Hi Emmanuel, welcome to NoCode. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and how Bubble came about?
Hello everyone, it’s great to be here. I’m originally from France and went to college there. It took me quite some time to figure out what to do with my life: I started my career as a management consultant in China before going to Harvard for business school. There, I experimented with a few ideas, from finance to fashion (yes, fashion!) and eventually started looking more at tech stuff around graduation. I was then put in touch with Josh who had started working on what wasn’t called Bubble yet and was looking for a cofounder. Believe it or not, but we decided to partner on our first meeting (I had an offer expiring the following day, so we had to move fast).
Josh came up with this idea through a combination of two main factors:
What problem is Bubble trying to solve?
Bubble is solving a few problems that all have the same root cause. Today, without Bubble, building technology is hard and expensive. This leads to a few problems. First, there are a ton of people out there that have great business skills but no access to technical resources or capital, whose project there never starts. We are offering these people a tool to launch their project faster for an extremely cheap price (it’s basically free until you launch, and then it’s about 16/month).
The second problem that we target in the longer term is the computer literacy issue. Down the line, in a few years, people that won’t be able to program computers will have a hard time to find a job and make a living. And we don’t think teaching everyone how to code is the way to go, as coding is tedious and too low-level for a lot of tasks. Bubble is our answer to this longer term, but very real, issue.