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How Emmanuel Straschnov Co-Founded Bubble, a Programming Tool That Makes Code Obsolete

How Emmanuel Straschnov Co-Founded Bubble, a Programming Tool That Makes Code Obsolete

On today’s episode of Gritty Founder, Kreig Kent talks with Emmanuel Straschnov about how he built and grew Bubble. Emmanuel shares valuable advice on launching a product, working with cofounders, and building a team.

Emmanuel Straschnov is founder of Bubble, a visual programming software. People have used it to get into YC or raised multi-million dollar rounds. Emmanuel studied at Ecole Polytechnique and received his MBA from Harvard.

Some Questions Kreig asks Emmanuel:

– How did you get the entrepreneurial bug? (6:03)
– Describe the initial few months building Bubble. How did you get traction? (9:40)
– What was the first version of Bubble? (17:06)
– Who are your competitors? (18:26)
– What is the largest application that currently runs on Bubble? (20:21)
– What are some limitations of Bubble? (22:53)
– What do you think has been the most important ingredient for your success as a founder? (28:28)
– If you could go back in time before you started Bubble, what advice would you give yourself? (39:33)

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

– About Emmanuel’s background and how he became an entrepreneur (4:25)
– How Emmanuel got the idea for Bubble (7:15)
– The story of how Emmanuel met his cofounder (8:06)
– How Emmanuel and his cofounder started Bubble (9:52)
– Be thoughtful about when and how you launch your product (15:11)
– The importance of having persistence as a founder (28:42)
– Advice on finding and working with a cofounder (31:12)
– Hire slowly and other advice on building a team (34:31)
– Don’t make decisions out of insecurity (40:46)

Connect with Emmanuel Straschnov:

Twitter
Bubble

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Also Mentioned on This Show…

Emmanuel’s favorite quote:
“Existence precedes essence.” ―Jean‑Paul Sartre

Emmanuel’s book recommendation:
Existentialism Is a Humanism by Jean-Paul Sartre

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