New Orleans, Rinaldo, Anthony Ray discussed on Let's Talk Pets
Welcome back to groomer humor. Once again, we are your hosts I'm Rudy along with my son, Anthony Ray, and as mentioned are very very special guest today is Rinaldo web founder of had played. Thank you so much for being with us today. Rinaldo? Hey, how you guys doing? We're very very well. Thank you, man. Appreciate you coming on the let's get right into this. Because I want to know a little bit about you. Tell us a little about yourself. We know you're from New Orleans, you're raised by a single mom. Let's talk a little bit about that. Real quick. Yeah. You know, we'd be loved growing up in New Orleans amazing meeting experience, you know, one of the few unique places really really you have you guys back then. Going up to my mom with great grew up. Grew up against you sisters, and put in a lot of energy and effort related kind of you know, the make up you never want for anything. I learned a lot from the drought years after living in New Orleans for awhile and went to school up and bought he says it now. That was great very very challenging. And after a while when I realized I was gonna ball string theory. The job, and you know, an over into consulting. I worked for a couple of big consulting firm, McKinsey and oak Catterson. I spent a couple year that and you know, they're I work a lot in factories. And you know, that really led me to you know, wanting to cook my dog Winston with Vinci. Let me be while launching pets play. But you know, it for me. Really just been a any you just exploring and trying. Always learn something new day. I can. Yeah. That's just a little bit about me. That's awesome. Rinaldi? I I love that. You you give props to your mom. I grew up with a single dad, I kinda can relate. So, but I love that you give your props to your mom, so important. Hard to raise. Even imagined numb. I'm sure you are. But let's talk a little bit about that too late. What you're obviously an entrepreneur right now. What I what advice can you give to a up and coming entrepreneur like yourself? Yeah. You know, I think it really just has to come to finding something that you believe, and and and really going after it very much, but I would have played, you know, found faith. But I thought I could do a lot of good. If when I saw the pet be factory though, people, and I really thought that there was a real food solution. I can make a difference in the lives of a lot of parents. And that was something that I was able to rally behind. So I always all entrepreneurs that are thinking about launching something make sure you find something you're excited about because it's going to be hard, right? You're gonna fail, you know, hundred thousand of times Indian failure daily and always good to be able to make sure that you can fall back on a on a mission and innovation New York. Padded about. And then I would also say, you know, really make sure that you have your mentors. You know, I again, when one of my learning do always learned the hard way, you know, there's so much that you don't know. And I also like to say like most people know that there's an Loppy don't know. But then they don't know all the stuff that they don't know that they should know. And that's where I feel going can really come into play in ink and help to set you up. Right. I find so many times entrepreneurs it's kind of pride, you know, I've been fucked up. Put any petro, but you don't always have to reinvent the wheel where people can help you. And where people are willing to help you make sure you take that kind of two little nugget. We could talk about this for hours probably know. Yeah. I wish I knew. But it's beautiful because you have such great insight because you're going through it as well. And I I don't think that entrepreneurs ever stopped going through it. It's kind of just a constant journey. So it's one thing that we love about again. We're just so happy to have you on the show. So I gotta be honest with you Rinaldo, I'm looking at the brochures, and I've seen you're the food on YouTube and everything and it looks so good. I feel like breaking out with with a fork and spoon and dig myself, honestly, like crackers with this because look so tempting so let's talk a little bit about the food. The one thing I love about it is grain free, right? Yeah. So we have a variety of different options. And okay. The people that you haven't heard of before where I and grade had delivery service. Imagine a prequel blue apron that gets delivered to your door dog. And hopefully, very soon we'll have to any requests on it being rain-free. That's we have four different options right now for dog that definitely need a grain free diet currently up two options available a beef and Turkish, and then you know, we have also a chicken dish it of having any grain as well. And then our lamb dish has keen wine. It, you know, we're always going to be launching meals and of changing we offer. So we just wanna make sure that we have something for everybody. There. The weather. Your dog has your allergies or the picky? Eater stomach. We're really trying to make sure that we have a formulation out there that will work for you. That's amazing. Yeah. It's definitely intriguing and we love it. Do you find that with the ongoing obesity problem that we're having with our pets? Are you finding with your product is a healthy option. Yeah. And you know, anything huge. Tissue right with. I believe six percent dogs in America being overweight or obese Napley probably about the thing for cat. It's using them. When you start looking at other on elements associated with that such as like, diabetes, right? It just it can really be updating problem. You think about that Bill better associated with those? But you know, we really liked their different different ways. One using high-quality ingredients ingredients that we use. We don't use any seller. And that make sure that you're pump is essentially they guessing all all the food, and it's really using all the nutrients that we're providing and I think that's really important. You know, just like you are what you put in. And if you're you know, putting in dunk chillier, and I'm gonna get stuff out. But I think the bigger portion of it is that we portion all of our meal. In that based on the way by the dog when you hop on on our website. You know, you talk a little bit about your puppy. Then from now, we can understand how many powers per data they need. And I think that's a big, you know, all that happened with all their product weather, its Kibble or wet food you go out and you buy this giant bag, and it's really unclear how much you're supposed to feed your dog. Right. And your dogs loving the food. You want to be happy. You're adding a little bit more than you're adding tree. And they went down knowing it, you just giving your way more calories than the.