Sami Osman

Current role at Quartr
Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer

Resides in
Gothenburg, Sweden

After finishing his studies at Gothenburg University, Sami quit his accountant role after just nine months to find the job he’d be willing to wake up in the morning for. While searching for something interesting within finance, Sami started trading for himself. Later admitting that he clearly didn’t know what he was doing, his willingness to learn and obsession over staying updated on the latest news led him to realize there was unnecessary friction in the process of studying companies’ IR material. He pitched a product where this data could be gathered into a slick mobile app to a few friends on Twitter to solve this pain point for themselves. This product later led to the foundation of Quartr, the company.

He describes himself as mediocre at most things, while being very interested in human beings in general and having an eye for recognizing talent. He also spends an unhealthy amount of time watching European football.

Favorite Book
Big Mistakes: The Best Investors and Their Worst Investments (Michael Batnick, 2018)

Favorite Podcast Episodes
Brian Chesky’s new playbook (Lenny’s Podcast, 2023)
Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger - How to Build a Great Product (ILTB, 2019)
Paul Grahams Essays (Founders Podcasts, 2022)
Henry Schuck - Building Zoominfo (ILTB, 2023)

Favorite Quote
“It’s hard to do a really good job on anything you don’t think about in the shower”
- Paul Graham

Connect with Sami
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