EP 47 – The Most Awesome Founder Talent Recordings #5 with Sufyan Osamah
In Episode 47 of the Most Awesome Founder Podcast, Dries talks to Sufyan Osamah, who just finished the latest WHU accelerator program. With his co-founder Nikolaus Ridder, he developed HonestDog, a platform to connect reputable breeders and shelters with people who want to buy their dogs more responsibly.
Man’s best friend is far from a mere platitude when Sufyan speaks about how the presence of dogs, even in adverse circumstances, impacted him as a child. Unfortunately, this also brought some tragic experiences as a dog owner for the first time.
Luckily, he could keep his remarkable compassion and interest for dogs and turn it into a business with the overarching goal of improving the lives of dogs by changing the intransparent way they are sold in Germany.
We hope you enjoy this pawsome podcast!
(02:03) Sufyan’s trajectory to Germany
(04:58) First experiences with pets in Sufyan’s childhood
(07:36) Sufyan’s personal story about his first dog Romeo
(11:29) How was the idea for HonestDog born?
(14:41) The pain points on the side of dog breeders
(16:32) HonestDogs’ value propositions
(19:08) The mission of HonestDog
(20:17) The ethical foundation for HonestDog
(22:23) Sufyan’s vision for HonestDog
(30:35) The vision for Kursinsel