Julie Brangstrup was born in 1978 in Taarbaek, Denmark, the middle child of three sisters.
She began her career as an intern at Morgan Stanley in 1998, and after one month was hired; Julie worked in the Private Clients division from 1998-1999, where she gained the financial foundations that have aided her in her entrepreneurial success.
In 2000, she founded Vita Viva alongside her father, Kim Brangstrup, and a carefully selected group of scientists, doctors and researcher who all specialised in nutritional health care. Today Vita Viva is one of Europe’s leading online suppliers of dietary supplements. Julie entrepreneurship experience paved the way for her next venture; Gumball 3000 which she co-founded with Maximillion Cooper.
Julie was VP of the Gumball 3000 Group from 2001 – 2010 operating five companies under the Gumball 3000 name, including Gumball 3000 Apparel, Gumball 3000 Films, Gumball 3000 Licensing, Gumball 3000 Events, Gumball 3000 Music. The Gumball 3000 name has developed into a global lifestyle brand and completed 12 rallies, with over 2000 participants, across 4 continents.
Alongside her business and career ventures, Julie graduated with a BA in Psychology and Business in 2002.
Julie is married to Hedgefund Owner Mark Brangstrup Watts, as well as being a full-time mother of six, a keen skier and a lover of motor-sports – as well as being the Founder and CEO of Cash & Rocket.