Meet the Pakistani entrepreneur who raised millions in her pre-seed round.
KARACHI, SINDH, PAKISTAN, August 11, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — You’ve probably heard of Sophie Hussainthe 27-year-old Pakistani entrepreneur best known for founding the first safe digital space for mental health in Pakistan, Mujhe Suno. Sophia brought thousands of Pakistanis into mental health care within months of her conception and was a force in raising awareness about mental health in the country.
Hussain recently made waves for his start-up, Mindframe Health, by entering the coveted Silicon Valley – a huge achievement for Pakistani entrepreneurs. Mindframe Health is a multi-platform teletherapy service provider that will offer teletherapy well below competitor prices to make therapy affordable and accessible to everyone.
“Our current competitors market themselves as ‘affordable’ and ‘accessible’, while simultaneously charging consumers an average utility bill each month. It is simply not acceptable.
She plans to create 1,000 jobs in Karachi by mid-2023 by moving Mindframe’s operations to Karachi, Pakistan: “My beautiful country has so much talent, especially in technology. It was very important to me to make sure that everything I did honored and included my people. All my C-level executives are also from Pakistan.
When asked about her inspiration, Hussain said, “Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto is my biggest inspiration. In 2006, I lost my father at 11 years old. After the death of my father, I no longer had a goal; no sense of direction and wondered why I didn’t feel as happy as the children around me. During this phase, I had the pleasure of meeting Benazir Bhutto at a family friend’s wedding in New York. All I knew about her then was that my uncle Kamran Zafar was a member of her party and she had helped arrange many of my cousins weddings but other than that I didn’t know much at 11 years old. In front of me was this lady who exuded so much grace that even the bride and groom were irrelevant in her presence. She caught everyone’s attention while saying nothing. I was in awe. It gave me direction and inspiration to work for something bigger than me that day. But above all, it represented the fact that girls in my country can do great things. His legacy still influences and inspires me today. She has been an insurmountable influence on me to find my purpose and help wherever I can in my home.
Hussain is passionate about increasing the percentage of women in the workforce and introducing a healthy and progressive working culture in Pakistan. She led Mindframe’s client validation tests in Pakistan and was surprised by the results. “In 24 hours, we received 5,000 appointment requests from people flocking to the opportunity for affordable therapy,” Hussain said.
“Our customer validation tests weren’t done through fancy software or anything, it was just testing our idea of ’would people opt for therapy subscriptions if they could afford it?’ “Our testing is complete, however, we have decided to stay live in Pakistan. Mindframe is still employing professionals in Pakistan remotely. In Pakistan, single mothers (and mothers) are stigmatized and less likely to find work. We We focus on employing the disadvantaged in every way and we are proud to offer work from home for sustainability and flexibility.
When asked how she stays motivated between Mujhe Suno and Mindframe, “I am completely and utterly deaf. Music isn’t really my thing. I’m a visual person, love TV/movies and watch a lot of nature documentaries to calm me down. I’m a huge fan of David Attenborough. I’m also a history buff. I don’t have time to read much but I’m a huge bookworm, especially of fiction. I almost always have Audible playing and my Kindle in my purse when I have a few free minutes to decompress.
“There’s no reason there shouldn’t be a ‘Pakistani Dream’ the same way there is an ‘American Dream’, I’d like to do my part in any way I can to make that happen. occur.” Mindframe raised millions in its pre-seed round and is expected to enter beta by the end of September 2022.