Your Mind”, followed by “Halfway To The Moon”.