The Challenges of Growing a Marketplace in the Childcare Space - Ari Last, Founder and CEO of Bubble

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The Challenges of Growing a Marketplace in the Childcare Space - Ari Last, Founder and CEO of Bubble

How do you build the safest and smartest marketplace in the world? - You add friction. But how do you grow and scale it - you get rid of friction. This is one of the biggest challenges you’d face if you’re building a marketplace in the childcare industry. 

We spoke with Ari Last, founder of Bubble, to find out the ups and downs of building a marketplace in one of the most sensitive industries. And no, Bubble is not “the Uber for babysitting”. 

In this episode:

  • Ari’s personal journey to building a platform of 130,000 members 
  • How do you drive demand without being too salesy (your child is not a pizza, right?)
  • How is the product addressing the leakage issues? 
  • What’s the impact of lower pricing on activation? 
  • Why the first-time user experience is everything for consumer products that deal with such a sensitive area
  • What’s the biggest challenge for the childcare industry
  • And of course, the elephant in the room, Covid, and how they’re fighting back 
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  • Mario

    Packed with purpose! These short bites of knowledge and wonder will give you inspiration to stay on your mission, build consistency, and serve others with all your heart!


    The part where he mentions that he wants to be adopted by a more functional family even at 45 yrs really hits home. Really delineates how no matter how old and independent you are, you still need love and support.

    6 months ago·4 likes·

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  • Markus

    Great episode loved 12:30 the most good interview


    the intro is way to long but good episode still skip till 5:30

    6 months ago·9 likes·

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