Dose of Society has millions of followers across it’s Snapchat, TikTok, YouTube, and Instagram accounts, and the common word that can be associated with their pages is humanity.
“The idea actually started back when I was 16 years old,” Faid told ONE37pm. “London was an interesting place when I was growing up. We had a massive increase in knife crime and university fees, and on top of that we had to deal with the London Riots.
“A lot of young people were involved in that and I saw it as an expression of people like myself that were tired and frustrated. It seemed like our voices weren’t being heard.
“So I had this concept of hitting the streets of London and talking to people my age about various stuff because at the time there really wasn’t a platform that was open to these types of discussions.
“Originally I was a little bit nervous, but once I got to university two or three years later I gained that confidence to pick up a camera and just speak to young people about real issues.”
For Faid, his vision has always been about creating a safe environment for everyday humans to share their personal experiences no matter how serious or light hearted.
Once he realized his concept was gaining traction, that’s when Faid brought in his partner Lartey to take things to another level.
“I immediately fell in love with the stories and all the different walks of life,” Faid said. “After university, I was building up my following and that’s when I got my co-founder involved.
“I shared my vision with him and he was on board pretty much immediately.”
Faid and Lartey would grind out videos for months during their lunch breaks of their regular 9-to-5 jobs in the hopes of making a dent on social media’s biggest platforms.
Luckily for Dose of Society, they received a significant opportunity early on that would change the outlook of their business when Snapchat came calling.
“We had this really cool opportunity with Yellow, which is run by Snapchat, and that was really kind of our big break,” Lartey said. “Snapchat were investing in 10 companies around the world so this all happened very fast for us.
“We flew out to Los Angeles, they started a timer and they gave us 10 minutes to present just like on Shark Tank.
“To this day I can’t even remember what we said there. We just gave it our all and thankfully it happened and it really changed everything for us with their investment.”
Dose of Society has prided itself on its ability to connect with a broad global audience despite mainly targeting the United Kingdom and United States markets early on the company’s growth.