After leaving his prior startup KeywordSmart in 2012, Josh Haas, the Co-Founder and Co-CEO at Bubble.com, started coding a project that would become Bubble: a tool to help non-technical founders build their ideas without needing to learn how to code. Co-founders Emmanuel Straschnov and Josh Haas chose the name “Bubble” as a sly nod to the concept of a “tech bubble,” maybe one they would someday help burst.
The name was a few beers in. We were watching this video, ‘Here Comes Another Bubble,’ and we were having a long conversation about what to name it. We had AppForest. It was bad. More seriously, though, it hit a lot of our requirements; we wanted it to be playful and close to the people. Not like ‘AppBuilder’
Finally, Bubble became a venture-backed company in June 2019. The company secured a $6.25 million seed round led by SignalFire. After reaching 1 million users worldwide, Bubble finally decided to invest in its branding. Upgrading from Bubble.io, the company acquired the EBM (Exact Brand Match) domain name Bubble.com in June 2021. A great way to celebrate, right?
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