Hi there :)
My name is Sebastian Scheerer. I am a designer, tech startup founder, and business consultant from Berlin, Germany. I love building things:
Co-founded and headed the design team of the first cross-platform todo list. Acquired by Microsoft.
We founded ottonova in 2016 to make healthcare easier. It's become the health insurance with the highest customer satisfaction in the industry.
If so, you have come to the right place. I started [Superfounder.io](http://Superfounder.io) to help first-time founders achieve their dreams faster and with more fun. Whether you are still at your job thinking about founding your first startup but not sure to approach it, or you already incorporated your company and want to raise funding, improve your app or convert more customers. These are the things I can help you with.
When I was in school, things did not look so well. My grades were so bad, I barely graduated. I never went to university, and my parents were quite concerned if I would ever find a job that would earn me enough to make ends meet. It did not look good. I had tiny jobs in a supermarket, a moving company, and an office chair factory. I lived in my stepmothers' atelier (she is a painter) until she kicked me out. I moved to Berlin to start an internship at a company for erotic websites (I was the guy who made sure certain spots were covered for the public-facing landing pages). After 3 months I quit and was unemployed, living off social security for almost 5 years. I hit rock bottom.
But there was something I did constantly which many people couldn’t see. And I didn’t really know what was going to come from it either. Ever since I got my hands on a computer for the first time I was excited about what you could do with it. It dawned on me that there had to be people who got paid creating games (and websites). I wanted to know everything about it. That’s what I spent my time doing. From the outside it looked like just slacking around in my room. Most people thought I was just playing computer games. But I was more interested in building stuff. I was learning and creating more than I was consuming. And this is the way to use a computer if you want to be successful.
So 2008 I started working as a freelancer and step by step got to the point where I could get off social security. 2010 I met Christian Reber and got a job in his web agency. The same year we founded Wunderlist which was acquired in 2015 by Microsoft. One year later, in 2016, I became the co-founder and head of design for Germany's first paperless health insurance, ottonova. I’m not telling you this to brag. I’m not super smart. I don’t have a magic formula. But I have a passion… a passion to build products people love. To solve problems and create elegant solutions to complex problems.
This makes work so much fun. Because I get to serve others while enjoying myself. Yes, I know, this sounds so corny. And admittedly it’s not all easy and fun. It’s a lot of hard work and discussions. But it’s so much easier if you’re excited about what you're doing. At Wunderlist we always made sure we created something extraordinary. Something that people can’t wait to use. Something they can fall in love with. At ottonova, it’s a bit harder. Health insurance is incredibly complex but we try to make it as simple and accessible as possible. Isn’t that just the best to make a boring thing (more) fun?
If this sounds good to you and you want to create a product and company that stands out and have a ton of fun while doing it, you’re in the right place. I’ve come to where I am through a lot of luck, trial, and error. It took me ten years to get here. But you can get there much faster. Because now I know, there are certain things which need to happen to build a successful product and business. There are tools and techniques to focus on and proven methods to follow. This is what this page is all about: Help you become a Superfounder in your own right.
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